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OSPF Assistance

I am relativley new to OSPF and I have a question regarding Route propegation. If I have the following entry:

router ospf 1

redistribute connected subnets

redistribute static subnets

passive-interface FastEthernet1

network area

network area

Is the mask an exact match on the ip address allowing propegation of only that specific ip address? This is what I have read about it's use: "to put an interface in a certain area if you are having problems figuring out a mask" Does this then look for the interface defined in the config? For instance, if the network specified above was defined as:

interface Port-channel1.2

description Waltham Legacy Flat VLAN

encapsulation dot1Q

ip address

no ip redirects

no ip directed-broadcast

would it basically distribute the route for the network 192.168.1.x/24?

Also, if I wanted to specify the network for OSPF route distribution using the correct mask, would the syntax be defined as "network area

Thanks in advance,


New Member

Re: OSPF Assistance


yes the mask is a exact match.and what the statement "network area"

do is that it will trace all the defined interface ip address and will put only the interface having address in area 0.

your question about redistributing 192.168.1.x/24 i didnt exactly understand it,but the network statement does is that it will let those interfaces to participate in ospf.To add all the 192.168.1.x/24

you need

network area 0

Best regards,

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Re: OSPF Assistance

Yes he is corect but to claify the mask is a wildcard mask (oppisite of subnet mask).

same usage as access lists.

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