[K12OSN] How to choose alternate gateway?

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Sat Jul 9 17:10:44 UTC 2005

On Sat, 2005-07-09 at 10:18, John Baillie wrote:
> Scott,
> Same IP range
> But can I connect to one IP via two separate gateways simultaneously
> how would I type in the command?

You can't have one instance of a program using one gateway to the same
destination and a different one running at the same time on the same
machine without serious tricks like VMWare.   If you can find a mirror
at a different address you can:
route add -host mirror_address gw alternate_gateway
Then download different isos from each site to use both lines at the
same time.  Anything but the address specified in the route command
will continue to go to the default gateway.  Or, use a different machine
with a different default gateway setting and drop the files in a shared
directory.  That approach will work even with a single remote address.

  Les Mikesell
   les at futuresource.com

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