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Bug 13093 - $FORWARD_IPV4 is not analyzed in any initscript
$FORWARD_IPV4 is not analyzed in any initscript
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-06-27 02:43 EDT by sergey
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:14 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-06-27 02:43:22 EDT
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Description sergey 2000-06-27 02:43:21 EDT
Variable $FORWARD_IPV4 is not analyzed in any initscript.
Documentation on redhat.com said: It should be analyzed in rc.sysinit, but 
you can check this script - it's not analyzed anywhere.
So you can't to enable IP-routing by Linuxconf, because Linuxconf just 
change this variable.

I know how I can enable routing by "echo 1 > ..../ip_forward", but I'd 
like to get official bugfix from RedHat. (I think RedHat Linux 6.1 has the 
same problem).

Sergey Zhukov
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-06-27 11:09:42 EDT
linuxconf has been fixed in rawhide; it's an intentional
behavior change.
Comment 2 Joseph Fannin 2000-10-25 12:18:13 EDT
FORWARD_IPV4 is still present in /etc/sysconfig/network in Red Hat 7.  It needs
to be removed at least, since it's misleading.  Better yet, a comment should be
inserted in its place pointing users to sysctl.conf.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-10-25 14:38:00 EDT
Nothing should add it; it probably won't get removed on
upgrade (although the settings should be migrated.)

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