babeld(8) a BABEL ad-hoc network routing engine for use with Quagga routing software.


babeld [ -f config-file ] [ -i pid-file ] [ -P vty-port-number ] [ -A vty-address ] [ -u user ] [ -g group ]


babeld is a routing component that works with the Quagga routing engine.


Options available for the babeld command:


-d, --daemon
Runs in daemon mode, forking and exiting from tty.
-f, --config-file config-file
Specifies the config file to use for startup. If not specified this option will likely default to /usr/local/etc/babeld.conf.
-g, --group group
Specify the group to run as. Default is quagga.
-h, --help
A brief message.
-i, --pid_file pid-file
When babeld starts its process identifier is written to pid-file. The init system uses the recorded PID to stop or restart babeld. The likely default is /var/run/
-P, --vty_port port-number
Specify the port that the babeld VTY will listen on. This defaults to 2602, as specified in /etc/services.
-A, --vty_addr vty-address
Specify the address that the babeld VTY will listen on. Default is all interfaces.
-u, --user user
Specify the user to run as. Default is quagga.
-v, --version
Print the version and exit.


The default location of the babeld binary.
The default location of the babeld config file.
If the babeld process is config'd to output logs to a file, then you will find this file in the directory where you started babeld.


This man page is intended to be a quick reference for command line options. The definitive document is the Info file Quagga.


The babeld process may log to standard output, to a VTY, to a log file, or through syslog to the system logs. babeld supports many debugging options, see the Info file, or the source for details.


babeld eats bugs for breakfast. If you have food for the maintainers try


See and or the Info file for an accurate list of authors.