The Updated Routing Table

Kernel IP routing table

Destination

Gateway

Genmask

Flags

Metric

Ref

Use

Iface

192.168.0.0

0.0.0.0

255.255.

.255.0

U

0

0

0

eth0

127.0.0.0

0.0.0.0

255.0.0.

0

U

0

0

0

lo

0.0.0.0

192.168.0.254

0.0.0.0

UG

0

0

0

eth0

You can now see that the default (0.0.0.0) route has been added. Any traffic you do not know how to route locally will be sent to the machine/router 192.168.0.254. It is then up to the router to take care of helping the packet along its way to the destination.

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