Subject: Re: Another changer, another changer problem
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Brett Lymn <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/12/1998 11:42:28
According to Curt Sampson:
>I coded up a bit of proof-of-concept stuff for the new NetBSD
>startup dependency system that Perry and Matt were doing some work
>on. This made the whole concept of `runlevels' obselete by instead
>allowing you to turn on and off named daemons or named groups of
>daemons. So you wouldn't for example, have to have your radius
>server running just to run xdm on that machine as well.

This sounds interesting but does it address the down side as well?
Meaning, can you tell a group of daemons to please go away.  This is
what I use run levels a lot for at work - I know that if I tell the
machine to `init 0' then the database servers will have been shutdown
correctly by the database kill script.

Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, British Aerospace Australia
  And the monks would cry unto them, "Keep the bloody noise down!"
  - Mort, Terry Pratchett.