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Old 06-23-2010, 03:53 PM   #1
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Where is gateway info stored?

I have my box set up with dhcp. The dhcp server gives me my gateway. Is this info placed in any files? I can see my gateway by typing in netstat -rn, but I don't know where this info is stored. I have looked in /etc/sysconfig/network and /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-etho. I've tried to grep in quite a few directories/files for GATEWAY but haven't found my answer. Running RH54.

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Dynamic IP information, such as gateway which get on DHCP server, save in memory only. It isn't static and shouldn't save to disk.
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OP may also like the `route` command, to see the current routing table of the machine in question. The -n option is commonly used, to show numeric addresses, and will show you the gateway also.

There's a good chance you could locate the network information in /proc somewhere, but right off, I cannot suggest where; as implied above, the gateway and such info is not saved in any particular "regular" file that I'm aware either.
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Thank you so much. I thought that might be the case, but I wanted to double check!


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