How to setup OSPF on DGS-3308
First select ‚ÄúLayer 3 IP Networking‚ÄĚ
Then choose ‚ÄúSetup OSPF‚ÄĚ
OSPF Area Setting
This menu allows the configuration of OSPF Area IDs and to designate these areas as either Normal or Stub. Normal OSPF areas allow Link-State Database (LSDB) advertisements of routes to networks that
are external to the area. Stub areas do not allow the LSDB advertisement of external routes. Stub areas
use a default summary external route (0.0.0.0 or Area 0) to reach external destinations.
In OSPF Area Setting you can define OSPF Area and Type.
There are two types you can choose ‚ÄúNormal‚ÄĚ or ‚ÄúStub‚ÄĚ.
To change an existing set in the list, type the Area ID of the set you want to change, make the changes
and click the Apply button. The modified OSPF area ID will appear in the table.
See the parameter descriptions below for information on the OSPF Area ID Settings.
OSPF Interface Configuration
Here you can define OSPF ‚ÄúInterface Name‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúArea ID‚ÄĚ and other variables.
Virtual Interface Configuration Click the Virtual Interface Configuration link to view the current OSPF Virtual Interface Configuration. There are not virtual interface settings configured by default,
so the first time this table is viewed there will be not interfaces listed. To add a new
OSPF virtual interface configuration set to the table, select the Add. To change an
existing configuration, click on the Transit Area ID for the set you want to change.
The menu to modify an existing set is the same as the menu used to add a new one.
Area Aggregation Configuration
Area Aggregation allows all of the routing information that may be contained within an area to be
aggregated into a summary LSDB advertisement of just the network address and subnet mask. This
allows for a reduction in the volume of LSDB advertisement traffic as well as a reduction in the memory
overhead in the Switch used to maintain routing tables.
There are no aggregation settings configured by default, so there will not be any listed
the first accessing the menu. To add a new Area Aggregation setting, select the Add/Modify button. To change an existing configuration, click on the hyperlinked
Area ID for the set you want to change. The menu to modify an existing configuration
is the same as the menu used to add a new one.
Message Digest Authentication (MD-5)
MD-5 authentication is a cryptographic method. A key and a key-ID are configured on each router. The
router then uses an algorithm to generate a mathematical ‚Äúmessage digest‚ÄĚ that is derived from the
OSPF packet, the key and the key-ID. This message digest (a number) is then appended to the packet.
The key is not exchanged over the wire and a non-decreasing sequence number is included to prevent