rip98d - Send and receive RIP98 routing messages
rip98d [-d] [-l] [-r] [-t interval] [-v]
The RIP98 routing protocol was devised by John Wiseman G8BPQ as an alternative
to both traditional RIP and RSPF for use in an RF environment. Its main
advantage is that each routing element only takes six bytes and is therefore
much more efficient in terms of bandwidth than other routing protocols.
In operation rip98d
that each neighbour that also uses RIP98 must be
listed. RIP98 is not a broadcast protocol and each neighbour is individually
contacted. Any incoming RIP98 message is also validated against this list. The
list of neighbours is held in /etc/ax25/rip98d.conf, and each line is either
the name or the dotted decimal IP address of the neighbour.
The time interval between RIP98 transmissions is set to one hour by default but
other intervals can be set with the -t option. The routes advertised and
received can be restricted by the -r option which only allows processing of
ampr.org addresses. At present rip98d
is under development and any
feedback on its operation would be welcome.
- Set debugging on. Information is only output if the logging
option is also enabled.
- Enable logging to the system log, the default is off.
- Restricts the transmitting and receiving of routes to
ampr.org (44.x.x.x) addresses only.
- -t interval
- The time interval between routing broadcasts, in minutes.
The default is 60 minutes.
- Display the version.
Jonathan Naylor G4KLX <firstname.lastname@example.org>