RE: using sysctl.conf to set hidden interfaces

To: Ryan Hulsker <rhulsker@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: using sysctl.conf to set hidden interfaces
Cc: "'Horms'" <horms@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, lvs-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
From: tc lewis <tcl@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2000 13:49:06 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 20 Jun 2000, Ryan Hulsker wrote:
> > Yes but it is executed once only, before the interfaces come up, so
> > it is not able to set interfaces to be hidden, as the appropriate
> > proc entries don't exist yet.
> net.ipv4.conf.all.hidden = 1
> net.ipv4.conf.default.hidden = 1
>      These seem to do it for me.  The default for any new interfaces coming
> up is to make them hidden, which means all your interfaces are always hidden
> including lo.  This is not ideal, but I have yet to see it cause a problem
> in my configuration.  Can anyone think of any reason why this is not a good
> idea?

even your normal eth0 and lo?  doesn't that cause problems?  eth0 would
need to respond to arps to get any traffic, no?


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