[CentOS] Static routes with a metric?

Sun Dec 18 06:57:39 UTC 2011
Mike Burger <mburger at bubbanfriends.org>

> Vreme: 12/17/2011 05:43 AM, Mike Burger piše:
>> Hi, Matt.
>> Sorry for the top post, but my iPad mail client seems averse to allowing
>> me to bottom post.
>> Just wanted to take a moment to note that I believe you've got things a
>> little bit reversed.
>> The use Of the route-ethX files and the "ip" command are the "newer"
>> method. Setting the NETMASK and ADDRESS in the ifcfg-ethX files has
>> always been and continues to be the norm. Having the GATEWAY field in
>> either the ifcfg-ethX files or in /etc/sysconofig/network is the older
>> way of setting the default route.
>> You're right, though...it was certainly less flexible. ;-)
>> On Dec 15, 2011, at 12:54 PM, Matt Garman<matthew.garman at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
> No, you got it wrong,
> he was talking about that route-ethX, not ifcfg-ethX, supports NETMASK,
> ADDRESS, GATEWAY (in separate lines) format. I used it from 2006. You
> can add as much routes that way as you please:

Although, thinking back, you've made a very similar point to mine:

That the standard of xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/yy via zzz.zzz.zzz.zzz style of
entry, invoking the "ip" command, is still the "newer" way of doing it,
while the parameter-per-line method you noted above, just like putting the
data into the ifcfg-ethX and the network files, is an older way of doing

Mike Burger

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