utility is used to query a RIP network routing daemon, such as
for its routing table by sending a
The routing information in any routing
packets returned is displayed numerically and symbolically.
utility by default uses the
option is specified,
undocumented extension to the RIP protocol supported by
command is preferred over the
command because the response is not subject to Split Horizon and/or
Poisoned Reverse, and because some versions of
do not answer the
utility does not answer the
command, but recognizes
and so answers completely.
utility is also used to turn tracing on or off in
The following options are available:
displays only the numeric network and host numbers instead of both
numeric and symbolic.
command to request full routing information from
This is an undocumented extension RIP protocol supported only by
queries using RIP version 1 instead of RIP version 2.
changes the delay for an answer from each host.
By default, each host is given 15 seconds to respond.
asks about the route to destination
causes the query to be sent with the indicated cleartext or MD5 password.
changes tracing, where
is one of the following.
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.
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
increases the debugging level.
turns off tracing.
dumps the daemon's routing table to the current tracefile.