Re: 2.1.15 vs. "route"

Mike Bristow (
14 Dec 1996 16:55:28 GMT

In article <>, (Bob Tracy - TDS) writes:
>Ok. What happened? Or was I asleep at the switch when someone said
>I needed to upgrade my network utilities? :-(
> /sbin/route add -net
> route forgot to specify route netmask.
> SIOCADDRT: Invalid argument
>Just for grins, I try
> /sbin/route add -net netmask
>and get
> SIOCADDRT: No such device
>So I try
> /sbin/route add -net netmask dev lo
>and get no complaints, but none of "netstat -rn", "route", or
>"cat /proc/net/route" say that a route was actually added.

I get the same thing; however pinging localhost get's results.

Traceroute localhost gives:
shivan:~> traceroute localhost
traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
sendto: Bad address
1 traceroute: wrote 40 chars, ret=-1

The dummy driver has the same problem with traceroute as well; I haven't
checked out PPP yet.

shivan:~> /sbin/route -V
Linux NET-3 Base Utilities
Source: net-tools 1.32-alpha (Bernd Eckenfels)
Kernelsource: 2.1.10
route 1.92 (1996-04-26)

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