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OSPF is configured on routers Amani and Lynaic. Amani’s S0/0 interface and Lynaic’s S0/1 interface are in Area 0. Lynaic’s Loopback0 interface is in Area 2.


Your task is to configure the following:

Portland’s S0/0 interface in Area 1
Amani’s S0/1 interface in Area 1
Use the appropriate mask such that ONLY Portland’s S0/0 and Amnani’s S0/1 could be in Area 1.
Area 1 should not receive any external or inter-area routes (except the default route).

Answer and Explanation:

First, we configure Portland’s S0/0 interface so that it belongs to Area 1. So, we have to find out which sub-network the IP address (the IP of interface S0/0 of Portland) belongs to. This address belongs to a subnetwork which has:

Increment: 4 (/30 = or 1111 1111.1111 1111.1111 1111.1111 1100)
Network address: (because 4 = 4 * 1 and 4 < 5)
Broadcast address: (because 7 = 4 + 4 – 1) (It is not necessary to find out the broadcast address but we should know it)

The question requires that only Portland’s S0/0 and Amani’s S0/1 could be in Area 1, therefore we must use a wildcard of (this wildcard is equivalent with a subnet mask of /30) so that there are only 2 IP addresses can participate in area 1 (they are & The full command we use here is network area 1

The question also requires that “Area 1 should not receive any external or inter-area routes (except the default route)”. Recall that if we don’t want the router to receive external routes, we have to stop LSA Type 5. And if we don’t want to receive inter-area routes, we have to stop LSA Type 3 and Type 4. Therefore we have to configure area 1 as a totally stubby area. For your information, here is the definition of a totally stubby area:

Totally stubb area – This area does not accept summary LSAs from other areas (types 3 or 4) or external summary LSAs (Type 5). Types 3,4 and 5 LSAs are replaced by the Area Border Router(ABR) with a default router. Totally stubby areas protect internal routers by minimizing the routing table and summarizing everything outside the area with a default route.” (CCNP BSCI Official Exam Certification Guide, Fourth Edition)

In conclusion, we have to configure area 1 as a totally stubby area. We do that by configuring Portland as stub and configuring Amani (ABR router) as a stub + “no-summary”suffix.

+ Configure Portland router as a stub:

Portland#configure terminal
Portland(config)#router ospf 1

Allow network to join Area 1, notice that you have to convert subnet mask into wildcard mask:

Portland(config-router)#network area 1

Configure Portland as a stub:

Portland(config-router)#area 1 stub

Portland#copy running-config startup-config

+ Configure Amani router as a “totally stub”:

Amani#configure terminal
Amani(config)#router ospf 1
Amani(config-router)#network area 1

Make area 1 become a totally stubby area, notice that we can only use this command on ABR router:

Amani(config-router)#area 1 stub no-summary

Amani#copy running-config startup-config

Note: Make sure to check the OSPF process ID before typing your configuration. Maybe it is not OSPF process 1 like the configuration above.


Other lab-sims on this site:

EIGRP Stub Sim

EIGRP OSPF Redistribution Sim

IPv6 OSPF Virtual Link Sim

EIGRP Simlet
Policy Based Routing Sim


Comment pages
  1. Vinoth
    March 13th, 2017

    Where i can practice for lab Sim ? Any suggestion ?

  2. Anonymous
    March 13th, 2017

    The OSPF process ID for all routers must be 10. <—————————
    • The routing protocol for each interface must be enabled under the routing process.
    • The routing protocol must be enabled for each interface using the most specific wildcard
    mask possible.
    • The serial link between Seattle and Chicago must be in OSPF area 21.
    • OSPF area 21 must not receive any inter-area or external routeok
    OK this makes more sense if we get it, but hopefully the router on the right has the ospf 10 otherwise u have to config its networks under the 10 plus the area ID on that roter?

  3. Anonymous
    March 13th, 2017

    A network engineer notices that transmission rates of senders of TCP traffic sharply increase and decrease simultaneously during periods of congestion. Which condition causes this?

    A. global synchronizationB. tail dropC. random early detectionD. queue management algorithm

    was this question on test

  4. Anonymous
    March 13th, 2017

    vinoth u can download the labs on the Lab page if u have gns3

  5. Frustrated
    March 13th, 2017

    “The TCP MSS Adjustment feature enables the configuration of the maximum segment size (MSS) for transient packets that traverse a router, specifically TCP segments in the SYN bit set, when Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) is being used in the network. PPPoE truncates the Ethernet maximum transmission unit (MTU) 1492, and if the effective MTU on the hosts (PCs) is not changed, the router in between the host and the server can terminate the TCP sessions. The ip tcp adjust-mss command specifies the MSS value on the
    intermediate router of the SYN packets to avoid truncation.”


  6. Anonymous
    March 14th, 2017

    has area0 already configured in middle router in the exam or did you configure it?

  7. MrL
    March 16th, 2017

    it depends, requirements might vary on your lab sim.. so be careful always validate the requirements and the existing config of your routers.

    just master the digitut sims similar topology during exam..

  8. KAne
    March 18th, 2017

    router ospf 1
    network area 0
    This command can be used when all interfaces are participating in ospf
    You can use the same network command for eigrp when all interfaces are participating in eigrp

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    March 20th, 2017

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  10. MrMeans
    March 24th, 2017

    I have the lab from waleed in GNS3. following this guide I still can not ping across the topology. I am trying to figure out what I am doing wrong. The question in the dump states that the goal is to ping from the serial interface of “portland” to the loopback of “lynaic”.

    I am trying to figure out what it is that I am doing wrong here.

  11. EY
    March 31st, 2017

    “area 25 stub no-summary” didn’t work for me. It will not let me execute the command.

  12. T
    April 6th, 2017

    In general, had a lot of new questions. This OSPF was on the exam but changed quite a bit. The rest the sims where same or changed just a bit. Just missed passing, back to the study.

  13. jZ
    April 6th, 2017

    Hi T,

    Can you mention what has changed in the exam or sims? I’ll be writing the exam on the 12th. Any updates will be appreciated. Thanks!

  14. EY
    April 9th, 2017

    After these commands you still have a “O IA “route show there is something missing right?

  15. DAP
    April 11th, 2017

    I take it in the exam once people have configured all then they carry out the ping from the left router to loopback of right router to validate all is working ok correct ?

  16. Cisco_Lover
    April 12th, 2017

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  17. SSE
    April 17th, 2017

    Did my exam last weekend. There were a couple of new question which are not on the updated Q. Two new drag and drop as well. I did This config exactly. didn’t miss a thing but couldn’t ping the loopback adress. Is it possible that there was an issue with the sim ??? I went through the config on the routers a million times.

  18. TheOnlyPrincess
    April 19th, 2017


    What topics are the new drag and drop all about?

    With regard to this OSPF sim, IPs must’ve changed. Did you meet the following:
    a. OSPF process ID routers on all must be the same
    b. Routing protocol for each interface must be enabled under the routing process (Was the 3rd router serial interface belong to Area 0?)
    c. Serial link between R1 and R2 must be in same OSPF area X
    d. OSPF area X must not receive external/inter area

  19. Anonymous
    April 23rd, 2017


    Had given the exam CCNP 300-010 but failed and got 760.but i can see new Q/A in drag and drop and some of them are new questions could you please let me know the current and valid dumps and please confirm passleader 267Q/A is valid?


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    April 25th, 2017

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    April 25th, 2017


  22. Anonymous
    April 26th, 2017

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  23. Ali Khan
    April 26th, 2017

    why you failed?

  24. lara
    May 3rd, 2017

    Please Morris, could you tell me if there are new questions in the exame?

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    May 5th, 2017

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    May 15th, 2017

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    May 16th, 2017

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    May 21st, 2017

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    May 30th, 2017

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  31. Dijas
    July 6th, 2017

    Hi All;
    Took the 300-101 exam today and failed with a score of 740. There are a lot of new questions in the exam. Labs are same got PBR, OSPF & EIGRP redistribute and OSPF Sim. Please check before for the exam questions a lot of new ones.

  32. ThatGuyNamedG
    July 8th, 2017

    @Dijas – sorry to hear that man, it really sucks!

    Is this site full subscription not giving the new questions you found in the exams?

  33. Dijas
    July 19th, 2017


    No i have not subscribed to this site i don’t know if there are new updates on this site as for the questions that I have seen new in Exam. Even the premium dumps are having wrong answers to some questions. So please at least read once before going for the exam. I have found Rene Molenars CCNP routing book of some help for preparing for the exam. So all the best for those who are preparing.

  34. Dijas
    August 5th, 2017

    Passed the 300-101 in second attempt with a score of 842/1000, again a lot of new questions even tough i got the latest Passleader DUMPS. cannot simply rely on these DUMPS as some of the answers are not correct and also they don’t contain all the latest questions with answers. Please use brains before answering any new questions, don’t just do guess. Its really hard to crack the exam but some reading and training would definitely help clearing it. All the best to all who are appearing next for the 300-101 exam.

  35. adam9988
    August 9th, 2017

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  36. Who am I to judge
    August 30th, 2017

    Had this sim yesterday on my exam, it was different, on portland and amani wan no ospf process at all, no interfaces configured when i went sh run…

    BUNCH NEW QUESTIONS that i see for first time, dumps dont have point anymore

  37. Who am I to judge
    August 30th, 2017

    By the way, I had paid CertBus dumps, from 402q i had maby 10 on exam, by the way I failed becouse of this sim, had 750 and didnt complete this sim

  38. Vladimir
    September 5th, 2017

    send me new dumps please revladimir @ gmail . com

  39. Anonymous
    September 10th, 2017

    This very question might has been changed slightly . From my memory, the requirement is for a end-to-end connection through different area (e.g. area 1 -> area 0 -> area 6? ) as well as the stub and NSSA . The question is very hard to follow under exam condition – specially with a sub-standard PC mouse and keyboard in the exam center. I believe they want to test your reading skills under pressure as part of the exam task.

  40. Anton
    September 11th, 2017

    This sim is different on exam, first two routers dont have configured interfaces at all…

  41. Mkzozo
    September 15th, 2017

    ust cleared my CCNP today……Thanks to 9tut and pass leader 470Q

  42. @studdingalot
    September 23rd, 2017

    Hello, everyone!
    I took the exam today and passed with 790 points. (Yes, the minimum needed! lol)
    Pay attention with the new questions. Something about 25 – 30% of the test and Digitaltut still valid! But, don’t worry. Take your time praticing, studying that you could pass too!
    In this lab, for example, I put all configurations, but I couldn’t ping the right loopback router. I think that it was a trouble, cause neither the central router, direct connected was ping also.
    My labs was: PBR, OSPF Sim, EIGRP Sim, (this one).

    See you!

  43. mantuika
    September 29th, 2017

    I guess this is a lot of commands, but is it a viable option ?


    interface s0/0
    ip ospf network point-to-point
    ip ospf 1 area 1
    router ospf 1
    area 1 stub no-summary

    interface s0/1
    ip ospf network point-to-point
    ip ospf 1 area 1
    router ospf 1
    area 1 stub no-summary

  44. mantuika
    September 29th, 2017

    sorry, for the copy-paste…..correction on the stub at Portland

    router ospf 1
    area 1 stub

  45. Chikku
    October 29th, 2017

    Anyone who took the exam recently can confirm which are the SIMs in the exam?????
    I’m gonna take it early next week.
    Please respond asap.

  46. wtf
    November 24th, 2017

    Hi @all can i just do this?
    on Portland router
    interface Serial0/0
    ip address
    ip ospf 1 area 1
    clock rate 2000000

    it would only advertise the /30 subnet anyway? or it wont be scored?

  47. slack
    November 30th, 2017

    I took the test on the 27th and there was no mention of making the routers stubs in the requirements or did it talk about receiving external routes. Can someone confirm I’m not crazy?

  48. bloomingonion
    December 5th, 2017

    Passed the test yesterday. In this OSPF/EIGRP distribution configuration, the network mask for the area 2 in the area 0 router was incorrect. In my test, the OSPF process was configured as follows in the area 0 router.

    router ospf 96
    network area x

    the area 2 router
    router ospf 96
    network area x

    “Config t” was disabled in the area 2 router.

    To make ping working (ping the loop address in the area 2 router from everywhere), you need to change the mask to “ area x” under ospf process 96 on the backbone router. Because you can’t change the configuration of the area 2 router, don’t assume that the configuration is correct under OSPF process ID.

    Good luck to all.

  49. Need
    December 19th, 2017

    Hii Bloomingonion&slack, Can you please share the routing dumps ppatra631(@)gmail

  50. Need
    December 19th, 2017

    hi mkzozocan you please share the 470q dumps to me ppatra631(@)gmail

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