IPv4 forwarding in PFC200

When using the PFC200 in an environment where the IP address can change, it may be necessary to enable a feature called IPV4 forwarding. This is done with the following steps.

  1. ssh into the controller (PFC200)

  2. Type:
    nano /etc/sysctl.conf

  3. Find the line that reads
    #net.ipv4.ip_forward = 0
    change to
    net.ipv4.ip_forward = 1

  4. Save the file with Ctrl-X and Y.

  5. Reboot the PFC200.

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Hi Kurt,
I thought this parameter was overwritten by the WBM ?

(It doesn’t follow the /ets/sysctl.cnf value though but have the same effect ?)


I found it also possible by entering lines:

  1. sysctl net.ipv4.ip_forward to check its current value


  1. sysctl -w net.ipv4.ip_forward=1 to enable it (=0 to disable)

  2. reboot

  3. confirm that forwarding is enabled by running first command again

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