Re: /proc/sys/net/* proliferation

Sun, 14 Sep 1997 18:58:51 +0100 (BST)

> >RFC1122 does indeed require that a system is a host by default and routing
> >must be switched on. In 2.1.x this problem goes away (its a sysctl), in
> >2.0.x a vendor could always ship a seperate kernel
> >
> So then would an appropriate solution also be to ship with forwarding on (in the
> kernel) but the forwarding policy set to 'reject.' This would require an
> enabling command then.

The kernel then ignores ICMP redirect messages as its a router with firewalls
not a host.