[techtalk] can't add default route.

Eric Richard Turner turnere at cc.wwu.edu
Wed Nov 22 14:08:42 EST 2000

On Wed, 22 Nov 2000, Kristin Ziel wrote:

> i was just reading over this again, and I am confused on one point.  YOu
> are correct in that if my gateway is 194.200.10.xxx , then my eth0
> interface should be 194.200.10.yyy, and it IS currently that way...well,
> that's the intention, but it won't let me add the route for the
> 194.200.10.xxx

I haven't been following this thread, but I think you need to first add
your gateway as a host in your routing table before the route command will
allow you add it as the default route. I'm not on a Linux box right now,
so I can't try it. I'll give it a try when I get home tonight.


BTW, this behavior may have been "fixed" in more recent versions of route.

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