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       dcbd - Data Center Bridging capabilities exchange daemon


       dcbd [-h] [-v] [-d] [-f filename]


       Executes  the  Data  Center  Bridging  (DCB) capabilities exchange protocol on DCB capable
       Ethernet interfaces in order to exchange DCB configuration with the peer device.

       Major functions of dcbd include:
       - retrieving and storing DCB configuration to a configuration file
       - configuring the DCB settings of the network driver based on the  operation  of  the  DCB
       capabilities exchange protocol
       - detecting and reacting to link up and link down events on network ports
       -  supporting the following DCB features: Priority Groups, Priority Flow Control, FCoE and
       FCoE Logical Link Status.
       - providing an interface for client applications to  query  and  configure  DCB  features.
       Events  are  also  generated  on  the  client  interface  when  the  operational  state or
       configuration of a feature changes.

       dcbd supports the versions of the DCB capabilities exchange protocol described here:

       version 1

       and here:

       version 2

       See  dcbtool  for  information  on  how  to  configure  which version of the protocol dcbd


       dcbd has the following command line options:

       -h     show usage information

       -f filename
              use the specified file as the configuration  file  instead  of  the  default  file:
              /etc/sysconfig/dcbd/dcbd.conf  dcbd expects the directory of the configuration file
              to  exist,  but  if  the  configuration  file  does  not  exist,  then  a   default
              configuration file will be created.

       -d     run dcbd as a daemon

       -v     show dcbd version


       dcbd - DCB daemon
       Copyright(c) 2007-2009 Intel Corporation.   Portions of dcbd  are based on:


              (c) 2004-2008, Jouni Malinen <>

       This  program  is  free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms
       and conditions of the GNU General Public License, version 2,  as  published  by  the  Free
       Software Foundation.

       This  program  is  distributed  in  the  hope it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
       without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR  PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program;
       if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St - Fifth Floor, Boston,
       MA 02110-1301 USA.

       The  full  GNU  General Public License is included in this distribution in the file called


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                                          June 29, 2009                                   dcbd(8)