What/where is default route set?

Aly Dharshi aly.dharshi at telus.net
Fri Feb 29 22:50:02 UTC 2008

I guess that you want to check out /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0

or replace eth0 with the one you want.

Look for the the line that says:


if not there add it save and restart you network: service network restart.

A netstat -rn should show you default route if it caught that.


Chris G wrote:
> Another minor hiccough after my move from F7 to F8, I don't get a
> network default route set when I reboot the system.
> I.e. I have to do:-
>     route add default gw
> after booting to get everything to work.
> Whereabouts in the initialisation scripts should this be set and/or is
> there a GUI for setting it up?

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