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Old 03-23-2005, 03:39 AM   #1
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"route add default gw" - trouble

Hello all,

I am currently setting up an Internet gateway with the help of a linux machine. I am using the route command to set up the default gateway, giving the addres of the router which connects me to the external world.

The problem now is that, everytime I reboot the linux machine, I have to add the default route, even though the corresponding ethernet interfaces are getting activated automatically.

I use the command "route add default gw 'ipaddress of the router' " command, but I have to do this everytime I reboot.

What could be the possible problem ?are there any files that I need to change ?when I went to the man page of route, it indicated me that changes would be made to the file /proc/net/route, but then automatic gateway setting is not being done here.

Help me out please. Thanks in Advance.

Old 03-23-2005, 06:09 AM   #2
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You did not mention the distribution you are running.
On gentoo, for instance, you add extra information like this in /etc/conf.d/net
There should be a similar file in your distro

Another posibiliity would be to add the line to script in /etc/init.d which brings up the network at boot.
Normaly this would be /etc/init.d/network or /etc/init.d/net.eth0 or something like that.
Old 03-23-2005, 07:54 AM   #3
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Really sorry for that .....I miss this every time I post a query ...I am using RHL9



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