System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

ProcedureHow to Add a Run Control Script

If you want to add a run control script to start and stop a service, copy the script into the /etc/init.d directory. Then, create links in the rcn.d directory where you want the service to start and stop.

See the README file in each /etc/rcn.d directory for more information on naming run control scripts. The following procedure describes how to add a run control script.

  1. Become superuser or assume a role that includes the Service Management rights profile.

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

  2. Add the script to the /etc/init.d directory.

    # cp filename /etc/init.d
    # chmod 0744 /etc/init.d/filename
    # chown root:sys /etc/init.d/filename
  3. Create links to the appropriate rcn.d directory.

    # cd /etc/init.d
    # ln filename /etc/rc2.d/Snnfilename
    # ln filename /etc/rcn.d/Knnfilename
  4. Verify that the script has links in the specified directories.

    # ls /etc/init.d/*filename /etc/rc2.d/*filename /etc/rcn.d/*filename

Example 17–16 Adding a Run Control Script

The following example shows how to add a run control script for the xyz service.

# cp xyz /etc/init.d
# chmod 0744 /etc/init.d/xyz
# chown root:sys /etc/init.d/xyz
# cd /etc/init.d
# ln xyz /etc/rc2.d/S99xyz
# ln xyz /etc/rc0.d/K99xyz
# ls /etc/init.d/*xyz /etc/rc2.d/*xyz /etc/rc0.d/*xyz