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Bug#1867: [hag@gnu.ai.mit.edu: a little bit of flamage about single user mode]

Package: sysvinit
Version: 2.57b-1

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Date: Wed, 15 Nov 1995 01:03:29 -0500
To: Ian Murdock <imurdock@gnu.ai.mit.edu>
Subject: a little bit of flamage about single user mode
From: Daniel Hagerty <hag@gnu.ai.mit.edu>

	I know I saw some mail about this on debian-users a few weeks
ago, but I must let you know this:

	The current debian system's concept of "single user" is
seriously hosed, and tries to do way too many things that are
inappropriate for a single user machine. Basically, a single user
shell should finish booting the kernel, and give you a shell at that
point. Root shouldn't even be remounted read-write. It certainly
shouldn't try to ifconfig network interfaces, or mount remote nfs
filesystems. The network interface one is particularly bad, you can
seriously trash a network for 10-15 minutes while arp caches clear out
and so forth.

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