Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 111076
RFE: enable forwarding
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:34 EST
Description of problem:
redhat-config-network does let me define several network interfaces
and routes. Only "little" problem is that if to reboot the box the
routes and interfaces are defined, but routing is disabled
(/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward content is 0).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add couple of LAN cards to the system;
2. Configure these with redhat-config-network;
3. Reboot the box;
/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward content is 0 and routing is disabled.
Either let me choose explisitly to "enable routing" in
redhat-config-network or do it by default when different
networks/routes are defined.
I asked help from Fedora list and it seems that routing enabling has
never been a simple task and "echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward"
in /etc/rc.d/rc.local is standard practice.
system-config-network should write to sysctl.conf and on apply/exit should run
"sysctl -p", don't use echo 1 > ...