About Dynamic Routing
Dynamic Routing allows for the exchange of routes between other routers using BGP and OSPF protocols. This allows for...
Dynamic Routing settings can be found at Config > Network > Advanced > Dynamic Routing.
Below are a few examples going from simple to more complex.
- Example 1.
- Example 2.
This section reviews the different settings and configuration options available for Dynamic Routing.
- Dynamic Routing Enabled: Controls whether dynamic routing is enabled or disabled. The default setting is unchecked, which means dynamic routing is disabled. BGP and/or OSPF must also be enabled as well.
- Status: Overall status of dynamic routing shows:
- Aquired Dynamic Routes: All routes obtained from all enabled dynamic routing protocols.
- BGP Status Information about each BGP neighbor including messages received, sent, and uptime.
- OSPF Status Information about discovered OSPF neighbors such as their IP address and the time remaining until they next synchronize.
- BGP: Enable BGP protocol. BGP requires more maintenance than OSPF but because its an older protocol, has wider adoption.
- Router ID: An IP-like identifier. It can be any number but is typically your WAN address.
- Router AS: The Autonomous System (AS) number for this system. It can be any number from 1-65535 but must be unique in your BGP network.
- Neighbors Define each BGP neighbor here. You will need to know their IP address and AS.
- Networks Define each local network to share via BGP.
- OSPF: Enable OSPF protocol. OSPF is much simplier than BGP and does not require you to know the nodes.
- Networks Define each local network to share via OSPF.
- Areas Define OSPF areas.
- Interface Overrides Under certain conditions you may need to override default settings for OSPF interfaces. Most notably, if yo wish to enable authentication on an area.
- Advanced Options Here you can override OSPF defaults.