Re: runlevels remodeled
On Mon, 15 Aug 2005, Henning Makholm wrote:
Scripsit Timo Aaltonen <email@example.com>
2 multi-user, no network services exported, no NFS
-more secure service-wise than 3
-RH has network here, although they claim that 2 is not used
Given that it is very rare for machines these days to have banks of
local ttys attached, is a "multi-user without network" runlevel really
relevant for even a significant minory of our users? How would those
multiple users interact with the machine?
Or does it mean "single non-root user"?
Well, I've given some thought on what LSB means by "multiuser with no
network services exported", and I believe it means that network is up, but
no network services are yet started. This is how Redhat works (tried to
check SuSE but the documentation was one 69MB download...). I admit that a
machine without network is of little use, but one that you can be certain
does not have any open ports is in some scenarios useful..