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introduction to system maintenance and operation commands
The manual pages in section 8 contain information related to
system operation and maintenance.
They describe commands concerning file systems,
They also cover commands concerning system backup/recovery, such as
There are pages which document the running of the system, such as
and the configuration files located in
Procedures concerning system failure are documented in
Section 8 pages also describe network services and daemons.
The rest of this page discusses some of the main daemons
available on the
and how to enable/disable them.
System daemons are controlled by the script
which is in turn configured by
For example the HTTP daemon
is controlled by the following line from
Thus it is not started by default.
To enable or disable daemon processes,
administrators should edit the file
So to enable
the following line might be added to
As can be seen above,
this method is also used to specify additional options.
Below is a list of some of the daemons available.
For further information, see
and the individual pages for the utilities.
Apache web server (HTTP)
The apache web server,
Detailed information is available in
Automounter daemon (amd)
If using the
go into the
directory and set it up by
and editing it and creating other maps as needed.
Alternatively, you can get your maps with YP.
BIND name server (DNS)
If you are using the BIND name server, check the
It may look something like:
search nts.umn.edu. umn.edu.
lookup file bind
If using a caching name server, add the line "nameserver 127.0.0.1" first.
In order to make sure the system clock is correct,
it may be synchronised with a number of external sources.
The utilities available are:
If this is a
BOOTP or DHCP
HP remote boot server
if needed for remote booting.
If you do not have HP computers doing remote booting, do not enable this.
If you are going to use
for authentication, and you already have a
master, change directory to
Remember to get a
from the master so that the remote commands work.
If this is an NFS server,
A relay daemon,
able to run as a
load-balancer, application layer gateway, or transparent proxy.
Various daemons for managing routing tables are available:
RPC-based network services
Several services depend on the RPC portmapper,
being running for proper operation.
This includes YP and NFS exports, among other services.
Check the YP domain name with the
If necessary, correct it by editing the
script reads this file on boot to determine and set the domain name.
You may also set the running system's domain name with the
To start YP client services, simply run
then perform the remaining
YP activation as described in
In particular, to enable YP passwd support, you'll need to add the following
You do this by using
There are many more YP man pages available to help you.
You can find more information by starting with
section manual page appeared in
| AerieBSD 1.0 Reference Manual
|| December 28 2008