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Old 12-11-2009, 11:43 PM   #1
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Unable to run rc.inet1 after logging in


Hi,

Slackware 12.2 on HP dv6t Notebook.

Sometimes I log in without connecting to the network. Now to connect to the network after the fact, I tried to run rc.inet1 but I get an error. However, it does run successfully during startup. The script does have execute permissions. What am I missing?


Code:
bash-3.1# ls -l rc.inet1
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 9437 2008-12-07 23:53 rc.inet1

bash-3.1# rc.inet1
bash: rc.inet1: command not found
Thanks in advance,

Ash.
 
Old 12-12-2009, 02:08 AM   #2
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Hi,

Try with,

Code:
bash-3.1# ./rc.inet1
Cheers !!
 
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Old 12-12-2009, 02:39 AM   #3
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Are you acting as root? Also you would need to do the full path and a switch, in Slackware 13 the full path is "/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1". You can use the following switches "start; stop; restart". So in your case the process would be the following:

Code:
su
/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 start
ping google.com
Pinging is just a quick test to see if you are online or not after starting the service.
 
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Old 12-12-2009, 10:25 PM   #4
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Thank you for the suggestions. It worked.

Just wondering, so is it typical in Linux to not use the present working directory? Is it always recommended to use the full path or at least explicitly specify the directory?

Regards,

Ash.
 
Old 12-13-2009, 09:08 PM   #5
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Thank you for the suggestions. It worked.

Just wondering, so is it typical in Linux to not use the present working directory? Is it always recommended to use the full path or at least explicitly specify the directory?

Regards,

Ash.
You don't have to include the full path if you are in the file's current directory, I just did it in the example for future reference and because that way you could just open the shell and run the command without changing directories.

Last edited by affinity; 12-14-2009 at 01:28 AM.
 
Old 12-13-2009, 11:32 PM   #6
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is it typical in Linux to not use the present working directory?
Yes, it's a security issue, especially for root. If someone manages to get their own prog into your home dir (where you normally login), then they can substitute a trojan for eg the 'ls' cmd and own you. This goes double for root obviously.

Normally, you'd give either an absolute path (eg /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1) if you are some completely unrelated dir (or it's a cron entry) or you can use a 'relative' path eg ./rc.inet1 if you are in the /etc/rc.d/ dir.

http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
http://tldp.org/LDP/Bash-Beginners-G...tml/index.html
 
Old 12-22-2009, 02:38 PM   #7
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Thanks, that makes sense.
 
  


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