Bug 81691 - using nat en also have to give up parameter ip_forward ?
using nat en also have to give up parameter ip_forward ?
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: iptables (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Thomas Woerner
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-01-12 16:26 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:49 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-01 06:15:01 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2003-01-12 16:26:46 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; WMM)

Description of problem:
I have a network 
I have succeded at last to brouws over the local network en use my isdn adapter 
to go to the internet.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.I save the iptables, but the next time i restart i have to set 
ip_forward in /proc/sys/net by hand. I have solved this in sysctl.conf, but i 
think it is not logical to make a table and have to set and save parameters 
also. Is this to change, so i only have to search on one place when i have a 

Actual Results:  It works now, at least.

Expected Results:  Just do the action on one place.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2003-01-14 05:48:51 EST
Don't write to /proc/sys/net manually. /proc is a run-time filesystem. Your
settings are gone next time you switch off the machine or reboot.

/etc/sysctl.conf is the proper way to make permanent changes to the /proc system
at boot-time or run-time.

Read "man sysctl".
Comment 2 Thomas Woerner 2003-07-01 06:15:01 EDT
Set net.ipv4.ip_forward = 1 in /etc/sysctl.conf.

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