ZEBRA(8) Version 0.88 ZEBRA(8)
zebra - a routing manager for use with associated components
zebra [ -bdhklrv ] [ -f config-file ] [ -i pid-file ] [ -P port-number ]
zebra is a routing manager that implements the zebra route engine. zebra supports RIPv1,
RIPv2, RIPng, OSPF, OSPF6, BGP4+, and BGP4-.
Runs in batch mode, zebra parses its config and exits.
Runs in daemon mode, forking and exiting from tty.
-f, --config-file config-file
Specifies the config file to use for startup. If not specified this option will
likely default to /usr/local/etc/zebra.conf.
A brief message.
-i, --pid_file pid-file
When zebra starts its process idenifier is written to pid-file. The init system
uses the recorded PID to stop or restart zebra. The likely default is
On startup, don't delete self inserted routes.
Turn verbose logging on.
-P, --vty_port port-number
Specify the port that the zebra VTY will listen on. This defaults to 2602, as spec-
ified in /etc/services.
When the program terminates, retain routes added by zebra.
Print the version and exit.
table [TABLENO] -- for use with multi-table kernels
ip route [NETWORK] [GATEWAY]
ipv6 route [NETWORK] [GATEWAY]
show ip route
show ipv6 route
ip address [IP-ADDRESS]
The default location of the zebra binary.
The default location of the zebra config file.
If the zebra process is config'd to output logs to a file, then you will find this
file in the directory where you started zebra.
This man page is intended as a quick reference for command line options, and for config
file commands. The definitive document is the Info file zebra.
The zebra process may log to standard output, to a VTY, to a log file, or through syslog
to the system logs. zebra supports many debugging options, see the Info file, or the
source for details.
References to other related man pages:
ripngd(8), ospfd(8), ospf6d(8), bgpd(8), zebra(8), vtysh(1)
zebra eats bugs for breakfast. If you have food for the maintainers try <bug-
See <www.zebra.org>, or the Info file for an accurate list of authors.
Zebra July 2000 ZEBRA(8)