What do I need???

Posted on 1998-01-03
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I'm runnning RedHat 5.0 and my /etc/rc.d/rc3.d directory looks like this:

K08autofs@      S01kerneld@     S40crond@       S55sshd@        S85gpm@
K20bootparamd@  S10network@     S40portmap@     S60lpd@         S91smb@
K80random@      S30syslog@      S40snmpd@       S75keytable@    S99local@
K95nfsfs@       S40atd@         S50inet@        S80sendmail@

Now I wounder which of those I need.

The files I'm not sure if I need is bootparamd random nfsfs portmap snmpd and autofs.

Can someone tell me what those files are doing??
Question by:pucko
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
LVL 51

Expert Comment

ID: 1631148
I.g. you need them all to run unix (linux) with init-state 3.
Look at the files what they are doing, they are sh scripts.

Author Comment

ID: 1631149
I was woundering what they are doing.... (I know that they are shellscripts. but I don't understand them...)

It looks like that I don't nead autofs if   I don't like to NFS mount something? Is that rigt? Can I use autofs to smbmount somtihng?

I dont now what the following files are doing.....:


And if I don't know what they are doing I can't know if I need those....

Accepted Solution

mlev earned 90 total points
ID: 1631150
bootparamd - needed if you want to be a boot server. Most people
don't need it. On the other hand, you only have a K file, not a S file. That means bootparamd is stopped, not started in runlevel 3.
random - initializes a random number generator. It does not start
another daemon.
nfsfs - mounts all NFS filesystems. Does not start a daemon either. Not necessary if you don't use NFS, but won't harm either
(It'll just do nothing then).
portmap - starts portmapper; needed for RPC, e.g. NFS
snmpd - starts a SNMP daemon. Useful for network monitoring
(with tools like HP OpenView, CA Unicenter and others). Pretty
much useless for mere mortals, IMHO. On the other hand, if you don't need it, you can just rpm -e cmu-snmp.
autofs - Can be used to mount any filesystem, including NFS, SMB,
CDROM, floppy etc. Just use "-fstype". man 5 autofs for some examples.

Author Comment

ID: 1631151


Author Comment

ID: 1631152
Sorry forgot to grade the answer....

Featured Post

Get proactive database performance tuning online

At Percona’s web store you can order full Percona Database Performance Audit in minutes. Find out the health of your database, and how to improve it. Pay online with a credit card. Improve your database performance now!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

SSH (Secure Shell) - Tips and Tricks As you all know SSH(Secure Shell) is a network protocol, which we use to access/transfer files securely between two networked devices. SSH was actually designed as a replacement for insecure protocols that sen…
Linux users are sometimes dumbfounded by the severe lack of documentation on a topic. Sometimes, the documentation is copious, but other times, you end up with some obscure "it varies depending on your distribution" over and over when searching for …
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
Learn how to get help with Linux/Unix bash shell commands. Use help to read help documents for built in bash shell commands.: Use man to interface with the online reference manuals for shell commands.: Use man to search man pages for unknown command…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month12 days, 9 hours left to enroll

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question