Some help with broadcasts through a Linux system

Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Wed Feb 3 08:10:08 GMT 1999


I am having problems getting broadcasts through a Linux system. 

Here is the config:     
     ----------------[Linux Box]------------------

I have it set up with ip_forward=1.

However, when I ping from, responds,
and I see nothing on the subnet.

The linux box is running a 2.0.36 kernel.

It seems that Linux feels that it should not have to forward the broadcast

Does anyone have any clues?

Richard Sharpe, sharpe at, NIC-Handle:RJS96
NS Computer Software and Services P/L, 
Ph: +61-8-8281-0063, FAX: +61-8-8250-2080, 
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