What is the difference between routing under Windows and under Linux?
I have an Internet connection via PPPoE technology. The provider gives also an access to the so-called mediazone. The instructions for configuring internet-connection, as well as the mediazone connection are provided only for the windows platform.
To access an internet, I've set a static IP address to one of the 192.168.0.2..254 and so on.
But for the mediazone, it is necessary to turn the DHCP on.
The problem is:
- Under Windows it all works fine: I enter ftp://10.253.0.12 in the IE or other ftp-explorer and it all works;
- Under Linux if I enter "ftp -a 10.253.0.12" in the xterm, I get "destinatioin is unrichable" or something like this.
The workaround I used is:
- under Windows I enter "route print" in the cmd-Window;
- under Linux I used the "route" command to manually set the routing table possibly similar to that under Windows.
Then, I hadn't used a connection for a while, now I have checked "route print" under Windows with the previous one. The routing table was changed.
My questions are:
1. Can someone explain me, why is it so? (I mean, why is the routing table configuration automated under Windows, but under Linux - not)
2. How can (should) it be done under Linux?
3. How the automatic configuration of routing tables can be done?
Thanks to all!