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bgpd (1m)


bgpd - ing software


bgpd [ -dhrv ] [ -f config-file ] [ -i pid-file ] [ -p  bgp-port-number
] [ -P port-number ] [ -A vty-address ] [ -u user ] [ -g group ]


BGPD(1M)                        Version 0.97.3                        BGPD(1M)

       bgpd - a BGPv4, BGPv4+, BGPv4- routing engine for use with Quagga rout-
       ing software

       bgpd [ -dhrv ] [ -f config-file ] [ -i pid-file ] [ -p  bgp-port-number
       ] [ -P port-number ] [ -A vty-address ] [ -u user ] [ -g group ]

       bgpd is a routing component that works with the Quagga routing engine.

       Options available for the bgpd command:

       -d, --daemon
              Runs in daemon mode, forking and exiting from tty.

       -f, --config-file config-file
              Specifies  the  config file to use for startup. If not specified
              this option will likely default to /usr/local/etc/bgpd.conf.

       -g, --group group
              Specify the group to run as. Default is quagga.

       -h, --help
              A brief message.

       -i, --pid_file pid-file
              When bgpd starts its process identifier is written to  pid-file.
              The  init  system uses the recorded PID to stop or restart bgpd.
              The likely default is /var/run/bgpd.pid.

       -p, --bgp_port bgp-port-number
              Set the port that bgpd will listen to for bgp data.

       -P, --vty_port port-number
              Specify the port that the bgpd VTY will listen on. This defaults
              to 2605, as specified in /etc/services.

       -A, --vty_addr vty-address
              Specify the address that the bgpd VTY will listen on. Default is
              all interfaces.

       -u, --user user
              Specify the user to run as. Default is quagga.

       -r, --retain
              When the program terminates, retain routes added by bgpd.

       -v, --version
              Print the version and exit.

              The default location of the bgpd binary.

              The default location of the bgpd config file.

              If the bgpd process is config'd to output logs to a  file,  then
              you will find this file in the directory where you started bgpd.

       This  man  page  is  intended  to be a quick reference for command line
       options. The definitive document is the Info file Quagga.

       The bgpd process may log to standard output, to a VTY, to a  log  file,
       or  through  syslog  to  the  system logs. bgpd supports many debugging
       options, see the Info file, or the source for details.

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE         |
       |Availability   | system/network/routing/quagga |
       |Stability      | Volatile                      |
       ripd(1m),  ripngd(1m),  ospfd(1m),  ospf6d(1m),  isisd(1m),  zebra(1m),

       bgpd  eats bugs for breakfast. If you have food for the maintainers try

       See http://www.zebra.org and http://www.quagga.net or the Info file for
       an accurate list of authors.

       This     software     was    built    from    source    available    at
       https://java.net/projects/solaris-userland.   The  original   community
       source     was     downloaded     from      http://www.quagga.net/down-

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://www.quagga.net/.

Quagga BGPD daemon             25 November 2004                       BGPD(1M)