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Old 09-06-2004, 03:56 AM   #1
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where do i shove sumthing which i want to be run everytime i boot?


My ISP is bigpond and it requires a program called 'bpalogin' to be running in the background in order to access the internet. Its no biggie, but the problem is i cannot access the net until i su and run bpalogin.

How can i get linux to automatically do this on startup? i hear the initialisation files are different on slack.

Old 09-06-2004, 04:30 AM   #2
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put a line to run it on /etc/rc.d/rc.local that file is exactly whlat you want.
Old 09-06-2004, 02:49 PM   #3
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or, since it's a network-related item, I would say, add it to /etc/rc.d/rc.inet2
(Make sure it's executable)

DO a "which bpalogin"

Something like this should work

# Running bpalogin - Client for Bigpond
if [ -x [full_path_to bpalogin]/bpalogin ]; then
[full_path_to bpalogin]/bpalogin


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