IPv6 Administration Guide

in.ripngd Daemon

The in.ripngd daemon implements the RIP next-generation routing protocol for IPv6 routers. RIP next generation defines the IPv6 equivalent of RIP. RIP is a widely used IPv4 routing protocol that is based on the Bellman-Ford distance vector algorithm. The following table shows the supported options.

Table 3–4 in.ripngd Daemon Options



-p n

n specifies the alternate port number that is used to send or receive RIPNG packets.


Suppresses routing information. 


Forces routing information even if the daemon is acting as a router. 


Suppresses use of poison reverse. 


If in.ripngd does not act as a router, the daemon enters only a default route for each router.