i am trying to disable the networking services from starting up automatically; i am thinking avahi-daemon, network-manager, and networking from the /etc/init.d/ folder; what do i do to keep them from running automatically? move them from /init.d/ ? then to where? and are there other networking services that i should be aware of? thanks
You can remove the startup symlinks of these files using
$ sudo update-rc.d -f NetworkManager remove $ sudo update-rc.d -f networking remove $ sudo update-rc.d -f avahi-daemon remove
this will stop these applications from running automatically on startup.
To re-add them later on, simply run:
$ sudo update-rc.d NetworkManager defaults $ sudo update-rc.d networking defaults $ sudo update-rc.d avahi-daemon detaults