Matt Schramm asked:
I am trying to route traffic through a specific interface based on its destination.
OS is CentOS 7.
I am setting up a mini MPI farm where I have 2 slave workers and one master.
The master and slaves use the built-in nic (em1) to communicate locally through a switch (this way all of the workers have “local” ips 192.168.1.*).
I then have a secondary nic (p2p1) that is connected to my router for external internet traffic.
As things are currently setup, I am able to ssh into each worker without problem but I cannot communicate with the internet (ping 188.8.131.52 states that it cannot access google’s server).
From what I have searched for, I haven’t been able to find a solution for this specific problem but I feel it is a simple fix…
typing route yields
Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface default Linksys01356 0.0.0.0 UG 100 0 0 em1 default gateway 0.0.0.0 UG 101 0 0 p2p1 10.11.230.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 101 0 0 p2p1 192.168.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 100 0 0 em1 192.168.122.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 virbr0
and typying iptables –list gives
Chain INPUT (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination ACCEPT udp -- anywhere anywhere udp dpt:domain ACCEPT tcp -- anywhere anywhere tcp dpt:domain ACCEPT udp -- anywhere anywhere udp dpt:bootps ACCEPT tcp -- anywhere anywhere tcp dpt:bootps Chain FORWARD (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination ACCEPT all -- anywhere 192.168.122.0/24 ctstate RELATED,ESTABLISHED ACCEPT all -- 192.168.122.0/24 anywhere ACCEPT all -- anywhere anywhere REJECT all -- anywhere anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable REJECT all -- anywhere anywhere reject-with icmp-port-unreachable Chain OUTPUT (policy ACCEPT) target prot opt source destination ACCEPT udp -- anywhere anywhere udp dpt:bootpc
Ideally I would like all the MPI computers (master and slaves) to communicate using em1 and the master pull things from outside the local network on p2p1.
If it helps, the master IP is 10.11.230.43 for outside access and 192.168.1.143 on the local network, while one slave has the ip address 192.168.1.118.
If I am missing any other info please let me know.
You have set a “default” route on both NICs, but “default” means, among other things, the number one. It is where traffic goes that has no other route. If you accidentally set more than one of them, then the lower metric decides which is used. In this case, that means your Internet bound traffic is going to “Linksys01356” on interface em1.
Because this isn’t what you want, you should reconfigure the em1 interface to remove the gateway address. The only gateway that should be defined is the one which routes your traffic to the Internet.
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