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Friday March 29, 2002
11:35 AM

DSAdmin (Debian Startup Admin)

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I am working on a little utility that will have people enable/disable things that startup/shutdown on their Debian machines. Why debian? Simple, it is what I use.

I do not know about you, but sometimes I want to disable a given service (like samba or nfs) from starting at boot time. You have to go into each of the /etc/rc?.d directories and s/S##/s##/ for each of the services. Then later do vice versa for getting them started again. Also, so services have more than one startup/shutdown file. And you have to remember that too. For experienced UN*X administrators, it is not a big deal (unless you are at 38th straight hour at work today). So I am wiritng this tool that will help make it easy to enable/disable the init scripts.

How much have I gotten done? Not much. Some designs in my head, some code that checks to see which scripts are in which rc?.d directory and are then enabled/disables. Needs much more work.

I will problably change the name of this. I just do not have a name yet. All suggestions welcome. Email me the suggestions at "scott at sboss dot net" (you can read the address... :> ).
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