Subject: Re: IP forwarding
To: Jonathan Sturges <>
From: Dave McGuire <>
List: port-vax
Date: 04/26/1996 17:00:42
On April 26, you wrote:
> I've got my uVax II nicely configured as a PPP server, but it appears 
> that the generic kernel doesn't have IP forwarding enabled.
> I'm kinda dreading having to rebuild a kernel, so I was hoping something 
> had been implemented like the newer versions of FreeBSD.  FreeBSD uses a 
> file called /etc/sysconfig, where you can specify many options, including 
> whether or not the machine should behave as a gateway.
> Is there something similar for NetBSD?

  As far as I know, /etc/sysconfig in FreeBSD is simply a script that
is sourced by /etc/netstart that sets a bunch of shell variables.  It
doesn't actually determine what the kernel is or is not capable of

  I believe you'll need to rebuild your kernel.