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The ramD software is a routing daemon that implements multiple IPv6 routing unicast protocols. ramD is available as a Web upgrade on the HP-UX 11i v1 and HP-UX 11i v2 operating systems. ramD version 1.002 is available on the HP-UX 11i v1 operating system and ramD version 1.001 is available on the HP-UX 11i v2 operating system. Table 1 summarizes the versions of ramD available in the HP-UX operating sytem.

Table 1: Availabilty of ramD on HP-UX

Product Version
      Operating System         Bundle Version
    Release Date  
1.002    HP-UX 11i v1  B.  January 2004
1.001    HP-UX 11i v2  B.  November 2004  

What Is Included in ramD?

The following lists the protocols that ramD includes:

  • Routing Information Protocol, Next Generation (RIPng)
  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP4+)
  • Intermediate-system-to-Intermediate-system for IPv6(IS-IS IPv6)


Routing Information Protocol, Next Generation (RIPng) is a version of the distance-vector routing protocol (RIP) modified for use with IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6). RIPng allows HP-UX servers to route IPv6 packets within a medium-sized autonomous system (AS).


Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), which supports IPv6, is an inter-autonomous system protocol. BGP transmits routing information across autonomous systems.


Intermediate-system to Intermediate-system (IS-IS) for IPv6 domains is a routing protocol defined for Connectionless Network Service (CLNS) traffic.

See HP-UX ramD Administrator's Guide, for more information.

Product Components and Availability

ramD contains the following components:

  • /usr/bin/ram_monitor – An interactive utility that is used to query the IPv6 routing daemons.
  • /usr/sbin/ramd – The RAM daemon.
  • /usr/bin/rdc – A utility that controls the routing daemons.
  • /usr/sbin/ripngd – The RIPng daemon.
  • /usr/sbin/bgpd – The BGP daemon.
  • /usr/sbin/isisd – The IS-IS daemon.

Related Documentation

The following documents, provide additional information about ramD and its components:

Man Pages

The following man pages are distributed with this release of ramD:

  • ramd.1m – Describes the Route Administration Manager (RAM) for IPv6.
  • ripngd.1m – Describes the RIPng daemon and its supported options.
  • bgpd.1m – Describes the BGP daemon and its supported functions.
  • isisd.1m – Describes the IS-IS daemon and its supported functions.
  • ram_monitor.1m – Describes the ram_monitor utility that queries the IPv6 routing daemons.
  • rdc.1m – Describes rdc, an operational user interface for the routing administration manager.
  • ramd.conf.4 – Describes ramd.conf, the configuration file for ramd.
Additional product information
Product #: RAMIPV6
Version: 1.001 and 1.002
Software specification: HP-UX 11i v1(RAMIPv6_B.
HP-UX 11i v2(RAMIPv6_B.