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Although many standard services are now managed by SMF, the scripts placed in /etc/rc*.d continue to be executed on run level transitions. Most of the /etc/rc*.d scripts that were included in previous releases have been removed as part of SMF. The ability to continue to run the remaining scripts allows for third-party applications to be added without having to convert the services to use SMF.
In addition, /etc/inittab entries also continue to be processed by the init command. Also, /etc/inetd.conf is available for packages to amend. During initial system deployment, services that are listed in /etc/inetd.conf are automatically converted into SMF services. Any later additions can be converted by using the inetconv command. The status of these services can be viewed, but no other changes are supported through SMF. Applications that use this conversion feature will not benefit from the precise fault containment provided by SMF. The latest version of inetd does not look for entries in /etc/inetd.conf to convert after the initial boot.
Applications that are converted to utilize SMF no longer need to make use of the mechanisms listed in this section.