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Re: gateway issue in DHCP environment

On Mon, 02 Jan 2012 20:04:19 +1100
Scott Ferguson <prettyfly.productions@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 02/01/12 19:27, J. Bakshi wrote:
> > Dear list,
> > 
> > First of all A very Happy new year to all of you :-)
> > 
> > I have DHCP server running on my debian box and I have two internet
> > broadband connections. I have configured one of them as the gateway
> > in my DHCP server. sometimes my users ( both linux and windows) like
> > to use the other connection as gateway as that is a flat rate and
> > slow connection, so preferred when doing big download. How can I
> > change the gateway in Linux and windows box running as DHCP client ?
> > 
> > In Linux the only possibility is by *route* command from CLI.... but
> > any GUI tricks for both Linux and Windows users ?
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> > 
> :-)   A GUI tool to set gateways for Windoof *and* Linux? You don't want
> much do you? (and you don't even give a version of Windoof).
> Unix copied all core commands and concepts from Windoof - but to avoid
> lawsuits Unix did it before Windoof (tracert, ping, ipconfig, copy etc).
> There is a GUI tool in XP and NT but I can't remember the name
> (winipcfg?) - best to ask on another forum.
> You could assign gateways by class from the DHCP server - but I'm
> guessing you want to change things within existing leases.
> For Deb just create 2 menu entries - call them CheapNet & QuickNet
> Set them to run as root
> Make Cheapnet run:-
> ipconfig del default; route add default gw slowgatewayip
> And the other (QuickNet) run:-
> ipconfig del default; route add default gw quickgatewayip

Yes... that's why I mentioned the "route* command for linux..
But the poor windows users are suffering. Let me do some more search...

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