Best way to make a machine boot with or without a Internet connection

Mario Lobo lobo at
Fri Aug 7 17:24:20 UTC 2020

On Thu, Aug 6, 2020 at 6:20 PM Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman at>

> Due to storm related damage my ISP went out for a few (12) hours earlier in
> the week and while I got it usable without a Internet connection by putting
> everything in my LAN in /etc/hosts (I also run a local_unbound --> local
> bind9 on my file server which I have created a zone file for the LAN
> machines also), but it was very slow in booting due to ntpdate, tomcat and
> sendmail not being to connect to the Internet for either forward or reverse
> DNS.   I don't want to turn these services off, but I want to be able to do
> a normal boot (no long hangs) if the ISP goes down again.   What is the
> best way to do this?
> --
> Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer,
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This is a long shot but perhaps you could find a way to start these
services in the background (&).

Mario Lobo
FreeBSD since version 2.2.8 [not Pro-Audio.... YET!!]

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