which user does /etc/rc.d/rc.local / rc.sysinit run as?

which user does /etc/rc.d/rc.local / rc.sysinit run as?

Post by Glen » Wed, 19 Dec 2001 22:53:14

Im running Enigma and want to set up a systemwide fetchmail daemon ... I
have got the /root/.fetchmailrc file set up fine and need to know where
to put the 'fetchmail' command.

Should I put fetchmail somewhere in either /etc/rc.d/rc.local or
rc.sysinit?  Whereabouts should I put it in?  Are there security risks
here I should know about?



1. difference between /etc/rc.sysinit and /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit ?

What is the difference between /etc/rc.sysinit and /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit?
I am using Redhat 8. I did a diff on them and they are identical.
/etc/rc.sysinit is apparently a copy of /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit since it
says that it is that file, even though it's not (see below).

# /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit - run once at boot time

I want to change something in whichever of these scripts is run at
bootup, but I don't know which one gets run.


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