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Re: kernel for 1.2

On Sat, 26 Oct 1996, Dominik Kubla wrote:

kubla >The problem with having IP forwarding on by default is that a lot of
kubla >network management tools use the IP forward flag to determine the
kubla >existance of a router.  And when the alarm bells in a NOC go on every time
kubla >a (Debian-)Linux system is booted, our beloved OS will be put on the black
kubla >list within an eyes blink!

I think running such network management software is rare and even more
rare is that action you describe. And to have the fact that IP
forwarding is enabled be noticed from other machines takes at least
having SNMP installed I guess.

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