In a config file, you can write the debugging options, a vty's password, routing daemon configurations, a log file name, and so forth. This information forms the initial command set for a routing beast as it is starting.
Config files are generally found in:
Each of the daemons has its own config file. For example, zebra's default config file name is:
The daemon name plus .conf is the default config file name. You can specify a config file using the -f or --config-file options when starting the daemon.