WHAT IS LADVD?
ladvd is a lldp / cdp daemon for unix.
ladvd uses lldp / cdp frames to inform switches about connected hosts,
which simplifies ethernet switch management. It does this by creating
a raw socket at startup, and then switching to a non-privileged user for the
remaining runtime. Every 30 seconds it will transmit CDP/LLDP packets
reflecting the current system state. Interfaces (bridge, bonding, wireless),
capabilities (bridging, forwarding, wireless) and addresses (IPv4, IPv6)
are detected dynamically.
Basically you start ladvd like any unix daemon.
The recommonded way to run ladvd is with the 'auto' flag:
To get a complete list of supported options type
and see the manual for more information.
Ladvd needs root privileges to initialize the required raw-sockets.
It can run in `daemon' mode, logging to syslog, or in the foreground,
logging to stderr.
To install ladvd, first run the "configure" script. This will create a
Makefile and config.h appropriate for your system. Then type
"make" and "make install".
Please email your bug report to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ladvd is written by Sten Spans, and may be used, modified and
redistributed only under the terms of the ISC License,
found in the file LICENSE in this distribution.
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