Eric on 28 Aug 2009 10:23:08 -0700

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[PLUG] network fixer hat

Once again I'm called on to wear my "network fixer" hat... but this time it's in
my own office!

I use an internal IP range in my home/office.  Unfortunately, most
devices that I'm going to add to the network to configure (wireless routers,
NAS, etc) have 192.168.[0|1].0/24 addresses.  When I plug in the new device and
try to access it via http or tftp from my Linux workstation - I get nothing.  Is
that because any request outside the range falls through the
routing table to "default" and then gets sent to the gateway - which drops it as

How can I "tweak" my routing on the Ubuntu (8.10) workstation to see these types
of devices without messing up anything else?

Here is the output of the route command:

~$ route
Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface      *        U     1      0        0 eth1
link-local      *          U     1000   0        0 eth1
default         polaris         UG    0      0        0 eth1

I'm thinking this might work:

route -v add -net netmask -dev eth1

Would I add this permanently or just when I needed it?

#  Eric Lucas
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