On the Interfaces & Routing > Dynamic Routing (OSPF) > Global tab you can make the basic settings for OSPF. Before you can enable the OSPF function, you must have at least one OSPF area configured (on the Area tab).

Caution – Configuring the OSPFClosed Open Shortest Path First function of Sophos UTM requires a technically adept and experienced administrator who is familiar with the OSPF protocol. The descriptions of configuration options given here are by far not sufficient to provide a comprehensive understanding of the OSPF protocol. You are thus advised to use this feature with caution, as a misconfiguration may render your network inoperable.

To configure OSPF, proceed as follows:

  1. On the Area tab, create at least one OSPF area.
  2. On the Global tab, enable OSPF.

    Click the toggle switch.

    The toggle switch turns amber and the Router area becomes editable.

  3. Enter the router ID.

    Enter a unique router ID to identify the Sophos UTM device to other OSPF routers.

  4. Click Apply.

    Your settings will be saved.

    The switch turns green.

To disable OSPF click the toggle switch.