route Command: Tutorial & Examples
Modify the IP routing table
route command is used to manipulate the IP routing table. It can be used to display the current routing table, add new routes, or delete existing ones.
To display the current routing table, use the command
To add a new route to the routing table, use the command
route add -net [destination_network] netmask [subnet_mask] gw [gateway_IP].
For example, to add a route to the network
10.0.0.0 with a subnet mask of
255.255.255.0 and a gateway of
192.168.1.1, the command would
route add -net 10.0.0.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 gw 192.168.1.1.
To delete a route from the routing table, use the command
route del -net [destination_network] netmask [subnet_mask] gw [gateway_IP].
It's worth noting that the routing table can also be manipulated using the
ip command, which is considered more powerful and flexible than the