GateD R3_5 Operations
Starting GateD at boot time
GateD is usually started from
/etc/rc.local at system
startup (boot) time. GateD is preferably started after the partition
it resides in is mounted and after syslog (8) has been
started. It is acceptable to start GateD before the
interfaces have been enabled with ifconfig (8), but it
may be started later if desired. GateD must be started before
starting any programs that require routing information, for example
NFS mounts from systems on different neworks or xntpd
Starting GateD directly
Usually a few lines like the following is added to
/etc/rc.local to start GateD:
if [ -f /etc/gated.conf -a -f /usr/local/sbin/gated ]; then
/usr/local/sbin/gated ; echo -n "gated "
Starting GateD with Gdc
Starting GateD with Gdc is required when some system resources are
inadequate to run gated. Again, a few lines need to be added to
Where flags are any Gdc options.
if [ -f /etc/gated.conf -a -f /usr/local/bin/gdc ]; then
/usr/local/bin/gdc [ flags ] start ; echo -n "gated(via gdc) " ;
GateD is normally controlled via the
gdc utility, but may
be controlled directly. See the Gdc Manual
Page and GateD Manual
Page for more information.
Checking GateD status
gdc it is possible to obtain a status dump from
GateD. It is also possible to query GateD for information about the
RIP and OSPF protocols with the
ospf_monitor utilities. See the Ripquery Manual Page and Ospf_monitor Manual Page for
Last updated 1994/03/16 21:39:06.