svcs command on solaris 8 and 9

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# 1  
Old 11-26-2007
svcs command on solaris 8 and 9


Can anybody tell me what is the command to start and stop services on solaris 8. I found command svcs on solaris 10 but not on 8 or 9.

Please guilde me.

# 2  
Old 11-26-2007
look in /etc/rcX.d for the startup script. X = runlevel in which the service should start.
# 3  
Old 11-26-2007
/etc/init.d/<service_name> stop|start

/etc/init.d/volmgt stop | start for example...
# 4  
Old 11-27-2007
scvs and svcsadm are new to Solaris 10
# 5  
Old 12-17-2007

svcs and svcadm are the new commands in solaris 10 - SMF ( service management facility), which is used to manage the status of the services.

In Solaris 8 and 9, we need to get into /etc/init.d directory where you can find the scripts, so by passing argument start/stop we can control the services. ex:

/etc/init.d/nfs.server stop
/etc/init.d/nfs.server start
# 6  
Old 12-17-2007

Until solaris 10, almost everything is launched by scripts in /etc/rc? directory's.
These scripts are normally links (symbolic or hard ) to scripts in /etc/init.d.

Only scripts with names starteng with a capital "S" are started in numeric order.
The scripts started with a capital "K" are stop scripts.
# 7  
Old 12-17-2007
Note that there are still a few of these "legacy" start/stop scripts in Solaris 10.
(I don't think they finished the work before they had to ship the product!)
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