TIPC(8)                             Linux                            TIPC(8)

NAME         top

       tipc - a TIPC configuration and management tool

SYNOPSIS         top


       COMMAND := { bearer | link | media | nametable | node | socket }

       OPTIONS := { -h[help] }

DESCRIPTION         top

       The Transparent Inter-Process Communication (TIPC) protocol offers
       total address transparency between processes which allows
       applications in a clustered computer environment to communicate
       quickly and reliably with each other, regardless of their location
       within the cluster.

       TIPC originated at the telecommunications manufacturer Ericsson. The
       first open source version of TIPC was created in 2000 when Ericsson
       released its first Linux version of TIPC. TIPC was introduced in the
       mainline Linux kernel in 2006 and is now widely used both within and
       outside of Ericsson.

OPTIONS         top

       -h, --help
              Show help about last given command. For example tipc bearer
              --help will show bearer help and tipc --help will show general
              help. The position of the option in the string is irrelevant.

       -j, -json
              Output results in JavaScript Object Notation (JSON).

       -p, -pretty
              The default JSON format is compact and more efficient to parse
              but hard for most users to read.  This flag adds indentation
              for readability.

COMMANDS         top

       BEARER - Show or modify TIPC bearers

       LINK   - Show or modify TIPC links

       MEDIA  - Show or modify TIPC media

              - Show TIPC nametable

       NODE   - Show or modify TIPC node parameters

       SOCKET - Show TIPC sockets

ARGUMENTS         top

       Command arguments are described in a command specific man page and
       typically consists of nested commands along with key value pairs.  If
       no arguments are given a command typically shows its help text. The
       explicit help option -h or --help can occur anywhere among the
       arguments and will show help for the last valid command given.

EXIT STATUS         top

       Exit status is 0 if command was successful or a positive integer upon

SEE ALSO         top

       tipc-bearer(8), tipc-link(8), tipc-media(8), tipc-nametable(8),
       tipc-node(8), tipc-peer(8), tipc-socket(8)

REPORTING BUGS         top

       Report any bugs to the Network Developers mailing list
       <> where the development and maintenance is
       primarily done.  You do not have to be subscribed to the list to send
       a message there.

AUTHOR         top

       Richard Alpe <>

COLOPHON         top

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iproute2                         02 Jun 2015                         TIPC(8)

Pages that refer to this page: tipc-bearer(8)tipc-link(8)tipc-media(8)tipc-nametable(8)tipc-node(8)tipc-peer(8)tipc-socket(8)