dnroute - DECnet Routing Daemon
dnroute is a daemon that manages the DECnet routing tables to provide a
but probably useful routing policy.
dnroute listens for incoming routing messages and adds routes in the
kernel for non-local areas that it sees. Routes will be modifed
according to these messages so that the lowest cost route that is up
will always be used. Routes to locally accessible nodes (it those in
the neighbour table) will also be added. If you want to keep manual
control of the route to a particular area, then add a line into
will disable dnroute’s setting of routing tables for that area.
dnetinfo will still show the route that would have been set with (M) on
the line to show it has been overidden.
To implement its routing policies dnroute assumes that all interfaces
on the system have a cost of 4. To change this add lines in
/etc/dnroute.conf for each of the interfaces you need to change. eg
A script called dnetinfo is provided that gets the routing information
from dnroute and displays it on stdout in a format similar to the VMS
command SHOW NET/OLD.
-d Don’t fork and run the background. Use this for debugging.
-v Verbose. Log route changes to syslog.
-D Debug log. Writes debugging information to stderr. Only useful
-h -? Displays help for using the command.
-r Send DECnet routing messages showing the state of local nodes.
-2 Send DECnet level 2 (area) routing messages. Implies -r.
Timer to send routing messages on. Defaults to 15 seconds.
-n Do not set up routes or send routing messages, just monitor the
network. Useful for testing.
-V Show the version of dnroute.