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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.
 
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.
  
If you don't know what a service does, you shouldn't enable or disable it. If you'd like to learn more about a service, try searching for the binary name in the associated rc script. For example, to learn more about accounting:
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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:
  
  '''grep bin /etc/rc.d/accounting'''
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  '''apropos accounting'''
  #!/bin/sh
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  ac(8)                    - connect time accounting
  accounting_command="/usr/sbin/accton"
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  acct(2)                  - enable or disable process accounting
  '''whatis accton'''
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  acct(5)                  - execution accounting file
 
  accton(8)                - enable/disable system accounting
 
  accton(8)                - enable/disable system accounting
 
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ipfw(4)                  - IP packet filter and traffic accounting
You could then read '''man accton''' to learn more about system 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

Revision as of 12:42, 27 July 2011

(Sorry for the inconvenience)

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.

Figure 7.2a: Managing Services Using Service Manager

Servicesmanager1.png

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.

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:

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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