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eigrpdEnhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) daemon

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

eigrpd is an Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) daemon which manages routing tables. EIGRP is a routing protocol based on Distance Vector technology.

To have eigrpd enabled at boot time, use “rcctl enable eigrpd”, which sets


in rc.conf.local(8).

A running eigrpd can be controlled with the eigrpctl(8) utility.

The options are as follows:

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, eigrpd will run in the foreground and log to .
Specify an alternative configuration file.
Configtest mode. Only check the configuration file for validity.
Use an alternate location for the default control socket.
Produce more verbose output.

Default eigrpd configuration file.
UNIX-domain socket used for communication with eigrpctl(8).

eigrpd.conf(5), eigrpctl(8)

Savage, et al., Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol, draft-savage-eigrp-04, April 2014.

The eigrpd program first appeared in OpenBSD 5.9.

The eigrpd program was written by Renato Westphal <>.

March 2, 2023 OpenBSD-current