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Old 01-23-2005, 11:42 PM   #1
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how do you shut down services

well what i mean is like startup daemons like lpd , things like that .. how do i stop them from starting up in the boot process
Old 01-24-2005, 12:09 AM   #2
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you need to edit /etc/inet.d
Old 01-24-2005, 12:24 AM   #3
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I like to run the command: chkconfig --list to get a better idea of what's out there. Then I can run the command: chkconfig --level 5 cups-lpd off
That shuts it off for run level 5 and I could add other run levels if wanted.
man chkconfig for more details.
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there is no inet.d ;/
Old 01-24-2005, 07:48 AM   #5
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If you have FC3 and GNOME, go to Applications>System Settings>Server Settings>Services
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dude, which distro? They all seem to have some other way to do it and if you don't tell us then we can't help you.

On Gentoo (i think Redhat and Fedora also follow this but i'm not really sure...) i have them in /etc/init.d/

so in order to stop/start/restart a service you would do (as root, usually)

atom@saturn ~/ # /etc/init.d/apache2 stop
Ok so let's explain this.
The first part (incuding the '#') is my prompt,
/etc/init.d/ is the location of the script.
apache2, in this case, is the startup script for apache2. it could be vsftp or lpd or any service name you have installed. this is actually a program written in bash
stop is a command line argument given to the script to tell it what it should do. All of them should accept at least 3 different ones: stop, start and restart. Some support more (like status, pause, background...)

Hope this sheds some light on things.


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