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.
-d Set debugging on. Information is only output if the
logging option is also enabled.
-l Enable logging to the system log, the default is off.
-r 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.
-v Display the version.
rip98.conf(5), arp(8), ifconfig(8), route(8).
Jonathan Naylor G4KLX <firstname.lastname@example.org>