DEFAULTROUTER(5) Standards, Environments, and Macros DEFAULTROUTER(5)


defaultrouter - configuration file for default router(s)




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

The format of the file is as follows:


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 comments.

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. You
can use routeadm(8) to override this behavior.


Configuration file containing the hostnames or IP
addresses of one or more default routers.


hosts(5), in.rdisc(8), in.routed(8), routeadm(8)

August 17, 2004 DEFAULTROUTER(5)