Similar to How do you add a blackhole route on your network?, but I'd like to know how to make such a route permanent in SLES 12.

In YaST I can only add "normal" routes.


The route can be added through yast2 lan' in "Routing" via "Add" to "Routing Table", specifying option blackhole. Effectively it means the a line is added to /etc/sysconfig/network/routes or more specifically to /etc/sysconfig/network/ifroute-eth0 for interface eth0.

The line added may look like (for ifroute-eth0): - - eth0 blackhole is the IP address and 32 is the netmask, blocking the host via interface eth0 in the example given. The minus (-) stands for "value not specified".

The syntax is described in manual page ifroute(5) and the order of fields is:

  1. Destination
  2. Gateway
  3. Netmask (deprecated)
  4. Interface
  5. Options
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