Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75354
sysctl variable problem when setting parameters on vlan interfaces
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:17 EDT
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Description of problem:
Sysctl is unable to set up parameters for vlan interfaces. The problem consists
in the separators which are '.' and/or '/'. If in a variable in sysctl.conf are
both present (net.ipv4/ip_forward) sysctl will not warn us. So we will unable to
set (say) rp_filter on eth1.307 vlan interface.
The problem is present to all previous versions of procps, and it can be fixed
quicly if only one of the delimiters is accepted for the same variable.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.create a vlan interface
2.figure out how to write a variable in /etc/sysctl.conf in roder to set
parameters on eth1.307.
3.let me know if you succeed (maybe it's possible, but I found no possibility).
yeah. That doesn't seem possible.
Unfortunately it also seems hard to fix and stay backwards compat.
Adding a switch is possible, but something else needs to be done for
Mass reassign to new owner
Fixed in procps 3.2.0