>> >Problem is that the S78 will start spamassassin but that start does not
>> >necessarily get a valid rule-set. For that, the internet connection must
>> > be up at the time.

>>
>> And why would it not be when the network start is S10network?

>
>I have:
>/etc/rc0.d/S35networking
>/etc/rc2.d/S99networking
>/etc/rc3.d/S99networking
>/etc/rc5.d/S99networking
>/etc/rc6.d/S35networking
>/etc/rcS.d/S40networking
>
>S99 is what is being hit.


>This is Debian box originally set up from a Knoppix hd installation. I have
>not fiddled with any of these. I assume there is decent reason for the
>numbering schemes for these scripts.
>
>The network connection is not immediate. Often must poll several times before
>it gets logged in. I saw this with repeated attempts by ntpdate to get its
>connection. I currently try five times with 15 second waits. Sometimes hits
>the first time, sometimes needs a few tries.


and even so, I do get log messages like these:
Jul 24 12:32:54 ip6-localhost spamc[4838]: connect to spamd on 127.0.0.1
failed, retrying (#1 of 3): Connection refused
Jul 24 12:32:55 ip6-localhost spamc[4838]: connect to spamd on 127.0.0.1
failed, retrying (#2 of 3): Connection refused
Jul 24 12:32:56 ip6-localhost spamc[4838]: connect to spamd on 127.0.0.1
failed, retrying (#3 of 3): Connection refused

Maybe there is some other startup I need to move?