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Policy Routing Using Linux® by Matthew G. Marsh

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ip route—Routing Table Management

Abbreviations: route, ro, r

This command manages the route entries within the kernel routing tables. The kernel routing tables keep information about protocol paths to other networked nodes.

As you saw in Chapter 2, "Policy Routing Theory," there are two parts to the implementation of the RPDB (Routing Policy Data Base). The ip route object allows specification and definition of the routing information base part of the RPDB.

To understand the massive amount of information in the following section you will want to study the syntax and command flow in the ip route help listing. When you understand the command syntax flow, you will realize that the rest of these sections essentially walk through the command parts ...

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