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Linux® Routing by Ron McCarty, Dee-Ann LeBlanc, Joe Brockmeier

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Guide to routed

The routed that comes with Linux kernel series 2.2.x by default—though it is not usually installed by default—only handles unicast IPv4. If you intend to use RIP within an IPv4 context, this is the only version you’ll need. Be aware that in this tool’s own manual under the BUGS section, it says the following: “routed is of dubious value. Consider using gated (8) or zebra (8).” As usual, it’s a matter of choosing the right tool for the job. Sometimes routed is all you need.

How routed Works

The routed routing daemon typically starts at boot time—you’ll want to be sure that it is set up to do so on the Linux box you use for your router. After finding out which network interfaces are active, the router looks at how many interfaces ...

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