Re: Do you know the TCP stack? (127.x.x.x routing)

From: alex
Date: Sun Mar 06 2005 - 12:23:20 EST


On Sun, 6 Mar 2005, Zdenek Radouch wrote:

> seems to be hidden, i.e., it actually is treated in a special way
> by one of the entities I am perusing.
> Let's see if I can delete the route anyway.
>
> svfx:~# route del -net 127.0.0.0 netmask 255.0.0.0 dev lo
> SIOCDELRT: No such process
> svfx:~#
>
> That actually looks like some compatibility issue if I had to guess.
> I never used the iproute tools, so I'll ignore that for now.
> [Anyone knows what this means?]
> and/or the netstat/route/iproute tools are in flux, i.e., being changed
> in a major way to the point that I really need to pay attention to what
> kernel I am running. I have done the above tests on my "stable"
> machine, which runs 2.2.20 (common Debian stable release). I'll go and
> retest everything on my embedded target which is running the 2.4.25
> kernel.
That's like testing on a yugo. Make sure after upgrading to 2.4, you also
get iproute2 toolchain.

> Can someone comment on the stability of the tools in question
> or any implementation changes in this area that would explain
> the above behavior?
On 2.4.27, once you delete 127.x address from the interface, traffic will
go as expected to another route...

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