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NAME

routes - Specifies Internet routing information to the routing tables  

SYNOPSIS

/etc/routes  

DESCRIPTION

Static routes can be defined in the /etc/routes file. The /etc/routes file identifies static routes that are automatically added to the network routing tables with the /usr/sbin/route add command. The /sbin/init.d/route script contains the /usr/sbin/route add command that is executed for each entry in the /etc/routes file when the network is restarted on the system or the system is rebooted.

The general format of an entry in the /etc/routes file is: Dest Name1 Name2

The following is a brief description of each element in an /etc/routes file entry: A keyword that indicates whether the route is to a network or to a host. The two possible keywords are -net and -host. The name or address of the destination network or host. Name1 can be either a symbolic name (as used in the /etc/hosts or /etc/networks file) or an Internet address specified in dotted-decimal format. The name or address of the gateway host to which messages should be forwarded. Name2 can be either a symbolic name (as used in the /etc/hosts file) or an Internet address specified in dotted-decimal format.  

EXAMPLES

To specify a route to a network through a gateway host with an entry in the /etc/routes file, enter:

-net net2 host4

This example specifies a route to a network, net2, through the gateway host4. To specify a route to a host through a gateway host with an entry in the /etc/routes file, enter:

-host host2 host4

This example specifies a route to a host, host2, through the gateway host4. To specify a route to a default gateway host with an entry in the /etc/routes file, enter:

default 130.9.0.5

This example specifies a route to a default gateway with an Internet address of 130.9.0.5.

 

FILES

Contains the /usr/sbin/routed add command.  

RELATED INFORMATION

Commands: route(8)

Daemons: gated(8), routed(8)

Files: gated.conf(4)

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