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Is there a way to obtain flags of the routing table through any API?

  1. Netlink socket doesn't show any place for flags.
  2. After checking route command's source code in net-tools it seems that it reads route from proc filesystem, i am wary of doing this, as it seems to be OS flavor dependent.
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closed as off topic by Seth, Raja, vasa1, Eric Carvalho, hhlp Mar 9 '13 at 11:03

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From your question, I infer you're after an OS flavour independent way of getting the information, but you don't mention the language and you post it in AskUbuntu, instead of serverfault or programming. You might have more luck there. –  Marcin Kaminski Oct 18 '12 at 1:25
I think you are correct, i shall repost it there. –  NulledPointer Oct 18 '12 at 1:53

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