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ROUTE.CONF(5)                 File Formats Manual                ROUTE.CONF(5)

NAME
     route.conf -- static routes config file

DESCRIPTION
     The route.conf file is read by the staticroute rc.d script during system
     start-up and shutdown, and is intended for adding and removing static
     routes.

   FILE FORMAT
     Lines starting with a hash (`#') are comments and ignored.  Lines
     starting with a plus sign (`+') are run during start-up, while lines
     starting with a minus sign (`-') are run during system shutdown.  If a
     line starts with a `!', the rest of the line will get evaluated as a
     shell script fragment.  All other lines are passed to route(8).  During
     start-up, they are passed behind a ``route add -'' command and during
     shutdown behind a ``route delete -'' command.

FILES
     /etc/route.conf     The route.conf file resides in /etc.

     /etc/rc.d/staticroute
                         rc.d(8) script that parses route.conf.

EXAMPLES
     In this example, the interface for the desired routing changes is set,
     the IP address on that interface is determined, and a route is added
     during startup, or deleted during system shutdown.

           # Set interface and determine current IP address for added route.
           !ifname=bnx0
           !ipaddr=$(/sbin/ifconfig ${ifname} | awk '$1 == "inet" {print $2}')
           net 10.10.1 -interface ${ipaddr}

     In this example, IP forwarding is turned on during start-up, and a static
     route added for 192.168.2.0.  During system shutdown, the route is
     removed and IP forwarding turned off.

           # Turn on/off IP forwarding.
           +sysctl -w net.inet.ip.forwarding=1
           -sysctl -w net.inet.ip.forwarding=0
           net 192.168.2.0 -netmask 255.255.255.0 192.168.150.2

SEE ALSO
     rc.conf(5), rc(8), route(8)

NetBSD 6.1.5                      May 1, 2012                     NetBSD 6.1.5