|BIRD(8)||BIRD User Manual||BIRD(8)|
NAME¶bird - BIRD Internet Routing Daemon
birdc - BIRD Internet Routing Daemon remote control
bird6 - BIRD Internet Routing Daemon, IPv6 version
birdc6 - BIRD Internet Routing Daemon remote control, IPv6 version
bird [-c config-file] [-d] [-D debug-file] [-p] [-s control-socket]
birdc [-s control-socket] [-v] [-r]
bird6 [-c config-file] [-d] [-D debug-file] [-p] [-s control-socket]
birdc6 [-s control-socket] [-v] [-r]
DESCRIPTION¶bird is an Internet Routing Daemon. That is, it sends and receives messages using different protocols in order to discover and exchange routing information with other routing daemons present on the same network. It is able to talk the most widely known routing protocols (such as BGPv4, RIPv2, OSPFv2 and OSPFv3), both on IPv4 and IPv6 and it features a very powerful language for route filtering.
birdc is a remote control for bird. While bird is running, the system administrator can connect to it using birdc, to inspect its internal status and reconfigure it. The two processes use a Unix socket to communicate. Once started, bird will give access to an interactive shell: commands can be completed with TAB and help can be requested by pressing the key `?'. More documentation on the available commands can be foung on the website, see below.
bird6 and birdc6 are the exact equivalent for bird and birdc for the IPv6 world. The accept the same command syntax with the same meaning.
OPTIONS¶The bird and bird6 are able to receive there options:
The birdc and birdc6 are able to receive there options:
SEE ALSO¶More documentation con be found on the website: http://bird.network.cz/.
AUTHOR¶Giovanni Mascellani <firstname.lastname@example.org>
COPYRIGHT¶Copyright © 2010 Giovanni Mascellani
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