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Bug 10549 - Default configuration files for iproute
Default configuration files for iproute
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: iproute (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-04-03 13:13 EDT by Mihai Ibanescu
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-08 22:50:32 EDT
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Description Mihai Ibanescu 2000-04-03 13:13:40 EDT
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 2000-08-08 22:45:42 EDT
assigned to nalin
Comment 2 Ngo Than 2000-10-12 13:02:58 EDT
It's fixed in iproute-2.2.4-7. You will find it in 7.0 rawhide.

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