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     Re: freeBSD startup

On Tue, Nov 16, 1999 at 10:55:11PM -0500, Velocet wrote:
> FreeBSD has a small problem with starting up programs that dont seem to
> close all their stdouts, even once redirected (this out of /usr/local/etc/rc.d
> and /etc/rc.local and the like). I am not quite sure of the details, just
> I know that things that dont do so seem not to be running by the time
> init enters the main runlevel. Thus, we have a problem when our nocol
> system reboots.
> Anyone else running nocol on freeBSD? How do you start it up? 

Start it from cron, not from init... there's a "keepalive_monitors"
that is well suited to this (I run it every five minutes, personally).

> This is actually moot, because we should all have something to 
> restart it from a crontab when one of the monitors goes down. Its
> good to only restart the relevant monitor otherwise we'll get paged
> with all the existing criticals again.
> What do you people use?
> /kc
> -- 
> Ken Chase, Director Operations                  Velocet Communications Inc.
> math@velocet.ca                                              Toronto CANADA
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