Subject: Re: kern/2121: Default setting of ip.forwarding is not good
To: None <Chris_G_Demetriou@NIAGARA.NECTAR.CS.CMU.EDU>
From: Eric S. Hvozda <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 02/26/1996 09:46:32
On Sat, 24 Feb 96 00:42:33 EST  Chris_G_Demetriou@NIAGARA.NECTAR.CS.CMU.EDU wrote:
> This behaviour is required by an RFC (i forget which one, but i'm sure
> somebody will tell us... 8-).

Indeed :-)

> Having it enabled by default... could probably allow for some security
> surprises.

I assume ip forwarding is turned on by default when kernels are built
with 'options GATEWAY'.  Or is this a bad presumption?