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Old 03-19-2004, 09:18 PM   #1
jax8
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starting a script on boot


Hi

How do you start a script on boot.

I placed the script name in rc.local like this
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#!/bin/sh
#
# This script will be executed *after* all the other init scripts.
# You can put your own initialization stuff in here if you don't
# want to do the full Sys V style init stuff.

touch /var/lock/subsys/local

./rc.firewall




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but it did not load, rc.firewall is in the same directory as rc.local.
 
Old 03-19-2004, 11:38 PM   #2
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You might have better luck using the full path. I have mine in /etc/sysconfig so the path statement in /etc/rc.d/rc.local looks like this.../etc/sysconfig/firewall

Also, it's important to set the permissions for root to read, write and exec. Also, read and exec for group and others.
Something like chmod 755 /etc/sysconfig/firewall aught to do it.


Well, dag nab it, here are the complete set of notes...

Do this while logged in as Root
Save the firewall script as /etc/sysconfig/firewall.
Important: Set the permissions for root to read, write and exec. Also, read and exec for group and others.
Something like chmod 755 /etc/sysconfig/firewall aught to do it.

Edit the /etc/rc.d/rc.local file with a path to the script. /etc/sysconfig/firewall
Run the command: service iptables stop
Type: source /etc/sysconfig/firewall
Type: iptables-save > /etc/sysconfig/iptables
Run the command: service iptables restart

The following seems to work ok for Debian based systems like Knoppix or Feather:
Save the firewall script as /etc/init.d/firewall.
Important: Set the permissions for root to read, write and exec. Also, read and exec for group and others.
Something like chmod 755 /etc/init.d/firewall aught to do it.
Type: update-rc.d firewall defaults 99
 
  


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