Subject: kern/2121: Default setting of ip.forwarding is not good
To: None <>
From: Peter Simons <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/24/1996 02:47:18
>Number:         2121
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       Default setting of ip.forwarding is not good
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people (Kernel Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Feb 23 21:05:13 1996
>Originator:     Peter Simons
>Release:        NetBSD 1.1
System: NetBSD 1.1 amiga

	When installing the NetBSD 1.1 kernels, ip.forwarding is set
	to off per default, what is very unfortunate in my opinion.
	Many, many people, who follow NetBSD, are somehow connected to
	the Internet and only a small number of them have a single

	When I upgraded to 1.1, I based my config file on the generic
	configuration and it took my _hours_ to find out why all sites
	behind me cannot reach the net anymore.

	The next release should definitely have ip.forwarding set to 1
	per default or you should at least point out this fact in the