About Dynamic Routing

A routing protocol is the language a router speaks with other routers to share information about the status of network routing tables. With static routing, routing tables are set and do not change. If a router on the remote path fails, a packet cannot get to its destination. Dynamic routing makes automatic updates to route tables as the configuration of a network changes.

To use dynamic routing, the XTM device must be configured in mixed routing mode.

Dynamic Routing Protocols

Fireware XTM supports the RIP v1, RIP v2, and RIPng protocols. Fireware XTM with a Pro upgrade supports the RIP v1, RIP v2, RIPng, OSPF, OSPFv3, and BGP v4 protocols.

IPv6 dynamic routing protocols and commands are supported in Fireware XTM v11.9 and higher.

For more information about each of the supported routing protocols, see:

Fireware XTM uses the Quagga routing software suite v0.99.18, which supports most routing commands available in more recent versions of Quagga.

Dynamic Routing Policies

When you enable a dynamic routing protocol, Fireware XTM Web UI automatically adds the required dynamic routing policy. The automatically added policies are called:

Monitor Dynamic Routing

In the Fireware XTM Web UI, select System Status > Routes to see the current static and dynamic routes.

To troubleshoot dynamic routing, you can change the diagnostic log level setting for dynamic routing to generate more log messages about dynamic routing traffic. You do this in the diagnostic log level settings for the Networking category.

For more information about how to set the diagnostic log level, see Set the Diagnostic Log Level.

See Also

About Routing Daemon Configuration Files

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