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Old 07-12-2003, 11:55 AM   #1
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how to permanently add route?

how to permanently add route to routing table?
I use "ip route add via"
and each time I reboot it's gone.
Old 07-12-2003, 11:59 AM   #2
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I used to have to do something like that too, and what I ended up doing was just putting a line in /etc/rc.d/rc.local to do it.

I know that's not the most elegant solution, but it works : ).

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Redhat reads a file called:

If you have redhat you can use that if you don't then your distro may have something similar.
Old 07-12-2003, 03:23 PM   #4
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thanks guys,
It looks like it work. I use mandrake.
Old 07-19-2003, 03:13 AM   #5
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Starting 8.0, atleast on Redhat, static-routes is not being used anymore.

You have to add the entry to /etc/sysconfig/networking/devices/ifcfg-eth0.route .... bit flaky here.
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Or use the non elegan solution of the /etc/rc.d/rc.local

I use (in that file) this:

iptables -t nat -A POSTROUTING -o ppp0 -j MASQUERADE


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