I'm using a network where the nearest DNS host is outside the local
network. In order to get my Linux hosts to resolve any hostname not
explicitly named in /etc/hosts I have set up a default route, pointing
to the default gateway, using /sbin/route (specifically, /sbin/route
add default gw defaultgateway). Is this the only way to get this
arrangement to work? Is there a better method?
Two of my recently built machines seem to be having trouble keeping
this default route in place. Every time they reboot, the default
route seems to disappear from the routing table and needs to be added
manually. Short of adding this step to the startup scripts, how can I
ensure that these machines can be rebooted and used to access hosts
outside the local net?
I'm using RH 7.2 (I know, I know, but I'm constrained). Can anyone
point me to helpful documentation/HOWTOs/etc?
Thanks in advance for the help - Adam Cheney