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Old 04-27-2006, 10:39 AM   #1
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Question persistent static route

what is the best, most reliable way in a solaris/unix to do a persistent or static route?
I need the system to remember this route after reboot.

route add -net x.x.x.x netmask 255.255.255.x gw x.x.x.x metric 1

For example, is there a file that I can simply put this in like in RH there was /etc/sysconfig/static-routes
i know that i can also write a script and put it in the rc.d dir so it runs after booting... are there some other way?
Old 04-27-2006, 11:19 AM   #2
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Some *nix's have a conf file to set these in, but it usually is a shell-script kludge... ymmv. The one in RH is just a shell script that runs the route command with your arguments.

Personally, I think it's best to just put the route command into your "local" init scripts. (/etc/init.d/rc.local on Linux). You shouldn't have to write your whole own init script, there should already be a "local" file for running simple commands at boot time.

EDIT: clarification

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Old 04-27-2006, 11:51 AM   #3
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thanks for your answer whysyn
i know its no big deal to write the commands in a files and put it in rc.d dir
im interested if there is some other way beside this one.
I would use a config file like /etc/sysconfig/static-routes but i dont know to exist one in Solaris 10 or maybe another program that does this static route stuff
Old 04-27-2006, 12:17 PM   #4
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Sorry, I guess I read into your question incorrectly... =)

I don't know Solaris much myself, but I do know that the last SCO box I admined had to just have persistent routes in init scripts manually. If there is a more elegant solution on Solaris I don't know it.

The /etc/sysconfig/static-routes file in RedHat is used by a relatively simple shell script. If you have ten minutes and feel like tinkering a bit I imagine you could use the RH scripts on your Solaris box. If you want to try to adapt them but don't have access to a RH box any longer I'd be glad to link them up for you.

Good luck!
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Steps Change The Default Route or Gateway on Solaris :
1. Edit /etc/defaultrouter
-This configuration will apply after next reboot.

[root@SolarisServer ~]# vi /etc/defaultrouter

Proceed to change the ip to your preferred/new ip address of your gateway and save.

2. Run the following command to delete and add the default route.
-This will apply the configuration with immediate effect. Assume that the existing gateway will be change to

[root@SolarisServer ~]# route delete default
[root@SolarisServer ~]# route add default

How to Change The Default Route or Gateway on Solaris
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