Subject: Re: routes being deleted when they shouldn't be
To: None <>
From: Rui Paulo <>
List: tech-net
Date: 04/25/2006 20:15:37
"Steven M. Bellovin" <> writes:

> On Mon, 24 Apr 2006 23:49:00 -0400 (EDT), der Mouse
> <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA> wrote:
>> > A 'route delete default some-addr' is deleting default routes to
>> > other addresses:
>> I think this is not restricted to default routes; when you delete a
>> route, you delete a route to a destination, not a route to a
>> destination via a gateway.
>> Certainly that's how my experience has worked.
> Quite plausible, though I didn't try it.  In that case, though, 
> 'route delete' shouldn't take two arguments.  More precisely, if it's
> going to use two arguments, it should validate the second if present.
> That is, I have no objection to both
> 	route delete foo
> and
> 	route delete foo bar
> working, but the latter should succeed if and only if the route to foo
> goes via bar.

I think we should do it this way. Somewhere in the future we should be
able to set two default routes (the KAME project already has some code
to do this AFAIK).

  Rui Paulo			<rpaulo@{NetBSD{,-PT}.org,}>