Looking For A Tutorial Or Manpage Describing Sysctl Params

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Hi, I’m looking for a toturial or manpage describing all the thing that you can set with sysctl on RHEL 6 or CentOS 6. It apperas the the default /etc/sysctl.conf coming with the distribution gives a couple of errors on bridgen. Any hints???

Adrian

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  • adrian@pa0rda.nl wrote:

    Sure.

    Hint 1. Find what rpm package installed the file. rpm -qf /etc/sysctl.conf

    Hint 2. Find out what documentation came with that package. rpm -qd initscripts

    Hint 3. See if you can find anything in those files.
    (I didn’t).

    Hint 4. Search for “linux sysctl howto”
    (Reading a few pages let me know that it won’t be a simple webpage with all the answers.)

    Hint 5. Search for “linux sysctl parameters”
    (One hit looks pretty good. Read it for advice.)
    http://archive09.linux.com/feature/146599

    Hint 6. Search for “linux sysctl bridgen”
    Have fun!

    c
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  • $ sysctl -a gives you a list of all things you can set

    Besides google or similar, documentation for these things are in the documentation for the kernel install the kernel-doc package you can get a list of possibly interesting files (although this list may be not comprehensive, I do not know) with

    $ rpm -ql kernel-doc|grep sysctl

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