Cross-distributions sysctl handling

Elias Probst



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  • 0.1.1 (latest)
  • 0.1.0
released Apr 7th 2013

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eliasp/sysctl — version 0.1.1 Apr 7th 2013

Sysctl variables handling for Puppet

This module is a fork of "Flameeyes/sysctl" and should only be used as long as the pull-requests (e.g. for Ubuntu support) haven't been applied yet.

The goal of this module is: to be obsolete as soon as possible :)


This module provides cross-distribution support for handling sysctl variables. It doesn't only set the variables in the appropriate config file, but also makes sure that they're applied at runtime.

Usage example

Set the sysctl variable net.ipv4.conf.all.accept_redirects to 0:

include sysctl
sysctl::value { "net.ipv4.conf.all.accept_redirects": content => "0" }

If you want to manage your sysctl settings exclusively through Puppet, you need to declare the class instead of using the include shortcut to set the exclusive class parameter:

class {"sysctl": exclusive => true }
sysctl::value { "net.ipv4.conf.all.accept_redirects": content => "0" }

This will unset all custom sysctl variables set by the user/distribution first and only those defined through Puppet will remain to be actually applied.