After upgrading to 11.10, my system is "forgetting" the default route to the internet every time the machine gets rebooted. 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 (though it worked perfectly in 11.04).
I'm wondering if it might be related to the "waiting for network configuration" problem that I and others seen. Either way, I need a solution or at least a work-around.
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 18.104.22.168.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 22.214.171.124 * 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 126.96.36.199 netmask 255.255.255.248 gateway 188.8.131.52