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SubjectThe way Linux adds routes.
As a result of a discussion on another group I ask this question....

Why was Linux' route command written so strictly or explicitly? E.G. it
seems that other OS's / routers allow something like:

route add

Which means route the 204.132.128 net with a gateway of the entire address.

Or written in Linux route command -

route add -net netmask gw

The former being a shorthand method of defining the entire
address,netmask,gw in one string.

I am NOT arguing against the way it was done. Just wondering why it was
designed that way.


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