Thanks Sun Managers
The solution I liked best was john Valdez
The rest of the reply are below those that suggest adding the
file only does not work on sun3/60 but does work on the Sparc.
If you have SunOS 4.1.1B installed on that 3/60, just create a
/etc/defaultrouter file as you're probably used to. If not, create
one anyway, and add this snippet to /etc/rc.local, after the "ifconfig
-a ..." line:
# Try to add a default route again, now that "/usr" is mounted and NIS
# is running.
if [ ! -f /sbin/route -a -f /etc/defaultrouter ]; then
route -f add default `cat /etc/defaultrouter` 1
You could also hardwire the default route in /etc/rc.local as well.
"Anyone Without a Sense of Humor is at the Mercy of the Rest of Us!"
# route add default 99.99.99 1
For both Sun OS 4.1.x and Solaris 2.x do:
create file /etc/defaultrouter
contents of file is IP address of router.
Setting of default router is not well documented. It is implemented in
the system start-up scripts (Sun OS /etc/rc.* ; Solaris /etc/init.d,
Brion Leary <email@example.com>
If it's 4.1 or 4.1.1 then just create a file called /etc/defaultrouter
with either the hostname or IP address. For older releases just edit
/etc/rc.local, comment out the line that starts up in.routed and add:
route add default xyz 1
where xyz is the hostname or IP address of the defautl router.
In the ;later releases there is a little bit of shell script that reads
from the file and performs the route add command. Nothing terribly
-- Glenn Satchell
ame as any other SunOS 4.x box (assuming you're running SunOS 4.x -- latest that supports the sun3 is SunOS 4.1.1_U1); create /etc/defaultrouter with the IP address of the intended "default router".
There should be code in /etc/rc.local that looks for this and takes care of it.
add a 'route default <router> 1' to /etc/rc.local (at the end is a good place)
| Nickolai Zeldovich
Set the IP Address or host name of the router in /etc/defaultrouter.
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