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ripdRouting Information Protocol daemon


ripd [-dnv] [-D macro=value] [-f file] [-s socket]


ripd is the Routing Information Protocol (RIP) daemon which manages routers' routing tables.
A running ripd can be controlled with the ripctl(8) utility.
The options are as follows:
-D macro=value
Define macro to be set to value on the command line. Overrides the definition of macro in the configuration file.
Do not daemonize. If this option is specified, ripd will run in the foreground and log to stderr.
-f file
Specify an alternative configuration file.
Configtest mode. Only check the configuration file for validity.
-s socket
Use an alternate location for the default control socket.
Produce more verbose output.


Default ripd configuration file.
UNIX-domain socket used for communication with ripctl(8).


ripd.conf(5), rc.conf(8), ripctl(8)


F. Baker and R. Atkinson, RIP-2 MD5 Authentication, RFC 2082, January 1997.
G. Malkin, RIP Version 2, RFC 2453, November 1998.


The ripd program first appeared in OpenBSD 4.1.
October 13, 2016 OpenBSD-current