Tweaking sysctl.conf, anyone ever use any of these?

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Tweaking sysctl.conf, anyone ever use any of these?

Postby binskipy2u on Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:13 am

Any thoughts.. dont want to bork the system.. note the network/swap tweaks...


I got these from various sites regarding tweaking swappiness and broadband... Anyone else use some,most, all of these?

to enable these on the fly, open up a terminal and type in.. sudo sysctl -p


# Controls IP packet forwarding
net.ipv4.ip_forward = 0

# Controls source route verification
net.ipv4.conf.default.rp_filter = 1
net.ipv4.conf.all.rp_filter = 1

# Disables IP source routing
net.ipv4.conf.default.accept_source_route = 0
net.ipv4.conf.all.accept_source_route = 0

# Controls the System Request debugging functionality of the kernel
kernel.sysrq = 0

# Controls whether core dumps will append the PID to the core filename.
# Useful for debugging multi-threaded applications.
kernel.core_uses_pid = 1

# Increase maximum amount of memory allocated to shm
# Only uncomment if needed!
# kernel.shmmax = 67108864
# Disable ICMP Redirect Acceptance
net.ipv4.conf.default.accept_redirects = 0
net.ipv4.conf.all.accept_redirects = 0

# Enable Log Spoofed Packets, Source Routed Packets, Redirect Packets
net.ipv4.conf.default.log_martians = 1
net.ipv4.conf.all.log_martians = 1

# Decrease the time default value for tcp_fin_timeout connection
net.ipv4.tcp_fin_timeout = 25

# Decrease the time default value for tcp_keepalive_time connection
net.ipv4.tcp_keepalive_time = 1200

# Turn on the tcp_window_scaling
net.ipv4.tcp_window_scaling = 1

# Turn on the tcp_sack
net.ipv4.tcp_sack = 1

# tcp_fack should be on because of sack
net.ipv4.tcp_fack = 1

# Turn on the tcp_timestamps
net.ipv4.tcp_timestamps = 1

# Enable TCP SYN Cookie Protection
net.ipv4.tcp_syncookies = 1

# Enable ignoring broadcasts request
net.ipv4.icmp_echo_ignore_broadcasts = 1

# Enable bad error message Protection
net.ipv4.icmp_ignore_bogus_error_responses = 1

# Make more local ports available
# net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 1024 65000
# Set TCP Re-Ordering value in kernel to '5'

net.ipv4.tcp_reordering = 5

# Lower syn retry rates
net.ipv4.tcp_synack_retries = 2
net.ipv4.tcp_syn_retries = 3

# Set Max SYN Backlog to '2048'
net.ipv4.tcp_max_syn_backlog = 2048

# Various Settings
net.core.netdev_max_backlog = 1024

# Increase the maximum number of skb-heads to be cached
net.core.hot_list_length = 256

# Increase the tcp-time-wait buckets pool size
net.ipv4.tcp_max_tw_buckets = 360000

# This will increase the amount of memory available for socket input/output queues
net.core.rmem_default = 65535
net.core.rmem_max = 8388608
net.ipv4.tcp_rmem = 4096 87380 8388608
net.core.wmem_default = 65535
net.core.wmem_max = 8388608
net.ipv4.tcp_wmem = 4096 65535 8388608
net.ipv4.tcp_mem = 8388608 8388608 8388608
net.core.optmem_max = 40960

vm.swappiness = 0
vm.dirty_background_ratio = 50
vm.dirty_ratio = 80
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Re: Tweaking sysctl.conf, anyone ever use any of these?

Postby viking777 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 5:48 am

I don't use any of them (at least not knowingly), but I got a massive increase in adsl speed when I did this:

http://www.kitz.co.uk/adsl/socket.htm

I thought I had a post on here about my experience with that tweak , but I can't find it. It was years ago I did it, but I think I got something like an extra 1Mb/sec after removing that wire, but that is only from memory and if I were able to do a memtest check on my own memory it would definitely indicate 'pre-fail' :lol: The increase in speed was significant and instant though, I do remember that.

There are a few things you should know about this tweak, firstly your router doesn't even have to be attached to the master socket for it to make a difference, mine isn't. Secondly it doesn't stop any phones from ringing, anywhere. Thirdly it isn't much use if you don't have an old style BT socket (I think they have improved a bit recently) so not much use trying it outside of Britain.
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