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Here's my configuration :

IP adress : Netmask : Default gw :

Routing table :

    Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface UGH   0      0        0 venet0   U     0      0        0 venet0         UG    0      0        0 venet0

When I try to add a route via the subnet, I get the following RTNETLINK answers: No such process Example :

#ip route add via dev venet0:0
#RTNETLINK answers: No such process

Is there a way to accomplish this kind of thing ?

And one more question : I'd like to be able to forward all my incoming trafic to the gateway at ... How Can I do this ? This doesn't work of course :

#ip route add default via
#RTNETLINK answers: No such process
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No. Source-based routing has been deprecated manymany years ago.

Some routers accept such a statement (called indirect next-hop), but locally (at your it would result in this - and that's all you can do:

#ip route add via dev venet0:0

Anything behind lies only in the responsibility of Do you have access to this device?

To the second question - I do not understand, what you want to do...

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Thank you for your answer. For the second question, what I'd like to do is a backup gateway in case of the main one is failing (which is often)... I know that would route my trafic to the Internet, but the only link I have is which is a "bridge" between our two subnets. And no, I don't have access to this device :( P.S : Oops there was a typo in my second question, I've just edited the IP address – Velocy Jun 25 '12 at 12:45

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