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Old 11-27-2005, 12:27 PM   #1
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Unable to manually define default Gateway


Alright, I'm using Kubuntu 5.10 and am trying to get my computer set up on the network properly. The only problem I have is I can't seem to set the default gateway. If I go to settings:/Network and click on Network Settings then click on Routes and try to manually set the gateway it acts like it sets then just resets to it's previous value. If I have the Protocol set to manual (which is what I really want) instead of DHCP the the gateway for some reason by default is blank. If I try to change it, it just resets back to a blank value. Is there a file that I can just type it into? That would make it much easier, or if you could tell me how to keep it from reseting.
 
Old 11-28-2005, 03:30 AM   #2
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#route add default gw <ipaddress>
 
Old 11-28-2005, 03:49 AM   #3
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if you want to make it permanent then add it in /etc/network/interfaces

here is mine:

Code:
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.1.2
netmask 255.255.255.0
broadcast 192.168.1.255
gateway 192.168.1.1
 
Old 11-28-2005, 05:02 AM   #4
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heema, you are absolutely beautiful. I have been trying to get my computer set up properly on my network for months. I new what the problem was and just couldn't fix it. Thank you so much. And jayakrishnan thanks to you too. I like to learn as many commands as possible. I may yet need that if I need to change it temporarily. Thank you both so much again, you have no idea how much simpler this makes things.
 
Old 11-28-2005, 05:14 AM   #5
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No problem
 
Old 11-28-2005, 05:58 AM   #6
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U R Welcome
 
Old 11-29-2005, 04:35 AM   #7
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permanent routing ?

My problem is similar to heema's suggestion. I am using SuSE 9.3 and according to the SuSE handbook the directory/files are:

/etc/sysconfig/network/routes
and
/etc/sysconfig/network/ifroute-*
where * is the interface.

When I enter my routing data via the route command then all is fine. However I cannot get it to work when I try to make it permanent using the files above. Also, in the /etc/sysconfig/network/ directory the file ifroute-eth0 did not exist so I created it and inserted my data according to the example in the handbook. Are there any SuSE users who could post what they are using for their permanent routing. It would be much appreciated.

Larry

QUOTE]Originally posted by heema
if you want to make it permanent then add it in /etc/network/interfaces

here is mine:

Code:
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.1.2
netmask 255.255.255.0
broadcast 192.168.1.255
gateway 192.168.1.1
[/QUOTE]
 
  


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