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    SubjectIn kernel routing table vs. /sbin/ip vs. /sbin/route
    Using /sbin/route, I can add multiple default routes like so:

    /sbin/route add -net default gw
    /sbin/route add -net default gw

    But I cannot do the same with /sbin/ip:

    /sbin/ip route add default via
    /sbin/ip route add default via
    RTNETLINK answers: File exists

    Given that /sbin/ip is the more powerful and modern tool, I'm lead to
    believe that /sbin/route might be leaving the in kernel routing table in a
    weird state.

    My two simple questions are as follows:

    1) Which tool is more correct?

    2) What is the behavior of the kernel when multiple default routes are



    Dave Zarzycki

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