gated options statements
Options statements allow specification of some global options. If used,
options must appear before any other type of configuration statement in the
The options statement syntax is:
[ noinstall ]
[ nosend ]
[ noresolv ]
[ gendefault [ preference preference ]
[ syslog [ upto ] log_level ]
The options list can contain one or more of the following options:
Do not change kernel's routing table. Useful for verifying
gendefault [ preference preference ]
When gendefault is enabled and when a BGP or EGP
neighbor is up, it
causes the creation of a default route with the special protocol
default. This can be disabled per BGP/EGP group with the
nogendefault option. By default, this route has a preference of 20.
This route is normally not installed in the kernel forwarding table; it is
only present so it can be announced to other protocols.
Do not send any packets. This option makes it possible to run gated on
a live network to test protocol interactions without actually
participating in the routing protocols. The packet traces in the
log can be examined to verify that gated is functioning properly. This
is most useful for RIP and possibly the SMUX SNMP
This option does not yet apply to BGP and is not useful
with EGP and OSPF.
By default, gated will try to resolve symbolic names into IP addresses
by using the gethostbyname and getnetbyname
library calls. These
calls usually use the Domain Name System (DNS) instead of the host's
local host and network tables. If there is insufficient routing
information to send DNS queries,
gated will deadlock during startup.
This option can be used to prevent these calls; symbolic names will
result in configuration file errors.
syslog [ upto ] log_level
Controls the amount of data gated logs via syslog on systems where
setlogmask() is supported. The available logging levels and other
terminology are as defined in the
reference manual page. The
default is equivalent to syslog upto info.
gated interfaces statements
gated trace statements
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003