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Services Manager, seen in Figure X-XX, is an easy-to-use GUI tool for managing some KDE and FreeBSD services. It allows services to be enabled/disabled at system startup or to change their current status to stopped/running.
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'''Figure X-XX:'''
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Service Manager, seen in Figure 8.6a, provides a graphical utility for managing PC-BSD® services. Buttons make it easy to start, stop, or restart services and to set the highlighted service to be enabled or disabled whenever the system boots. To access this utility, go to ''[[Control Panel]]'' ➜ ''[[Service Manager]]'' or type '''pc-su pc-servicemanager'''. You will be prompted to input the administrative (also known as the "root" or "superuser") password.
  
[[Image:Servicesmanager.png]]
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'''Figure 8.6a: Managing Services Using Service Manager'''
  
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[[Image:Servicesmanager1a.png]]
  
The following services can be managed with this GUI:
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By default, services will be listed alphabetically. You can reorder the services by clicking on the "Service Name", "Running", or "Enabled" header.
  
* '''ACPI''' -
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Service Manager is a graphical front-end to the rc scripts located in ''/etc/rc.d''. PC-BSD® 9.2 will include an "Info" button where you can get a short description of the highlighted service.
* '''Avahi''' -
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* '''cpufreq''' - a background process (daemon) to adjust CPU speed and voltage on the fly. This can save battery power because the lower the clock speed, the less power the CPU consumes. It is especially recommended for laptop users.
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If you do not know what a service does, do not change its settings in Service Manager. If you would like to learn more about a service, try seeing if there is a man page for it. For example, type '''man apm''' or '''man bootparamd'''. If a man page does not exist, try seeing what man pages are associated with that keyword. For example:
* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CUPS '''CUPS]''' - required for printing.
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* '''Denyhosts''' - a script that analyses log messages to determine what hosts are attempting unauthorised access to your system. It also determines what user accounts are being targeted and keeps track of the frequency of hacking attempts.
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'''apropos accounting'''
* '''NFS''' -
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ac(8)                    - connect time accounting
* [http://www.openbsd.org/faq/pf/ '''PF]''' - the default firewall for filtering TCP/IP network traffic and doing Network Address Translation (NAT). It's recommended to keep the PF firewall turned on, unless you have installed another firewall or are using a router with a built-in firewall.
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acct(2)                  - enable or disable process accounting
* '''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Shell SSH]''' - a network protocol that allows data to be exchanged over a secure channel between two computers by using data encryption. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSH_file_transfer_protocol SFTP] and ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_copy SCP]) capabilities are also handled through the SSH protocol.
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acct(5)                  - execution accounting file
* '''swap monitor''' -
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accton(8)                - enable/disable system accounting
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ipfw(4)                  - IP packet filter and traffic accounting
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pac(8)                   - printer/plotter accounting information
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pam_lastlog(8)          - login accounting PAM module
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sa(8)                    - print system accounting statistics
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[[category:Control Panel]]
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[[category:Service Manager]]
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Revision as of 07:40, 30 October 2012

(Sorry for the inconvenience)

Service Manager, seen in Figure 8.6a, provides a graphical utility for managing PC-BSD® services. Buttons make it easy to start, stop, or restart services and to set the highlighted service to be enabled or disabled whenever the system boots. To access this utility, go to Control PanelService Manager or type pc-su pc-servicemanager. You will be prompted to input the administrative (also known as the "root" or "superuser") password.

Figure 8.6a: Managing Services Using Service Manager

Servicesmanager1a.png

By default, services will be listed alphabetically. You can reorder the services by clicking on the "Service Name", "Running", or "Enabled" header.

Service Manager is a graphical front-end to the rc scripts located in /etc/rc.d. PC-BSD® 9.2 will include an "Info" button where you can get a short description of the highlighted service.

If you do not know what a service does, do not change its settings in Service Manager. If you would like to learn more about a service, try seeing if there is a man page for it. For example, type man apm or man bootparamd. If a man page does not exist, try seeing what man pages are associated with that keyword. For example:

apropos accounting
ac(8)                    - connect time accounting
acct(2)                  - enable or disable process accounting
acct(5)                  - execution accounting file
accton(8)                - enable/disable system accounting
ipfw(4)                  - IP packet filter and traffic accounting
pac(8)                   - printer/plotter accounting information
pam_lastlog(8)           - login accounting PAM module
sa(8)                    - print system accounting statistics