This manual page documents briefly the rtmon command.
rtmon listens on netlink socket and monitors routing table
rtmon can be started before the first network configuration
command is issued. For example if you insert:
rtmon file /var/log/rtmon.log
in a startup script, you will be able to view the full history
later. Certainly, it is possible to start rtmon at any time. It
prepends the history with the state snapshot dumped at the moment
rtmon supports the following options:-Version
Print version and exit.
help Show summary of options.
file FILE [ all | LISTofOBJECTS ]
Log output to FILE. LISTofOBJECTS is the list of object
types that we want to monitor. It may contain 'link',
'address', 'route' and 'all'. 'link' specifies the network
device, 'address' the protocol (IP or IPv6) address on a
device, 'route' the routing table entry and 'all' does
what the name says.
-family [ inet | inet6 | link | help ]
Specify protocol family. 'inet' is IPv4, 'inet6' is IPv6,
'link' means that no networking protocol is involved and
'help' prints usage information.
-4 Use IPv4. Shortcut for -family inet.
-6 Use IPv6. Shortcut for -family inet6.
-0 Use a special family identifier meaning that no networking
protocol is involved. Shortcut for -family link.
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