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Network Programming for Microsoft® Windows®, Second Edition by Jim Ohlund, Anthony Jones

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Route

The ROUTE.EXE command allows you to print and modify the routing table. The routing table determines which IPv4 interface a connection request or a datagram occurs on. The IP Helper library offers several functions for manipulating the routing table. All of the functions related to routing are available in Windows 98, Windows Me, and Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 4 or later).

First, let’s discuss the ROUTE.EXE command’s capabilities. Its most basic function is to print the routing table. A route consists of a destination address, a netmask, a gateway, a local IP interface, and a metric. You also have the ability to add and delete a route. To add a route, you must specify all the parameters we just described. To delete a route, you must ...

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