OSPFv3 is defined in RFC 2740 and is the counterpart of OSPFv2, but it is designed explicitly for the IPv6 routed protocol. The version is derived from the Version field in the OSPF packet, which has been updated to a value of 3. The OSPFv3 specification is based mainly on OSPFv2 but contains additional enhancements because of the added support for IPv6.
Both OSPFv2 and OSPFv3 can run on the same router. In other words, the same physical router can route for both IPv4 and IPv6 because each address family has a different SPF process. This does not mean that . . .
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