2.2.21 Default Reverse Path Filtering Mode Affects Certain Oracle Products

Oracle Linux 6 defaults to reverse path filtering in strict mode. Some Oracle products and network storage devices work more reliably with reverse path filtering in loose mode. To enable loose mode, issue the following command (where iface is the network interface, for example, eth1).

# sysctl net.ipv4.conf.iface.rp_filter=2

The default setting is 1 for strict mode. (Bug ID 10649976)