About Open Shortest Path First (OSPF and OSPFv3) Protocol

Support for this protocol is available only on Fireware XTM with a Pro upgrade.

OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) is an interior routing protocol used in larger networks. With OSPF, a router that sees a change to its routing table or that detects a change in the network immediately sends a multicast update to all other routers in the network. OSPF is different from RIP because:

Also, note the following about OSPF:

Fireware XTM supports OSPFv2 for IPv4 dynamic routing, and OSPFv3 for IPv6 dynamic routing.

For more information about IPv4 routing with OSPF v2, see:

For more information about IPv6 routing with OSPF v3, see:

See Also

OSPF Interface Cost Table 

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