Re: net sysctls questions

From: Padraig Brady (
Date: Tue Jun 11 2002 - 09:29:28 EST

David S. Miller wrote:
> From: Padraig Brady <>
> Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 15:11:40 +0100
> /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/../{arp_filter,tag}
> are not documented.
> Nobody had time to document them, that is all.
> /proc/sys/net/ipv4/icmp_rate_limit is jiffies.
> Shouldn't this be HZ, i.e. jiffies shouldn't
> be exported to userspace as it's non portable?
> What if you want to specify value smaller than HZ?
> That is the most typical for this setting.

Current default is 100 (allow 1 ICMP packet/s on Intel
or 10/s on alpha). I suppose milliseconds is the most
sensible unit to use?


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