Subject: Re: IP forwarding
To: Anders Magnusson <>
From: Jonathan Sturges <>
List: port-vax
Date: 04/29/1996 08:43:17
On Fri, 26 Apr 1996, Anders Magnusson wrote:

> > Hi everyone,
> > 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.
> > 
> You can enable ip-forwarding in the kernel just with doing
> # sysctl -w net.inet.ip.forwarding=1
> as root. Then it should work just fine.
> Put the sysctl in rc.local or something.

Thanks for this tip...
I'm sure this is exactly what setting 'gateway=YES' in FreeBSD's 
/etc/sysconfig file does.