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IP forwarding when running a web server

Question asked by Jesper Evertsson on Aug 15, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 15, 2016 by Daniel Chen

Hi, I just have a quick question regarding the _IP_forward variable in MQX. As default this is set to false, but in the http server example it's set to true. I just wanted to know what the reason for this is and what the effects are. The reason I'm asking is beacuse when we run a program to monitor SNMP it says that all our products that have embedded web servers are routers, since the snmp node ipForwarding returns 1. It's not a big problem by any means, but it can be a bit missleading for our customers if our products gets mistaken for routers by  some SNMP monitoring programs. But would there be any negative effects if we didn't set _IP_forward to true when using a https server?

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