Newbie question about static routing

From: Frank Millman (
Date: 10/22/05

Date: 21 Oct 2005 23:48:46 -0700

Hi all

I am trying to understand static routing. I have tried to set up the
simplest of scenarios, and I cannot get it to work. Either I am missing
something obvious, or I have misunderstood how it is supposed to work.
This is what I tried.

Host A - an FC4 machine with 2 network cards - eth0 is, eth1
Host B - eth0 is, gateway is
Host C - eth0 is, gateway is

Routing table on A -

Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Use Iface * U eth0 * U eth1 * U eth1
default UG eth1

>>From A, I can ping and
>>From B, I can ping and
>>From C, I can ping and


>>From B, I cannot ping
>>From C, I cannot ping

Please can someone tell me what I am doing wrong.

Many thanks

Frank Millman