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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
     The rtquery utility 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 re-
     turned is displayed numerically and symbolically.

     The rtquery utility by default uses the request command.  When the	-p op-
     tion is specified,	rtquery	uses the poll command, an undocumented exten-
     sion to the RIP protocol supported	by gated(8).  When querying gated(8),
     the poll command is preferred over	the request command because the	re-
     sponse is not subject to Split Horizon and/or Poisoned Reverse, and be-
     cause some	versions of gated do not answer	the request command.
     Routed(8) does not	answer the poll	command, but recognizes	requests com-
     ing from rtquery and so answers completely.

     The rtquery utility 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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