Sophos XG Firewall: How to configure OSPF


  • This article describes the steps to configure Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) in the Sophos XG Firewall.

Network Diagram


  • Verify the reachability between the two devices.
  • Go to System -> Administration -> Device Access and enable Dynamic Routing for Wan Zone.
  • Configure OSBF on (XG 1).
    • Router ID which can be anything.
    • Add network you want to publish on OSPF with Area ID.
    • Backbone area must be configured on both devices.
    • All area must have the reachability to the backbone area.

  • Configure OSPF on (XG2)
    • Follow the procedure defined in step 3.

Verify the configuration.

  • Check on the firewall (Configure > Routing > Information).
  • The same configuration we need to verify on the other firewall also.

  • Check on the firewall

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