|Summary:||linuxconf hook in ifup-routes doesn't support all options|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||Donald Greer <dgreer>|
|Component:||linuxconf||Assignee:||Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-02-10 19:30:01 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Donald Greer 1999-09-25 19:17:49 UTC
I am configuring a system that will have a default route to the local lan, static routes to all local networks, but will also have a dialup account as a backup. To make this work, I need to have a default route on eth0 with one metric (5) and one on ppp0 with another metric (2) so that when the ppp0 comes up, packets to non-local networks go that direction. I can add local networks in /etc/sysconfig/static-routes and that works fine.but to get a metric on multiple default routes, I have to add those default routes to the static-routes table. Apparently, if linuxconf is present (and the appropriate ncurses library) you use "linuxconf --hint route "$1"" (where $1 is the interface). Linuxconf ignores the "metric X" statement, so I can't set metrics. I can add the routes as "eth0 net 0.0.0.0 netmask 0.0.0.0 metric 5" but it doesn't make a difference. I've worked around it by hacking ifup-routes to disregard linuxconf, but that's certainly not the optimal solution. Please add "metric" support to linuxconf if possible (or add it to the wish list for the development team). Also, please allow me to override linuxconf for routing (say with a line in static-routes "linuxconf no" that gets checked before checking for linuxconf). Thanks. Don
Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-11-18 23:57:59 UTC
Added Jacques to the CC line to prime a discussion about adding metrics...
Comment 2 Brent Fox 2002-06-05 04:12:11 UTC
Closing since we don't ship linuxconf anymore.