yesterday I installed following test configs, as I am struggling with establishing static routes, but that will come probably with another post :-)
So here we go: http://www.xidys.com/test-config.jpg
The trouble is, PC2 and PC3 can ping out of the box! But PC1 is NOT reachable. I do not know why - no firewall. I even disabled default route and masquarading, as then it pings, but I want clean routing. Why PC1 is not visible, only its nearest eth1 interface (10.0.1.1) is visible from the point of view of PC2 and PC3.
Could switch make a difference? I even deplugged switch and connected PC1 directly to eth1, but still no ping - I was confused (well, but now as I think about it, RB could remember some ARP entries, so not sure what is going on).
I even enabled arp-proxy on eth1 for a while, but still no ping to PC1 (or whatever on 10.01.0/24 network).
I don't understand the difference - do I have to define static route somehow, if there is switch involved in-between? How do I define it, please? I tried all possible combinations as:
destination - 10.0.1.0/24
gateway - 10.0.1.1
preferred source - 10.0.3.1
but still no ping. Btw - with such defined route, the route entry stays in blue color, has only S mark (not AS) it says interface unknown (whereas in terminal mode it shows interface - a winbox bug ;-)
So, how do I define proper static route? What is a destination (imo a destination network, but can it be even a concrete IP?), what is a gateway (imo outmost interface reachable from the router directly?) and what is preferred source and do I need to use it at all?
Please show me an example of static route defined for my test set-up, I would like to finally know how to do it, as I am struggling this small issue for quite a bit of a time already :-)
OK, any help appreciated,
thank you very much,