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How do I find my Default Gateway from the Terminal?

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Lucas Clemente Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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May 6, 2008 11:55 AM
I'm SSH'ed into my mac, and I want to find out what the Default Gateway address is. How do I determine this?
Powermac G5 Quad, Mac OS X (10.5.2), PPC Is useless. OH THE HUMANITY.....
  • Antonio Rocco Level 6 Level 6 (10,100 points)

    One thing you can do quickly and easily is to issue:


    There is a slight delay but then the output can be quite long. You will definitely see the default Gateway in the output. There may be a quicker and simpler way of doing this? Possibly ifconfig or even ipconfig? You could consult the manual pages to see if there is anything available? You could also use the apropos command to see if anything gets thrown up. Something like:

    apropos gateway

    Should list any shell commands/scripts that may give you the information you want.

  • edclange Level 3 Level 3 (895 points)

    netstat -f inet -rn
    mini/macbook/imac/iphone, Mac OS X (10.5.2)


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