Re: A couple "normal user" questions..

Alan Cox (
Thu, 30 Jan 1997 22:13:17 +0000 (GMT)

> ip_forwarding is turned 'off' as default.. if you configure in 'IP_FORWARDING',
> shouldn't this probably be turned 'on' as default?

IP_FORWARDING the define is gone in my current patches. It should also
default to off (RFC1122)

> /proc/config
> This would be simply the .config that was used in compilation of the kernel.
> I'm sure a lot of people have kernels lying around and they don't know what
> they compiled into it, and didn't keep the related .config around either. The
> reason I think it should be a /proc option is that it would be an easy reminder
> and a small portion of code.

I don't want 8K of my kernel wasted because I can't remember to save config
files. For vendors they can ship configs with the kernel. One thing slackware
did get right is providing config and files for the default