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Windows 7: Static Routes - Create or Remove

09 Feb 2016   #30
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Andyrids View Post
That is how it looks to me also, however the default subnet mask is 255.255.255.0 ?
Within HOSTS I know you either redirect the IP to 127.0.0.1 or use 0.0.0.0 so that part looks right, but I am curious about the 255.255.255.255 mask, unless one of the MS virtual adapters uses that one ?

I ran a little utility yesterday that appears to do what you are here, very effective one problem though after it added all of the entries (into HOSTS and Windows Firewall) almost everything MS related was blocked even their Bing search engine.

Sorry I can not shed more light on this, but it is doing what you said redirecting the listed IP's to Localhost
Thanks for your tests. I can confirm that Bing is blocked. Although I have HOSTS file entries I was thinking that the routing table modification meant that the packets get re-routed regardless of any hard coded MS attempts to bypass the HOSTS file.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Andyrids View Post
I am curious about the 255.255.255.255 mask, unless one of the MS virtual adapters uses that one ?
I know nothing about that at all.


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10 Feb 2016   #31
Andyrids

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

Prior to XP the default subnet mask was different to what it is now (I forget exactly what it was) a subnet basically breaks up IP address and "route's" them to the correct place within the "network" if you think of your postal code being your IP and then the subnet mask would be your street and house number, put very basically...

I am no expert on this subject but the 0 is assigned to a local network address and the 255 is used to broadcast (I looked through some old notes from when I used to set up LAN gaming networks) so this would explain why 255.255.255.255 is being used it is kind of additional precaution to prevent broadcasting to them.

After that it gets seriously complex here is a good article on the subject https://www.iplocation.net/subnet-mask

Personally I think it is sort of overkill as I am sure a good few things you may well need to work will not after applying these rules... that is just my opinion though... I shall be interested to read your findings though once you finish testing this :-)
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10 Feb 2016   #32
zamar21

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
Routing for Windows is normally a server side role installed. As for client side routing the only native application I can think of is ICS.
A somewhat similar problem arises when one needs to listen on a Windows PC to a Netconsole output from a booting Linux plug computer on LAN. Lets say the device outputs different info to 2 IPs: bootloader start info to 10.10.10.5, kernel start info to 10.10.10.4. How to view both outputs and send commands back to the device in Netcat on a Windows PC with one physical network adapter without using virtual machines?

I was trying to add Microsoft Loopback Adapter, and setup ICS on the physical adapter to share network with the Loopback, assigned it IP, enabled router function in Registry for physical adapter, set route on a LAN Router with the physical adapter as gateway to loopback, but I still can't ping the PC loopback adapter from the Linux device and send traffic to it. Any ideas, or a different working approach?
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