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NAME ^

Net::Route - Portable interface to the routing table

SYNOPSIS ^

    use Net::Route::Table;
    my $table_ref = Net::Route::Table->from_system();
    my $route_ref = $table_ref->default_route();
    print "Default gateway: ", $route_ref->gateway(), "\n";

VERSION ^

Version 0.02, $Revision: 372 $

DESCRIPTION ^

The Net::Route Module

Every OS provides its custom interface to the routing table: Linux' route utility is different from BSD's route show, from Windows' route print, etc. Parsing all these different output styles in an (otherwise portable) script can quickly become inconvenient.

Net::Route abstracts the system specifics and provides a single, portable interface.

The Net::Route Class

Net::Route objects represent single entries from a Net::Route::Table.

INTERFACE ^

This documents Net::Route as a class. To know how to use the module, refer to the synopsis or Net::Route::Table (the entry point from a user perspective).

Object Methods

destination()

gateway()

metric()

interface()

is_active()

is_dynamic()

INSTALLING DEPENDENCIES ON SUN SOLARIS SYSTEMS WITH GCC ^

The perl interpreter shipped with Solaris was compiled with Sun's proprietary C compiler, and therefore attempts to compile XS modules with the same tool and options. However, Solaris comes by default with the GNU C Compiler (gcc) only, which has its own set of incompatible command-line arguments. Mixing these two to compile XS Perl modules doesn't work.

Therefore, when you need to install CPAN modules (such as Net::Route's dependencies) which make use of XS (C code) on a system without the Sun C Compiler, you have to use the wrapper script provided by Sun which will invoke gcc correctly (replace Module as needed):

  /usr/perl5/bin/perlgcc -MCPAN -e 'install Module'.

STATUS AND ROADMAP ^

Please refer to the Changes file for a detailed history.

0.01 - First Public Release

Net::Route meets our goals for a first public release:

Net::Route is used in other Straton IT (http://en.straton-it.fr/) software, such as Cancerbero 0.7 (http://en.straton-it.fr/open-source/cancerbero-07) and Confdump/Sys (http://confdump.sourceforge.net/).

0.xx - Community Releases

These releases will include features and bugfixes suggested, reported and/or contributed by the community. For example:

The API might change somewhat, if necessary.

1.0 - API Freeze

When appropriate (according to the user reports), we will freeze the interface and release version 1.0.

BUGS ^

Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-net-route at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Net-Route. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.

SUPPORT ^

You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc Net::Route

You can also look for information at:

AUTHOR ^

Created by Alexandre Storoz, <astoroz@straton-it.fr>

Maintained by Thomas Equeter, <tequeter@straton-it.fr>

LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT ^

Copyright (C) 2009 Straton IT.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

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