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Re: SysV init scripts

On 21 Feb 1997, Kenneth MacDonald wrote:

> Dear All,
> Just another point to throw into the debate on configuring
> process/service starting/stopping.
> Currently many rc.d scripts look for configurations in /etc to decide
> whether to start or not when init calls them.  For example, xdm, pppd.
> This means I cannot, for example, boot multiuser without xdm running,
> and then change runlevel or make a call to /etc/init.d/xdm to start it
> later.
> Similarly, some networking daemons may only make sense to have started
> when there's an external network connection.  If I don't want bind
> started at boot time, I have to copy the contents of /etc/init.d/bind
> into ip-up, since calling the rc.d script will not start it.
> I'd like to see a clarification of run level uses (my system exhibits
> no difference between runlevels 2,3,4 and 5).  I must admit, the only
> bit of NT 3.51 administration I liked was its 'service manager'.

And just to get my plug in for Linuxconf here, linuxconf has a feature 
that acts much like NT's service manager, except you don't have to reboot.


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