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Set the Default Route on Solaris

Setting the default route on Solaris is easy. If you are trying to just set the route temporarily you can use the route command:

route add default <ipaddress>

Example:

route add default 192.168.1.1

If you want the route to be persisted when you reboot the system, you will need to set the route in the /etc/defaultrouter file.

/etc/defaultrouter

Example:

echo 192.168.1.1 > /etc/defaultrouter

Note that Solaris 10 includes “zones” that can also configure this same behavior. There will be more articles covering this in the future.

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  • Published 12/1/06

Comments (1)

  1. Jadi

    great article. solved one of my problems in my first days on solaris :) thank you GEEK :)

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