/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward resets to 0 after reboot
kamping_kaiser at kgoetz.id.au
Fri Dec 7 22:19:58 GMT 2007
On Fri, 2007-12-07 at 09:57 -1000, R. Scott Belford wrote:
> Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> > On Thu 2007-12-06 13:52:09 -0500, Tom Wolfe wrote:
> >> I swtiched to using sysctl.conf after reading that the
> >> /etc/network/options is deprecated
> > right, good call.
> I was told differently on this list. The Edubuntu Wiki suggests that it
> is a solution. If it is in fact deprecated, and I believe you, then we
> really need to get on the same page of what *does* work with 7.10.
As i understand, its been depreciated since '05.
i have a memory of the man page being wrong on this too (it was a while
ago when i checked though)
> >> Still the same problem.
> >> I've resorted to a cron job that sets it to 1 ever minute.... quite a
> >> hack so I'd love to know the real cause of the problem.
Thats overkill - set once, and it stays like that until reboot (unless
theres a new upstartism involved.
> >> NOte that I didn't do a standard Edubuntu install, I had Edubuntu
> >> workstation, and then installed LTSP, etc. on top of it. I imagine I
> >> have a config missing somewhere.
doesnt matter, this is roughly how i setup my LTSP network (admitedly
back on 6.06)
> > on my debian lenny system here, /etc/sysctl.conf is initially read by
> > /etc/init.d/procps from the procps package during system
> > initialization (linked from /etc/rcS.d/S30procps). lenny uses
> > traditional sysvinit, though -- i think edubuntu is using upstart now,
> > so maybe it does something differently? or maybe yer distro
> > migrations broke your initscripts somehow?
> > If a stock edubuntu install were to not initialize /proc/sys from
> > /etc/sysctl.conf, that would be a serious bug worth reporting.
> I definitely need to echo that making changes to /etc/sysctl.conf *do*
> *not* have any affect on ip_forwarding. It is annoying, it does not
> make sense, but I thought that it was just me. I enable ip_forwarding
> through a line in rc.local.
did you uncomment the ipv4 line, or try adding a new one? perhaps a typo
in your new line? otherwise file a bug report imo.
> > --dkg
> > PS no need to CC me, i read the list.
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