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powah 08-31-2005 02:39 PM

route add
 
I want to add route to reach the computer 192.168.1.141 through the gateway 192.168.1.41.
I tried the following but the error is "SIOCADDRT: Network is unreachable".

# route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
172.31.1.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
169.254.0.0 * 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
default 172.31.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0

# ping 192.168.1.41
PING 192.168.1.41 (192.168.1.41) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 192.168.1.41: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=61.7 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.41: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=1.53 ms
64 bytes from 192.168.1.41: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=56.1 ms

--- 192.168.1.41 ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2002ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 1.538/39.821/61.780/27.168 ms, pipe 2

# route add -net 192.168.1.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 gw 192.168.1.41
SIOCADDRT: Network is unreachable

Mara 08-31-2005 03:43 PM

Routing table is local. You can only set up routing via gateway if the gateway is in your local network (network addresses of any of your nics). The route you're trying to add doesn't look local, so it should be handled somewhere later, for example by your default gateway.

powah 08-31-2005 09:32 PM

Do you mean my routing table do not need to be modified and
the route for 192.168.1.x should be added at the default gateway (172.31.1.1)?

Quote:

Originally posted by Mara
Routing table is local. You can only set up routing via gateway if the gateway is in your local network (network addresses of any of your nics). The route you're trying to add doesn't look local, so it should be handled somewhere later, for example by your default gateway.

btmiller 08-31-2005 11:24 PM

All traffic that doesn't have another route defined for it will be sent to the default gateway (this is the point of having a default gateway). As long as the gateway knows how to route the traffic or pass it on to another gateway that does, you are fine.

Mara 09-01-2005 03:24 PM

To clarify, yes. You don't need to modify your routing table.


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