IP Routing Question

Drew Tomlinson drew at mykitchentable.net
Tue Feb 14 11:40:51 PST 2006

On 2/14/2006 11:17 AM Steve Douville wrote:
> Weird stuff...
> route add -host aaa.bbb.ccc.209 aaa.bbb.ccc.196 -ifp em1

What happens if you leave off the "-ifp em1"?



> doesn't work even if i've already set
> aaa.bbb.ccc.196   link#2  em1
> The only way things work well is if the gateway is set to link#2. The only 
> way I can set it to link#2 is if the address was accessed, unsuccessfully, 
> creating a record with link#1 as the gateway and then issuing a route change 
> command to move it to link#2.
> it'd be much easier if i could just type
> route add -host aaa.bbb.ccc.xxx link#2 -ifp em1
> but it doesn't recognize link#2 as a valid address, even though it uses it 
> in the table by default!!
> Haven't tried the ipfilter yet. Maybe i'll give that a whirl, too.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Drew Tomlinson" <drew at mykitchentable.net>
> To: "Steve Douville" <fbsd at douville.net>
> Cc: <freebsd-questions at freebsd.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2006 1:45 PM
> Subject: Re: IP Routing Question
> What happens with a simple 'route add <certain ip address>
> aaa.bbb.ccc.196?  Or am I misinterpreting what you wish to achieve?
> HTH,
> Drew

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