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DVMRPD.CONF(5)              BSD File Formats Manual             DVMRPD.CONF(5)

     dvmrpd.conf -- Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol daemon configu-
     ration file

     The dvmrpd(8) daemon implements the Distance Vector Multicast Routing
     Protocol as described in draft-ietf-idmr-dvmrp-v3-11 DVMRP Version 3.

     The dvmrpd.conf config file is divided into three main sections.

           User-defined variables may be defined and used later, simplifying
           the configuration file.

     Global Configuration
           Global settings for dvmrpd(8).  A number of global settings can be
           overruled in specific areas or interfaces.

           Groups are used to group similar interfaces, simplifying configura-

     Macros can be defined that will later be expanded in context.  Macro
     names must start with a letter, digit, or underscore, and may contain any
     of those characters.  Macro names may not be reserved words (for example,
     area, interface, or hello-interval).  Macros are not expanded inside

     For example:

           group {
                   interface em0 {
                           query-interval $hi

     The same can be accomplished by specifying the query-interval globally or
     within the group declaration.

     All interface related settings can be configured globally, per group and
     per interface.  The only settings that can be set globally and not over-
     ruled are listed below.

     mfc-update (yes|no)
             If set to yes, the kernel Multicast Forwarding Cache is updated
             with information from the daemon.  The default is yes.

     Groups can be used to easily configure similar interfaces.  All inter-
     face-specific parameters can be configured per group, overruling the
     global settings.

     group   Specify a group section, grouping one or more interfaces.

                   group {
                           robustness 4

                           interface em0
                           interface em1

     Each interface can have several parameters configured individually, oth-
     erwise they are inherited.

           interface em0 {

     Interface-specific parameters are listed below.

     igmp-version number
             Do not use a newer version than specified.  Valid range 1-2.  The
             default version used is 2.

     last-member-query-count count
             The default value is equal to the default robustness variable;
             valid range is 1-255.

     last-member-query-interval seconds
             The default value is 10; valid range is 1-65535.

     metric cost
             Set the interface metric a.k.a. cost.  The default value is 1;
             valid range is 1-31.

             Prevent transmission and reception of IGMP and DVMRP packets on
             this interface.

     query-interval seconds
             Set the query interval.  The default value is 125 seconds; valid
             range is 1-65535 seconds.

     query-response-interval seconds
             Set the query-response-interval; note that this must be less than
             the query-interval.  The default value is 100 seconds; valid
             range is 1-65535 seconds.

     robustness factor
             Set the robustness factor; note that this value might have an
             impact on other variables.  The default value is 2; valid range
             is 1-4.

     startup-query-count count
             Set the startup-query-interval, used during startup to speed up
             the process of building the IGMP table for an interface.  The
             default value is equal to the default robustness variable; valid
             range is the same as the robustness variable.

     startup-query-interval seconds
             Used during startup, see the startup-query-interval.  The default
             value is query-interval / 4; valid range is the same as the

     /etc/dvmrpd.conf  dvmrpd(8) configuration file

     dvmrpctl(8), dvmrpd(8), rc.conf.local(8)

     DVMRP Version 3, draft-ietf-idmr-dvmrp-v3-11, August 2000.

     The dvmrpd.conf file format first appeared in OpenBSD 4.0.

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