Subject: Re: /etc/default
To: Eduardo E. Horvath firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
From: Simon J. Gerraty <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/28/1995 12:29:54
> Here's my pet peeve with this system. There is noeasy way to have networking
> turned on in single user mode. I often find myself in single-user mode doing
> low-level maintanence on a machine and discover I need to get a file over
> from a remote box. Getting the network up is annoying. I need to set
> the host name, run ifconfig, and if I want nfs, start biod and nfsd all
> using the bourne shell (command history? command line editing? what are
Hmmm, I use /sbin/ksh in single user mode, no problems. Even ash
(*BSD's /bin/sh) supports history and editing these days. Try:
set -o emacs
who could ask for more?
> An init level won't do it for me,
Why? Why can't you define (as many folk do) an init level that has
just about everything running but won't let users in.
> and figuring out which scripts to run
> from all of those funny names in the /etc/rc?.d's is difficult since I
The names do not _have_ to be funny. Nothing funny about init.d/network
or even rc.d/S30network, what could it cost you to wing it and try
sh /etc/init.d/network start
I've been following this thread for a few days now, and I'm yet to see
a decent argument against rc.d/* or equivalent.
Hey I hate Solaris as much as anyone, but there are SysV features that
I do like. /etc/init.d is one, runlevels are another, and believe it
or not a _decent_ implementation of the SysV lp system would be a
third (but that's another thread).