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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     bgpd - Border Gateway Protocol daemon

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     bgpd [-dnv] [-D macro=value] [-f file]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     bgpd is a Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) daemon which manages
the network
     routing tables.  Its main purpose is to exchange information
     "network reachability" with other BGP  systems.   bgpd  uses
the Border
     Gateway  Protocol,  Version  4,  as  described  in RFC 1771.
Please refer to
     that document for more information about BGP.

     bgpd is usually started at boot time, and can be enabled  by
setting the
     following in /etc/rc.conf.local:


     See  rc(8)  and  rc.conf(8) for more information on the boot
process and enabling

     When bgpd starts up, it reads settings from a  configuration
file, typically
  bgpd.conf(5).   A  running  bgpd  process can be controlled using the
     bgpctl(8) utility.

     The options are as follows:

     -D macro=value
                 Define macro to be set to value on  the  command
line.  Overrides
  the definition of macro in the configuration file.

     -d          Do not daemonize.  If this option is  specified,
bgpd will run
                 in the foreground and log to stderr.

     -f  file      Use file as the configuration file, instead of
the default

     -n          Configtest mode.  Only check  the  configuration
file for validity.

     -v          Produce more verbose output.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /etc/bgpd.conf     default bgpd configuration file

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     bgpd.conf(5), bgpctl(8)

     A Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4), RFC 1771, March 1995.

     BGP Communities Attribute, RFC 1997, August 1996.

     Protection of BGP Sessions via the TCP MD5 Signature Option,
RFC 2385,
     August 1998.

     BGP Route Flap Damping, RFC 2439, November 1998.

     Multiprotocol Extensions for BGP-4, RFC 2858, June 2000.

     Route Refresh Capability  for  BGP-4,  RFC  2918,  September

     Capabilities  Advertisement  with  BGP-4,  RFC 3392, January

     NOPEER Community for  Border  Gateway  Protocol,  RFC  3765,
April 2004.

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The bgpd program first appeared in OpenBSD 3.5.

OpenBSD      3.6                        December     22,     2003
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