Why is ip_forward set to 1 when my system boots even when sysctl has ip_forward set to zero?

Updated -

Release Found: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and later

Red Hat Enterprise Linux machines which run libvirtd service or Xen kernel, ipv4.ip_forwardvalue set to 1 at boot time.This C library provides an API to use the Xen virtualization framework,and the virsh command line tool to control virtual domains.

Note: T...

Subscriber exclusive content

A Red Hat subscription provides unlimited access to our knowledgebase of over 48,000 articles and solutions.

Current Customers and Partners

Log in for full access

Log In