Area Settings

To define a dynamic routing area configuration:

  1. Select the Area Settings tab.

    An OSPF Area contains a set of routers exchanging LSAs (Link State Advertisements) with others in the same area. Areas limit LSAs and encourage aggregate routes.

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  2. Review the following Area Setting configurations to determine if a new configuration needs to be added or existing settings warrants modifications:

    Area ID

    Displays either the IP address or integer representing the OSPF area.

    Authentication Type

    Lists the authentication (user validation) types used to validate and authenticate the credentials of the dynamic route connections.


    Lists the OSPF area type in each listed configuration.