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Bug 10903 - /etc/sysctl.conf not updated by netcfg
/etc/sysctl.conf not updated by netcfg
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netcfg (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-04-18 16:35 EDT by chenchain
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-02 14:53:45 EDT
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Description chenchain 2000-04-18 16:35:47 EDT
When you select to enable network packet forwarding under the routing
section, it updates /etc/sysconfig/network but not /etc/sysctl.conf.  From
what I understand /etc/sysctl.conf is what dictates the ip_forward option
now in Red Hat 6.2.  Therefore, enable network packet forwarding with
netcfg does not enable packet forwarding at all

Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-05-02 14:53:59 EDT
This is fixed in the versions of pythonlib and netcfg that we have in Raw Hide
(ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/rawhide/noarch/RedHat/RPMS/).  We haven't yet decided
whether or not to issue them as a bug-fix erratas.

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