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Hi,

I seem to have two default routes on my Solaris 5.6 box. Everytime I reboot I see two routes appear in the boot sequence. Up until now, I have just been doing a "route delete" on the one I don't want. I discovered the second route when my box started sending every tenth transaction into never never land after a reboot. Does anyone have any suggestions on where I can go to permanently remove this?

Thanks,
Dawn
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check /etc/defaultrouter
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There's only one in there and it's the one I want to get rid of. My question now is... where is the other one coming from?

Thanks.
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grep -i route /etc/init.d/*

should give you hints where to search
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Hi again,

Searched through everything that came up there and it didn't help. Do you know how "gated" works? I believe this is a similar type of OSPF implementation for a UNIX box? Is there a way I could verify if this is running?

Thanks again,
Dawn
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ps -ef|grep gate
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ops, forgot to say that solaris may have enabled routed by default:

   ps -ef|grep route
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Hi ahoffman...

Thanks for all of your suggestions and help. I didn't find either of those processes running. I am going to troubleshoot it more during the boot process later this week. I would like to award the points for your help so I will select one of the above answers.

Thanks again,
Dawn
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Thanks again.

Still haven't located my "phantom" gateway but this location did get me started and the "good" gateway is in there.

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