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I can use the command:

sudo route add 93.***.***.***/29

This adds the route that I want but its not persistant as in when I reboot the server the route needs to be re-added. There doesnt seem to be a static/persistant switch to save this route like there is under windows. How do I get the above route to stick after reboot?

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possible duplicate of Defining a persistent static route on Mac OS X –  jj33 Jan 12 '11 at 16:13

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After a bit of googling around, it looks like the only way to create a persistent route is through a startup script. I found a good tutorial at Secure Computing Networks.

Basically you need to create two files; a script for the route add and and paramaters file. Build out the files with these commands:

# cd /System/Library/StartupItems
# sudo mkdir StaticRoutes
# sudo chmod 0755 ./StaticRoutes
# cd StaticRoutes
# touch StaticRoutes && touch StartupParameters.plist
# chmod 0644 ./* && chmod o+x StaticRoutes

Add the script with your route in "StaticRoutes"


# Load local static routes

. /etc/rc.common

StartService ()
ConsoleMessage "Loading Static Routes"

## Enter static routes here, one line at a time as follows:
# route add <destination_network> <next_hop>  (man route for syntax)
route add 93.***.***.***/29


StopService ()
return 0

RestartService ()
return 0

RunService "$1"

And the proper paramaters in StartupParamaters.plist:

Description = "Static Routes";
Provides = ("StaticRoutes");
Requires = ("Network");
OrderPreference = "None";
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I had already tried something like this but it didnt work. But this post seems to have a few more steps so I've given it a go but I cannot test till later when I can reboot server. Will let you know if this works. Fingers crossed. –  Brady Jan 13 '11 at 10:45
I cannot test if this is working as I have opted for another way of dealing with static routes on my main gateway. –  Brady Jan 17 '11 at 11:33

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