Re: portmap (was Re: SECURITY PROBLEM: autofs [all versions])
> How about something like Irix's chkconfig? Make the init.d scripts
> source /etc/config.d/whatever, and then exit 0 if some environment
> variable (RUN for example) isn't set to 1.
> This could be combined with the idea from another thread to have an
> /etc/config.d directory that would let users set various environment
> variables without messing with the actual init.d scripts.
I thought about doing it this way too, but then I ran across the ipmasq
package. It sets up a bunch of .def (default) files in /etc/ipmasq (something)
and if you want to override them you supply a .rul file with the same name.
This might make more sense for custom scripts because an upgrade would just
replace the .def file and not touch the override file.
I think for those scripts which have "setup parameters" in the init.d script
there should be a /etc/config.d or similar as debian policy. That way those
scripts could be updated without too many side effects as well.