System Administration Guide: IP Services

ProcedureHow to Log Actions of the IPv4 Routing Daemon

If you suspect a malfunction of routed, the IPv4 routing daemon, you can start a log that traces the daemon's activity. The log includes all packet transfers when you start the routed daemon.

  1. On the local host, assume the Primary Administrator role, or become superuser.

    The Primary Administrator role includes the Primary Administrator profile. To create the role and assign the role to a user, see Chapter 2, Working With the Solaris Management Console (Tasks), in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.

  2. Create a log file of routing daemon actions:

    # /usr/sbin/in.routed /var/log-file-name

    Caution – Caution –

    On a busy network, this command can generate almost continuous output.

Example 8–15 Network Log for the in.routed Daemon

The following example shows the beginning of the log that is created by the procedure How to Log Actions of the IPv4 Routing Daemon.

-- 2003/11/18 16:47:00.000000 --
Tracing actions started
Add interface lo0  #1      -->   
Add interface hme0 #2    -->   
turn on RIP
Add        -->      metric=0  hme0  <NET_SYN>
Add  -->      metric=0  hme0  <IF|NOPROP>