ospfctl — control
the Open Shortest Path First daemon
command [argument ...]
ospfctl program controls the
ospfd(8) daemon. Commands may
be abbreviated to the minimum unambiguous prefix; for example,
s s for
The following options are available:
- Use socket instead of the default
/var/run/ospfd.sock to communicate with
The following commands are available:
- Insert the learned routes into the Forwarding Information Base a.k.a. the
kernel routing table.
- Remove the learned routes from the Forwarding Information Base a.k.a. the
kernel routing table. Decoupling the FIB from an OSPF router may create
routing loops and could cause major routing issues in the complete OSPF
cloud. Only routers with just one link to the OSPF cloud can safely
decouple the FIB.
- Refetches and relearns the routes in the Forwarding Information Base
a.k.a. the kernel routing table.
- Disable verbose debug logging.
- Enable verbose debug logging.
- Reload the configuration file.
- Show the link state database. filter can be any one
of the following:
- Show only LSAs from the specified area ID.
- Show only ASBR LSAs.
- Show only AS-External LSAs.
- Show only Network LSAs.
- Show only Router LSAs.
- Show only self-originated LSAs.
- Show only Summary LSAs.
fib [destination |
- Show the Forwarding Information Base. destination
can be specified to show the route matching a destination IP address.
filter can be any of the following:
- Show only connected routes.
- Show only interfaces or the specified
- Show only OSPF routes.
- Show only static routes.
static may be
- Show details for all interfaces or the specified
- Show neighbors.
detail can be specified for
- Show the Routing Information Base.
detail can be
specified for additional detail.
- Show summary information.
- UNIX-domain socket used for communication with
ospfctl program first appeared in