Bug 10434 - IPv4 forwarding not set or unset by Linuxconf in RH 6.2
Summary: IPv4 forwarding not set or unset by Linuxconf in RH 6.2
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: linuxconf   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
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: 11230 (view as bug list)
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-03-30 09:37 UTC by jonathan
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-04-06 14:20:19 UTC
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Description jonathan 2000-03-30 09:37:17 UTC
The new initscripts 5.00 RPM uses information from /etc/sysctl.conf
to decide whether or not IP forwarding should be enabled.  Earlier
versions (including 4.70) used information from /etc/sysconfig/network.

Linuxconf sets and resets the information in /etc/sysconfig/network,
which is no longer read or used by initscripts 5.00 for this purpose.

Therefore, changing IP forwarding from the Linuxconf -> Networking ->
 Client Tasks -> Routing and gateways -> Set Defaults menu has no
effect on the system.

WORKAROUND: Edit the file /etc/sysctl.conf by hand and set

net.ipv4.ip_forward = 1

to enable forwarding; this value is read and acted upon every time
networking is started or restarted.

Suggested solution: It looks to me as though Linuxconf will now have to
parse and edit this new file /etc/sysctl.conf in order to provide this

Jonathan Marsden <jonathan@xc.org>

Comment 1 James Manning 2000-04-06 14:20:59 UTC
Using netconf (text mode) and "Enable routing" also leads to no working
routing.  Since I can't find any initscripts methods that reads a var
and optionally does the echo 1 > ip_forward, my workaround was doing
so at the end of rc.local

Comment 2 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-09-12 18:49:45 UTC
This has been fixed in Raw Hide.

Comment 3 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-09-12 19:05:33 UTC
*** Bug 11230 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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