Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)

FreeBSD Manual Pages


home | help
RTQUERY(8)		FreeBSD	System Manager's Manual		    RTQUERY(8)

     rtquery --	query routing daemons for their	routing	tables

     rtquery [-np1] [-w	timeout] [-r addr] [-a secret] host ...
     rtquery [-t op] host ...

     The rtquery utility is used to query a RIP	network	routing	daemon,	such
     as	routed(8), for its routing table by sending a request or poll command.
     The routing information in	any routing response packets returned is dis-
     played numerically	and symbolically.

     The rtquery utility by default uses the request command.  When the	-p op-
     tion is specified,	rtquery	uses the poll command, an undocumented exten-
     sion to the RIP protocol supported	by the commercial gated	routing	prod-
     uct.  When	querying gated,	the poll command is preferred over the request
     command because the response is not subject to Split Horizon and/or Poi-
     soned Reverse, and	because	some versions of gated do not answer the
     request command.  The routed(8) utility does not answer the poll command,
     but recognizes requests coming from rtquery and so	answers	completely.

     The rtquery utility is also used to turn tracing on or off	in routed(8).

     The following options are available:

     -n	     displays only the numeric network and host	numbers	instead	of
	     both numeric and symbolic.

     -p	     uses the poll command to request full routing information from
	     gated.  This is an	undocumented extension RIP protocol supported
	     only by gated.

     -1	     queries using RIP version 1 instead of RIP	version	2.

     -w	timeout
	     changes the delay for an answer from each host.  By default, each
	     host is given 15 seconds to respond.

     -r	addr
	     asks about	the route to destination addr.

     -a	passwd=XXX

     -a	md5_passwd=XXX|KeyID
	     causes the	query to be sent with the indicated cleartext or MD5

     -t	op   changes tracing, where op is one of the following.	 Requests from
	     processes not running with	UID 0 or on distant networks are gen-
	     erally ignored by the daemon except for a message in the system
	     log.  gated is likely to ignore these debugging requests.

		       turns tracing on	into the specified file.  That file
		       must usually have been specified	when the daemon	was
		       started or be the same as a fixed name, often

	       more    increases the debugging level.

	       off     turns off tracing.

	       dump    dumps the daemon's routing table	to the current trace-


     Routing Information Protocol, RIPv1, RFC1058.

     Routing Information Protocol, RIPv2, RFC1723.

FreeBSD	13.0			 June 1, 1996			  FreeBSD 13.0


Want to link to this manual page? Use this URL:

home | help