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RTQUERY(8)                  System Manager's Manual                 RTQUERY(8)

NAME
     rtquery -- query routing daemons for their routing tables

SYNOPSIS
     rtquery [-1np] [-a secret] [-r addr] [-w timeout] host ...
     rtquery [-t op] host ...

DESCRIPTION
     rtquery is used to query a RIP network routing daemon, routed(8) or
     gated(8), 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.

     rtquery by default 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(8).  When querying gated(8), 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.  routed(8) does not
     answer the poll command, but recognizes requests coming from rtquery and
     so answers completely.

     rtquery is also used to turn tracing on or off in routed(8).

     The following options are available:

     -n      displays only the numeric network and host numbers instead of
             both numeric and symbolic.

     -p      uses the poll command to request full routing information from
             gated(8).  This is an undocumented extension RIP protocol
             supported only by gated(8).

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

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

     -r addr
             asks about the route to destination addr.

     -a passwd=XXX

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

     -t op   changes tracing, where op 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.  gated(8) is likely to ignore these debugging
             requests.

                 on=tracefile
                         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
                         /etc/routed.trace.

                 more    increases the debugging level.

                 off     turns off tracing.

                 dump    dumps the daemon's routing table to the current
                         tracefile.

SEE ALSO
     gated(8), routed(8), pkgsrc/net/gated

     Routing Information Protocol, RIPv1, RFC 1058, 1988.

     Routing Information Protocol, RIPv2, RFC 1723, 1994.

NetBSD 6.1.5                  September 11, 2009                  NetBSD 6.1.5