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Date:      Mon, 08 Jun 2015 21:38:12 -0400
From:      "pathiaki2@yahoo.com" <pathiaki2@yahoo.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD 10.1p10 defaultrouter not working
Message-ID:  <55764384.1020606@yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <5576321B.3030506@uw.edu>
References:  <5576321B.3030506@uw.edu>

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It doesn't.  Whether it's by design or a flaw, I've noticed this for 
about 5 years.

route add default <IP of default>

and everything should be fine. :-)

Otherwise, a full reboot will read the /etc/rc.conf file and everything 
should behave as expected.

P.

On 06/08/2015 20:23, John Nyhuis wrote:
> I am trying to set a default route of 140.142.xyz.129 using the 
> documented method of adding the line below to rc.conf:
>
> defaultrouter = "140.142.xyz.129"
>
> (the .xyz. is to protect the guilty... mainly me).  ^_^
>
> After restarting the netif and route services, I still don't see a 
> default route being set.
> netstat -r shows:
>
> Internet:
> Destination        Gateway        Flags        Netif Expire
> localhost        link#7        UH        lo0
> 140.142.xyz.128/25    link#8        U        lagg0
> 140.142.xyz.141        link#8        UHS        lo0
>
> no default route is assigned...
> No logs of interest show up in messages, security, or dmesg.today
>
> The pertinent section of rc.conf looks like:
>
> cloned_interfaces="lagg0"
> defaultrouter="140.142.xyz.129"
>
> #create a LACP aggregate interface for the native 1G NICS
> ifconfig_bce0="up"
> ifconfig_bce1="up"
> ifconfig_lagg0="laggproto lacp laggport bce0 laggport bce1 
> 140.142.xyz.141/25"
>
>
> This should all be good according to the FreeBSD handbook, but it does 
> not work.
>
>
> I can manually set the default route using "route add default 
> 140.142.xyz.129", but although the route is now listed, it does not work.
>
> If I comment the "ifconfig_lagg0" line, a default route does show up 
> as expected, so this seems to be related to an incompatibility between 
> a aggregate interface and a "defaultrouter" line in rc.conf.  Either 
> will work by themselves, but not both in the same rc.conf.
>
>
> Any wisdom you would be willing to share would be much appreciated...
>
>
>




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