Subject: Re: bin/15536: not all rc.d scripts handle 'status'
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From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 02/08/2002 14:53:54
[ On Friday, February 8, 2002 at 12:43:51 (+0100), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: ]
> Subject: bin/15536: not all rc.d scripts handle 'status'
> At least the following should support the status keyword:
> accounting, newsyslog, postfix, ppp, quota.
Newsyslog isn't a daemon per se. It runs from cron. The rc.d/newsyslog
script merely trims the files at boot in case they need it. There's no
point to having "status" keyword supprot for it as there's normally
nothing much to report (though I guess you could have it use '-n -v' or
something to see which files need trimming or some similar nonsense).
> The following could report useful status, though I'm not sure if that's
> ccd, ipnat, raidframe, securelevel, wscons.
I'd say 'quota' and 'accounting' fall into the latter category too. :-)
> `ipfilter status' doesn't return output like the others do.
This is a good thing!
Greg A. Woods
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