[clug] What runlevel should bring network up?

Michael James Michael.James at csiro.au
Wed Jun 7 04:03:52 GMT 2006

Debian brings network up in runlevel 2
 when everything I know waits till 3.

I'm seeing link S15xntpd fail its initial timeset
 despite being ostensibly behind S08network.
This suggests that runlevel 2 might be better.

That would give us this characterisation of the runlevels.

1	Single user
2	Network on (but no services)
3	Full network services
4	reserved
5	Full network with graphic login

AFAIK the booting system waits till all services in a level are alive
 before starting the S scripts in the next.
So moving network to 2 would guarantee it was up and running
 before attempting to start any services on it.

Any Debian types know the ideas behind its levels?
Any non-Debian types know what level 2 IS for?


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