Default route doesn't change to wireless device (ath0)

Brooks Davis brooks at
Thu Sep 1 14:41:18 PDT 2005

On Thu, Sep 01, 2005 at 02:26:45PM -0700, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> > Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 13:01:38 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Jon Dama <jd at>
> > Sender: owner-freebsd-current at
> > 
> > Flush the routing table or at least delete the default entry in a
> > start_if.ath0 script.
> This is obvious, but does not answer the question: "Can't that be done
> automatically on plugging in either?"
> As I recall, when the OpenSSH dhclient was added, one of the things it
> was supposed to do was flush the routing table. This never seems to have
> happened and I'm not sure I'd want it to.
> Maybe devd could automate it? (I think I'm going to try that.)

devd is probably not the answer.

Right now, we refuse to modify the default route if another interface
has it, but the expected behavior is probably to modify it even if it's
on another interface if that interface is down.

-- Brooks

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