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Old 08-07-2002
add route gives target: Host name lookup failure

We need to add our remote office to our linux routing table.

Our internal office ip addresses are all in the range of 198.9.200.x
with an subnet mask of 255.255.255.0

the remote office has ip addresses in the range of 192.168.0.0 and also a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0

when i use the following 'route' command, i get
target: Host name lookup failure

this is the command:
route -v add target 192.168.0.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 gw 198.9.200.42 metric 1 dev eth0
# 2  
Old 08-07-2002
As far i can see is 'targewt' not a valid option.

In this case the route command thinks target is a hostname and tries to lookup this host.

I think:

route -v add 192.168.0.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 gw 198.9.200.42 metric 1 dev eth0

wil do the job

regards
# 3  
Old 08-07-2002
That's it. Target is a variable that i need to substitute.

Sorry. Fixed now.

Dank u JanR,
# 4  
Old 08-07-2002
Hammer & Screwdriver

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