Originally Posted by tstuart
I see Racoon still loading, but I don't know how to stop it
There is almost certainly a way to do this with a GUI tool, but even if I knew the distro/desktop you are using I wouldn't know how. From the command line, you can stop racoon
from starting in runlevel 5 by (as root
mv S20racoon K80racoon
This will only affect runlevel 5, but if you want to keep things clean, you can do something similar for all the other runlevel directories that start up racoon
. Note that this will not affect anything until a runlevel change or until the next boot. You appear to already know how to stop services in the moment.
Brief explanation: All of the entries in these directories are (should be) symlinks to scripts, most of which are in /etc/init.d. All the symlinks that start with "K" get "killed" when that runlevel start up, and all of the symlinks that start with "S" get started. Within each group, the order is determined by the 2 digit number following the initial letter. I.e. S34service1 will get started before S35service2.