Summary: Using the LSB Bootscripts

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at
Tue May 17 06:54:43 PDT 2011

On 5/16/11 1:49 AM, Bryan Kadzban wrote:
> I'm not sure what the goal *should* be.  :-)  Does it make sense to try
> to clean up completely in this kind of setup?  Maybe or maybe not.
> I do think it's least *surprising* to only undo the effects of the start
> script, though.  For whatever that's worth.

I do think we're getting a little overcomplicated here. Let's try to 
simplify expectations. Here's what I expect (and I *think* this is 
reasonable - you tell me :-) )

When I run the equivalent of /etc/init.d/network stop:

All devices configured to start ONBOOT are shut down, any addresses 
assigned to them are removed (this of course means that if there is a 
running dhcp service in the background, it won't add any addresses to 
the device until I restart the network service).

When I run the equivalent of /etc/init.d/network start:

Any devices configured to start ONBOOT are brought up according to the 
settings in their associated config file.

This behavior implies that I should be able to modify network devices on 
the fly. If the service is restarted, the devices will only be activated 
with configuration explicitly stated in the config files.


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