[CentOS] vsftpd question

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Mon Nov 16 18:05:39 UTC 2009


John R Pierce wrote:
> Les Mikesell wrote:
>> I'd consider starting things at boot time to be as unrelated as you can 
>> get.  There's next to nothing in common between bsd and sysV oriented 
>> systems (I think the ones you mention are mostly sysV-ish).  And the ftp 
>> config concepts go with the choice of the application, which varies even 
>> more wildly.
>>   
> 
> Indeed, when I had to set some stuff up on an AIX 5.3 server a few years 
> back, the BSD style init scripts rather threw me.  It was almost as if 
> there was just an rc.local.
> 
> And, going in the other direction, the Service Manager Facility in 
> Solaris 10 is completely different, using XML service manifests, with 
> monitor scripts, service properties, and a sophisticated dependency 
> system so a service *can't* be started until all its dependencies are 
> running.

People who are hopelessly locked in to a single flavor by some earlier 
choice of tools or hardware may not even understand why and how much of 
a problem this lack of standardization is.  Even though perl and 
bourne-compatible shell scripts may have matching syntax across these 
platforms, anything dealing with automating system administration is 
generally doomed to failure.

-- 
   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com


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