i’ve clumsily overwritten my sysctl.conf with my modifications instead of appending to it. could someone please post the default one here? (if you don’t know how, just enter $cat /etc/sysctl.conf and copy+paste the output here.)

i’m running opensuse 11.2, so please don’t post the file contents if you’re running 11.3, because there might be changes.

thank you,

Here’s mine. I don’t think it’s been modified.

# Disable response to broadcasts.
# You don't want yourself becoming a Smurf amplifier.
net.ipv4.icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts = 1
# enable route verification on all interfaces
net.ipv4.conf.all.rp_filter = 1
# enable ipV6 forwarding
#net.ipv6.conf.all.forwarding = 1
# increase the number of possible inotify(7) watches
fs.inotify.max_user_watches = 65536
# avoid deleting secondary IPs on deleting the primary IP
net.ipv4.conf.default.promote_secondaries = 1
net.ipv4.conf.all.promote_secondaries = 1

I think, judging from the above, you’re are unlikely to suffer much even if the file were absent.

thank you. :slight_smile: i wanted to make sure nothing bad happens.