[techtalk] Cannot create tcp_syncookies

jenn at simegen.com jenn at simegen.com
Sat Mar 10 21:56:34 EST 2001

Jeff Dike wrote:

> subb3 at attglobal.net said:
>> echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_syncookies
>> for which I am getting the following error message.
>>  /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_syncookies: No such file or directory 
> What Angela said.
> To explain that error above, /proc is special.  It is not a normal filesystem 
> in which you can create files.  It's a filesystem-like window into the kernel. 
>  The kernel creates files there and makes it appear as though they contain 
> information, even though they really don't.


Any day in which you learn something is a good day.

Thanks, Jeff, for making this a good day for me. :)

Jenn V.
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             you miss out on by being a geek?" - Dancer.

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