route (command)

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Developer(s)Fred N. van Kempen, Microsoft, ReactOS Contributors
Operating systemUnix-like, Microsoft Windows, ReactOS

In computing, route is a command used to view and manipulate the IP routing table in Unix-like and Microsoft Windows[1] operating systems and also in ReactOS. Manual manipulation of the routing table is characteristic of static routing.

In Linux distributions based on 2.2.x Linux kernels, the ifconfig and route commands are operated together to connect a computer to a network, and to define routes between computer networks. Distributions based on later kernels have deprecated ifconfig and route, replacing them with iproute2.

Route for Linux was originally written by Fred N. van Kempen.[2]

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  • Stanek, William R. Microsoft Windows Command-Line Administrator's Pocket Consultant. ISBN 0-735-62038-5.


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