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 ripquery(1M)                                                   ripquery(1M)

 NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
      ripquery - query RIP gateways

 SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]
      ripquery [-1] [-2] [-[a5] authkey] [-n] [-N dest[/mask]] [-p] [-r] [-v]
           [-w time] gateway ...

 DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
      ripquery is used to request all routes known by a RIP gateway by
      sending a RIP request or POLL command. The routing information in any
      routing packets returned is displayed numerically and symbolically.
      ripquery is intended to be used as a tool for debugging gateways, not
      for network management. SNMP is the preferred protocol for network

      ripquery by default uses the RIP POLL command, which is an
      undocumented extension to the RIP specification supported by routed on
      SunOS 3.x and later and by gated 1.4 and later.  The RIP POLL command
      is preferred over the RIP REQUEST command because it is not subject to
      Split Horizon and/or Poisoned Reverse. See the RIP RFC for more

    Options    [Toc]    [Back]
      -1             Send the query as a version 1 packet.

      -2             Send the query as a version 2 packet (default).

      -[a5]authkey   Specifies the authentication password to use for
                     queries. If -a specified, an authentication type of
                     SIMPLE will be used, if -5 is specified, an
                     authentication type of MD5 will be used; otherwise the
                     default is an authentication type of NONE.
                     Authentication fields in incoming packets will be
                     displayed, but not validated.

      -n             Prevents the address of the responding host from being
                     looked up to determine the symbolic name.

      -N dest[/mask] Specifies that the query should be for the specified
                     dest/mask instead of complete routing table. The
                     specification of the optional mask implies a version 2
                     query. Up to 23 requests about specific destinations
                     may be include in one packet.

      -p             Uses the RIP POLL command to request information from
                     the routing table. This is the default, but is an
                     undocumented extension supported only by some versions
                     of unOS 3.x and later versions of gated.  If there is
                     no response to the RIP POLL command, the RIP REQUEST
                     command is tried.  gated responds to a POLL command
                     with all the routes learned via RIP.

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 ripquery(1M)                                                   ripquery(1M)

      -r             Used the RIP REQUEST command to request information
                     from the gateway's routing table. Unlike the RIP POLL
                     command, all gateways should support the RIP REQUEST.
                     If there is no response to the RIP REQUEST command, the
                     RIP POLL command is tried.  gated responds to a REQUEST
                     command with all the routes he announces out the
                     specified interface. Due to limitations in the UDP
                     interface, on systems based on BSD 4.3 Reno or earlier,
                     REQUESTs respond about the interface used to route
                     packets back to the sender. This can be avoided by
                     running ripquery on the host being queried.

      -v             Version information about ripquery is displayed before
                     querying the gateways.

      -w time        Specifies the time in seconds to wait for the initial
                     response from a gateway. The default value is 5

 AUTHORS    [Toc]    [Back]
      Jeffrey C Honig.

 SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]
      gated(1M), gdc(1M), ospf_monitor(1M), GateD Documentation, GateD
      Configuration Guide.

 BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]
      Some versions of Unix do not allow looking up the symbolic name of a

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