Subject: Re: Not the standard rc.d complaint
To: Dave Huang <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/09/2000 12:56:45
On Sat, Apr 08, 2000 at 09:40:33PM -0500, Dave Huang wrote:
> If I'm telnetted/sshed into a machine and do a "shutdown -r now", the
> rc.d/network script says "Downing network interfaces:" and proceeds to
> do exactly that. Which leaves me with a hung ssh session that I have to
> manually close, and bunch of other hung TCP connections that may
> eventually time out and die (or may not if they don't send anything).
> This is annoying :) With the Old Way, the kernel would RST all
> connections before it shut down.

I can see any reason to do this; the kernel already knows to stop interfaces
which needs it when halting.

Manuel Bouyer <>