Bug 11280 - /etc/rc.d/init.d/network IP forwarding Bug
Summary: /etc/rc.d/init.d/network IP forwarding Bug
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 2000-05-07 16:46 UTC by peter
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-16 16:28:43 UTC


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Description peter 2000-05-07 16:46:29 UTC
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
restart.
Editing the script or taking the network script from RH 6.0 fixes the
problem.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-05-08 19:41:59 UTC
This is an initscripts problem. Changing component ...

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-05-16 16:28:59 UTC
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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