MPD5 PPTP and L2TP server problem with FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE-p1

Dr. Rolf Jansen rj at
Mon Nov 18 00:39:08 UTC 2013

Am 17.11.2013 um 00:22 schrieb Raimundo Santos <raitech at>:

> On 16 November 2013 20:52, Dr. Rolf Jansen <rj at> wrote:
>> Am 16.11.2013 um 20:13 schrieb Florian Smeets <flo at>:
>>> On 16/11/13 22:48, Dr. Rolf Jansen wrote:
>>> Do you set net.inet.ip.forwarding in /etc/sysctl.conf? Try setting
>>> gateway_enable="YES" in /etc/rc.conf. This is caused by some changes in
>>> the rc system and the scripts it calls on interface creation. This bit
>>> me too.
>>> It looks like directly setting net.inet.ip.forwarding in sysctl.conf has
>>> never been officially supported. Though the last time I used
>>> gateway_enable was probably in the 4.X days, and setting it in
>>> sysctl.conf has always worked for me, until now :)
> same problem to me:
> Eugene's follow up was very instructive. By now, my production router have
> gateway_enable="YES" even with sysctl.conf configured to forward packets.
> Where can we send a PR? As sugested by Eugene, it is not fault of MPD,
> right?

A PR can be send using the following web interface:

For an overview of the PR system, you might want to read the following:

I switched to gateway_enable="YES" in rc.conf, and in addition I disabled devd. I don't need to edit the sysctl directly, it was only a habit.

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