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3.2 Common Invocation Options

These options apply to all Quagga daemons.

Runs in daemon mode.
-f file
Set configuration file name.
Display this help and exit.
-i file
Upon startup the process identifier of the daemon is written to a file, typically in /var/run. This file can be used by the init system to implement commands such as .../init.d/zebra status, .../init.d/zebra restart or .../init.d/zebra stop.

The file name is an run-time option rather than a configure-time option so that multiple routing daemons can be run simultaneously. This is useful when using Quagga to implement a routing looking glass. One machine can be used to collect differing routing views from differing points in the network.

-A address
Set the VTY local address to bind to. If set, the VTY socket will only be bound to this address.
-P port
Set the VTY TCP port number. If set to 0 then the TCP VTY sockets will not be opened.
-u user
Set the user and group to run as.
Print program version.