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Old 04-05-2007, 05:19 AM   #1
markraem
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/etc/route.conf not working on Suse


On http://linuxmafia.com/pub/linux/suse...chapter10.html I noticed that on Suse you can make static routes permanent by creating /etc/route.conf.

I would like to add this static route permanent :

route add -net 40.40.40.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 gw 88.79.61.13

After adding this command, routing works correct.

So I create /etc/route.conf like this :

stbb01:~ # cat /etc/route.conf
40.40.40.0 88.79.61.13 255.255.255.0
stbb01:~ #


however after reboot, I see that my route is not added in the routing table and have to add it manually again.

What is the real way of creating static routes on Suse ?
Note : I am NOT interested in the graphical way, I am looking for the "CLI" solution.

Thanx in advance.

some info :

stbb01:/ #
stbb01:/ # cat /etc/SuSE-release
SUSE LINUX 10.1 (i586)
VERSION = 10.1
stbb01:/ #
stbb01:/ #
stbb01:/ #
stbb01:/ # which route
/sbin/route
stbb01:/ #
stbb01:/ #
stbb01:/ #
stbb01:/ #
 
Old 04-05-2007, 05:29 AM   #2
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The route settings on openSUSE 10.2 are at /etc/sysconfig/network/routes. By the way, why not use YaST? It's much simpler.
 
Old 04-05-2007, 11:25 AM   #3
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indeed /etc/sysconfig/network/routes is the file I need.
#stbb01
#stbb01
#stbb01:cat /etc/sysconfig/network/routes
40.40.40.0 88.79.61.13 255.255.255.0
#stbb01
#stbb01

this works correctly.


thank you !
 
  


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