How To Prevent Bogus Entry 169.254.0.0/255.255.0.0 Automatically Added To Routing Table

(Doc ID 1161144.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version: 5.4 and later   [Release: OEL5U4 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Why 169.254.0.0/255.255.0.0 entry will be added to routing tables automatically each time network service restart or system reboot? How to avoid it?

$ netstat -nr
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface
10.182.112.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.252.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
0.0.0.0 10.182.112.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0



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