On Sun, Jun 10, 2001 at 02:06:01PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote: > That's nice. It'll just get closed, unless you present a *very* compelling > argument as to why the current way is the wrong way. > > "Red Hat does it differently" is not a remotely compelling argument, > for reference. Ok, no problem. I guess it might be my misconception, but it had always been my impression that single user mode meant that only one user could access the machine, and that was from the console. I guess I am confused why it looks like booting to runlevel 1 starts networking, mounts nfs partitions, then does a killall5. The manpage for init on this box (which is progeny 1.0 upgraded to debian testing) says: Runlevel S or s bring the system to single user mode and do not require an /etc/initttab file. In single user mode, /sbin/sulogin is invoked on /dev/console. This makes me think that networking should not be enabled in rcS. I floated my first email as a question, as I really was more curious then anything else. I have no love of RedHat and the way they do things, haven't installed it on my own machines in years. Single user mode was just something I assumed was universal accross linuxes, and you know what happens to people who make assumptions. ;) -Sean -- Sean Dague email@example.com There is no silver bullet. Plus, werewolves make better neighbors than zombies, and they tend to keep the vampire population down.
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