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francis ako
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greetings,
i need help and insight on am example application that implements the OSPF(open shortest path first) protocol in java.
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Stan James
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A quick Google indicates this is used inside routers. Didn't find any Java implementations and wouldn't much expect to. I doubt anybody is writing high performance routers in Java, though it might make an interesting simulation for study.

One link had this to say: OSPF has two primary characteristics. The first is that the protocol is open, which means that its specification is in the public domain. The OSPF specification is published as Request For Comments (RFC) 1247. The second principal characteristic is that OSPF is based on the SPF algorithm, which sometimes is referred to as the Dijkstra algorithm, named for the person credited with its creation.

That means you can find and read the spec, and you are very likely to find Java implementations of SPF / Dijkstra, I think even here on the ranch with a good search of the Programming Diversions forum. That might provide a good start to building your own OSPF.
 
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