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Re: [SLE] Network wont work when gateway is on another subnet.
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 5 May 2003 21:20:08 +0200
  • Message-id: <200305052120.08004.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 05 May 2003 21:16, webbie wrote:
> I am trying to set up a box on my connection but it just wont work.
> When i have added my details and try to start networking i get this
> answer:
> ifup-route: Command 'ip route replace to default via' returned:
> ifup-route: . "RTNETLINK answers: Network is unreachable"
> ifup-route: Configuration line: default - -
> ifup-route: This needs NOT to be AN ERROR if you set up multiple
> interfaces. ifup-route: See 'man 5 routes' how to avoid this warning.
> But my ip is (its something else ofcourse but so you get the
> idea), it seems that when the gateway is on another subnet, in this case
> 192.168.2 instead of 192.168.2 it just freaks with that comment.
> Im getting kinda annoyed because it works with XP

A default gateway needs to be reachable without any extra rules. Either that
means it's on your subnet, or there's a bridge somewhere that transparently
routes packages to the gateway.

This cannot possibly work in XP. It's just not the way networks function

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