>> So where should I put /usr/sbin/ppp -quiet -auto demon to start it
>>earlier, can I put it in rc.conf.
>If you have one of the newer versions of FreeBSD, you can start ppp
>from your /etc/rc.conf file with commands something like this.
>Check your /etc/defaults/rc.conf file for details: 'cat
>ntpdate will still have to wait for the connection to come up before it
>can set the date, but it should trigger a dialup-connection.
>> Also is rc.conf orderable, by that I mean can I re-order the start
>>order of the rc.conf contents?
>I don't think you can change the load order without editing the
>/etc/rc.network script. As far as I can tell, the /etc/rc.conf file
>just passes variables to the rc.network script. I probably would _NOT_
>edit the rc.network script.
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and as it turns out rc.conf does start the modem, but not in time, in
that ntpdate timesout and does not cause a dialup.
Now maybe this is due to the firewall, so what I have done is this:-
# Later on during boot rc.d/firewall.sh runs our proper firewall
So during boot any access from the internet will be allowed, allowing
the modem to dialup, like when ntpdate is run by rc.conf
In my rc.d I have firewall.sh that runs the firewall script that I want
to be run which has all our tightend up rules.
For some reason rc.conf won't run our firewall script, I must have it
set wrong, if anyone can advise me on the correct rc.conf parameters
that will work for a firewall script called /usr/local/etc/firewall then
let me now.
I have tried:-
but the just ipfw parameters are shown, yet If I type
/usr/local/etc/firewall the firewall works fine.
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