I know the routing tables on Linux is in memory after being set. However, where are the routing table entries stored on disk? I mean where are the routing table is persistently stored so that the routing table can be reloaded like the iptables (under
/etc/sysconfig/iptables on Fedora/RHEL/CentOS Linuxes).
If the system uses the
/etc/rc.d/init.d/network script to manage the network, the static routing rules are stored in
/etc/sysconfig/static-routes. This is the related script about applying the rules from
static-routes in the
network script file:
# Add non interface-specific static-routes. if [ -f /etc/sysconfig/static-routes ]; then grep "^any" /etc/sysconfig/static-routes | while read ignore args ; do /sbin/route add -$args done fi
network script reads from
/etc/sysconfig/static-routes the lines starting with “any” and passes the following arguments to the
For example: A line like this in static-routes:
any host 10.1.1.8 gw 126.96.36.199
route add -host 10.1.1.8 gw 188.8.131.52
If the system uses
NetworkManager to manage the network, the NetworkManager GUI tools provides a dialog to set the routing rules. In the “Editing config_name” dialog’s “IPv4 Settings” tab (for IPv4), there is a button “Routes” which will opens the form that you can configure the routing rules.