[CentOS] Looking for a tutorial or manpage describing sysctl params

Sat Aug 24 13:11:49 UTC 2013
Carl T. Miller <carl at carltm.com>

adrian at pa0rda.nl wrote:
> 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???


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.)

Hint 6.  Search for "linux sysctl bridgen"
Have fun!