Subject: Re: /etc/rc out of order
To: None <>
From: Dave Sainty <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/07/1999 20:10:17 writes:

> I'd propose: leave the mount ordering alone as long as there
> is no real solution. /etc/netstart needs to be divided into a
> "get interfaces and routes up" and a "start pppd" part.
> Look at FreeBSD - some shell functions to be called at different
> stages in the startup process are not bad. This doesn't solve
> the chicken-and-egg-like problems completely, but it might help
> in the most common cases.

Is there really any reason not to put pppd into /sbin?  It seems like
the most appropriate place, to be with slattach, ifconfig, ipf even.
This would solve the existing problem without changing the mount
order, and may even be helpful to someone trying to start up
networking with only root.