Commit e18f5feb authored by Jesper Dangaard Brouer's avatar Jesper Dangaard Brouer Committed by David S. Miller
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Doc: Cleanup whitespaces in ip-sysctl.txt



Fix up whitespaces while going though ip-sysctl.txt anyway.
Signed-off-by: default avatarJesper Dangaard Brouer <hawk@comx.dk>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
parent bf869c30
......@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
ip_forward - BOOLEAN
0 - disabled (default)
not 0 - enabled
not 0 - enabled
Forward Packets between interfaces.
......@@ -36,49 +36,49 @@ rt_cache_rebuild_count - INTEGER
IP Fragmentation:
ipfrag_high_thresh - INTEGER
Maximum memory used to reassemble IP fragments. When
Maximum memory used to reassemble IP fragments. When
ipfrag_high_thresh bytes of memory is allocated for this purpose,
the fragment handler will toss packets until ipfrag_low_thresh
is reached.
ipfrag_low_thresh - INTEGER
See ipfrag_high_thresh
See ipfrag_high_thresh
ipfrag_time - INTEGER
Time in seconds to keep an IP fragment in memory.
Time in seconds to keep an IP fragment in memory.
ipfrag_secret_interval - INTEGER
Regeneration interval (in seconds) of the hash secret (or lifetime
Regeneration interval (in seconds) of the hash secret (or lifetime
for the hash secret) for IP fragments.
Default: 600
ipfrag_max_dist - INTEGER
ipfrag_max_dist is a non-negative integer value which defines the
maximum "disorder" which is allowed among fragments which share a
common IP source address. Note that reordering of packets is
not unusual, but if a large number of fragments arrive from a source
IP address while a particular fragment queue remains incomplete, it
probably indicates that one or more fragments belonging to that queue
have been lost. When ipfrag_max_dist is positive, an additional check
is done on fragments before they are added to a reassembly queue - if
ipfrag_max_dist (or more) fragments have arrived from a particular IP
address between additions to any IP fragment queue using that source
address, it's presumed that one or more fragments in the queue are
lost. The existing fragment queue will be dropped, and a new one
ipfrag_max_dist is a non-negative integer value which defines the
maximum "disorder" which is allowed among fragments which share a
common IP source address. Note that reordering of packets is
not unusual, but if a large number of fragments arrive from a source
IP address while a particular fragment queue remains incomplete, it
probably indicates that one or more fragments belonging to that queue
have been lost. When ipfrag_max_dist is positive, an additional check
is done on fragments before they are added to a reassembly queue - if
ipfrag_max_dist (or more) fragments have arrived from a particular IP
address between additions to any IP fragment queue using that source
address, it's presumed that one or more fragments in the queue are
lost. The existing fragment queue will be dropped, and a new one
started. An ipfrag_max_dist value of zero disables this check.
Using a very small value, e.g. 1 or 2, for ipfrag_max_dist can
result in unnecessarily dropping fragment queues when normal
reordering of packets occurs, which could lead to poor application
performance. Using a very large value, e.g. 50000, increases the
likelihood of incorrectly reassembling IP fragments that originate
reordering of packets occurs, which could lead to poor application
performance. Using a very large value, e.g. 50000, increases the
likelihood of incorrectly reassembling IP fragments that originate
from different IP datagrams, which could result in data corruption.
Default: 64
INET peer storage:
inet_peer_threshold - INTEGER
The approximate size of the storage. Starting from this threshold
The approximate size of the storage. Starting from this threshold
entries will be thrown aggressively. This threshold also determines
entries' time-to-live and time intervals between garbage collection
passes. More entries, less time-to-live, less GC interval.
......@@ -105,7 +105,7 @@ inet_peer_gc_maxtime - INTEGER
in effect under low (or absent) memory pressure on the pool.
Measured in seconds.
TCP variables:
TCP variables:
somaxconn - INTEGER
Limit of socket listen() backlog, known in userspace as SOMAXCONN.
......@@ -310,7 +310,7 @@ tcp_orphan_retries - INTEGER
tcp_reordering - INTEGER
Maximal reordering of packets in a TCP stream.
Default: 3
Default: 3
tcp_retrans_collapse - BOOLEAN
Bug-to-bug compatibility with some broken printers.
......@@ -521,7 +521,7 @@ IP Variables:
ip_local_port_range - 2 INTEGERS
Defines the local port range that is used by TCP and UDP to
choose the local port. The first number is the first, the
choose the local port. The first number is the first, the
second the last local port number. Default value depends on
amount of memory available on the system:
> 128Mb 32768-61000
......@@ -594,12 +594,12 @@ icmp_errors_use_inbound_ifaddr - BOOLEAN
If zero, icmp error messages are sent with the primary address of
the exiting interface.
If non-zero, the message will be sent with the primary address of
the interface that received the packet that caused the icmp error.
This is the behaviour network many administrators will expect from
a router. And it can make debugging complicated network layouts
much easier.
much easier.
Note that if no primary address exists for the interface selected,
then the primary address of the first non-loopback interface that
......@@ -611,7 +611,7 @@ igmp_max_memberships - INTEGER
Change the maximum number of multicast groups we can subscribe to.
Default: 20
conf/interface/* changes special settings per interface (where "interface" is
conf/interface/* changes special settings per interface (where "interface" is
the name of your network interface)
conf/all/* is special, changes the settings for all interfaces
......@@ -625,11 +625,11 @@ log_martians - BOOLEAN
accept_redirects - BOOLEAN
Accept ICMP redirect messages.
accept_redirects for the interface will be enabled if:
- both conf/{all,interface}/accept_redirects are TRUE in the case forwarding
for the interface is enabled
- both conf/{all,interface}/accept_redirects are TRUE in the case
forwarding for the interface is enabled
or
- at least one of conf/{all,interface}/accept_redirects is TRUE in the case
forwarding for the interface is disabled
- at least one of conf/{all,interface}/accept_redirects is TRUE in the
case forwarding for the interface is disabled
accept_redirects for the interface will be disabled otherwise
default TRUE (host)
FALSE (router)
......@@ -640,8 +640,8 @@ forwarding - BOOLEAN
mc_forwarding - BOOLEAN
Do multicast routing. The kernel needs to be compiled with CONFIG_MROUTE
and a multicast routing daemon is required.
conf/all/mc_forwarding must also be set to TRUE to enable multicast routing
for the interface
conf/all/mc_forwarding must also be set to TRUE to enable multicast
routing for the interface
medium_id - INTEGER
Integer value used to differentiate the devices by the medium they
......@@ -649,7 +649,7 @@ medium_id - INTEGER
the broadcast packets are received only on one of them.
The default value 0 means that the device is the only interface
to its medium, value of -1 means that medium is not known.
Currently, it is used to change the proxy_arp behavior:
the proxy_arp feature is enabled for packets forwarded between
two devices attached to different media.
......@@ -710,9 +710,9 @@ rp_filter - INTEGER
and if the source address is not reachable via any interface
the packet check will fail.
Current recommended practice in RFC3704 is to enable strict mode
Current recommended practice in RFC3704 is to enable strict mode
to prevent IP spoofing from DDos attacks. If using asymmetric routing
or other complicated routing, then loose mode is recommended.
or other complicated routing, then loose mode is recommended.
conf/all/rp_filter must also be set to non-zero to do source validation
on the interface
......@@ -835,7 +835,7 @@ apply to IPv6 [XXX?].
bindv6only - BOOLEAN
Default value for IPV6_V6ONLY socket option,
which restricts use of the IPv6 socket to IPv6 communication
which restricts use of the IPv6 socket to IPv6 communication
only.
TRUE: disable IPv4-mapped address feature
FALSE: enable IPv4-mapped address feature
......@@ -845,19 +845,19 @@ bindv6only - BOOLEAN
IPv6 Fragmentation:
ip6frag_high_thresh - INTEGER
Maximum memory used to reassemble IPv6 fragments. When
Maximum memory used to reassemble IPv6 fragments. When
ip6frag_high_thresh bytes of memory is allocated for this purpose,
the fragment handler will toss packets until ip6frag_low_thresh
is reached.
ip6frag_low_thresh - INTEGER
See ip6frag_high_thresh
See ip6frag_high_thresh
ip6frag_time - INTEGER
Time in seconds to keep an IPv6 fragment in memory.
ip6frag_secret_interval - INTEGER
Regeneration interval (in seconds) of the hash secret (or lifetime
Regeneration interval (in seconds) of the hash secret (or lifetime
for the hash secret) for IPv6 fragments.
Default: 600
......@@ -866,17 +866,17 @@ conf/default/*:
conf/all/*:
Change all the interface-specific settings.
Change all the interface-specific settings.
[XXX: Other special features than forwarding?]
conf/all/forwarding - BOOLEAN
Enable global IPv6 forwarding between all interfaces.
Enable global IPv6 forwarding between all interfaces.
IPv4 and IPv6 work differently here; e.g. netfilter must be used
IPv4 and IPv6 work differently here; e.g. netfilter must be used
to control which interfaces may forward packets and which not.
This also sets all interfaces' Host/Router setting
This also sets all interfaces' Host/Router setting
'forwarding' to the specified value. See below for details.
This referred to as global forwarding.
......@@ -887,12 +887,12 @@ proxy_ndp - BOOLEAN
conf/interface/*:
Change special settings per interface.
The functional behaviour for certain settings is different
The functional behaviour for certain settings is different
depending on whether local forwarding is enabled or not.
accept_ra - BOOLEAN
Accept Router Advertisements; autoconfigure using them.
Functional default: enabled if local forwarding is disabled.
disabled if local forwarding is enabled.
......@@ -938,7 +938,7 @@ accept_source_route - INTEGER
Default: 0
autoconf - BOOLEAN
Autoconfigure addresses using Prefix Information in Router
Autoconfigure addresses using Prefix Information in Router
Advertisements.
Functional default: enabled if accept_ra_pinfo is enabled.
......@@ -947,11 +947,11 @@ autoconf - BOOLEAN
dad_transmits - INTEGER
The amount of Duplicate Address Detection probes to send.
Default: 1
forwarding - BOOLEAN
Configure interface-specific Host/Router behaviour.
Configure interface-specific Host/Router behaviour.
Note: It is recommended to have the same setting on all
Note: It is recommended to have the same setting on all
interfaces; mixed router/host scenarios are rather uncommon.
FALSE:
......@@ -960,13 +960,13 @@ forwarding - BOOLEAN
1. IsRouter flag is not set in Neighbour Advertisements.
2. Router Solicitations are being sent when necessary.
3. If accept_ra is TRUE (default), accept Router
3. If accept_ra is TRUE (default), accept Router
Advertisements (and do autoconfiguration).
4. If accept_redirects is TRUE (default), accept Redirects.
TRUE:
If local forwarding is enabled, Router behaviour is assumed.
If local forwarding is enabled, Router behaviour is assumed.
This means exactly the reverse from the above:
1. IsRouter flag is set in Neighbour Advertisements.
......@@ -1001,7 +1001,7 @@ router_solicitation_interval - INTEGER
Default: 4
router_solicitations - INTEGER
Number of Router Solicitations to send until assuming no
Number of Router Solicitations to send until assuming no
routers are present.
Default: 3
......@@ -1025,11 +1025,11 @@ temp_prefered_lft - INTEGER
max_desync_factor - INTEGER
Maximum value for DESYNC_FACTOR, which is a random value
that ensures that clients don't synchronize with each
that ensures that clients don't synchronize with each
other and generate new addresses at exactly the same time.
value is in seconds.
Default: 600
regen_max_retry - INTEGER
Number of attempts before give up attempting to generate
valid temporary addresses.
......@@ -1037,8 +1037,8 @@ regen_max_retry - INTEGER
max_addresses - INTEGER
Number of maximum addresses per interface. 0 disables limitation.
It is recommended not set too large value (or 0) because it would
be too easy way to crash kernel to allow to create too much of
It is recommended not set too large value (or 0) because it would
be too easy way to crash kernel to allow to create too much of
autoconfigured addresses.
Default: 16
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