Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 132344
FeatRequest: Something similar to Gentoo's softlevel.
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:48:06 EDT
Gentoo allows you to boot w/different init-script profiles using a
parameter to the kernel, such as softlevel=home would boot networking
scripts for your home network and daemons you use at home, while
softlevel=work would configure it differently based on what you need
at work. It can also be used for online/offline use, etc.
There are already networking profiles that you can pass on the
I've used the networking profiles extensively, but theres not a way as
far as I know to start/stop services. Take for instance my case: at
home I'd like my laptop, when connected to the network to mount nfs
shares, and open ports related to software I only use at home, as well
as start the distcc service.
At work I'd like it to mount samba shares, stop distcc.
I can only see this being useful in a mobile computing way, but anyone
with a mobile pc would find it useful. Thinking of the networking
profiles which are very useful after bootup, it would be nice to see
them taken one step further and be given the ability to configure
parts of the network aside from the interfaces.