I often have to modify my static-routes file and insert
routes in a certain order. The order matters because
sometimes a later route depends on the successful setting of
an earlier route.
If I then use netcgf and "SAVE" the order of the routes
changes in static-routes and my routing configuration is
really messed up.
I have verified this to be true. I used netcfg to add two static
routes. Whichever one was on the bottom of the list gets pushed to the
top of the /etc/sysconfig/static-routes file. Then if you add another
one later, it shows up in the bottom of the list in netcfg, but when
you save the file the new entry is thrown to the top of the list in
the static-routes file. Ideally you should be able to move the routes
around in order using netcfg and then have the static-routes file
written in the proper order.
Unfortunately, netcfg does write static routes in random order.
While we may fix this later, I believe that linuxconf will keep
the routes ordered appropriately, and I suggest that you use
linuxconf to maintain the routes instead.
Discarding as linuxconf is the recommended method for maintaining
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