BPF question

Bill Vermillion bv at wjv.com
Sun Jul 15 15:30:32 UTC 2007

I have been setting the bpf parameter in the kernel configuration
file to 10 [I forget which program needed that].   Prior to
that I had usually run with about 4.  I also saw that on 
a 4.11 installation I had it set at 40 for 'nessus'.

My config file had this line.

device	bpf	10

I just updated the system from 6.2-p5 to 6.2-p6, and I got
a syntax error on that line.

Removing the '10' and leaving the line as:

device 	bpf

got rid of the syntax error.

I haven't seen, or maybe I just missed it, and information that
we don't use a numerical parameter anymore.

So has this been changed, or is there a problem in the p6
implementation/installation? I suspect it has been changed but I
have not noticed it.


Bill Vermillion - bv @ wjv . com

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