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ZEBRA(8) Version 0.88 ZEBRA(8)

zebra - a routing manager for use with associated components

zebra [ -bdhklrv ] [ -f config-file ] [ -i pid-file ] [ -P port-number ]

zebra is a routing manager that implements the zebra route engine. zebra supports RIPv1, RIPv2, RIPng, OSPF, OSPF6, BGP4+, and BGP4-.

-b, --batch
Runs in batch mode, zebra parses its config and exits.
-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/zebra.conf.
-h, --help
A brief message.
-i, --pid_file pid-file
When zebra starts its process idenifier is written to pid-file. The init system uses the recorded PID to stop or restart zebra. The likely default is /var/run/
-k, --keep_kernel
On startup, don't delete self inserted routes.
-l, --log_mode
Turn verbose logging on.
-P, --vty_port port-number
Specify the port that the zebra VTY will listen on. This defaults to 2602, as specified in /etc/services.
-r, --retain
When the program terminates, retain routes added by zebra.
-v, --version
Print the version and exit.

table [TABLENO] -- for use with multi-table kernels
ip route [NETWORK] [GATEWAY] ipv6 route [NETWORK] [GATEWAY]
show ip route show ipv6 route show interface show ipforward show ipv6forward
interface [IFNAME]
shutdown no shutdown ip address [IP-ADDRESS] description [DESCRIPTION] multicast no multicast

The default location of the zebra binary.
The default location of the zebra config file.
If the zebra process is config'd to output logs to a file, then you will find this file in the directory where you started zebra.

This man page is intended as a quick reference for command line options, and for config file commands. The definitive document is the Info file zebra.

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

References to other related man pages:
ripngd(8), ospfd(8), ospf6d(8), bgpd(8), zebra(8), vtysh(1)

zebra eats bugs for breakfast. If you have food for the maintainers try <>

See <>, or the Info file for an accurate list of authors.
July 2000 Zebra

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