[sf-lug] how to configure init on ubuntu server?

Alex Kleider a_kleider at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 11 22:57:45 PST 2008


the new replacement for init may be what you are looking for.

as for specific problems of keeping a static IP that will survive a reboot,
we can talk about that: I've dealt with it!

...but what I've had to deal with MAY NOT be the same as your problem since I've NOT used the server version.

a_kleider at yahoo.com

--- On Tue, 11/11/08, jim <jim at well.com> wrote:

> From: jim <jim at well.com>
> Subject: [sf-lug] how to configure init on ubuntu server?
> To: "Linux user Group" <sf-lug at linuxmafia.com>
> Date: Tuesday, November 11, 2008, 7:31 PM
> seems people who try to run ubuntu server 
> 8.04 with a NIC in static mode find that the 
> box loses the static IP address that was set 
> in the /etc/network/interfaces file. after 
> some amount of pain they find that dhclient3 
> has taken over--renewing leases with the LAN 
> dhcp server. 
>    i've not found out where are the config 
> files for dhclient3: not in /etc/init.d/ and 
> not in /etc/rc?.d/ and not in some other 
> seemingly obvious places. it would be nice 
> to know how dhclient3 gets kicked off and 
> what are its configuration files. 
>    but not as nice as knowing about init on 
> ubuntu server 8.04. 
>    i finally ran 
> # kill -15 <PID_OF_dhclient3> 
> and kept checking the output of ps aux to be 
> sure it that dhclient3 didn't get resurrected. 
> it hasn't so far. i'm getting hopeful, which 
> is generally a bad sign in my case. 
>    the next time the box boots, i'm betting 
> serious money that init will start up the 
> dhclient3 process. 
> on ubuntu server 8.04 to configure init. 
>    on red hat and at&t and most other unix 
> systems that file is /etc/inittab. there is 
> no /etc/inittab on ubuntu server 8.04. 
>    i have googled, i have asked ubuntu server 
> heaviweights, i have asked skilled web admins 
> and coders and the dry cleaner's kid and the 
> dog. nobody gives me a clear answer. i get 
> lots of answers such as "use upstart" or 
> see man (5) interfaces or some such. 
> on ubuntu server 8.04 to configure init. 
>    do any of you know? 
>    (as an aside, i am amazed it's so difficult 
> to get basic information on a part of the 
> system that is so fundamental.) 
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