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How to configure route maps for OSPF through the ASDM on the ASA


What is OSPF?

  • The OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) protocol is one of a family of IP Routing protocols, and is an Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) for the Internet, used to distribute IP routing information throughout a single Autonomous System (AS) in an IP network.
  • The OSPF protocol is a link-state routing protocol, which means that the routers exchange topology information with their nearest neighbors.
  • The topology information is flooded throughout the AS, so that every router within the AS has a complete picture of the topology of the AS.
  • The main advantage of a link state routing protocol like OSPF is that the complete knowledge of topology allows routers to calculate routes that satisfy particular criteria.


Configuring and modifying route maps for Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) through the Adaptive Security Device Manager (ASDM) is not possible since the ASDM has read-only access to OSPF route maps.

This particular feature is not yet supported.

In order to configure route maps using the CLI, refer to the Defining Route Maps section of Configuring IP Routing.

In order to configure the PIX/Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) with OSPF routing protocol, refer to How to configure routing on the PIX Firewall.

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