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Re: ifupdown writes to /etc... a bug?

On Sat, 2003-03-29 at 04:09, Andreas Metzler wrote:

> Hello,
> Afaict from reading the thread this isn't true. /run moves _some_
> non-configuration files out of the way, but it only works for files
> whose contents may be lost at reboot and does not deal with
> non-static configuration data.

Well, I think the others can already be moved to var; they aren't needed
until after the network is up (and thus a network /var could be mounted)

> If you want /etc/ to be mounted ro you'll still need to do your
> homework. For example you'll need to use something like NIS for
> authentication because otherwise users could not change their own
> passwords (/etc/shadow) anymore.

Correct. I could also move /etc/shadow elsewhere, though I might have to
fiddle with locking code to make that work...

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