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 --- Incoming mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.564 / Virus Database: 356 - Release Date: 19/01/2004 --- Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free. Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com). Version: 6.0.564 / Virus Database: 356 - Release Date: 19/01/2004 _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"