Subject: Re: /etc/inittab (was: /etc/default)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org.Oz.Au, email@example.com>
From: Captech) <greywolf@tomcat.VAS.viewlogic.com (James Graham>
Date: 07/27/1995 09:35:08
#: From owner-current-users@NetBSD.ORG Wed Jul 26 20:29:42 1995
#: Date: Wed, 26 Jul 95 17:15:44 -0400 (EDT)
#: From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Greg A. Woods)
#: To: matthew green <email@example.com.Oz.Au>
#: Cc: current-users@NetBSD.ORG
#: Subject: Re: /etc/inittab (was: /etc/default)
#: Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org (Greg A. Woods)
#: Organization: Planix, Inc.; Toronto, Ontario; Canada
#: [ On Wed, July 26, 1995 at 16:45:37 (+1000), matthew green wrote: ]
#: > Subject: Re: /etc/default
#: > as much as most people seem to hate it, AIX lets you have both
#: > sysv /etc/init.d and bsd /etc/rc* init scripts. can we steal
#: > from here and make everyone happy?
#: The real key to the puzzle is an init(8) with run-levels and something
#: like /etc/inittab. From there anything is possible. That's what
#: AIX-and-pains (and old NCR SysV, etc) does...
In other words, SVRx init.
I think the general consensus has been trying to find a way around this.
How many "run levels" do you _need_? I can only think of four:
multi-user networked (or, as I put it earlier, "multi-user with
a side of bacon")
The last two may seem redundant but if you have a machine you're migrating
on and off the network, it might be nice to have a mechanism in place to
facilitate this. Since we're all resourceful hackers to some extent,
everyone will probably come up with their own way of doing things.
rc.net was a good step in this direction; we have only to make use of
a switch which avoids the rc.net file and make sure that we have standalone
functionality contained entirely outside rc.net.
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