network command and ip ospf X area Y commands
For some reason, when enabling ospf on interfaces, I tend to prefer the interface "ip ospf PID area AREAID" over the old school "network x.x.x.x y.y.y.y area AREAID" command under the routing process.
Couple of questions:
1) I notice the SG's tend to prefer the network command. Is there a reason for that? Would the ip ospf x area command be just as good? I would assume the protor's script would parse the output of "show ip ospf interface" so in theory I should be safe... Or should I?
2) When using the network command, I hardly see any uses of the bitmask (unless specified in the task requirement) in the SGs. When labbing, I tend to save myself a couple of modifications in my cut and paste routine by using the same network command on loopbacks (network 150.X.0.0 0.0.255.255) and interfaces on the same sub-network between 2 routers (network 126.96.36.199 0.0.0.255 matching both 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206). Would the proctors care either way (when nothing is specied in the task requirements or do's and dont's of course)?