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MD5 Authentication Between 5308XL switch and Cisco Routers

JNesbitt
Occasional Visitor

MD5 Authentication Between 5308XL switch and Cisco Routers

I was setting up MD5 auth. for OSPF between a 5308 Switch and several Cisco routers. It did not work. The switches only saw each other and the routers only saw each other as OSPF neighbors. I did create a key-chain key on the Switch and set the key-string to match the routers. Then I applied the key-chain to the vlan interfaces. See below:
key-chain procurve
Key-Chain procurve key 1 key-string testmd5
vlan 1
ip ospf md5-auth-key-chain procurve

On the cisco side it is:
int fastEthernet 0/0
ip ospf message-digest-key 1 md5 testmd5
router ospf 100
area 0 authentication message-digest

They won't talk after this is applied. Of course Cisco-Cisco works fine as does HP-HP.

The Key Management Systems Documentation really wasn't very good.

Thanks!
1 REPLY
Ralph Bean_2
Trusted Contributor

Re: MD5 Authentication Between 5308XL switch and Cisco Routers

JNesbitt -

The fix is in E.10.24, which has not yet appeared on the Web.

Ralph