Today I had to add a static-route on a Fedora 10 workstation to gain access to a web application. Because it needs to be persistent, survive reboots, I wanted to configure the static-route the way Fedora (Red Hat) likes it.
The script ‘/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-routes’ is responsible for setting the route. You have to create a ‘route-eth1’ file depending on the interface the static route has to be configured on.
touch /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/route-eth1 # echo "to 188.8.131.52 via 192.168.129.15" > /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/route-eth1
You can check if it works by calling the script followed by the interface name.
Use the route command to see if the new route has been added to the route table.