what are the pros and cons of running in single user?
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Thu Sep 16 08:22:31 PDT 2004
jan, I agree with what you say about tuning the startup scripts. In my
relatively limited experience as a system admin., I think this is the
'better' thing to do. Perhaps you would agree. My next step is to
understand the kernel security levels and what each one entails. But,
that I can, hopefully, look up.
On Sep 16, 2004, at 9:56 AM, Jan Grant wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Sep 2004, Ed Budd wrote:
>> mailing lists at MacTutor wrote:
>>> I have a machine running 4.10-STABLE that will be a dedicated
>>> gateway with a
>>> router/firewall combo and web server plus mysql server (maybe). What
>>> be the pros and cons of running this system single user? Processes
>>> that run
>>> under their own uid, would they be able to run?
>>> Just curious. Any extra thoughts welcome.
>> er...doesn't "single user" mode mean no networking? My understanding
>> is that
>> this is really only for maintenance (ie. make installworld, etc.),
>> not regular
>> operations. Perhaps you meant something else or I just haven't had
>> caffeine yet...
> So to answer the question: you can certainly tune the scripts and
> services available that launch you into multi-user mode to get a
> profile on the machine. However if you modify rc to the extent that it
> turns on everything you need in order to set up bridging, run a few
> daemons etc then you're effectively duplicating the multiuser startup
> * modulo securelevel changes which can only be reverted via reboot.
> jan grant, ILRT, University of Bristol. http://www.ilrt.bris.ac.uk/
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