Subject: Re: /etc/default
To: Peter Seebach <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/28/1995 09:58:39
Peter Seebach writes:
> But if you need it, it's a very good thing to have the tool there, waiting
> to be used.  I've yet to see any argument against the run-level idea except
> "I never use it; either the system is up, or it's single-user, or it's
> down".  Personally, I would *love* to have more states; I want to be able
> to put the system in multi-user LAN-only mode, so it doesn't choke on
> DNS requests outside the local domain when Kibo breaks the Internet.

So why not just build a script or two to do this? Why do you need run
levels to make this possible?