2 Replies Latest reply: May 19, 2010 9:24 PM by Angela RSS

    OSPF Authentication Question - keyid

    TheOtherTomJones, pACE, CIPT

      OSPF authentication is configured with the following:


      • ip ospf message-digest-key keyid md5 key (used under the interface)

      • area area-id authentication message-digest (used under "router ospf <process-id>")


      Is there any significance to the keyid portion of the command?


      Is the keyid an arbitrary number or is there a reference for specific meanings to certain numbers like privledge levels, etc.


      Its kind of a stupid question but this is the first time Ive been exposed to OSPF authentication.