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SubjectRe: IP Forwarding on 2.1.42
On Mon, 16 Jun 1997, Chris Molnar wrote:

> Does anyone have any secrets on how to make IP Forwarding work properly
> on 2.1.42? I updated from 2.0.29 and it was working properly under that
> kernel. No other changes has been made.
> I did read the docs....... and did run the command that was mentioned in
> the Changes doc.
> Thanks,
> Chris

# echo "1" >/proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forwarding

This should turn it on. Note:

# echo 1> /proc/sys/net/ip4/ip_forwarding

Will __NOT__ work! This just redirects a '\n' out the "terminal".
Some documentation shows this. It needs quotes or spaces.

Richard B. Johnson
Analogic Corporation
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Penguin : Linux version 2.1.42 on an i586 machine (66.15 BogoMips).
Warning : It's hard to stay on the trailing edge of technology.

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