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link state advertisement (LSA)

Link State Advertisement (LSA) is a broadcast data packet used in Link State Protocols (LSP) that contains information about the neighbor station and the path cost. The LSA algorithm is used by the receiving routers

to check their routingtables

. For example, in the Open Shortest Path FirstProtocol (OSPF), the Autonomous System Boundary Routers (ASBR) exchange link state advertisements with each other, which the routers use to update their routing tables.

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Englisch: link state advertisement - LSA
Updated at: 05.03.2020
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