I'd like to be able to stop and (re)start the OS X routing daemon and review the routed configuration file(s). I think this would involve using launchctl unload and load, but I don't know the name of the routing plist file... Any hints on how to track this down?


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There is no OS X daemon for routed.

  • OK, thanks... So what happens at system startup to configure the routing table? Commented Sep 28, 2014 at 17:04
  • I can't find an answer to that @RicSteinberger. It's strange that the manpage for the route utility refers to a non-existent system daemon. Commented Sep 29, 2014 at 5:31
  • I do know that the routed daemon used to exist in older Mac OS X Server versions, it used to be in /etc/routed. Commented Sep 29, 2014 at 5:33
  • I believe that DHCP configures the routing table now. Commented Sep 29, 2014 at 5:35

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