On the Interfaces & Routing > Dynamic Routing (OSPF) > Interfaces tab you can create interface definitions to be used within an OSPF area. Each definition contains various parameters that are specific for OSPF-enabled interfaces.

To create an OSPF interface definition, proceed as follows:

  1. On the Interfaces tab, click New OSPF Interface.

    The Add OSPF Interface dialog box opens.

  2. Make the following settings:

    Name: Enter a descriptive name for this interface.

    Interface: Select the interface to associate with this OSPF interface definition.

    Auth-type: Select the authentication type used for all OSPF packets sent and received through this interface. The following authentication types are available:

    Message Digest: Select the message digest (MD) to specify that MD5 authentication is used for this OSPF interface. Note that to select a message digest here it must have been created on the Message Digests tab first.

    Cost: The cost of sending a data packet on this interface. Valid values for cost are in the range from 1 to 65535.

    Advanced (optional): Select this checkbox to reveal further configuration options:

    Comment (optional): Add a description or other information.

  3. Click Save.

    The OSPF interface definition appears on the Interfaces tab.

To either edit or delete an OSPF interface, click the corresponding buttons.

Open Live Log: The OSPF live log logs all activities on the OSPF interface. Click the button to open the live log in a new window.

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