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Working with Static Routes

In this learning activity, you will need to create a script that modifies the routing table, to prohibit connectivity to You'll also add an entry to use as the gateway for the subnet.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 0m
Clock icon Nov 14, 2018

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  1. Challenge

    View the routing table, and prohibit connectivity to

    You can view the routing table using the following command:

    ip route show

    You should install the bind-utils package which includes the host command, to get the IPs associated with


    Once you have the IP address(es), you can prohibit connectivity to them using the following command:

    ip route add prohibit <IP_ADDRESS>

  2. Challenge

    Add an entry for the network to use as the gateway.

    Add the following entry:

    ip route add via

  3. Challenge

    Write a script that creates both entries.

    Using a text editor like vim, create and edit the file /home/cloud_user/ :

    ip route add prohibit <GOOGLE_IP>
    ip route add via

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