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Old 07-09-2003, 04:52 AM   #1
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Can you permanently set "route add" -host and default gw cmds?

After having a lot of problems trying to get my Mandrake 9.0 machine to see the internet, I've finally worked out that I need to manually set the following two "route" commands every time I connect, after I've connected:

route add -host [primary nameserver IP] dev ppp0
route add default gw [primary nameserver IP]

Any idea how I can make these commands permanent so I don't have to reissue them all the time?

I have tried adding lines to ifcfg-ppp0 with no result.

I could of course be going about this the entirely wrong way but at least this works!

Thanks in advance.


Last edited by sacants; 07-09-2003 at 04:53 AM.
Old 07-18-2003, 04:04 AM   #2
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Well you could place those commands in an rc.local file (check /etc/rc.local or run a search for this file) and they will start at boot up, after everything else has been started, so hopefully that's a good thing



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