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NAME

       bird - BIRD Internet Routing Daemon
       birdc - BIRD Internet Routing Daemon remote control
       bird6 - BIRD Internet Routing Daemon, IPv6 version
       birdc6 - BIRD Internet Routing Daemon remote control, IPv6 version

SYNOPSIS

       bird [-c config-file] [-d] [-D debug-file] [-p] [-s control-socket]

       birdc [-s control-socket] [-v] [-r]

       bird6 [-c config-file] [-d] [-D debug-file] [-p] [-s control-socket]

       birdc6 [-s control-socket] [-v] [-r]

DESCRIPTION

       bird is an Internet Routing Daemon. That is, it sends and receives
       messages using different protocols in order to discover and exchange
       routing information with other routing daemons present on the same
       network. It is able to talk the most widely known routing protocols
       (such as BGPv4, RIPv2, OSPFv2 and OSPFv3), both on IPv4 and IPv6 and it
       features a very powerful language for route filtering.

       birdc is a remote control for bird. While bird is running, the system
       administrator can connect to it using birdc, to inspect its internal
       status and reconfigure it. The two processes use a Unix socket to
       communicate. Once started, bird will give access to an interactive
       shell: commands can be completed with TAB and help can be requested by
       pressing the key `?'. More documentation on the available commands can
       be foung on the website, see below.

       bird6 and birdc6 are the exact equivalent for bird and birdc for the
       IPv6 world. The accept the same command syntax with the same meaning.

OPTIONS

       The bird and bird6 are able to receive there options:

       -c config-file
           Use given configuration file instead of the default
           /etc/bird/bird.conf.

       -d
           Enable debug messages and run bird in foreground.

       -D debug-file
           Log debugging information to given file instead of standard error.

       -p
           Just parse the config file and exit. Return value is zero if the
           config file is valid, nonzero if there are some errors.

       -s control-socket
           Use given filename for a socket for communications with the client
           (remote control), default is /var/run/bird.ctl.

       The birdc and birdc6 are able to receive there options:

       -s control-socket
           Use given filename for a socket for communications with the server,
           default is /var/run/bird.ctl.

       -r
           Run birdc in restricted mode: only the `show ...' commands are
           allowed.

       -v
           Numeric return codes are dumped along with messages, making them
           easily parsable by a program. See the programmer's documentation
           for information about their meanings.

FILES

       /etc/bird/bird.conf
           The system-wide configuration file to control the behaviour of
           bird. See the website for more documentation.

       /etc/bird/bird6.conf
           The system-wide configuration file to control the behaviour of
           bird6. See the website for more documentation.

SEE ALSO

       More documentation con be found on the website:
       http://bird.network.cz/.

AUTHOR

       Giovanni Mascellani <mascellani@poisson.phc.unipi.it>
           Wrote this manpage for the Debian system.

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright © 2010 Giovanni Mascellani

       This manual page was written for the Debian system (and may be used by
       others).

       Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
       under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or (at
       your option) any later version published by the Free Software
       Foundation.

       On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License
       can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.