Re: IP Forwarding

From: Juan L. Pastor (seguridadlinux_at_yahoo.es)
Date: 10/11/04

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    Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 11:17:16 +0200
    
    

    On Mon, 2004-10-11 at 10:54, Paul Howarth wrote:
    > > My network setup is a Fedora Core 2 (192.168.1.2) and a Windows 2000
    > > (192.168.1.3) boxes connected to two ports in an ADSL router
    > > (192.168.1.1). I guess I don't need IP forwarding on my linux machine. I
    > > know that with the command "echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward" I
    > > can turn it off.
    > >
    > > What is the right place to add this command to keep it on reboot?
    > > rc.local?
    > >
    > > Can it be turned off through any configuration tool?
    >
    > Just add a line
    >
    > net.ipv4.ip_forward = 0
    >
    > to /etc/sysctl.conf if it's not already there (which it usually is by default).

    It is, but somehow (maybe when iptables is started?)
    /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward=1

    Juan

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