Hi Subhro :-), Good information. After checking, I didn't have the "local_startup" line in my /etc/rc.conf file.
This didn't work on restarting just now, but I added the line pointing to the rc.d apache dir where I had added the file apache.sh earlier (below). Still had to start apache by hand. I don't know if the script is correct, because there was no example script and I changed the script from another daemon. If so, I'm still missing something. Micke > #!/bin/sh echo -n ' Apache' case "$1" in start) /usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl start ;; stop) /usr/local/apache/bin/apachectl stop ;; *) echo "Usage: 'basename $0' (start|stop)" >&2 exit 64 ;; esac exit 0 < --- Subhro <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Hello Micke, > Well there are quite a few ways in which you can > start a daemon > "automatically". I would brief them for you. The > most common daemons like > sshd, apmd check the /etc/rc.conf for start > commands. So if you want to > start sshd at startup just put a line > sshd_enable="YES" in /etc/rc.conf and > you will be back in business. For a list of all the > daemons which can be > started from rc.conf, refer to > /etc/defaults/rc.conf. But DON'T modify that > file. Instead copy that file to /etc and change it > there if you don't have > rc.conf in /etc initially. /etc/rc.conf overrides > anything in > /etc/defaults/rc.conf. > > The next common procedure of starting daemons in > from within the inetd > superserver.Inetd works as: it does not start the > daemon initially. Instead > it starts listening on the port which the daemon is > supposed to listen on. > For example if you are planning to start telnetd > from inetd, then after the > system startup, inetd will listen on port 23 and > start up telnetd only when > it senses someone knocking on port 23. In this way > you can save on system > resources by not starting the services unless you > need them. For the inetd > to waork you need to include a like > inetd_enable="YES" in /etc/rc.conf. > > However inetd has its cons as well. If you have a > very busy webserver (for > instance) and plan to start httpd (the webserver > daemon) from inetd, then > the overhead will be very high as inetd spawns a > separate process for each > incoming request. So sys-admins consider running > daemons as staanalone. When > you install some daemon like apache (for example) > then you will find a > startup file in /usr/local/etc/rc.d/. Most likely it > would be names as > daemon_name.conf.sample. Change the name to > daemon_name.conf and change the > permissions to 755 while you are logged in as root. > At every boot the script > will be called with a start argument which will > start the service and at > every shutdown it will be called with a stop > argument. I would not give you > a prize if you manually call the script with start, > stop and restart > arguments :-). > > The last but not the least. You can also start > services from within crontab. > But that's too cumbersome. Hence I don't like it. > Refer to this page if you > want to know how. > > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/configtuning-start > ing-services.html > > I hope I have answered some of your queries. Do let > us know if you need some > more help. > > Remember FreeBSD unlike windows can dare to say > "Power to Serve" :-) > > Regards > Subhro > > -----Original Message----- > From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On > Behalf Of Micke P > Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 12:05 AM > To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > Subject: starting daemons at server start > > > Hi, > > There are a couple of things that I'm struggling > with > unsuccessfully. :-( One of them is figuring out how > to get daemons to start up when the server starts, > or > restarts, without having to start them manually. It > may be clearly defined in the handbook, but I am > inept > enough to not see it. This is a configuration in the > inetd? > > Thanks, > Micke > > __________________________________ > Do you Yahoo!? > Protect your identity with Yahoo! Mail AddressGuard > http://antispam.yahoo.com/whatsnewfree > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to > "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > > > __________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? Protect your identity with Yahoo! Mail AddressGuard http://antispam.yahoo.com/whatsnewfree _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"