Subject: Re: /etc/rc.d/ scripts that depend on multiple rc configs
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Stephen Welker <email@example.com>
Date: 10/02/2003 13:49:51
From: "Luke Mewburn" <lukem@NetBSD.org>
Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2003 1:12 PM
> On Wed, Oct 01, 2003 at 07:14:37PM +0200, Nino Dehne wrote:
> | I worked around the problem by using one of 2 ways:
> | 1. Modify /etc/rc.conf.d/ipnat to also contain ipfilter="YES"
> | 2. Change the relevant check in /etc/rc.d/ipnat to:
> | load_rc_config ipfilter
> | if ! checkyesno ipfilter || [ ! -f /etc/ipf.conf ]; then
> | echo "Enabling ipfilter for NAT."
> | /sbin/ipf -E -Fa
> | fi
> | I chose step 1 to be independant from modifying essential startup
> | scripts. I haven't rebooted since then. All of the above I gathered
> | reading through rc scripts, i.e. it's not tested.
> Step 2 (or a varient) is probably the correct solution for rc.d/ipnat
> and other similar scripts.
> Can you please submit a PR for this problem so I don't forget about
Wouldn't it make better sense to do it like thus (psuedo code)...
if ! checkyesno ipfilter || [ ! -f /etc/ipf.conf ]; then
echo "ipfilter not enabled, exiting ipnat startup"
This way if the SysAdmin wanted to disable ipfilter then the dependant
software would not start it, inadvertantly.
IMHO: It would a bad thing to have other packages starting starting software
from multiple points during the startup sequence.