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area border router (ABR)

When routing with the OSPF protocol, there are different routers

with dedicated functions. The Designated

Router(DR), the Area Border Router (ABR) and the Autonomous System

Boundary Router (ASBR). The Area Border Router (ABR) is a router that connects one or more OSPF areas, Open Shortest Path First, with the backbone network. An ABR router has at least one interface in a routing area and one to the backbone network. ABR routers perform routing interface functions between a specific area and the backbone area.

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Englisch: area border router - ABR
Updated at: 24.03.2020
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