ospfd - Man Page

an OSPFv2 routing engine for use with Quagga routing software.


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


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


Options available for the ospfd 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/ospfd.conf.

-g,  --group group

Specify the group to run as. Default is quagga.

-h,  --help

A brief message.

-i,  --pid_file pid-file

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

-P,  --vty_port port-number

Specify the port that the ospfd VTY will listen on. This defaults to 2604, as specified in /etc/services.

-A,  --vty_addr vty-address

Specify the address that the ospfd VTY will listen on. Default is all interfaces.

-u,  --user user

Specify the user to run as. Default is quagga.

-a,  --apiserver

Enable OSPF apiserver. Default is disabled.

-v,  --version

Print the version and exit.



The default location of the ospfd binary.


The default location of the ospfd config file.


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


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


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

See Also

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


ospfd eats bugs for breakfast. If you have food for the maintainers try http://bugzilla.quagga.net


See http://www.zebra.org and http://www.quagga.net or the Info file for an accurate list of authors.

Referenced By

bgpd.conf(5), isisd(8), nhrpd(8), ospf6d(8), ripd(8), ripngd(8), zebra(8).

25 November 2004 Quagga OSPFv2 daemon Version 0.97.3