area virtual-link

Use manual virtual interfaces to provide a backup link for vital OSPF traffic with a minimum of resource use.


Command Parameters

Specifies the key ID.
<A.B.C.D> <A.B.C.D>
Creates a virtual interface area identifier. <A.B.C.D> <A.B.C.D> specify the area ID and the virtual interface ID, respectively.
authentication-key WORD<0-8>
Configures the authentication key of up to eight characters.
authentication-type <none|simple|message-digest|sha 1|sha 2>
Configures the authentication type for the OSPF area. authentication-type is: none, simple password, MD5 authentication, SHA 1, or SHA 2. If simple, all OSPF updates received by the interface must contain the authentication key specified by the area authentication-key command. If MD5, they must contain the MD5 key. The default is none.
dead-interval <0-2147483647>
Configures the dead interval, in seconds, for the virtual interface, the number of seconds that a router Hello packets are not seen before its neighbors declare the router down. This value must be at least four times the Hello interval value. The default is 60.
Creates a digest-key.
hello-interval <1-65535>
Configures the Hello interval, in seconds, on the virtual interface for the length of time (in seconds) between the Hello packets that the router sends on the interface. The default is 10.
key WORD<0-16>
Specifies the digest key range.
primary-digest-key <1-255>
Changes the primary key used to encrypt outgoing packets. <1-255> is the ID for the message digest key.
retransmit-interval <0-3600>
Configures the retransmit interval for the virtual interface, the number of seconds between link-state advertisement retransmissions. The range is from 0 to 3600.
transit-delay <0-3600>
Configures the transit delay for the virtual interface, the estimated number of seconds required to transmit a link-state update over the interface. The range is from 0 to 3600.



Command Mode

OSPF Router Configuration