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Service Manager, seen in Figure 7.2a, provides an easy-to-use graphical utility for managing PC-BSD services. The listed services can be enabled/disabled at system startup and their current status can be toggled to stopped or running. To access this utility, go to PC-BSD Control Panel -> Service Manager. You will be prompted to input the administrative password.
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'''Figure 7.2a: Managing Services Using Service Manager'''
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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 open an xterm then type '''pc-su pc-servicemanager'''. [[File:Servicesmanager1a.png|370px|thumb|'''Figure 8.6a: Managing Services Using Service Manager''']] You will be prompted to input the administrative (also known as the "root" or "superuser") password.
  
By default, services will be listed alphabetically. You can reorder the services by clicking on the Service Name, Running, or Enabled header.
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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.
  
Service Manager is a graphical front-end to the rc scripts located in ''/etc/rc.d''. PC-BSD 9.1 will include an Info button where you can get a short description of the highlighted service.
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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.
  
If you don't know what a service does, you shouldn't change its settings in Service Manager. If you'd 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:
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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:
  
'''apropos accounting'''
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ac(8)                    - connect time accounting
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acct(2)                  - enable or disable process accounting
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ac(8)                    - connect time accounting
acct(5)                  - execution accounting file
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acct(2)                  - enable or disable process accounting
accton(8)                - enable/disable system accounting
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acct(5)                  - execution accounting file
ipfw(4)                  - IP packet filter and traffic accounting
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accton(8)                - enable/disable system accounting
pac(8)                  - printer/plotter accounting information
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ipfw(4)                  - IP packet filter and traffic accounting
pam_lastlog(8)          - login accounting PAM module
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pac(8)                  - printer/plotter accounting information
sa(8)                    - print system accounting statistics
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pam_lastlog(8)          - login accounting PAM module
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Revision as of 22:14, 23 April 2013

(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 open an xterm then type pc-su pc-servicemanager.
Figure 8.6a: Managing Services Using Service Manager
You will be prompted to input the administrative (also known as the "root" or "superuser") password.

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
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