Re: Some more port closing questions
From: Mathias Palm <Mathias.Palm@gmx.net>
Subject: Re: Some more port closing questions
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 11:23:55 +0200
> On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 08:24:50AM +0900, email@example.com wrote:
> > Hi,
> > From: Rick Moen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Subject: Re: Some more port closing questions
> > Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 16:21:18 -0700
> > > Quoting email@example.com (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> > >
> > > > Kind of off-topic here, but I've been wondering for a while  whether
> > > > the portmap package would be made to not install by default.
> > >
> > > I'd been wondering the same thing. Beyond that, I've been hoping that,
> > > at some point in the future, Debian won't cause network daemons to
> > > autostart in the default runlevel just because they've been installed.
> > > E.g., maybe the dpkg --configure step could prompt for that decision.
> > Ah, that would be nice too. I know that the first thing I usually do
> > when I boot my laptop is to stop a bunch of daemons that started
> > up at boot (-;
> Apart from the starting by default issue: Why not just remove the appropriate symlinks S*
> in the directory /etc/rc2.d/ (or whatever runlevel you get into by default).
> Keep the scripts in /etc/init.d so you can start them by hand later.
I used to do this but after a while I got tired of doing it manually
and having to think about the implementation details of runlevels
(i.e. the S* and K* stuff). It's really an interface issue (apart
from the default issue).
On a related note, I just ran dselect and noticed rcconf -- may be
that's what I want (-; I'll have to check that out.