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Old 09-07-2006, 07:21 AM   #1
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Starting services

I'm trying to get openswan to work. My next step says to run "service ipsec start"
When I try this I get:
service: command not found

I am doing this as root. I went to root doing su -
I also did a whereis service and it could not find it. This is normally located in sbin from what I've been reading. Is there something I need to install? I'm running Kubuntu...


Old 09-07-2006, 07:30 AM   #2
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In addition to what I've already put in I just checked and initscripts is installed, but for some reason doesn't contian /sbin/service
Old 09-07-2006, 07:40 AM   #3
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I dont know about Kubuntu but services can also be started this way

/etc/init.d/servicename start

So for you it will be

/etc/init.d/ipsec start

And /sbin/service comes as a part of initscripts package.
So you can check if the package is installed in your PC.
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service is not included in all distributions. kubuntu is based on debian which does not use the service command.

Use instead:
/etc/init.d/ipsec start
Old 09-07-2006, 07:59 AM   #5
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that's excatly what I needed! Thanks for all your help!
Old 09-07-2006, 08:05 AM   #6
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What distro do you use?
Red Hat you just go
Applications > System Settings > Services > httpd > Start



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