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

Brooks Davis brooks at
Thu Sep 8 14:48:36 PDT 2005

On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 02:40:06PM -0700, Jon Dama wrote:
> > > And whenever there is a wireless network available (where the system can log
> > > in an get a network connection) the default route should be switched to that
> > > wireless nic. Or even better, if both connections work, automatically choose
> > > the faster one :-).
> >
> > That's the goal we're headed towards.  Unfortunatly, it's not an instant
> > thing, particularly when people trying things like what you're doing
> > that don't map well into the old world view of static devices that don't
> > change networks.  The old model is wrong and has been so for quite some
> > time, but that doesn't mean there aren't assumptions related to it all
> > over the place.
> Again, the problem is with the routing code.  You should NOT need to be
> deleting default routes simply because one link goes down and another
> comes up on a different interface.
> Deleting the route simply because the interface went down is a hack.

Got a new routing implemention handy?  Until then, well have to live
with hacks. :(

-- Brooks

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