xorp_rtrmgr(8) XORP Router Manager


xorp_rtrmgr [-a allowed host] [-l file] [-L syslog facility] [-n allowed net] [-b|-c file] [-i interface] [-p port] [-P pidfile] [-q seconds] [-t directory] [-x directory] [-C directory] [-m directory] [-N] [-h] [-v] [-d] [-r]


This manual page documents briefly the xorp_rtrmgr command.

This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

xorp_rtrmgr is the program that that manages the whole eXtensible Open Router Platform (XORP) platform. The program loads its configuration file (commonly named config.boot) which will read from the current working directory You can specify a different filename for the configuration file using the -b command line flag. The -N "no execute" flag will cause xorp_rtrmgr to startup and pretend the router is operating normally, but to not actually start any processes. This can be used to check configuration files.

Typically xorp_rtrmgr must be run as root. This is because it starts up processes that need privileged access to insert routes into the forwarding path in the kernel.

To interact with the router via the command line interface, the operator should use the XORP command shell xorpsh.


xorp_rtrmgr allows the following options:

-a allowed host
Host allowed by the finder.
-b, -c file
Boot configuration file to load.
-C directory
Specify operational commands directory.
Run in daemon mode in background.
Show summary of options.
-i interface
Set or add an interface run Finder on.
-l file
Log all the program information and errors to a file.
-L facility.priority
Log all the program output to a given syslog facility.
-m directory
Specify protocol modules directory.
-n allowed net
Subnet allowed by the finder.
Load the configuration but do not execute XRLs and do not start processes.
-p port
Set port to run Finder on.
-P file
Write the process ID to a given file.
-q seconds
Set forced quit period.
Restart failed processes (not implemented yet).
-t directory
Specify templates directory.
Print verbose information.
-x directory
Specify Xrl targets directory.


XORP is Copyright (c) 2001-2009 XORP, Inc.

This manual page was written by Javier Fernandez-Sanguino [email protected] for the Debian system (but may be used by others). For licensing details please see /usr/share/doc/xorp/copyright.