Subject: Re: rc.local and rcorder(8)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 06/25/2002 15:26:14
In message <200206251902.g5PJ2Pm11783@toad.rmkhome.com>, Rick Kelly writes:
>When I set up a system I use the policy that stuff in /etc/rc.d is
>the basic system stuff and shouldn't be messed with.
This is crucial. Updating /etc is the most difficult -- and
error-prone -- part of doing a system upgrade. Anything that involves
more intermingling of local and distribution directories is a pain.
(etcupdate is a step in the right direction. I'm far from convinced
it's the full answer.)
/etc.local/rc.d might be a better solution. Generalize as needed for
other files that need to be customized...
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb (me)
http://www.wilyhacker.com ("Firewalls" book)