kim.holburn at anu.edu.au
Tue Apr 16 13:31:59 EST 2002
Can anyone tell me the difference between what these kernel variables do?
Does the first one have to be set before the second will work or are they independent?
ip_forward - BOOLEAN
0 - disabled (default)
not 0 - enabled
Forward Packets between interfaces.
This variable is special, its change resets all configuration
parameters to their default state (RFC1122 for hosts, RFC1812
/proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/all/* is special and changes the settings for all interfaces.
Change special settings per interface.
forwarding - BOOLEAN
Enable IP forwarding on this interface.
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