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S600-E V200R013C00 Configuration Guide - IP Unicast Routing

This document describes the configurations of IP Unicast Routing, including IP Routing, Static Route, RIP, RIPng, OSPF, OSPFv3, Routing Policy, IP Routing Table Management, and PBR.

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Configuring an Interface Authentication Mode

Configuring an Interface Authentication Mode


Interface authentication, using an authentication mode and a password, is performed among neighboring switches. The priority of interface authentication is higher than that of area authentication.

If plain is selected in the interface authentication configuration, the password is stored in plaintext in the configuration file. For security purposes, you are advised to select cipher to store the password in ciphertext.

Simple authentication, MD5 authentication, and HMAC-MD5 ciphertext authentication have potential security risks. HMAC-SHA256 ciphertext authentication is recommended.


  1. Run system-view

    The system view is displayed.

  2. Run interface interface-type interface-number

    The OSPF interface view is displayed.

  3. Run any of the following commands to configure an authentication mode or null authentication on an interface as required:

    • Run ospf authentication-mode simple [ plain plain-text | [ cipher ] cipher-text ]

      Simple authentication is configured for the OSPF interface.

      • simple: indicates that simple authentication is used.
      • plain: indicates that the password is stored in plaintext.
      • cipher: indicates that the password is stored in ciphertext. For MD5 authentication or HMAC-MD5 authentication, the password is stored in ciphertext by default.
    • Run ospf authentication-mode { md5 | hmac-md5 | hmac-sha256 } [ key-id { plain plain-text | [ cipher ] cipher-text } ]

      An authentication mode is configured for the OSPF interface.

      • md5: indicates that MD5 ciphertext authentication is used.

      • hmac-md5: indicates that HMAC-MD5 ciphertext authentication is used.
      • hmac-sha256: indicates that HMAC-SHA256 ciphertext authentication is used.
    • Run ospf authentication-mode null

      Null authentication is configured on the OSPF interface.

Updated: 2019-04-08

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