need routed configuration help

Brian Whalen bri at
Wed Jan 16 04:36:35 UTC 2002

if youre doing a static route, no need for routed.  As root, fire uo
/stand/sysinstall, select post install config, network interfaces, the one
you want, and have at it.  Its a fill in the blanks screen.

Brian "Sonic" Whalen
Success = Preparation + Opportunity

On Tue, 15 Jan 2002, Alex Melkomukov wrote:

> Hello everyone.
> I'm not sure if this is the correct list, but I was informed that this list
> is where all of the routing experts can be found, so I am sending this plea
> for help to this list.
> Basically, I need to confirm some configuration information and make sure
> I've set up everything properly.  I am seeing some very strange behavior
> and need to rule out local misconfiguration as the cause.  I am not a
> routing expert, so I need confirmation.
> We had to configure a customer's server to function in a co-location
> facility (not of our choosing) that has a gateway IP address that is
> outside of the locally defined network block (Class C).
> The OS is FreeBSD 4.4.  I did some digging and discovered that I needed to
> enable 'routed' and create some static routes to the gateway IP outside of
> the local network block to be able to reach the Internet.
> I uncommented the
>     defaultrouter=""
> entry (IP has been changed to protect parties involved) in the rc.conf file
> and added the
>     router_enable="YES"
> entry.  I then added the following entries to the rc.local file:
>     route add default -interface -netmask
>     route add -net -interface -netmask
>     route add default
> I came up with these routes by trial and error, and am not convinced that
> these are the correct entries to use.
> I can reach the Internet and the nameserver (which is also outside of the
> local network block), and can ping and traceroute without any problems.
> But,...  every once in a while certain programs start timing out and/or
> take a really long time to respond (to the point of failure due to time-out
> on the other end).  Some of these programs are telnet, ssh, ftp, radius.
> Other programs/protocols (such as http traffic) do not display the same
> behavior.
> So, I am seeking advice on how to configure static routes correctly and/or
> if some other issues may be causing this strange, intermitten behavior.
> Please let me know if I implemented this incorrectly...
> am
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