Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
To: None <>
From: maximum entropy <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/16/2001 18:58:17
>From: (Greg A. Woods)
>Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 17:45:44 -0400 (EDT)
>[ On Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at 17:28:11 (-0400), Thor Lancelot Simon wrote: ]
>> Subject: Re: CVS commit: basesrc
>> Yeah, unless, let's say, the shutdown script for sshd kills your login
>> session before the shutdown script for oracle fails to stop the database
>> and hangs your system forever.
>Why do you have a shudown script for sshd?  It's not that way by default
>and it should not be!

I suspect that a lot of people are assuming that all scripts in
/etc/rc.d are called to stop daemons gracefully at shutdown time.
Most of those people will probably be satisfied if they would read
/etc/rc.shutdown and see that it's just not done that way.  Only those
scripts having "# KEYWORD: shutdown" are run at shutdown time.  By
default, that means cron, inetd, and xdm.

And if even that much makes you nervous...
    echo 'do_rcshutdown=NO' >> /etc/rc.conf


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