ntpd startup too early + hangs

Colin Walters walters at redhat.com
Thu Feb 3 16:56:58 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-02-03 at 16:58 +0100, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 03, 2005 at 10:25:12AM -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
> > was available.  ServiceManager would then recheck its list of pending
> > activations and start all services that were now runnable with this
> > dependency.  Likewise, when a dependency goes away, ServiceManager stops
> > all services with that dependency.  So dependencies can either be other
> > services or they can be sub-components of a service, like "Link".
> OK, since postfix was mentioned earlier as aservice which would need this
> (binding to interfaces): changing the postfix config from "listen only
> on localhost" (similar to what sendmail does in it's default config)
> to "listen on an external network interface" would change it's dependency:
> in the first case it does not care about external networks (localhost is
> always available), in the second case it does.
> How is this supposed to be managed?

Longer term, perhaps Postfix could be modified to provide two services,
org.postfix.LocalMTA and org.postfix.MTA, and only org.postfix.MTA
depends on org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.Link or whatever.

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