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ripquery(8)							  ripquery(8)



NAME

  ripquery - Queries RIP gateways

SYNOPSIS

  /usr/sbin/ripquery [-1] [-2] [-[a5] authkey] [-n] [-p] [-r] [-v] [-w time]
  gateway...

OPTIONS

  -1  Sends the	query as a version 1 packet.

  -2  Sends the	query as a version 2 packet (default).

  -[a5]	authkey
      Specifies	the authentication password to use for queries.	 If -a speci-
      fied, an authentication type of SIMPLE will be used, if -5 is speci-
      fied, an authentication type of MD5 will be used,	otherwise the default
      is an authentication type	of NONE.  Authentication fields	in incoming
      packets will be displayed, but not validated.

  -n  Prevents the address of the responding host from being looked up to
      determine	the symbolic name.

  -p  Uses the RIP POLL	command	to request information from the	routing
      table.  This is the default. If there is no response to the RIP POLL
      command, the RIP REQUEST command is tried.  The gated daemon responds
      to a POLL	command	with all the routes learned through RIP.

  -r  Used the RIP REQUEST command to request information from the gateway's
      routing table.  Unlike the RIP POLL command, all gateways	should sup-
      port the RIP REQUEST.  If	there is no response to	the RIP	REQUEST	com-
      mand, the	RIP POLL command is tried.  The	gated daemon responds to a
      REQUEST command with all the routes he announces out the specified
      interface.  Because of limitations in the	UDP interface, on systems
      based on BSD 4.3 Reno or earlier,	REQUESTs respond about the interface
      used to route packets back to the	sender.	 This can be avoided by	run-
      ning ripquery on the host	being queried.

  -v  Displays version information about ripquery before querying the gate-
      ways.

  -w time
      Specifies	the time in seconds to wait for	the initial response from a
      gateway.	The default value is 5 seconds.








DESCRIPTION

  The ripquery command is used to request all routes known by a	RIP gateway
  by sending a RIP request or POLL command.  The routing information in	any
  routing packets returned is displayed	numerically and	symbolically.  The
  ripquery command is intended to be used as a tool for	debugging gateways,
  not for network management.  SNMP is the preferred protocol for network
  management.

  The ripquery command by default uses the RIP POLL command, which is an
  undocumented extension to the	RIP specification supported by routed on
  SunOS	3.x and	later and by gated 1.4 and later. The RIP POLL command is
  preferred over the RIP REQUEST command because it is not subject to Split
  Horizon or Poisoned Reverse.	See the	RIP RFC	for more information.

SEE ALSO

  Commands: gated(8), gdc(8), ospf_monitor(8), routed(8)