This section describes two routing protocols supported in Oracle Solaris 10: Routing Information Protocol (RIP) and ICMP Router Discovery (RDISC). RIP and RDISC are both standard TCP/IP protocols. For complete lists of routing protocols available in Oracle Solaris 10, refer to Table 5–1 and Table 5–2.
RIP is implemented by in.routed, the routing daemon, which automatically starts when the system boots. When run on a router with the s option specified, in.routed fills the kernel routing table with a route to every reachable network and advertises “reachability” through all network interfaces.
Specify the S flag. in.routed creates a minimal kernel table, containing a single default route for each available router.
RDISC is implemented by in.routed, which should run on both routers and hosts. On hosts, in.routed uses RDISC to discover default routes from routers that advertise themselves through RDISC. On routers, in.routed uses RDISC to advertise default routes to hosts on directly-connected networks. See the in.routed(1M) man page and the gateways(4) man page.