System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

ProcedureHow to Modify a Service

The following procedure shows how to change the configuration of a service that is not managed by the inetd service.

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Make changes to the configuration files, as needed.

    Many of the services have one or more configuration files that are used to define the startup or other configuration information. These files can be changed while the service is running. The contents of the files is only checked when the service is started.

  3. Restart the service.

    # svcadm restart FMRI

Example 19–11 Sharing an NFS File System

To share a file system using the NFS service, you must define the file system in the /etc/dfs/dfstab file and then restart the NFS service. This example shows you what the dfstab file could look like, as well as how to restart the service.

# cat /etc/dfs/dfstab
share -F nfs -o rw /export/home
# svcadm restart svc:/network/nfs/server