Subject: Re: timeout for rc-scripts?
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From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 06/03/2004 12:03:45
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On Thu, Jun 03, 2004 at 11:59:34AM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> 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
> minutes.

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