Queries the RIP gateways.
ripquery [ -1 ] [ -2 ] [ -[a5] authkey ] [ -n ] [ -N dest[/mask] [ -p ] [ -r ] [ -v ] [ -w time ] gateway...
The ripquery command is used to request all routes known by a RIP gateway by sending a RIP REQUEST or POLL command. The routing information in any routing packets returned is displayed numerically and symbolically. The ripquery command is intended to be used as a tool for debugging gateways, not for network management. SNMP is the preferred protocol for network management.
|-1||Send the query as a version 1 packet.|
|-2||Send the query as a version 2 packet (default).|
|-[a5] authkey||Specifies the authentication password to use for queries. If -a is specified, an authentication type of SIMPLE will be used, if -5 is specified, an authentication type of MD5 will be used, otherwise the default is an authentication type of NONE. Authentication fields in incoming packets will be displayed, but not validated.|
|-n||Prevents the address of the responding host from being looked up to determine the symbolic name.|
|-N dest[/mask]||Specifies that the query should be for the specified dest/mask instead of complete routing table. The specification of the optional mask implies a version 2 query. Up to 23 requests about specific destinations may be included in one packet.|
|-p||Uses the RIP POLL command to request information from the routing table. This is the default. If there is no response to the RIP POLL command, the RIP REQUEST command is tried. gated responds to a POLL command with all the routes learned via RIP.|
|-r||Uses the RIP REQUEST command to request information from the gateway's routing table. Unlike the RIP POLL command, all gateways should support the RIP REQUEST. If there is no response to the RIP REQUEST command, the RIP POLL command is tried. gated responds to a REQUEST command with all the routes he anounces out the specified interface.|
|-v||Version information about ripquery is displayed before querying the gateways.|
|-w time||Specifies the time in seconds to wait for the initial response from a gateway. The default value is 5 seconds.|
The gated Daemon.