Linux Advanced Routing Tutorial .. [router] ~ # cat /etc/iproute2/rt_tables # # reserved values # local main default 0 unspec. iproute2 is a collection of userspace utilities for controlling and monitoring various aspects of NetEm โ€“ Network Emulator ยท Linux networking commands using iproute2 – Tutorial for configuring IP address, Routing table, Neighbour table etc. IPROUTE2 Utility Suite Howto This docvumentation covers the ip utility from IPROUTE2. This utility is This includes all of the utilities in the IPROUTE2 suite.

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First off notice that there are several functions defined early in the script.

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Actually, in Linux 2. So if you want to and we will show an example in the howto section you can enter in all of your ip addresses without network masks and treat them completely independantly. All the packets which are sent through it will be returned back to the sender and nothing but bounced back packets can be received.

Conclusion You should now have a fairly good idea of how to use the tools included in the iproute2 suite. Neighbour object entries are organized into tables. Linux network-related software Linux configuration utilities Linux-only software Routing Internet Protocol based network software Network performance Linux stubs.

If we are running iproutw2 router then we will have set the forwarding status to ensure that other devices tytorial interoperate with us. Show all rules ip rule show ip -6 rule show.

Also remember that the ip utility allows us to set multiple addresses on a single interface and our ipup script should allow us to take full advantage of that facility without requiring it.

We can add or delete rules using the appropriate actions. In the case where we have a peer address then we iproutee2 for the presence and insert a default route via our peer address with a somewhat high metric. In order to preserve compatibility with Linux We will not discuss them here.


Commands from the “ip link” family perform operations that are common for all interface types, like viewing link information or changing the MTU. However some link types may instead have their own natural address formats which are used in the presentation.

Some tables are predefined: To facilitate this construction in the case when the routing daemon is not aware of realms, missing realms may be tutoriwl with routing policy rules.

For IPv6 rules, use “ip -6”, the rest of the syntax ipeoute2 the same. The addresses to translate to are selected with the attribute via. This output shows that this router has received packets from realm russia and forwarded packets to russia.

N is number in the range This task is called “policy routing”. These commands allow you to look at the neighbour table bindings and their properties, to add new neighbour table entries, and to delete old ones.

Link groups are similar to port ranges found in managed switches. This is outside of this document scope. If a peer address is specified then the tktorial address cannot have a network prefix length as the network prefix is associated with the peer rather than with the local address.

Powerful โ€” yes, easy to remember โ€” no. Then the selectors follow with each key prefixed by the keyword used to create the rule.

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If no route with given key and attributes is found then ip route del fails. These rules may have many keys of different natures and therefore they have no natural ordering excepting that which is imposed by the network administrator.

In other words, netmasks can only be assigned to peer addresses when specifying both peer and local addresses. When an interface goes down, connected routes associated with it are removed. If you need to perform many repetitions of the command use a script loop or a script as then any generated error messages can be associated with the appropriate ip command action. Mark an interface inactive or bring down an interface, equivalent of ifconfig eth0 down.

Basically, you can decide on how to route traffic tutoriial on a number of fields, including target address, source address, routing protocol, packet size, etc. This command manages the route entries within the kernel routing tables.


It is up to the device driver to send more appropriate error messages to the system logging facility such as is done by the TokenRing driver. The default command is usually show list but if the objects of the class cannot be listed then the default is to print out the command syntax help. First off look at the diagram of the network we have under consideration: These error codes are translated to ICMP error codes sent to remote senders according to the rules described above in the subsection devoted to route types.

The output device for such entries is always jproute2. If a throw route is selected then lookup in this particular table is terminated pretending that no route was found. Tutoriall means that you may create separate routing tables for forwarded and local packets and, hence, completely segregate them.

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If the rule does NAT, as in ruleit is shown by the keyword map-to followed by the start of the block of addresses to map.

If the name is NONE, then the master device is unknown. As we mentioned above for the names of objects, all keywords may be abbreviated with the first or first few unique letters. If not then the script aborts because without a running device we cannot do any configuration of the addressing. To count size of routing cache we have to use option -o, because cached attributes can take more than one line of the output. If the user had not supplied a priority value then one was assigned by the kernel.