How to use /usr/sbin/in.routed ?

I see route daemon is disabled, For what purpose I can use it?
disabled        5:06:53 svc:/network/routing/route:default

Open in new window

beer9Asked:
Who is Participating?
 
Brian UtterbackPrinciple Software EngineerCommented:
Actually, the service svc:/network/routing/route:default has nothing to do with your system acting as a router,
a;though you should probably have it running is you are acting as a router.

No, what the svc:/network/routing/route:default is for is to allow you system to do *dynamic* routing. It accepts
routing packets from the network and uses them to update the routing tables. Typically, a system only needs to know about one router, that being the so called "default router". This is the router that all packets not destined for the local subnet will be sent. This router is expected to know how to route the packets from there.  Because the
system might only need to know this one router, it is often configured in the /etc/gateways file.

However, if there is more than one router on your network, or the routers might change, then you want to run the
routing daemon, which maintains the routing tables on the system. This service controls the in.routed daemon. The daemon waits and listens for announcements on the network from the routers and updates the tables accordingly.
0
 
louislietaerCommented:
Hello,

If you want your server to act as a router

Louis
0
 
beer9Author Commented:
I have two network interface, both in different subnet.. How can I configure it?
0
Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 
louislietaerCommented:
Do you need your server act as a router? I am not sure you want to do that. In this case what are your needs ?
0
 
beer9Author Commented:
Thanks blu :-)
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.