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Net::Route - Portable interface to the routing table
use Net::Route::Table; my $table_ref = Net::Route::Table->from_system(); my $route_ref = $table_ref->default_route(); print "Default gateway: ", $route_ref->gateway(), "\n";
Version 0.02, $Revision: 372 $
Every OS provides its custom interface to the routing table: Linux'
route utility is different from BSD's
route show, from Windows'
route print, etc. Parsing all these different output styles in an (otherwise portable) script can quickly become inconvenient.
Net::Route abstracts the system specifics and provides a single, portable interface.
The perl interpreter shipped with Solaris was compiled with Sun's proprietary C compiler, and therefore attempts to compile XS modules with the same tool and options. However, Solaris comes by default with the GNU C Compiler (
gcc) only, which has its own set of incompatible command-line arguments. Mixing these two to compile
XS Perl modules doesn't work.
Therefore, when you need to install CPAN modules (such as Net::Route's dependencies) which make use of
XS (C code) on a system without the Sun C Compiler, you have to use the wrapper script provided by Sun which will invoke
gcc correctly (replace
Module as needed):
/usr/perl5/bin/perlgcc -MCPAN -e 'install Module'.
Please refer to the Changes file for a detailed history.
Net::Route meets our goals for a first public release:
It can list all routes
It can get the default route
It can provide the most common characteristics of routes
It is portable on Linux, Solaris and Windows
Net::Route is used in other Straton IT (http://en.straton-it.fr/) software, such as Cancerbero 0.7 (http://en.straton-it.fr/open-source/cancerbero-07) and Confdump/Sys (http://confdump.sourceforge.net/).
These releases will include features and bugfixes suggested, reported and/or contributed by the community. For example:
Support for more operating systems
Getting rid of CPAN dependencies that are troublesome to install on some platforms.
Your idea (http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/Bugs.html?Dist=Net-Route) here...
The API might change somewhat, if necessary.
When appropriate (according to the user reports), we will freeze the interface and release version 1.0.
Please report any bugs or feature requests to
bug-net-route at rt.cpan.org, or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/NoAuth/ReportBug.html?Queue=Net-Route. I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.
You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.
You can also look for information at:
RT: CPAN's request tracker
AnnoCPAN: Annotated CPAN documentation
Created by Alexandre Storoz,
Maintained by Thomas Equeter,
Copyright (C) 2009 Straton IT.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.