Forcing a packet through an interface (OT?)

Mario Lobo mario.lobo at
Tue Jul 12 14:20:40 GMT 2005

Yeah Stefan. They do take the default route. That is what I am already doing.

I even wrote a little prog using a variation of ping to do just that.

The problem lies with the fact that, there is a router between my rl0 and the internet.

1) rl0 -----------> router ----------> antenna ------>  ISPx ------> internet

So the fact that i can ping the hop next to rl0 doesn´t mean the link is up :(.

That is why I NEED to ping something on the internet.

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On 12 Jul 2005 at 15:48, stsp at wrote:

> In case you got a static IP on rl0 from ISP x (and rl0 is up),
> 	ping -I <IP of rl0>
> might help.
> Just a guess though. Packets might still take the default route, even with -I.
> Good luck,
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