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Old 04-11-2005, 12:24 PM   #1
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stopping services not in xinetd.d

I have a bunch of services that are not chkconfig-ed to run, and nor are they in the /etc/xinetd.d directory. But they start everytime on boot. AND they're all qmail related - any ideas how to start/stop them?

106/tcp open pop3pw
110/tcp open pop-3

Old 04-12-2005, 08:00 AM   #2
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there are couple of ways in doing this.

Run this cmd to disable all xinetd services chkconfig xinetd off

If for some reason u need xinetd service running then u may edit this file and remove or comment out the service not being used.
vi /etc/xinetd.conf

Old 04-12-2005, 08:34 PM   #3
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try this:

chkconfig --list

if you see the item in there then do this:

chkconfig --level 0123456 qmailstuff off

that should stop it.

if still no luck then check /etc/init.d/ (this varies depending on distribution)

see what files are in there, these are your startup files, find the naughty ones and move them somewhere else.

If you are using redhat you can also use the services UI and uncheck the bad ones.


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