[linux-elitists] Re: WiFi and DHCP

Adam Lazur laz@clustermonkey.org
Mon Oct 8 05:43:05 PDT 2001

Karsten M. Self (kmself@ix.netcom.com) said:
> on Sun, Oct 07, 2001 at 05:37:24PM -0400, Adam Lazur (adam@lazur.org) wrote:
> > Or the netbsd rc system which already has this stuff figured out.
> > 
> > Some details and a link to the whitepaper at
> > http://www.daemonnews.org/200108/rcdsystem.html
> How do packages add themselves to the BSD init system?  That's a plus
> for SysV Init.

Quoted from the page I linked to:

As usual, when init(8) brings the system up, it starts /etc/rc. But this
time, instead of /etc/rc calling other /etc/rc.* scripts, rc calls
rcorder on /etc/rc.d/*, and then calls each script returned by rcorder
with an argument of "start". Similarly, when shutdown time comes,
/etc/rc.shutdown is called by shutdown(8). Again, it runs rcorder(8) and
calls the resulting scripts with an argument of "stop".

This is not "the BSD init system" this is the NetBSD rc.d system. They
rethought things and came up with something that is, IMO, superior to
SysV init.

Adam Lazur, Cluster Monkey

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