show ip ospf route

To display the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) topology table, use the show ip ospf routes command.

show ip ospf [ instance-tag ] routes [ prefix / length | summary } [ vrf vrf-name ]

Syntax Description

(Optional) Name of the OSPF instance. Specify as an alphanumeric string of 20 characters.
prefix / length
(Optional) IP prefix, which limits output to a specific route. Indicate the length as a slash (/) and number from 1 to 31. For example, /8 indicates that the first eight bits in the IP prefix are network bits.
(Optional) Displays a summary of all routes.
vrf vrf-name
(Optional) Specifies the name of the virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) instance. The vrf-name argument can be specified as any case-sensitive, alphanumeric string up to 32 characters. The strings default, management, and all are reserved VRF names.

Command Default


Command Modes

Any command mode

Command History

This command was introduced.

Usage Guidelines

Use the show ospf routes command to display the OSPF private routing table (which contains only routes that are calculated by OSPF). If something is wrong with a route in the routing information base (RIB), then you should check the OSPF copy of the route to determine if it matches the RIB contents. If it does not match, a synchronization problem exists between OSPF and the RIB.

This command requires the LAN Base Services license.


This example shows how to display OSPF routes:

switch# show ip ospf route

Related Commands

show running-config ospf
Displays the OSPF running configuration.