query RIP gateways
[ -1 ] [ -2 ]
[ -D domain ]
[ -a authkey ]
[ -d ]
[ -n ] [ -p ]
[ -r ] [ -v ]
[ -w time ] gateway ...
ripquery is used to request all routes known by a
RIP gateway by sending a RIP
REQUEST or POLL command. The routing
information in any routing packets returned is displayed
numerically and symbolically. ripquery is
intended to be used as a tool for debugging gateways, not
for network management. SNMP is the
preferred protocol for network management.
ripquery by default uses the
RIP POLL command, which
is an undocumented extension to the RIP
specification supported by routed on SunOS3.x
and later and by gated 1.4 and later. The
RIP POLL command is
preferred over the RIP
REQUEST command because it is not subject
to Split Horizon and/or Poisoned Reverse. See the
RIP RFC for more
Send the query as a version 1 packet.
Send the query as a version 2 packet (default).
as the routing domain tag value in the request.
Specifies the authentication password to use for queries. If
specified, an authentication type of SIMPLE will be used, otherwise
the default is an authentication type of NONE. Authentication fields
in incoming packets will be displayed, but not validated.
Turn on debugging.
Normally network and host numbers are displayed both
symbolically and numerically. When this option is
specified, network and host numbers are only displayed
Uses the RIP POLL
command to request information from the routing table.
This is the default, but is an undocumented extension
supported only by some versions of routed and later
versions of gated. If there is no response to
the RIP POLL command,
the RIP REQUEST command
responds to a POLL command with all the
routes learned via RIP.
Used the RIP REQUEST
command to request information from the gateway's routing
table. Unlike the RIP
POLL command, all gateways should support
the RIP REQUEST. If
there is no response to the RIP
REQUEST command, the
RIP POLL command is
Version information about ripquery is displayed
before querying the gateways.
Specifies the time in seconds to wait for the initial
response from a gateway. The default value is 5 seconds.
The following command may be issued to send a version 1 RIP
POLL packet to
request all the routes from the gateway lancelot.
ripquery -1 -p lancelot
In order to request the routing table from the gateway grinch
using a RIP REQUEST packet
(as opposed to using a RIP POLL packet), the
following command may be issued.
ripquery -r grinch
ripquery is conformant with:
RFC 1058, RFC 1388
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003