Bug 10549 - Default configuration files for iproute
Summary: Default configuration files for iproute
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: iproute
Version: 6.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-04-03 17:13 UTC by Mihai Ibanescu
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2000-08-09 02:50:32 UTC

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Description Mihai Ibanescu 2000-04-03 17:13:40 UTC
The iproute package should have several configuration files included. By
default, ip looks for files in /etc/iproute2.

The files in /etc/iproute2 are pretty important, because one can define
(for instance) a name for a rule. This is much more human readable.

Example: in /etc/iproute2/rt_tables I can put a line like

16	tunnel.otherisp

in order to make a source routing with other next hops, and then do
something like

ip route show table tunnel.otherisp

instead of the more insipid
ip route show table 16

I guess adding the config files (they are included in Alexei's iproute2
packages) is not difficult, and improves a lot the package.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-08-09 02:45:42 UTC
assigned to nalin

Comment 2 Ngo Than 2000-10-12 17:02:58 UTC
It's fixed in iproute-2.2.4-7. You will find it in 7.0 rawhide.

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