You have configured a router with an OSPF router ID, but its IP address still reflects the physical interface.
Which action can you take to correct the problem in the least disruptive way?
Click on the arrows to vote for the correct answerA. B. C. D.
Once an OSPF Router ID selection is done, it remains there even if you remove it or configure another OSPF Router ID. So the least disruptive way is to correct it using the command clear ip ospf process.
The OSPF router ID is an identifier used by the OSPF protocol to identify the router within the OSPF domain. By default, the router ID is set to the IP address of the loopback interface, but it can also be manually configured.
In this scenario, the router has been configured with an OSPF router ID, but the IP address of the physical interface is still being used as the router ID. This can cause issues with the OSPF protocol, as other routers may not be able to properly identify and communicate with this router.
To correct the problem in the least disruptive way, the best option is to specify a loopback address as the router ID. A loopback interface is a virtual interface that is always up, even if the physical interface is down. By using a loopback address as the router ID, the OSPF protocol will have a stable and unique identifier for the router, even if the physical interface IP address changes.
To configure a loopback interface and specify it as the router ID, follow these steps:
interface loopback 0 ip address 10.1.1.1 255.255.255.255
router ospf 1 router-id 10.1.1.1
This will configure the router to use the loopback address as the OSPF router ID.
Reloading the OSPF process or rebooting the router would be more disruptive and time-consuming solutions, and saving the router configuration would not address the issue with the router ID. Therefore, option B - Specify a loopback address - is the best option to correct the problem in the least disruptive way.