Sophos XG Firewall: How to configure OSPF

Overview

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

Network Diagram

Configuring

  • Verify the reachability between the two devices.
  • Go to System -> Administration -> Device Access and enable Dynamic Routing for Wan Zone.
  • Configure OSBF on 172.16.31.230 (XG 1).
    • Router ID 10.1.1.1 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 172.16.31.231 (XG2)
    • Follow the procedure defined in step 3.

Verify the configuration.

  • Check on the firewall 172.16.31.230 (Configure > Routing > Information).
  • The same configuration we need to verify on the other firewall also.

  • Check on the firewall 172.16.31.231

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