Configure IPv4 Routing with OSPF

  1. Select Network > Dynamic Routing.
    The Dynamic Routing page appears.
  2. Select the Enable Dynamic Routing check box.
  3. Select the OSPF tab.

Screen shot of the Dynamic Routing OSPF page

  1. Select the Enable check box.
  1. Copy and paste your routing daemon configuration file in the text box.

For more information, see About Routing Daemon Configuration Files.

To get started, you must have only two commands in your OSPF configuration file. These two commands, in this order, start the OSPF process:

router ospf
network <network IP address of the interface you want the process to listen on and distribute through the protocol>
area <area ID in x.x.x.x format, such as>

If you enable OSPF for a FireCluster, you must set the router-id in the OSPF configuration to the interface IP address used by the cluster. This is to make sure that the routing protocol does not try to use the FireCluster management IP address as the router-id. Do not use the FireCluster management IP address or cluster IP address as the router-id. To set the router-id, use the command ospf router-id <ip-address> in your OSPF configuration.

  1. Click Save.
    If necessary, Fireware XTM automatically adds the required dynamic routing policy or enables an existing OSPF dynamic routing policy, if one exists.

For OSPF, the automatically created dynamic routing policy is called DR-OSPF-Allow. You can edit this policy to add authentication and restrict the policy to listen on only the correct interfaces. The DR-OSPF-Any policy is configured to allow OSPF multicasts to the reserved multicast addresses for OSPF.

After you configure the XTM device and the OSPF router, select System Status > Routes and verify that the XTM device has received route updates from the OSPF router.

See Also

About Open Shortest Path First (OSPF and OSPFv3) Protocol

OSPF Commands

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