Re: NetworkManager and special routing

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Alan Evans wrote:
[adding fedora-list back into the reply chain]

On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 1:40 PM, Phil Meyer <[email protected]> wrote:
The file: /etc/sysconfig/static-routes is optional, and does not exist by
default.

#This line forces multicast out of eth1
# any: net 224.0.0.0 netmask 240.0.0.0 dev eth1
# for the lab, uncomment the next two lines
# This line forces a route to the local network
# any: net 10.0.0.0 netmask 255.0.0.0 dev eth0
# This line will force a specific network over the primary interface
# any: net NNN.NNN.0.0 netmask 255.255.0.0 dev eth0
Still no joy. But I'm still not sure I got it right. All of the
examples seem to demonstrate routing a particular network through a
particular interface. I only have one interface on this machine; what
I wish to do is specify a particular gateway for use for a particular
address. I tried:

any: net NNN.NNN.NNN.NNN netmask 255.255.255.255 gateway 192.168.0.3

as a guess, but nothing changed. Nothing in any log that I could find
seemed to indicate whether NetworkManager was even trying to read this
file.

Well, for a single host, it would be something like this:

any: host 10.10.10.10 gateway 192.168.1.1

But the question is still whether or not NetworkManager will obey this file.

Worst case scenerio we can write a NM dispatcher script to do it:

in: /etc/NetworkManager/dispatcher.d/

create a file called static, chmod 755 static, and add: (NOT tested):  I ripped the section from /etc/init.d/network.

#!/bin/sh

interface=$1
state=$2

case $state in
	up)
       # Add non interface-specific static-routes.
       if [ -f /etc/sysconfig/static-routes ]; then
          grep "^any" /etc/sysconfig/static-routes | while read ignore args ; do
             /sbin/route add -$args
          done
       fi
	;;

       down) ;;



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