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Static Route for Mandriva?

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I was wondering how do I put a static route into Mandriva? We have a software that runs off this OS on our network that is needing a static route. I'm into the console and everything, but I just need to know the commands on how to permanently add a static route.
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by:comfortjeanius
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The correct way to add permanent static routes to a system besides setting the default gateway is to create a file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/route-eth0 (or whichever interface you want to route through). You can add as many routes as you would like per interface by simply incrementing the number at the end of each statement. Once saved a restart of the network services will force a read of this route file.
 The syntax of the file should look like this:
 ADDRESS0=x.x.x.x
 GATEWAY0=x.x.x.x
 NETMASK0=x.x.x.x
 ADDRESS1=x.x.x.x
 GATEWAY1=x.x.x.x
 NETMASK1=x.x.x.x


I hoped this helps
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by:serialband
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Try this.

If you have eth0 enabled, edit the following corresponding file
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/route-eth0

Add the routes you need in the following format.
ADDRESS0=x.x.x.x
GATEWAY0=x.x.x.x
NETMASK0=x.x.x.x
ADDRESS1=x.x.x.x
GATEWAY1=x.x.x.x
NETMASK1=x.x.x.x

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by:Pancake_Effect
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The program that runs upon this OS, doesn't really have a easy way to create a file via the GUI. From my understanding it's a custom mandriva OS. The only GUI you are given is the program. The only tool I have is the system console, via their custom software.

So I don't think the above commands can work without a text editor?
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by:comfortjeanius
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How do you make configuration changes if you do not use a text editor?  You should be able to edit a configuration files.
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by:serialband
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The vi and emacs editors both run command line.  If you don't know how to use either of those, you may have other notepad like editors such as pico or nano on your system.

If don't have access to those editors, then you can use the catecho and redirect (>, <, >>, << ) commands. There's also the age-old ed line editor, which vi is built upon, from the days of the line printers.

An alternative to using ed is to use these commands
To display the contents of the file.
cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/route-eth0

To append a line to a file.
echo "ADDRESS0=x.x.x.x" >> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/route-eth0

To delete the last line in a file you could use sed
sed '$d' filename.txt
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by:Pancake_Effect
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I found that "Route add –net #.#.#.# netmask #.#.#.# gw #.#.#.# dev eth#" seems to be working for it so far anyways!
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Is that permanent?  You need to put it in a file.

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/route-eth0 or whichever network interface and add the following.
ADDRESS0=x.x.x.x
GATEWAY0=x.x.x.x
NETMASK0=x.x.x.x
ADDRESS1=x.x.x.x
GATEWAY1=x.x.x.x
NETMASK1=x.x.x.x

https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-networking-3/permanently-add-static-route-16769/
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