Re: /etc/init.d/network is too simple?
On Fri, Apr 16, 1999 at 11:18:42AM -0700, Darren O. Benham wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 16, 1999 at 12:45:09PM -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > However, I would like some explanation of why it is felt that change is needed.
> I don't know if this follows exactly along the same lines.. but there was a
> time recently that I wished I could do a "./network stop" or "./network
> restart" the way other init.d scripts can.
> I was tweeking my network setup and everytime I made a change, I had to
> hand reverse settings or reboot to check the settings.
In my /etc/init.d/network, I use commands like this:
ifconfig eth0 down
ifconfig eth1 down
# flush the firewall
# set up the firewall
# restart interfaces
This guarantees that running /etc/init.d/network flushes all my network
settings and restores them to defaults. Since I do a lot of experimentation
(working on the Tunnel Vision VPN software, etc) this saves me a lot of