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       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  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
              (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 <>