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RTQUERY(8)		  BSD System Manager's Manual		    RTQUERY(8)

NAME
     rtquery --	query routing daemons for their	routing	tables

SYNOPSIS
     rtquery [-np1] [-w	timeout] [-r addr] [-a secret] host ...
     rtquery [-t op] host ...

DESCRIPTION
     Rtquery is	used to	query a	RIP network routing daemon, routed(8) or
     gated(8), for its routing table by	sending	a request or poll command.
     The routing information in	any routing response packets returned is dis-
     played numerically	and symbolically.

     Rtquery by	default	uses the request command.  When	the -p option is spec-
     ified, rtquery uses the poll command, an undocumented extension to	the
     RIP protocol supported by gated(8).  When querying	gated(8), the poll
     command is	preferred over the request command because the response	is not
     subject to	Split Horizon and/or Poisoned Reverse, and because some	ver-
     sions of gated do not answer the request command.	Routed(8) does not an-
     swer the poll command, but	recognizes requests coming from	rtquery	and so
     answers completely.

     Rtquery is	also used to turn tracing on or	off in routed(8).

     The following options are available:

     -n	     displays only the numeric network and host	numbers	instead	of
	     both numeric and symbolic.

     -p	     uses the poll command to request full routing information from
	     gated(8).	This is	an undocumented	extension RIP protocol sup-
	     ported only by gated(8).

     -1	     queries using RIP version 1 instead of RIP	version	2.

     -w	timeout
	     changes the delay for an answer from each host.  By default, each
	     host is given 15 seconds to respond.

     -r	addr
	     asks about	the route to destination addr.

     -a	passwd=XXX

     -a	md5_passwd=XXX|KeyID
	     causes the	query to be sent with the indicated cleartext or MD5
	     password.

     -t	op   changes tracing, where op is one of the following.	 Requests from
	     processes not running with	UID 0 or on distant networks are gen-
	     erally ignored by the daemon except for a message in the system
	     log.  Gated(8) is likely to ignore	these debugging	requests.

	       on=tracefile
		       turns tracing on	into the specified file.  That file
		       must usually have been specified	when the daemon	was
		       started or be the same as a fixed name, often
		       /etc/routed.trace.

	       more    increases the debugging level.

	       off     turns off tracing.

	       dump    dumps the daemon's routing table	to the current trace-
		       file.

SEE ALSO
     gated(8), routed(8)

     Routing Information Protocol, RIPv1, RFC1058.

     Routing Information Protocol, RIPv2, RFC1723.

BSD				 June 1, 1996				   BSD

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