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MYGATE(5)		  FreeBSD File Formats Manual		     MYGATE(5)

NAME
     mygate -- default gateway

DESCRIPTION
     The mygate	file is	read by	netstart(8) at system startup time.

     /etc/mygate, if it	exists,	contains the address of	the gateway host.  The
     gateway is	added to the routing tables by the route(8) utility.  If
     /etc/mygate does not exist, no default gateway is added to	the routing
     tables.  The file may contain gateway addresses for both IPv4 and IPv6
     networks in dotted	quad notation for v4 (e.g. 192.0.2.1) or in colon no-
     tation for	v6 (e.g. 2001:db8::1).	Each address must be specified on a
     separate line.  If	more than one address of a specific family is found,
     only the first is used - all other	addresses of that family are ignored.

     /etc/mygate is processed after all	interfaces have	been configured.  If
     any hostname.if(5)	files contain "dhcp" directives, IPv4 entries in
     /etc/mygate will be ignored.  If they contain "autoconf" directives, IPv6
     entries will be ignored.

     Additionally, arbitrary shell commands can	be executed during processing
     of	this file, using !command directives similar to	hostname.if(5).	 This
     is	useful for doing additional configuration after	all interfaces are
     configured	by netstart(8).

     Empty lines and lines beginning with `#' are ignored.

FILES
     /etc/mygate  Default gateway address(es).

SEE ALSO
     hostname.if(5), netstart(8), route(8)

HISTORY
     This manual page first appeared in	OpenBSD	3.4.

FreeBSD	13.0		       November	29, 2020		  FreeBSD 13.0

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