I've followed this guide for Multiple IP addresses on Amazon EC2 and have gone with the second method listed of adding two IP addresses to a single interface. This was done by adding two private IPs to the adapter and then associating an elastic IP with each of the private addresses.
When I run a command like
curl it uses the primary IP address and I would like to know how to change it to use the other IP address by default. Here is the setup:
Public (elastic) IPs
After adding the elastic and private IPs I do this:
ip addr add dev eth0 172.30.0.122/24
To confirm it's working I can do:
curl icanhazip.com 188.8.131.52 curl --interface 172.30.0.50 icanhazip.com 184.108.40.206 curl --interface 172.30.0.122 icanhazip.com 220.127.116.11
As you can see the default route is done via the original / primary IP.
Here is the data from running
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 12:34:56:78:90:ab inet addr:172.30.0.50 Bcast:172.30.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: aabb::cccc:dddd:eeee:ffff/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:9001 Metric:1 RX packets:713 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:631 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:63726 (63.7 KB) TX bytes:827217 (827.2 KB) lo .... omitted ....
And this is what I get from running
Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface default 172.30.0.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0 172.30.0.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
I tried changing the 'default' route with a script like this. I used
screen so that the script would continue after I get disconnected (guessing that the first line causes that):
/sbin/route del default /sbin/route add default via 172.30.0.122 dev eth0 tab 1
I also tried without the
tab 1 but still had no luck.
How can I set what outgoing IP is used 'by default' ?
I would also like to know if it is possible to specify that only traffic to a certain range of IPs use the secondary address as the default address.