Bug 11280 - /etc/rc.d/init.d/network IP forwarding Bug
/etc/rc.d/init.d/network IP forwarding Bug
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 2000-05-07 12:46 EDT by peter
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-16 12:28:43 EDT
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Description peter 2000-05-07 12:46:29 EDT
The script /etc/rc.d/init.d/network has a bug in it such that IP forwarding
is always disabled after network restart or system reboot.

Examining the script it always places a zero in
/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_foward if its not zero already.

This means IP forwarding is ALWAYS disabled after a reset or network
Editing the script or taking the network script from RH 6.0 fixes the
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-05-08 15:41:59 EDT
This is an initscripts problem. Changing component ...
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-05-16 12:28:59 EDT
If you restart the network, it will re-run 'sysctl -p /etc/sysctl.conf';
this will reset IP forwarding if desired.

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