Problems with routing in a Solaris 2.4 box

Problems with routing in a Solaris 2.4 box

Post by Per Weistee » Tue, 29 Aug 1995 04:00:00

I have a Sun box running Solaris 2.4 which acts as a router. Both interfaces
has a subnetted class B address

le0 is aaa.bbb.96.2 with mask (net is aaa.bbb.96.0)
le1 is aaa.bbb.96.10 with the same mask       (net is aaa.bbb.96.8)

My static routing is

default      aaa.bbb.96.9       (works ok)
aaa.ccc.0.0  aaa.bbb.96.1       (works ok)
aaa.bbb.0.0  aaa.bbb.96.1       (fails, uses default route)
aaa.bbb.96.0 aaa.bbb.96.2       (works ok)
aaa.bbb.96.8 aaa.bbb.96.10      (works ok)

I can't seem to be able to route to the rest of aaa.bbb network thru
aaa.bbb.96.1, everything to this network (except for my direct nets) goes to
default route. Is this because Solaris ignores netmasks in /etc/netmasks for
this net ? I've tried /etc/netmasks like :


but all I get is wrong netmask for my two local nets.

Any help appreciated.

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Problems with routing in a Solaris 2.4 box

Post by Timothy J. Hu » Thu, 31 Aug 1995 04:00:00

Quote:>this net ? I've tried /etc/netmasks like :


It has to be

Most unix hosts can only subnet a whole class [ABC] network.

You can't have one part subnetted one way and another part subnetted another,
until someone gets Classless Internet Domain Routing (CIDR) sorted out
for the Unix hosts

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And my name is Timothy *not* Tim! *sigh*


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