Command in Solaris to save network changes (new route added)

Posted on 2009-07-12
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
We added a new route in our Sun Solaris server (route add x.x.x.x y.y.y.y) but it was not saved, when the server was rebooted the route was lost.

What is the command in Solaris to save the network changes to become permanent?

Question by:artradis
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javeedabdul earned 300 total points
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Which file have you altered. ?/
What command did you open/append the file with ?
Please provide more info


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javeedabdul earned 300 total points
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the "route -p" command will add the routes to /etc/inet/static_routes

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Hi, I just type "route add yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy" where XXX is the destination IP and YYY is the router. I did not edit any config files.

so now do I need to:
1. "route delete yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy" and then
2. "route -p add yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy"

Is this correct?


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javeedabdul earned 300 total points
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for more info have a look at his infodoc (look what -p option tells  )

Hope this help
Javeed Abdul
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Rowley earned 200 total points
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route -p only was only introduced with later versions of solaris 10. Routes are stored in /etc/inetd/static_routes but this file is volatile (subject to change in subsequent releases of solaris. If you're not running a version of solaris 10 that support static routes, you need an init script. Example here:

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