I have 15 CentOS instances on AWS EC2 with multiple interfaces (on different subnets) and since by default asymmetrical routing is enforced the traffic intended to those extra interfaces will be drop.

The best explanation and solution I found is available on Jensd’s I/O buffer blog, however configuring 15 hosts manually (and more eventually) seemed a tiring task for me so I wrote bash script that can be dropped into a host and enable symmetric network routing.

LIST=`ip addr show | grep 'inet ' | awk '{print $2,$7}'`
while read -r line; do
    IP=`echo $line | awk '{print $1}'`
    NAME=`echo $line | awk '{print $2}'`
    if [ ! -z "$NAME" ]; then
        BASEIP=`echo $IP | cut -d"." -f1-3`
        sudo echo $BASEIP".0/24 dev "$NAME" tab "$TAB > /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/route-$NAME
        sudo echo "default via "$BASEIP".1 dev "$NAME" tab "$TAB >> /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/route-$NAME
        BASEIP=`echo $IP | cut -d"/" -f1`
        sudo echo "from "$BASEIP"/32 tab "$TAB" priority "$PRIORITY > /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/rule-$NAME

done <<< "$LIST"

I use this script with Rundeck in job as an in-line script and it does the configuration of all my 15 host for me in one click.