Default route issues on Polycom VBP
by, January 25th, 2012 at 12:40 PM (1143 Views)
We ran into an issue when setting up our VBP that was kind of annoying. We are running software version 11.2.3 when this was written up, the VBP pretty much runs some hacked up version of Linux which is a router/polycom service.
We had a public ip address that we assigned to the WAN interface, the default gateway is actually a different network.
So public ip address is 65.x.x.x. and the gateway started with 63.x.x.x.x
We are using the public Google DNS server 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168
Due to the way Linux does networking, Linux doesn't like the fact that your gateway is on a different subnet. I scoured the internet and I figured out how to get around this. So you cant ssh into the VBP even with it being Linux. To fix this problem, under the web interface click system, then user commands
route add -host x.x.x.x dev eth1
route add default gw x.x.x.x
x.x.x.x = the gateway address
The funny thing is that when I setup a laptop running windows with the same WAN IP and Gateway it worked just fine.