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Date:	Mon, 28 Jun 2010 21:42:01 +0200
From:	Eric Dumazet <>
To:	Joakim Tjernlund <>
Cc:	Stephen Hemminger <>,
	David Miller <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next-2.6] ipv4: sysctl to block responding on down

Le lundi 28 juin 2010 à 21:03 +0200, Joakim Tjernlund a écrit :
> Stephen Hemminger <> wrote on 2010/06/11 17:48:54:
> >
> > When Linux is used as a router, it is undesirable for the kernel to process
> > incoming packets when the address assigned to the interface is down.
> > The initial problem report was for a management application that used ICMP
> > to check link availability.
> >
> > The default is disabled to maintain compatibility with previous behavior.
> > This is not recommended for server systems because it makes fail over more
> > difficult, and does not account for configurations where multiple interfaces
> > have the same IP address.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Stephen Hemminger <>
> Ping David et. all?
> I too want this.

You probably missed David reply

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