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Old 02-18-2004, 08:47 PM   #1
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changing non-main routing tables ?

Some software I am running uses the 127 routing table
ip route show table 127 gives me dev eth0 proto static
default via dev tap0 proto static scope link

I need the default to point to some other number, and some other device. How do I change this entry??

I know how to do it with the "main" routing table.
route add default gw

I have never heard of this 127 routing table, could some one fill me in on what it is and what is it doing?

BTW i am using RH7.3 with 2.4.18-3 kernel on a Dell laptop.
Please any help would be appreciated.
Old 02-20-2004, 10:51 AM   #2
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ip route show table 127 gives me dev eth0 proto static
default via dev tap0 proto static scope link
To change it, do
ip route replace default via x.x.x.x dev tap0 table 127

Routing for a while has been using the ip_route2 programme which uses these tables.
ip rule list will give you the active rules and the tables they use.

Tables are usually in /etc/iproute2/rt_tables...

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