Re: *delete* a default gw route?
Quoting email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> I'm testing a firewall setup on my home system. Principle network
> connection is the internal modem of my desktop. I'm trying to route
> through my firewall box instead.
> While I can set up the network and add a default gw through the
> firewall, I don't seem to be able to remove the default entry
> corresponding to the ppp connection from my desktop. "route delete
> default gw <dialup-fqdn>" just hangs.
> Am I doing the right thing? Is this necessary? Ideally, I'd like to
> have the FW be the primary gateway, but use the second modem connection
> on an ad-hoc basis. I assume I'll need to do some sort of serial
> balancing or juggle with metrics to do this....
It shouldn't be necessary to remove a default ppp0 route if there's
already a default route when you start it: PPP shouldn't change the
default in this case ("not replacing existing default route to %s [%I]").
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