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ilmid -- simple ILMI ATM address registration daemon
ilmid [-d level] [-f] [-r]
The ilmid utility is a HARP ATM daemon that performs the ILMI ATM address
registration procedures with an ATM network switch. It is normally
invoked at boot time from the ATM startup script.
For each ATM interface with a UNI signalling manager attached, ilmid will
open an ILMI PVC (VPI = 0, VCI = 16) and register the interface's ATM
address with the switch. As part of the address registration procedure,
the ATM switch will notify the endsystem (local host) of the ``network
prefix'' portion of the endsystem's ATM address and ilmid will notify the
switch of the endsystem's ``user part'' of its address (typically the
interface card MAC address).
Specify the debug level for optional protocol tracing. Messages
are written to /var/log/ilmid.
-f Causes ilmid to run in the foreground.
-r Causes ilmid to issue a coldStart TRAP on all ATM interfaces it's
able to open and exit.
This daemon does not fully conform to the ATM Forum ILMI specifications.
In particular, it does not make any queries of the network side to ensure
that the ATM Address table is empty. It also does not implement any of
the ATM Forum MIB that is specified as part of ILMI.
The ilmid utility will increment the debug level when it receives a
SIGUSR1 signal and will decrement the debug level when it receives a
The ATM Forum, ATM User-Network Interface, Version 3.1 (UNI 3.1)
Specification for details on the ILMI protocols and address registration
Copyright (c) 1994-1998, Network Computing Services, Inc.
John Cavanaugh, Network Computing Services, Inc.
Mike Spengler, Network Computing Services, Inc.
Joseph Thomas, Network Computing Services, Inc.
This software was developed with the support of the Defense Advanced
Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Please report any bugs to <email@example.com>.
DragonFly 3.7 September 14, 1998 DragonFly 3.7