Bug 23172 - RFE - arpwatch initscript option syntax
RFE - arpwatch initscript option syntax
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tcpdump (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
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Reported: 2001-01-02 15:08 EST by R P Herrold
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-07 11:15:50 EST
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Description R P Herrold 2001-01-02 15:08:13 EST
Per the discussion on Beta-Testers across the weekend, the need to specify
options without exiting the invoking initscript was discussed.

add a file:  /etc/sysconfig/arpwatch

with a variable:

OPTIONS=" -u nobody "

and the source that file in the initscript:

    daemon  arpwatch  $OPTIONS


Also requires a print documentation extension...
Comment 1 Pekka Savola 2001-01-02 15:19:32 EST
Actually, it would be a good idea to give arpwatch an uid of its own too, but nobody will do for these purposes.

Also, if this would be implemented some other way than OPTIONS=, there are options '-n' and '-N' (specifying
the network and avoiding bogons) which sometimes are used.
Comment 2 Daniel Roesen 2001-01-03 04:33:20 EST
Strongly seconded. Although I would love to see an uid for arpwatch alone I
could live with "nobody" too :-> Far better than running as root :-|
Comment 3 Pekka Savola 2001-02-07 11:15:42 EST
Hmm.  The file reads:

# Get config.
. /etc/sysconfig/network

. /etc/sysconfig/arpwatch


This later check should be:

if [ -f /etc/sysconfig/arpwatch ]; then 
 . /etc/sysconfig/arpwatch

Especially as /etc/sysconfig/arpwatch isn't in %files.
Comment 4 Harald Hoyer 2001-02-07 13:26:36 EST
Well /etc/sysconfig/arpwatch is in 
Fixed the initscript anyway... check out arpwatch-2.1a10-38!

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