ripd(8) a RIP routing engine for use with Quagga routing software.


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


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


Options available for the ripd 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/ripd.conf.
-g, --group group
Specify the group to run as. Default is quagga.
-h, --help
A brief message.
-i, --pid_file pid-file
When ripd starts its process identifier is written to pid-file. The init system uses the recorded PID to stop or restart ripd. The likely default is /var/run/
-P, --vty_port port-number
Specify the port that the ripd VTY will listen on. This defaults to 2602, as specified in /etc/services.
-A, --vty_addr vty-address
Specify the address that the ripd VTY will listen on. Default is all interfaces.
-u, --user user
Specify the user to run as. Default is quagga.
-r, --retain
When the program terminates, retain routes added by ripd.
-v, --version
Print the version and exit.


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


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


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


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


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