|DVMRPD(8)||System Manager's Manual||DVMRPD(8)|
dvmrpdis the Distance Vector Multicast Routing Protocol (DVMRP) daemon, which manages multicast routing tables. This implementation supports DVMRP version 3.255, thus it is only capable of maintaining IPv4 multicast routing tables. DVMRP uses a distance vector routing algorithm to build reverse path multicast delivery trees. A flood and prune approach is used to determine which branches in the network have multicast listeners. The usual drawbacks of a distance vector route protocol applies to DVMRP: slow convergence and scalability issues. DVMRP routers communicate via the multicast group 184.108.40.206 All DVMRP Routers. IP protocol number 2 (IGMP) is used, furthermore DVMRP packets omit the use of TCP and UDP. It is possible to interconnect multicast networks with the use of tunnels. Tunnels can traverse routers and networks not supporting multicast.
dvmrpddoes not support tunneling as described in RFC 1075, since it has been abandoned.
dvmrpdcan tunnel multicast traffic using generic solutions such as gre(4). DVMRP is used for handling multicast routing exclusively. It is not required that a unicast routing protocol is used in conjunction with DVMRP.
dvmrpdis usually started at boot time, and can be enabled by setting the following in /etc/rc.conf.local:
dvmrpdcan be controlled with the dvmrpctl(8) utility. The options are as follows:
dvmrpdwill run in the foreground and log to stderr.
dvmrpdprogram first appeared in OpenBSD 4.0.
|July 27, 2015||OpenBSD-current|