network route delete

Delete a manually configured network route from the current configuration. This command should be used only on the advice of a network administrator.

NOTE   Running this command changes the interface state and causes the ctc service to restart (see Crypto Traffic Controller for QoS).

User Privileges

Users with the following privileges can perform this command:




network route delete <routetype> <ipaddress> -device <netdevice> [-metric <metric>] [-netmask <ipaddress>] [-gateway <ipaddress>] [-force] [-ipv6]

Argument(s) Shortcut Description

Set to "network" or "host" for network or host specific routes respectively.

Valid values: host, network


Specifies the IP address of the target network or host to be deleted.

You can specify an IPv4 or IPv6 address. If you are deleting an IPv6 address, you must also include the -ipv6 flag in the command.

When entering an IPv6 address, you can use full or shorthand syntax. For example, the following notations are equivalent:



-device <netdevice> -d

Specifies a specific network device for the route.

Valid values: eth0, eth1, eth2, eth3, bond0, bond1

-force -f Force the action without prompting
-gateway <IP_address> -g

Specifies the gateway/router IP address to be deleted, if this is not a locally connected network or host.

-metric <metric> -m

Specifies a routing metric.

Range: 0 to 65535

Default: 0

-netmask <IP_address> -n

Specifies the network mask.

Include this option only if you are deleting a network route. If not specified, the default netmask is used.

>If you are deleting an IPv4 route, you must specify the network mask in dotted-decimal format (for example,

>If you are deleting an IPv6 route, you must specify the prefix length (for example, 64)


><routetype> = network


IPv6: 64

><routetype> = host


IPv6: 128


lunash:>network route delete host -device eth2 -metric 1000

NOTICE: The network connection for device eth2 will be restarted for new network settings to take effect.
If you are sure that you wish to restart the device connection, then type 'proceed', otherwise type 'quit'
> proceed


Command Result : Success