Routed(8) resurrecting deleted aliases

Arthur Chance freebsd at
Wed May 29 15:34:36 UTC 2013

I've got a gateway machine running routed. If I use ifconfig to 
temporarily add a /32 alias to an interface to give it an alternate 
identity on that interface's network, and then delete the alias, it 
reappears in the routing table shortly after. Use "route delete" to 
clear it and it reappears again. Automate the process and it reappears 
every 30 seconds, corresponding to routed's cycle time. The only way to 
permanently clear it is to restart routed.

This is at 9.1-RELEASE-p3 on amd64.

I can't find any PR that matches this behaviour or anything via Google 
except for one comment on the forums that's less than helpful(*). 
Anybody know anything about this, or should I file a PR?

(*) The comment consists of "That's because you are running routed" with 
no explanation or suggestions.

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