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File Formats                                     defaultrouter(4)



NAME
     defaultrouter - configuration file for default router(s)

SYNOPSIS
     /etc/defaultrouter

DESCRIPTION
     The /etc/defaultrouter file specifies a IPv4 host's  default
     router(s).

     The format of the file is as follows:


     IP_address
     ...


     The /etc/defaultrouter file can contain the IP addresses  or
     hostnames of one or more default routers, with each entry on
     its own line.  If you use hostnames, each hostname must also
     be  listed  in  the  local  /etc/hosts file, because no name
     services are running at the time that defaultrouter is read.

     Lines beginning with the ``#'' character are treated as com-
     ments.

     The default routes listed in this file replace  those  added
     by   the   kernel   during   diskless   booting.   An  empty
     /etc/defaultrouter file will cause the default  route  added
     by the kernel to be deleted.

     Use of a default route, whether received from a DHCP  server
     or  from  /etc/defaultrouter, prevents a machine from acting
     as an IPv4 router, even if that machine  does  not  have  an
     /etc/notrouter file.

FILES
      /etc/defaultrouter
           Configuration file  containing  the  hostnames  or  IP
           addresses of one or more default routers.

SEE ALSO
     in.rdisc(1M), in.routed(1M), hosts(4)












SunOS 5.9            Last change: 7 Mar 1997                    1