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  1. #1

    How do I stop/shut off rwhod so that it's not running?

    I have a 2 usr system at home. One linux box and one Winblows98 box.

    The rwhod broadcasts every 3 minutes or so filling my firewall logs as well as space on the locale harddrive.

    I'm only about 4 mnths new to linux, but I would like to know how and what steps to turn off blaberring services that I have no need for. Altleast I don't think that I need the rwhod service?

    Does anyone have a link to show me how to do this or can this be easily explain in a short amount of time.

    This will be my fist time and I would like to learn who to do this for a future project.


  2. #2
    Linux Engineer
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    Jan 2003
    Lebanon, pa
    The init scripts should be in /etc/init.d. Find the script in there and run it like this: ./rwhod stop <- just example and make sure you are in /etc/init.d

  3. #3
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    May 2003
    for all the daemon services

    /etc/init.d/<daemon name> stop /* stops it */

    /etc/init.d/<daemon name> start /* starts it*/

    for ur case

    /etc/init.d/rwhod stop

    in case u r using redhat linux also u can use

    service rwhod stop

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I thought that I already tried that but I'll look at again though. Once you reboot or logback in the service starts again.

    What I'm looking for is a permanent solution. I.E....I want to shut rwhod off or down so that when I reboot or logout....logback in that this service isn't running or at a minimum performing network broadcasts every 3 minutes.. I would prefer just shutting the service down for now though.

    I would also like to learn more about how to control my environment, like above....


  6. #5
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    Oct 2001
    Täby, Sweden
    Well, if this is SysV compatible, run this:
    rm /etc/rc.d/rc?.d/S??rwhod
    The question marks are supposed to be wildcards, not placeholders, so you need not replace them with anything.
    Some distros also support this:
    chkconfig rwhod off
    It essentially runs the above, though.
    The best way to get in control of your environment is to learn shell scripting and study your distro's init scripts, so that you can see for yourself exactly what it does. Also, study your /etc/inittab. The reference manual for its format can be found in the inittab(5) manpage (run "man 5 inittab" to watch it in a terminal).

    For learning shell scripting, see the bash(1) manpage and

  7. #6
    Ahhh. Thanks for all the help everyone.

    You helped me find what I was looking for.

    chkconfig does the trick and then some.

    For me:
    chkconfig --level 345 rwhod off
    chkconfig --level 35 smb off

    The chkconifg man page helped allot. And does exactly what I wanted to do and then some. Seems like a better choice than going into the init.d directory because you can stop the specified service at the specified run levels..

    chkconfig provides a simple command-line tool for maintaining the
    /etc/rc[0-6].d directory hierarchy by relieving system administrators
    of the task of directly manipulating the numerous symbolic links in
    those directories.

    This implementation of chkconfig was inspired by the chkconfig command
    present in the IRIX operating system. Rather than maintaining configu-
    ration information outside of the /etc/rc[0-6].d hierarchy, however,
    this version directly manages the symlinks in /etc/rc[0-6].d. This
    leaves all of the configuration information regarding what services
    init starts in a single location.

    I'ts funny that you mention shell scripting because I happen to be on that same site right now. Again, thanks for the kind help. Much appreciated.


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