Re: kernel for 1.2
'Dominik Kubla wrote:'
>> 3. Please leave IP forwarding turned ON. It's a small change in code size
>> and a lot of trouble for users if they have to build a kernel just
>> to turn it on.
>But isn't that violating the host requirements RFC? Maybe it would be
>better to convert the compile-time option to a run-time option.
>The problem with having IP forwarding on by default is that a lot of
>network management tools use the IP forward flag to determine the
>existance of a router. And when the alarm bells in a NOC go on every time
>a (Debian-)Linux system is booted, our beloved OS will be put on the black
>list within an eyes blink!
I agree with Dominik. IP forwarding is not needed by most users and
by default be off.
>BTW. I think a lot of now compile-time options need to be converted to
>run-time options, eg CAN_LOAD_EGA_FONTS, CAN_LOAD_EGA_FONTS, VGA_CAN_DO_64KB...
Yes, can we add to the 2.1 wishlist IP forwarding as a run time
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