After upgrading to 11.10, my system is "forgetting" the default route to the internet every time the machine gets booted. It "remembers" the route to the office (on a second NIC). In my /etc/network/interfaces file I have both NICs configured as static and specify the IP, netmask AND gateway for each. But the gateway for the external NIC is no longer being set at boot time (it worked perfectly in 11.04). This is a royal P.I.T.A. and I'm wondering if it might be related to the "waiting for network configuration" problem that I and others (too many to count) have complained about. Either way, I need a solution or at least a work-around. Help?
As requested... route -v (after I manually added the eth1 default gateway, of course -- to see it before, imagine the eth1 gateway line missing):
Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface default 188.8.131.52.n 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth1 default 192.168.42.1 0.0.0.0 UG 100 0 0 eth0 192.168.42.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0 184.108.40.206 * 255.255.255.248 U 0 0 0 eth1
# The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback # Office network auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.42.4 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.42.1 # Internet auto eth1 iface eth1 inet static address 220.127.116.11 netmask 255.255.255.248 gateway 18.104.22.168