RTQUERY(1M) Maintenance Commands RTQUERY(1M)


NAME


rtquery - query routing daemons for their routing tables

SYNOPSIS


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


rtquery [-t operation] host...


DESCRIPTION


The rtquery command is used to query a RIP network routing daemon,
in.routed(1M) or GateD, for its routing table by sending a request or
poll command. The routing information in any routing response packets
returned is displayed numerically and symbolically.


By default, rtquery uses the request command. When the -p option is
specified, rtquery uses the poll command, an undocumented extension to
the RIP protocol supported by GateD. When querying GateD, the poll
command is preferred over the request command because the response is not
subject to Split Horizon and/or Poisoned Reverse, and because some
versions of GateD do not answer the request command. in.routed does not
answer the poll command, but recognizes requests coming from rtquery and
so answers completely.


The rtquery command is also used to turn tracing on or off in in.routed.

OPTIONS


The following options are supported:

-a passwd=XXX
-a md5_passwd=XXX|KeyID
Causes the query to be sent with the indicated
cleartext or MD5 password.


-n
Displays only the numeric network and host
addresses instead of both numeric and symbolic
names.


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


-r addr
Asks about the route to destination addr.


-t operation
Changes tracing, where operation is one of the
actions listed below. Requests from processes
not running with UID 0 or on distant networks
are generally ignored by the daemon except for
a message in the system log. GateD is likely
to ignore these debugging requests.

on=tracefile
Turns tracing on, directing
tracing into the specified
file. That file must have been
specified when the daemon was
started or have the name,
/var/log/in.routed.trace.


more
Increases the debugging level.


off
Turns off tracing.


dump
Dumps the daemon's routing
table to the current trace
file.


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


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


EXIT STATUS


The following exit values are returned:

0
Successful completion.


>0
An error occurred.


SEE ALSO


in.routed(1M), route(1M), gateways(4), attributes(5), icmp(7P),
inet(7P), udp(7P)


Routing Information Protocol, RIPv1, RFC 1058


Routing Information Protocol, RIPv2, RFC 2453, STD 0056


April 24, 2002 RTQUERY(1M)