Jump to content United States-English
HP.com Home Products and Services Support and Drivers Solutions How to Buy
» Contact HP
More options
HP.com home
HP-UX Reference > R


HP-UX 11i Version 3: February 2007

Technical documentation

» Feedback
Content starts here

 » Table of Contents

 » Index


ripngd — RIPng routing daemon for IPv6


/usr/sbin/ripngd [-C] [-c] [-f config_file] [-N] [-n] [-q] [-t trace_options] [trace_file]


ripngd is a routing daemon that works with Route Administration Manager (RAMD) for IPv6. This routing daemon is an implementation of Routing Information Protocol for IPv6 defined in RFC 2080. ripngd is invoked automatically if it is enabled in the /etc/ramd.conf configuration file.


ripngd supports the following command-line options:


Parses the configuration file for syntax errors and terminates ripngd. ripngd exits with status 0 if the configuration file contains no error. In case of any error, ripngd exits with a non-zero value. ripngd prints the configuration file errors, if any, to the standard output.


Parses the configuration file for syntax errors and terminates ripngd.

-f config_file

Specifies an alternate configuration file to be used by ripngd. By default, ripngd uses the /etc/ramd.conf configuration file.


Specifies that ripngd runs as a normal process and not as a daemon process.


Specifies that ripngd does not modify the kernel forwarding table. That is, ripngd will not send route updates to ramd(1M).


Suppresses stderr messages of ripngd. This option suppresses informational messages which are normally printed to the standard output, and log error messages through syslogd(1M). By default, syslog errors are logged in /var/adm/syslog/syslog.log.

-t trace_options

Specifies a comma-separated list of trace options that must be enabled when starting ripngd. No space is allowed between this option and its arguments.

See ramd.conf(4) for information on valid trace options and tracing.


Name of the file used by ripngd to log tracing information. If trace options are specified without specifying a trace file, ripngd uses the default trace file /var/tmp/ripngd/ripngd.log.

Signal Processing

The following HP-UX signals can be used to control ripngd:


Specifies ripngd to reread the configuration file. ripngd reads the configuration file and reconfigures its policies.


Specifies that the current state of ripngd be written to dump file /var/tmp/ripngd/ripngd.dump.


Graceful shutdown. On receipt of SIGTERM, ripngd attempts a graceful shutdown. ripngd removes all protocol route from the kernel routing table upon receiving SIGTERM.


Toggle tracing. If tracing is enabled, this signal suspends tracing and closes the trace file. If tracing is disabled, ripngd opens the trace file and initiates tracing. This is useful for moving trace files.

SIGUSR1 cannot be used if ripngd does not enable tracing in the configuration file.


ripngd was developed by Future Software Ltd.

Printable version
Privacy statement Using this site means you accept its terms Feedback to webmaster
© 1983-2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.