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bcrelay - a broadcast relay daemon

bcrelay [OPTION]...

bcrelay simply plays as a broadcast repeater. When bcrelay receives packets from the incoming interface, it will then relay them to the outgoing interface.

Run bcrelay as a daemon.
Show help message.
Defines from which interface broadcasts will be read.
Defines to which interface broadcasts will be relayed.
Disable any logging and tracing to /var/log/messages except fatal error messages.
Defines an ipsec tunnel to be relayed to. Since ipsec tunnels terminate on the same interface, we need to define the broadcast address of the other end-point of the tunnel. This is done as ipsec0:x.x.x.255.
Show the version of bcrelay.

Original bcrelay program was written by Luc Richards <>.

Bcrelay was modified for poptop by Richard de Vroede <> and rewritten by Norbert van Bolhuis <> for version (v1.0+) of bcrelay.

This manual page was written by Nguyen Vinh for Debian GNU/Linux System (but may be used for others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License Version 2, and any later versions published by Free Software Foundation. There is no WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by the law.

For more detailed information about bcrelay, please read README.

31 Dec 2010 Version 1.3.4