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This article describes how to enable IP routing in Windows NT and how to configure static routing tables using ROUTE.EXE.
How to Enable IP RoutingRouting between subnets is disabled by default for the TCP/IP protocol in Windows NT. To enable routing, following these steps:
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Configuring Static Routing TablesIf two subnets are separated by more than one Windows NT machine or by a router, Windows NT can route between the subnets if you manually configure the routing tables. Static configurable routing is supported, but neither routing information protocol (RIP) or OSPF are supported.
The ROUTE.EXE command manually configures network routing tables. ROUTE has the following syntax:
route [-fs] [command [destination][gateway]]
-f Clears routing tables -s Packets for which no destinations are found are routed to the smart gateway.
All symbolic names used for gateway and destination are looked up in the database files NETWORKS and HOSTS.
add Adds a route delete Deletes a path print Prints a route change Changes an existing route
Article ID: 99686 - Last Review: October 31, 2006 - Revision: 3.1