Subject: /sbin/route -interface issues w.r.t. routed,gated ...
To: None <>
From: Andreas Hallmann <>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/22/2006 11:45:01
Hi all,

setting up static route's with the -interface option works well ...
as long as you don't start a routing deamon.

I set up

route add default -interface
route add -host -interface

using an interface's IP/Hostname
	(pppoe0 in that case, but le0 show same behavier)

set up a metric
ifconfig pppoe0 metric 2

routing works well ...

starting either routed or gated
thoose route's stay in kernel but where droped by gated/routed.

with gated, /var/log/messages tells me:
...gated[..].. interface not found for gw Kernel

while routed cries about some ifp missing.
A quick look at the source tells me, he is also not finding an interface
for pppoe0's address.

appending a "-hopcount 2" to thoose route lines doesn't help either.

This is NetBSD 3.0_RC2, but the problem seams to exist for a longer time...

Why is the interface structure for pppoe0 not found ???
Any Idea's ??

BTW.: -HOPCOUNT option to route is not documented.