4.3. Configuring Static Routes with GUI
To set a static route, open the IPv4 or IPv6 settings window for the connection you want to configure. See Section 3.4.1, “Connecting to a Network Using the control-center GUI” for instructions on how to do that.
- Address — Enter the
IPaddress of a remote network, sub-net, or host.Netmask — The netmask or prefix length of the
IPaddress entered above.Gateway — The
IPaddress of the gateway leading to the remote network, sub-net, or host entered above.Metric — A network cost, a preference value to give to this route. Lower values will be preferred over higher values.
- When Automatic is ON, routes from
DHCPare used, but you can also add additional static routes. When OFF, only static routes you define are used.
- Use this connection only for resources on its network
- Select this check box to prevent the connection from becoming the default route. Typical examples are where a connection is a VPN tunnel or a leased line to a head office and you do not want any Internet-bound traffic to pass over the connection. Selecting this option means that only traffic specifically destined for routes learned automatically over the connection or entered here manually will be routed over the connection.