Hi Luke,
                thanks for the reply. I would have thought that rc.conf was the place 
to
look, but maybe not the only place...
Here is a copy of netstat -rn
Routing tables

Internet:
Destination        Gateway            Flags    Refs      Use  Netif Expire
default            192.168.55.8       UGSc        1        0    vx0
127.0.0.1          127.0.0.1          UH          0        2    lo0
192.168.55         link#1             UC          1        0    vx0
192.168.55.1       00:a0:24:b3:c9:b6  UHLW        2     3840    lo0

in the bootup display (not available from DMESG), it says  it is adding a
default route, just as if you were doing it manually. I know it is no
problem to "route delete default" and this works fine, but all it takes is a
reboot, and Im back to square one! The person I am building the gateway for
is not un*x savvy, and he justs wants something that sits quietly in the
corner. Sooner or later he will probably reboot...

Thanks again.

Cheers, Martin



-----Original Message-----
From: Luke Kearney [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Wednesday, 28 January 2004 12:54 PM
To: Martin and Belinda Richardson
Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: Default route problem



On Wed, 28 Jan 2004 12:54:08 +1100
"Martin and Belinda Richardson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> granted us
these pearls of wisdom:

> Hi everyone,
>               I am having a problem with a gateway I am building for a friend. I have
> initially set the box up on my home network and have set this box to use
my
> gateway temporarily while I fetch some ports etc. Now that I have removed
it
> from my network, and edited /etc/rc.conf to set it up to act as a gateway,
> it STILL sets the default route to my old gateway. I cant find any config
> file that says "add default route" or anything. I have not set
defaultroute
> in /etc/rc.conf, and it is set to "NO" in /etc/defaults/rc.conf!
> If I use /stand/sysinstall to configure the interface, I notice that there
> is a value already there for the ipV4 gateway (my gateway). deleting this
> here does not work. There must be a file somewhere that I have not seen
> causing me the trouble. Please help!
>

AFAIK the only place you need to make changes is /etc/rc.conf then
either reboot or sh /etc/netstart and you should be good to go.  You
could manually add that route though whilst the machine is up,
# route add default 192.168.X.X and that should be OK too. what is the
output of netstat -rn   ?

HTH

LukeK



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