[Shorewall-users] STDERR messages (fwd)

Tom Eastep teastep@shorewall.net
Fri, 5 Apr 2002 14:38:31 -0800 (Pacific Standard Time)

On Fri, 5 Apr 2002, Gar Nelson wrote:

> Tom Eastep wrote:
> >
> > What I was suggesting is that you:
> >
> >         /etc/init.d/shorewall start > /tmp/shorewall.log 2>&1
> >
> > or something similar.
> Not to be a twit or anything, but....
> /etc/rc3.d/S25shorewall is a link to /etc/rc.d/init.d/shorewall
> Redhat fires up and looks for its run level, 3 in my case, then geos to
> rc3.d and executes all the scripts that start with a capital S.  That
> causes shorewall to run, but it does so without a command tail of
> "start" or anything else, right? The actual "shorewall start" is buried
> in the shorewall script in /etc/rc.d/init.d

SysVInit is smart enough to append "start" when it wants to start a

> Now I can understand if I change the file in rc3.d to K25shorewall, and
> then edit /etc/rc.d/rc.local to run /etc/rc3.d/init.d/shorewall start >
> /tmp/shorewall.log 2>&1
> I can see that would work, but it would also cause shorewall to be one
> of the last processes brought up. Isn't that a bad thing?
> I'm not trying to be dense. I'm sending off most of my paycheck to Tim
> O'Reilly to populate my book shelf, and subscribing to SysAdmin, Linux
> Journal, and Linux Magazine. I'm working on my "Networking 101" self
> study program, but realistically I'm not at the graduate level yet.
> Anyway, thanks for your help and the fine program.

Please remind us again -- what problem are you trying to solve here?

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