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RE: Links in rc2.d

I am looking at the Debian distro. for several uses.  I've got a fairly
trivial question related to this.  In creating the symlinks in the various
rcX.d directories, is there a utility for managing these similar to the
chkconfig tool in RedHat or is it strickly a manual affair?


-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Davies [mailto:Rob_Davies@NTLWorld.Com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 7:24 AM
To: Michael Boyd; debian-firewall@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Links in rc2.d

> Can someone tell me what the numbers after the S and K filenames mean in
> directories such as rc2.d?  I thought it might dictate the order the
> files are executed in but I think I have seen 2 in the same directory
> with the same number, and why not just call them S1..., S2..., S3... in
> that case.

Start and Kill.  The number allows shell script wildcard to process them in

S00 first S99 last etc.

The last started are generally killed first, with things like networking
which provide core functions, started earlier and killed later.


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