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Old 08-17-2006, 05:51 PM   #1
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Unable to add parameter to /proc

I am trying to increase the ip_conntrack_max value in /proc.

I tried:
# echo 65536 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_conntrack_max
-bash: /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_conntrack_max: No such file or directory

# sysctl -w net.ipv4.ip_conntrack_max=65536
error: 'net.ipv4.ip_conntrack_max' is an unknown key

and finally I tried to manually add this key to sysctl.conf

none of them worked. I have another box with the same setup (same OS and Kernel version) and it has this value present in /proc (I did not setup/install these boxes).


anything else I overlooked?

Thank you.
Old 08-19-2006, 03:28 AM   #2
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Maybe the module isn't loaded?
modprobe ip_conntrack
lsmod # to check
Old 08-19-2006, 10:52 AM   #3
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that was it! thanks.


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