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+Documentation for /proc/sys/net/* kernel version 2.4.0-test11-pre4
+ (c) 1999 Terrehon Bowden <terrehon@pacbell.net>
+ Bodo Bauer <bb@ricochet.net>
+ (c) 2000 Jorge Nerin <comandante@zaralinux.com>
+ (c) 2009 Shen Feng <shen@cn.fujitsu.com>
+
+For general info and legal blurb, please look in README.
+
+==============================================================
+
+This file contains the documentation for the sysctl files in
+/proc/sys/net and is valid for Linux kernel version 2.4.0-test11-pre4.
+
+The interface to the networking parts of the kernel is located in
+/proc/sys/net. The following table shows all possible subdirectories.You may
+see only some of them, depending on your kernel's configuration.
+
+
+Table : Subdirectories in /proc/sys/net
+..............................................................................
+ Directory Content Directory Content
+ core General parameter appletalk Appletalk protocol
+ unix Unix domain sockets netrom NET/ROM
+ 802 E802 protocol ax25 AX25
+ ethernet Ethernet protocol rose X.25 PLP layer
+ ipv4 IP version 4 x25 X.25 protocol
+ ipx IPX token-ring IBM token ring
+ bridge Bridging decnet DEC net
+ ipv6 IP version 6
+..............................................................................
+
+1. /proc/sys/net/core - Network core options
+-------------------------------------------------------
+
+bpf_jit_enable
+--------------
+
+This enables Berkeley Packet Filter Just in Time compiler.
+Currently supported on x86_64 architecture, bpf_jit provides a framework
+to speed packet filtering, the one used by tcpdump/libpcap for example.
+Values :
+ 0 - disable the JIT (default value)
+ 1 - enable the JIT
+ 2 - enable the JIT and ask the compiler to emit traces on kernel log.
+
+rmem_default
+------------
+
+The default setting of the socket receive buffer in bytes.
+
+rmem_max
+--------
+
+The maximum receive socket buffer size in bytes.
+
+wmem_default
+------------
+
+The default setting (in bytes) of the socket send buffer.
+
+wmem_max
+--------
+
+The maximum send socket buffer size in bytes.
+
+message_burst and message_cost
+------------------------------
+
+These parameters are used to limit the warning messages written to the kernel
+log from the networking code. They enforce a rate limit to make a
+denial-of-service attack impossible. A higher message_cost factor, results in
+fewer messages that will be written. Message_burst controls when messages will
+be dropped. The default settings limit warning messages to one every five
+seconds.
+
+warnings
+--------
+
+This controls console messages from the networking stack that can occur because
+of problems on the network like duplicate address or bad checksums. Normally,
+this should be enabled, but if the problem persists the messages can be
+disabled.
+
+netdev_budget
+-------------
+
+Maximum number of packets taken from all interfaces in one polling cycle (NAPI
+poll). In one polling cycle interfaces which are registered to polling are
+probed in a round-robin manner. The limit of packets in one such probe can be
+set per-device via sysfs class/net/<device>/weight .
+
+netdev_max_backlog
+------------------
+
+Maximum number of packets, queued on the INPUT side, when the interface
+receives packets faster than kernel can process them.
+
+netdev_tstamp_prequeue
+----------------------
+
+If set to 0, RX packet timestamps can be sampled after RPS processing, when
+the target CPU processes packets. It might give some delay on timestamps, but
+permit to distribute the load on several cpus.
+
+If set to 1 (default), timestamps are sampled as soon as possible, before
+queueing.
+
+optmem_max
+----------
+
+Maximum ancillary buffer size allowed per socket. Ancillary data is a sequence
+of struct cmsghdr structures with appended data.
+
+2. /proc/sys/net/unix - Parameters for Unix domain sockets
+-------------------------------------------------------
+
+There is only one file in this directory.
+unix_dgram_qlen limits the max number of datagrams queued in Unix domain
+socket's buffer. It will not take effect unless PF_UNIX flag is specified.
+
+
+3. /proc/sys/net/ipv4 - IPV4 settings
+-------------------------------------------------------
+Please see: Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt and ipvs-sysctl.txt for
+descriptions of these entries.
+
+
+4. Appletalk
+-------------------------------------------------------
+
+The /proc/sys/net/appletalk directory holds the Appletalk configuration data
+when Appletalk is loaded. The configurable parameters are:
+
+aarp-expiry-time
+----------------
+
+The amount of time we keep an ARP entry before expiring it. Used to age out
+old hosts.
+
+aarp-resolve-time
+-----------------
+
+The amount of time we will spend trying to resolve an Appletalk address.
+
+aarp-retransmit-limit
+---------------------
+
+The number of times we will retransmit a query before giving up.
+
+aarp-tick-time
+--------------
+
+Controls the rate at which expires are checked.
+
+The directory /proc/net/appletalk holds the list of active Appletalk sockets
+on a machine.
+
+The fields indicate the DDP type, the local address (in network:node format)
+the remote address, the size of the transmit pending queue, the size of the
+received queue (bytes waiting for applications to read) the state and the uid
+owning the socket.
+
+/proc/net/atalk_iface lists all the interfaces configured for appletalk.It
+shows the name of the interface, its Appletalk address, the network range on
+that address (or network number for phase 1 networks), and the status of the
+interface.
+
+/proc/net/atalk_route lists each known network route. It lists the target
+(network) that the route leads to, the router (may be directly connected), the
+route flags, and the device the route is using.
+
+
+5. IPX
+-------------------------------------------------------
+
+The IPX protocol has no tunable values in proc/sys/net.
+
+The IPX protocol does, however, provide proc/net/ipx. This lists each IPX
+socket giving the local and remote addresses in Novell format (that is
+network:node:port). In accordance with the strange Novell tradition,
+everything but the port is in hex. Not_Connected is displayed for sockets that
+are not tied to a specific remote address. The Tx and Rx queue sizes indicate
+the number of bytes pending for transmission and reception. The state
+indicates the state the socket is in and the uid is the owning uid of the
+socket.
+
+The /proc/net/ipx_interface file lists all IPX interfaces. For each interface
+it gives the network number, the node number, and indicates if the network is
+the primary network. It also indicates which device it is bound to (or
+Internal for internal networks) and the Frame Type if appropriate. Linux
+supports 802.3, 802.2, 802.2 SNAP and DIX (Blue Book) ethernet framing for
+IPX.
+
+The /proc/net/ipx_route table holds a list of IPX routes. For each route it
+gives the destination network, the router node (or Directly) and the network
+address of the router (or Connected) for internal networks.