Quote:> > The routing table will decide.
> Actually the routing decision is based on more than a routing table. It
> involves several routing tables and routing rules, which can use
> criteria such as source address, input interface or netfilter mark to
> select which routing table to use.
Collectively, these tables and rules are referred to as "the routing
table". Common usage is that the term "routing table" refers to all
information the guides the packet forwarding decision, including
information that is not currently used for that purpose but would be
if circumstances changed. (Such as routes with worse metrics than
other routes. Or routes whose next hop is unreachable currently.)
For example, the Wikipedia article on 'Routing table' says: The
remainder of this article will ... refer to the entire routing/
forwarding information subsystem as the "routing table".