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AR2200 can't establish VRRP with md5 authentication with Cisco router

Latest reply: Dec 24, 2018 01:49:18 669 1 0 0 0

Hello everyone,

I would like to share an interesting case i stumbled upon with you.

When trying to establish VRRP between a Cisco router and an AR2200 and implement MD5 authenticati, on the AR gives the following error:

Huawei VRRP/1/VRRPAUTHFAILED:OID VRRP failed to authentication. (IPAddress=, AuthErrorType=1)

Without authentication the VRRP works as intended.


AuthErrorType=1 means the AR did not support the authentication type on the other side.

Cisco router encapsulates the packet with the wrong authentication type flag

From RFC 2338, the authentication type should be 0, 1, 2. md5 is IP Authentication Header, so Cisco should fill this as 2, not 254.

That's all for this case, If you have any problems or suggestions, please comment below.


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Created Dec 24, 2018 01:49:18

This post was last edited by xiaomumu at 2018-12-27 02:28. AR2200 could not establish VRRP with Cisco router through md5 authentication, which is a good case list and very helpful for future projects.
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