Subject: Re: Routing issue (no route to default host)
To: Seth Kurtzberg <>
From: J. W. Ballantine <>
List: tech-net
Date: 02/14/2003 09:12:06
OK, I'm more of a routing newbie than Anthony, can't find the network
stack code, and really don't want to reinstall any changes after each
cvsup.  Is there any other way to allow routing packets to a 10.x.x.x
address.  If not would you point me to where the stack code is?


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>  Date:  Thu, 13 Feb 2003 10:42:29 -0700
>  To:  Anthony Lieuallen <>,
>  From:  Seth Kurtzberg <>
>  Subject:  Re: Routing issue (no route to default host)
>  Sender:
>  I suspect that the core problem here is that 10.x.x.x is a private address. 
>  Thus netbsd is doing what it is supposed to do; to wit, not routing packets 
>  pointed at a private address.
>  You could make a fairly trivial change to the network stack code and remove 
>  10.x.x.x from the list of private addresses.
>  On Thursday 13 February 2003 07:43 am, Anthony Lieuallen wrote:
>  > I started this topic in netbsd-help, and I apologize if this is not the
>  > correct area to ask this question, but no one there was able to provide
>  > me with a working solution.
>  >
>  > Situation is the cable modem service here.  All that is available is a
>  > "one-way" cable modem (asynchronus, cable downlink, analog phone modem
>  > uplink), and the strange way the cable modem's hardware seems to
>  > operate.  It assigns me a public address of, while the
>  > default router is at .  In short, I am never able to add a
>  > route to that address, as there is no route to the 10.x.x.x subnet.  As
>  > I posted to netbsd-help, I was able to solve this problem in linux
>  > (using the floppy disk based LRP) by issuing the command "ip route add
>  > dev eth0" prior to attempting to designate that as the
>  > default router.  I have been unable to locate an equivalent command for
>  > NetBSD.
>  >
>  > So as of now I am working off a linux router, without the services I
>  > had been using at my college apartment for over a year I was used to,
>  > including using this junky webmail service instead of my own email
>  > server ;-)  I have to reboot that machine to test out commands in
>  > NetBSD as well as cutting the entire house off from the internet so I
>  > sometimes wait a bit, but if anyone has any idea how to solve this
>  > problem I would much appreciate anything you could offer.
>  >
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