Subject: timeout for rc-scripts?
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/03/2004 11:59:34
Today, I had a machine hang during startup because ypbind wasn't able to
connect to the NIS server. I wonder if it would be possible to implement
some timeout after which a start-script would either be aborted, or be
moved into background, and not just hang the boot process (at the
administrator's decision)?

In my example, I'd want ypbind to get backgrounded after (say) a couple of

 - Hubert

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