backup static routes for freebsd (default)

Ezra Banoba ezra at
Wed Aug 6 09:50:08 PDT 2003

It works like magic.
But then, ... that means I still would have to use a script to mark the
interface as down when the remote gateway is inaccessible. Or is there a way
to automagically mark the interface down if the network is inaccessible?

Ezra Banoba
Systems Administrator/Programmer
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-----Original Message-----
From: Philip Payne [mailto:philip.payne at]
Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 1:56 AM
To: Nick Rogness; Ezra Banoba
Cc: Philip Payne
Subject: RE: backup static routes for freebsd (default)


> 	# route add PRIMARY_GW -netmask
> 	# route add PRIMARY_GW -netmask
> 	# route add default SECONDARY_GW

Good thinking, more specific routes take precedence over less specific ones,
you always forget the fundamental stuff ;-) ... and it's a routing only
solution so no scripts, great.

Unfortunately I'm not in a position to try it so, Ezra, if it works let me
know for future reference. Would much appreciate it.


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