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filth 05-04-2003 05:59 AM

Route table loses entries
Hi, I recently set up a small home network using a redhat 9.0 machine and iptables as the firewall.
Whenever I add a gateway to route and restart the computer all the changes I have made are gone and Im back to the original route table.
Why does this happen? it also seems to set ip_forward back to the default of 0 as well.

Stijn147 05-04-2003 08:23 AM

The changes you make to the route-table with the commands ifconfig or route will be destroyed when you restart.

Instead change the config files:

What supposed to come in ifcfg should be clear, in static-routes you put:
eth0 v default gw <ip_default_gateway>

filth 05-05-2003 05:20 PM

It turns out that I dont have a /etc/sysconfig/static_routes file on my system anywhere. I created one with the deafult gateway entry and restarted the system to find that it hadnt updated the routing table.
The ifcfg-eth0 file was defnitely there, but thats not the one i need to change.
Is there any other way of permanently changing the route table?

david_ross 05-05-2003 05:27 PM

Try "static-routes" like Stijn147 said not "static_routes".

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