isisd - Man Page

an IS-IS routing engine for use with Quagga routing software.


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


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


Options available for the isisd 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/isisd.conf.

-g,  --group group

Specify the group to run as. Default is quagga.

-h,  --help

A brief message.

-i,  --pid_file pid-file

When isisd starts its process identifier is written to pid-file.  The init system uses the recorded PID to stop or restart isisd.  The likely default is /var/run/

-P,  --vty_port port-number

Specify the port that the isisd VTY will listen on. This defaults to 2608, as specified in /etc/services.

-A,  --vty_addr vty-address

Specify the address that the isisd 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 isisd binary.


The default location of the isisd config file.


If the isisd process is config'd to output logs to a file, then you will find this file in the directory where you started isisd.


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


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

See Also

bgpd(8), ripd(8), ripngd(8), ospfd(8), ospf6d(8), zebra(8), vtysh(1)


isisd is ALPHA quality at the moment and hasn't any way ready for production use.

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


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

Referenced By

ospf6d(8), ospfd(8), ripd(8), ripngd(8), zebra(8).

25 November 2004 Quagga IS-IS daemon Version 0.97.3