OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) is a link-state IGP (interior gateway protocol). OSPF routes IP packets within a single routing domain (autonomous system), like an enterprise LAN. OSPF gathers link state information from neighbor routers and constructs a network topology. The topology determines the routing table presented to the Internet Layer which makes routing decisions based solely on the destination IP address found in IP packets.

Refer to the following for detailed descriptions of the tabs available within the OSPF statistics screen: