Provided by: ladvd_0.9.2-2_i386 bug


       ladvd - send link layer advertisements


       ladvd [ -a ] [ INTERFACE ] [ INTERFACE ] ...


       ladvd  sends LLDP (Link Layer Discovery Protocol) advertisements on all
       available interfaces. This makes connected  hosts  visible  on  managed
       switches.  By  default  it  will  run  as a privilege-separated daemon.
       Additional protocols can be  enabled  using  the  -C,  -E,  -F  and  -N
       options. Optionally a list of interfaces which ladvd should utilize can
       be supplied.


       ladvd detects and uses all configured (UP) physical Ethernet interfaces
       by  default,  wireless  interfaces  can  be  enabled via the -w option.
       Additionally ladvd will recognize bundled interfaces (bridges, bonding)
       and  use  these  to transmit additional information. The result is that
       normally it should not be necessary to specify interfaces on the  ladvd
       command-line.   The   only  reason  for  specifying  interfaces  is  to
       explicitly exclude a particular interface.


       -a     Auto-enable protocols based on received  packets  (also  enables
              receive mode).

       -d     Dump  pcap-compatible  packets  to  stdout which can be piped to
              tcpdump (via "| tcpdump -r -")  or  redirected  to  a  file  for
              further analysis.

       -f     Run in the foreground and send logging to stderr.

       -h     Print usage instructions.

       -m address
              Management  address  for unnumbered interfaces, can be specified
              for IPv4 and IPv6.

       -n     Use management addresses specified via -m for all interfaces.

       -o     Run only once, useful for quick troubleshooting.

       -r     Receive packets, and use them for various features.

       -q     Use each interface's hwaddr the generate the chassis-id TLV. Not
              recommended  because  the  chassis-id should be the same for all

       -t     Use Tun/Tap interfaces.

       -u user
              Switch to this user (defaults to ladvd)

       -v     Increase logging verbosity.

       -w     Use wireless interfaces.

       -z     Save  received  peer  information  in   interface   descriptions
              (requires SIOCSIFDESCR support). This also enables receive mode.

       -c <CC>
              Specify  a  two-letter  ISO 3166 country code (required for LLDP
              location support).

       -l <location>
              Specify the physical location of the host.

       -C     Enable CDP (Cisco Discovery Protocol).

       -E     Enable EDP (Extreme Discovery Protocol).

       -F     Enable FDP (Foundry Discovery Protocol).

       -N     Enable NDP (Nortel Discovery Protocol) formerly called SynOptics
              Network Management Protocol (SONMP).


       Sten Spans <>