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Set ROUTE as permanent

 
smsc_1
Regular Advisor

Set ROUTE as permanent


Hello all,
I'm trying to set as permanent one route:

set route 10.97.2.0 /gateway=10.97.11.60 /PERMANENT /MASK=24 /NETWORK
Then route goes on PERMANENT table.

But If I restart system or restart TCPIP stack I loose this permanent route...

I heard from something there should be a FI for that. Can you please help me??

My system is: OpenVMS 8.3.1H1

Thank you!
./ Lucas
8 REPLIES
The Brit
Honored Contributor

Re: Set ROUTE as permanent

I dont know the direct answer to your question, however if you cant get a satisfactory answer, you could just ensure that this route is created everytime the system or stack restarts.

Create a file in sys$common:[sys$startup] called TCPIP$SYSTARTUP.COM, and insert the command in there, i.e.

$ TCPIP set route 10.97.2.0 /gateway=10.97.11.60 /PERMANENT /MASK=24 /NETWORK

If this file exists, then it is executed by default when TCPIP$STARTUP runs.

Not the best solution, I know, but it will probably serve until you get a better answer.

I would appreciate it if you publish any solution since I was surprised to hear about this behaviour.

Dave
Oswald Knoppers_1
Valued Contributor

Re: Set ROUTE as permanent

Wat does a 'tcpip show route/perm' look like?
Can you do a 'show logical tcpip$route'?
Could it be that this logical is redefined after tcpip startup?

Oswald
Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: Set ROUTE as permanent

There are other operating systems that require routes be added each time a system is bootstrapped, and you now know how to do that as a workaround, so having to add this route wouldn't strike me as an intractable issue.

Here, TCP/IP Services is supposed to do this particular step for you and record the rule permanently, so this does look to be a bug.

"I heard from something there should be a FI[x] for that."

Ask whomever told you that for help. Alternatively, please apply the most current ECO for the version of TCP/IP Services in use here, then contact HP support directly. This resolves known and published issues, and also tends to be a prerequisite for discussions with HP support. (These ECO kits are the published fixes.)

I'm not sure how familiar you are with the ECO area; her's a quick tour: To gain access to the patches for OpenVMS and for various layered products, use your local ftp connect to ftp.itrc.hp.com, log in as an anonymous user, then look in OpenVMS_patches; IIRC, the path is obvious, though IIRC TCP/IP Services patches are under the Layered_Products area. When you locate the TCP/IP Services ECO, switch to BINARY transfers, and GET the file.

Here's the OpenVMS Patch FAQ:

http://labs.hoffmanlabs.com/node/348
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Set ROUTE as permanent

> My system is: OpenVMS 8.3.1H1

Actual output from
TCPIP SHOW VERSION
would be more informative.

Similarly:
TCPIP SHOW ROUTE
TCPIP SHOW ROUTE /PERMANENT

> [...] I loose this permanent route...

Again, actual evidence would be more
informative than your interpretation.

(And that's "lose".)

> I heard from something [...]

The Voices which speak to you don't seem to
speak to me.

> Ask whomever told you that [...]

(And that's whoever.)
smsc_1
Regular Advisor

Re: Set ROUTE as permanent


Ok, firtst of all let me provide more usefull info:

show logical tcpip$route
"TCPIP$ROUTE" = "SYS$COMMON:[SYSEXE]TCPIP$ROUTE.DAT;1" (LNM$SYSTEM_TABLE)

HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Industry Standard 64 Version V5.6 - ECO 4
on an HP BL860c (1.67GHz/9.0MB) running OpenVMS V8.3-1H1

By the way, I need to correct me. After reboot the route will be there. Route disappear only with TCP configuration. Is it normal_

Thanks!
./ Lucas
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Set ROUTE as permanent

> Route disappear only with TCP configuration.

What does that mean? What, exactly, happens
when you do what, exactly?
Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: Set ROUTE as permanent

Is deleting routes upon reconfiguration considered normal? Yes; depending on particularly what you've done. If you reconfigure your TCP/IP Services sufficiently, then settings that went before the change can tend to get erased and replaced.

Have you re-set the route after the reconfiguration? Does it re-appear upon reboot?

And is ECO 4 current here? I don't recall off-hand, and that's your task to confirm, regardless.

Steve Reece_3
Trusted Contributor

Re: Set ROUTE as permanent

ECO4 was certainly current a couple of weeks ago when I was hunting down a printing problem.