Also known as route poisoning, an extension of split-horizon where a network is advertised with a metric of 16 (unreachable), helping to ensure that incorrect alternative routes are not propagated.
OSPF does not have to impose a hop count limit because it does not advertise entire routing tables, rather it generally only sends link state updates when changes occur. This is a significant advantage in larger networks in that it converges more quickly, produces less update traffic, and supports an unlimited number of hops.
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