Subject: Slightly off-topic, was: IPsec vs. OSX
To: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Henry B. Hotz <email@example.com>
Date: 10/19/2002 18:20:50
At 2:24 AM +0000 10/19/02, Charles M. Hannum wrote:
>On the iBook, I put the setkey(8) commands and racoon(8) startup in a
>script in my home directory, and I run that from a shell. I don't
>know how to get things to start up automatically, and I don't really
>care enough to figure it out.
1) Put your startup script into SysV init.d form (takes start/stop
arguments). (Actually this is optional since they only ever do the
2) Put it in /Library/StartupItems/Racoon/Racoon (Directory and
script name must match.)
3) Create /Library/StartupItems/Racoon/StartupParameters.plist
containing something like:
Description = "Racoon";
Provides = ("Racoon");
Requires = ("Network");
OrderPreference = "None";
start = "Starting Racoon";
stop = "Stopping Racoon";
You may want to make the description more descriptive. You may want
to list more dependencies in the "Requires" clause, like "Resolver",
or some lower-level IPV6 capability. The Apple supplied stuff goes
in /System/Library/StartupItems, while your additions go in
/Library/StartupItems so you don't have to worry about getting
stomped in an update.
This information comes with no warranty, I've never tried Racoon, and
I may be totally out to lunch, but I did do this to get lpd and
Arla-AFS auto-starting on 10.0 and 10.1 so it just might work. Maybe.
The opinions expressed in this message are mine,
not those of Caltech, JPL, NASA, or the US Government.
Henry.B.Hotz@jpl.nasa.gov, or firstname.lastname@example.org