rc.news - Start or stop INN daemons
["start" | "stop"]
can be used to start or stop innd
and supporting programs.
It checks to make sure INN is not already running, handles cases of unclean
shutdown, finishes up tasks which might have been interrupted by the preceding
shutdown, e-mails certain boot-time warnings to newsmaster
(as set in
), and is generally safer and easier than starting and stopping
everything directly. It needs to be run as the news user so that files in
are created with the right ownership (though this is less
important for "rc.news stop").
Programs run and stopped by this script include:
- Always: innd is started or stopped.
- If doinnwatch is true in inn.conf:
innwatch is started and stopped.
- If docnfsstat is true in inn.conf:
cnfsstat is started and stopped.
- If ovmethod is set to "ovdb" in
inn.conf: ovdb_init is run; ovdb_server and
ovdb_monitor are stopped.
- If rc.news.local exists in pathbin:
rc.news.local is run with argument "start" or
"stop" (to perform site-specific startup or shutdown
- When started, if INN appears to have previously been shut
down during its expiry process, run expirerm if there are articles
- When started, if overview data appears to have just been
rebuilt and active needs to be renumbered, then actually renumber
- If the first argument is "start", or no first
argument is given, rc.news initiates INN startup.
- If the first argument is "stop", rc.news
initiates INN shutdown.
To start INN and leave certain error messages going to the terminal:
su news -s /bin/sh -c <pathbin in inn.conf>/rc.news
To run INN at startup time from appropriate system boot scripts:
su news -s /bin/sh -c <pathbin>/rc.news >> <pathlog>/rc.news 2>&1
To stop INN:
su news -s /bin/sh -c '<pathbin>/rc.news stop'
Running "rc.news start" as root is never the right thing to do, so we
should at minimum check for this and error, or perhaps change effective user
// FIXME: any attribution for rc.news
This manual page written by Jeffrey M. Vinocur <firstname.lastname@example.org>
$Id: rc.news.pod 9723 2014-09-24 17:54:24Z iulius $