RC startup scripts?

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Sun Nov 18 19:16:21 UTC 2007

Peter Garrett wrote:

> On Sat, 17 Nov 2007 11:20:26 -0800
> conover at rahul.net (John Conover) wrote:
>> > > Where are the start up scripts, (for example starting/stopping
>> > > iptables, according to run level, starting dns/smtp services, etc.,)
>> > > in Ubuntu 7.10?
>> > > 
>> > > They are not in the usual place of /etc/rc* and /etc/init.d.
>> > 
>> > They absolutely are...
>> Where's the iptables script for state 5?

Depends what you're using for a firewall.  I've seen it called numerous
names.  But you didn't actually ask where the iptables script was, you
asked for all the start-up scripts, and that's exactly where they are.  If
yours doesn't include an iptables script, it's because you don't have one
set up.
> I think you are looking for something that has never existed in Debian or
> in Ubuntu.

I think there _was_ once a package that saved the existing tables setup as a
script on shutdown and reinvoked it on startup.  It never worked well, and
iirc it was dropped.
> State 5 ? Can you explain this? Do you mean run level 5? If so, I wonder
> again whether you are looking for something that does not exist by default
> in Debian or Ubuntu, because a default configuration does not use that
> run level. The multi-user run level is by default 2 both with X, and
> without it, in Debian-based distros generally.

But the /etc/rc5.d/ directory still exists, and should look exactly
like /etc/rc2.d/

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