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Question Possible need for a FORWARDING="y/n" setting 

Forum: PCMCIA Network Adapter Issues
Date: 2000, Apr 05
From: Dagmar d'Surreal Dagmar_dSurreal

Okay, I've got a set of wireless ethernet cards, and while frankly I would not recommend people doing this excepting in certain situations, I found a need last night for turning on ip_forwarding for the interface created by pcmcia-cs for them. This normally defaults to off (unless you turn on forwarding globally, in which case you should go stand in the corner now) but some people might have a genuine need to do this.

I know this probably seems like a minor thing, but I want to know if anyone else has any opinions on the subject of whether or not they think an IP_FORWARDING="y/n" option would be apropos for the /etc/pcmcia/network.opts file.

(For the record, I would not normally use forwarding blatantly across the interface. I'm working with Free S/WAN to get an encrypted connection authenticated by secret key which DOES have forwarding turned on)

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None Another way to do it: use start_fn()

Re: Question Possible need for a FORWARDING="y/n" setting (Dagmar d'Surreal)
Date: 2000, Apr 05
From: David Hinds <>

The start_fn() and stop_fn() parameters can be used to specify
additional actions to be taken after a network card is configured; you
could provide a start_fn() to turn on forwarding.  I think this might
be a sufficiently specialized application, that adding a new general
option might not be worth it: each new parameter is something else
that might confuse the majority of users who don't need it.

What is the command you use to enable forwarding?

-- Dave
1. Note Untitled by Dagmar d'Surreal, 2000, Apr 06
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