pimd - Man Page

a PIM routing for use with Quagga Routing Suite.


pimd [ -dhvZ ] [ -f config-file ] [ -i pid-file ] [ -z path ] [ -P port-number ] [ -A vty-address ] [ -u user ] [ -g group ]


pimd is a protocol-independent multicast component that works with the Quagga Routing Suite.


Options available for the pimd 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/pimd.conf.

-g,  --group group

Specify the group to run as. Default is quagga.

-h,  --help

A brief message.

-i,  --pid_file pid-file

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

-z,  --socket path

Specify the socket path for contacting the zebra daemon. The likely default is /var/run/zserv.api.

-P,  --vty_port port-number

Specify the port that the pimd VTY will listen on. This defaults to 2611, as specified in /etc/services.

-A,  --vty_addr vty-address

Specify the address that the pimd 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.

-Z,  --debug_zclient

Enable logging information for zclient debugging.



The default location of the pimd binary.


The default location of the pimd config file.


The default location of the pimd pid file.


The default location of the zebra unix socket file.


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


This man page is intended to be a quick reference for command line options.


The pimd process may log to standard output, to a VTY, to a log file, or through syslog to the system logs.

See Also

zebra(8), vtysh(1)


pimd is in early development at the moment and is not ready for production use.

pimd eats bugs for breakfast. If you have food for the maintainers try https://github.com/udhos/qpimd


See https://github.com/udhos/qpimd for an accurate list of authors.


10 December 2008 Quagga PIM daemon Version 0.99.11