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Date:      Tue, 7 Aug 2007 14:53:32 -0500
From:      Dan Nelson <dnelson@allantgroup.com>
To:        Modulok <modulok@gmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Bizzare routing table entry.
Message-ID:  <20070807195332.GK77822@dan.emsphone.com>
In-Reply-To: <64c038660708071210w1950ccccwda1bb8464587d1de@mail.gmail.com>
References:  <64c038660708071210w1950ccccwda1bb8464587d1de@mail.gmail.com>

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In the last episode (Aug 07), Modulok said:
> I have a bizarre entry in the routing table on one my machines. What
> is it, and how do I delete it? The output of "netstat -rnf inet" is
> shown below:
> 
>   Destination        Gateway            Flags    Refs      Use  Netif Expire
>   0&0xc0a80132       link#1             UCS         0        0   bge0
>   127.0.0.1          127.0.0.1          UH          0      557    lo0
>   ...
> 
> QUESTIONS
> 1. The first entry, it's not IPv4, IPv6 or a MAC address that I've
> ever seen, what format is it?

It's in IPAddress&Netmask format.

$ echo "ibase=16;C0;A8;01;32" | bc
192
168
1
50

Someone probably ran "ifcofig bge0 netmask 192.168.1.50" or some script
did it to you.

> 2. How do I delete it? According to route(8) it is not a "valid
> address" and when I attempt to delete it, route(8) gets very upset:
> 
> root# route delete 0&0xc0a80132
> 
>   [1] 37343
>   route: writing to routing socket: No such process
>   delete net 0: not in table
>   0xc0a80132: Command not found.
>   [1]  + Exit 1                        route delete 0

& is a shell metacharacter; try this:  route delete "0&0xc0a80132"
 
-- 
	Dan Nelson
	dnelson@allantgroup.com



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