nyetworking in 2.4

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at svana.org
Sun Aug 26 18:39:58 EST 2001

On Sun, Aug 26, 2001 at 06:00:37PM +1000, Brett Worth wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Aug 2001, Mark Hummel wrote:
> > A question:
> > Does the order in which the routing table is set up matter?
> We have this situation where the gateway to is different to the
> gateway to  In this case the route must appear
> first.

Actually, unless you do tricky thing involving the ip tools to manage the
whole table yourself, the kernel will always match the most specific route

So host routes (/32) appear first, following by the network route in
increasing size.

So nothing tricky going on there.

> Could you post the output of the "ifconfig eth0", "netstat -arn" and "arp -a"
> commands?

Check that all the link lights are lighting up properly. Make sure that
ifconfig shows the right values and ARP should always be on for ethernet.


Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at svana.org>
> It would be nice if someone came up with a certification system that
> actually separated those who can barely regurgitate what they crammed over
> the last few weeks from those who command secret ninja networking powers.

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