ip6rtrd - IPv6 routing daemon
/usr/sbin/ip6rtrd [-dDm] [-l logfile] [configfile]
Enables additional debugging information, such as bad
packets received, to be logged. The ip6rtrd daemon remains
under control of the host that started it; therefore, an
interrupt from the controlling host stops the ip6rtrd process.
Same as the -d option, but does not run as a daemon.
Specifies a log file into which ip6rtrd writes
information about its actions. The log contains information
about any changes to the routing tables and a history
of recent route change messages sent and received that are
related to changed routes. If you do not specify a log
file, information is logged to stdout. Specifies that
ip6rtrd is running in a location where mobile nodes might
be present. The daemon will immediately respond to Router
Solicitation (RS) packets in order to improve movement
detection of the mobile nodes.
The ip6rtrd daemon sends IPv6 Router Advertisement (RA)
packets of the Neighbor Discovery Protocol. These packets
enable any listening host to autoconfigure itself without
manual intervention. In addition, you can configure
ip6rtrd to send and process RIPng messages.
At startup, the ip6rtrd daemon reads its default configuration
file for startup information. If you used ip6_setup
to configure IPv6 on your system, the configuration file
is /etc/ip6rtrd.conf. You can specify an alternate configuration
file by using the configfile parameter.
Signals [Toc] [Back]
The following signals have the specified effect when sent
to the ip6rtrd process using the kill(1) command: Displays
internal routing tables. If a log file is specified, the
routing information is logged to it. Terminates the
ip6rtrd process. Before exiting, the daemon removes any
system state that was configured by the daemon, including
default routers and on-link prefixes. In addition, the
daemon broadcasts RIPng packets with hop counts set to
infinity over the appropriate interfaces.
Do not use SIGKILL to terminate the ip6rtrd process,
as this may leave the system's IPv6 configuration
in an inconsistent state.
Do not run the nd6hostd and ip6rtrd daemons on the same
host as this may produce unpredictable results.
Commands: ifconfig(8), ip6_setup(8).
RFC 2461, Neighbor Discovery for IP version 6 (IPv6),
Narten, T.; Nordmark, E., Simpson W. A., December 1998
RFC 2462, IPv6 Stateless Address Autoconfiguration, Thompson,
S.; Narten, T., December 1998
RFC 2080, RIPng for IPv6, Malkin, G., Minnear, R., January
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