improve feedback of ip route add nat command failure

Bug #1467073 reported by Karl-Philipp Richter
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
iproute2 (Ubuntu)
In Progress
Tammy Miller

Bug Description

Support for `nat` routes has been dropped in 2.6 according to `man ip route`, yet invoking `sudo ip route add nat via` prints `RTNETLINK answers: Invalid argument` which should be `support for adding NAT routes has been dropped in Linux 2.6, see 'man ip route' for more details. Consider using [the alternative to nat routes] instead` because there's no sense in giving less feedback than possible.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
Package: iproute2 3.16.0-2ubuntu1
Uname: Linux 4.0.5-040005-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.17.2-0ubuntu1.1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Jun 20 12:20:55 2015
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-04-20 (60 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Server 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Release amd64 (20141022.2)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: iproute2
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to vivid on 2015-04-24 (56 days ago)

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Karl-Philipp Richter (krichter722) wrote :
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Robie Basak (racb) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better.

This report should probably be verified upstream and then sent there, as it doesn't make sense for Ubuntu to diverge from other distributions on this.

tags: added: needs-upstream-report
Changed in iproute2 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Tammy Miller (tgmiller5)
Changed in iproute2 (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Tammy Miller (tgmiller5)
status: New → In Progress
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