Configures specified OSPF interface as passive. This option is disabled by default.

A passive interface receives routing updates, but does not transmit them.

Supported in the following platforms:

  • Access Points — AP 7161, AP 7502, AP-7522, AP 7532, AP 7562, AP 7602, AP 7622, AP-8163, AP-8432, AP-8533
  • Wireless Controllers — RFS 4000


passive [<WORD>|all|vlan <1-4094>]


passive [<WORD>|all|vlan <1-4094>]
<WORD> Enables the OSPF passive mode on the interface specified by the <WORD> parameter
all Enables the OSPF passive mode on all the L3 interfaces
vlan <1-4094> Enables the OSPF passive mode on the specified VLAN interface
  • <1-4094> – Specify the VLAN interface ID from 1 - 4094.


nx9500-6C8809(config-profile default-rfs4000-router-ospf)#passive vlan 1
nx9500-6C8809(config-profile default-rfs4000-router-ospf)#show context
 router ospf
  ospf enable
  network area
  auto-cost reference-bandwidth 1
  default-information originate metric 1 metric-type 2
  passive vlan1
  ip default-gateway priority 1
nx9500-6C8809(config-profile default-rfs4000-router-ospf)#

Related Commands

no (router-mode-config-command) Disables the OSPF passive mode on a specified interface