How to add static routes in IPCop

IPCop till today does not have a GUI to add static routes.

The manual method. You will have to do this every time IPCop is rebooted.

root@proxy73:~ # route add -net 10.0.0.0 gw 10.38.24.1 netmask 255.0.0.0

Now let’s make the route persistent across reboots. There are 2 files for this. Use either one depending on your needs.

You can add the route command at the end of the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file. The route will be added every time IPCop is rebooted but not everytime the interface is restarted. Good for a box with minimal changes.

root@proxy73:~ # echo "route add -net 10.0.0.0 gw 10.38.24.1 netmask 255.0.0.0" >> /etc/rc.d/rc.local

The other way would be to add the route command at the end of the /etc/rc.d/rc.netaddress.up file. This will ensure that your routing table gets updated every time the interface is restarted.

root@proxy73:~ # echo "route add -net 10.0.0.0 gw 10.38.24.1 netmask 255.0.0.0" >> /etc/rc.d/rc.netaddress.up

I personally use the latter.

To view your routing table run the “route” command.

root@proxy73:~ # route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
213.27.199.80   *               255.255.255.248 U     0      0        0 eth2
192.168.1.0     *               255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0 eth1
10.38.24.0      *               255.255.248.0   U     0      0        0 eth0
10.0.0.0        10.38.24.1      255.0.0.0       UG    0      0        0 eth0
default         213.27.199.81   0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 eth2