route confusion

I’m ostensibly temporarily hooked up post-move on CenturyLink DSL. It took an obscene amount of a day to make it work. I almost quit trying in part because of comparing this, via DHCP host configuration:

# ip -d route
default via dev eth0 dev lo  scope link dev eth0  scope link dev eth0  proto kernel  scope link  src 
# inxi Snxxx
System:    Host: gx620 Kernel: 3.12.67-64-desktop i686 bits: 32 compiler: gcc v: 4.8.1 Desktop: KDE 4.11.5 tk: Qt 4.8.5 
           wm: kwin dm: KDM Distro: openSUSE 13.1 (Bottle) 
Network:   Device-1: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express vendor: Dell OptiPlex GX620 driver: tg3 v: 3.137 
           port: e8a0 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 14e4:1677 
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: 00:##:##:##:##:##

To this, via static IP host configuration:

# ip -d route
unicast default via dev eth0 proto boot scope global
unicast dev eth0 proto kernel scope link src
# inxi -Snxxx
System:    Host: 00srv Kernel: 4.12.14-lp151.28.44-default x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.5.0 Console: tty 1 wm: kwin
           dm: N/A Distro: openSUSE Leap 15.1
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI
           port: e000 bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: ##:##:##:##:##:##

I’ve never seen unicast before, or a two line route that is working for internet. What’s going on here, a difference between DHCP setup and static, a difference between openSUSE releases, a difference between (cable and DSL) providers, and/or something else?


I am a bit confused. AFAIK the forums are still read-only. I have no idea how you managed to start this new thread.
Please be aware of the fact that all that is posted from the moment the forums went read-only will be lost on the move.

You should also be aware I assume that others (beside staff) can not post and thus can not answer on your question.

That all said, if I would not have known you as a long and trustworthy member of these forums. I would say that those two listings are from two complete different systems (even 32 vs. 64 bit??).

I don’t know what this means or is trying to ask. Something seems to be missing.

Actually they are from different PCs. The 13.1 is the only installation I I have that I can recall on a working and available (since I’m not yet done moving) PC configured for DHCP. It’s purposely been populated with both 32bit and 64bit installations, but only the 13.1 is in DHCP, so no 15.1 to compare 15.1 to here. The 15.1 is my main PC, normally doing file server and web server duty as well as the more common users’ activities.

Simple typical routing tables only show unicast routes…not sure why it is displayed explicitly though, and of course only a single (default) route is needed to provide routing to public internet via a single gateway.

OK, now I understand. I thought these two comparisons where from one system with two different ways of configuring.
Thus the whole inxi output is of no interest at all?

Because command explicitly requested [noparse]-d[etails][/noparse] output.