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NAME

       rc.news - Start or stop INN daemons

SYNOPSIS

       rc.news [start │ stop]

DESCRIPTION

       rc.news can be used to start or stop innd and supporting programs.  It
       checks to make sure INN is not already running, handles cases of
       unclean shutdown, finishes up tasks which might have been interrupted
       by the preceeding shutdown, emails certain boot-time warnings to
       newsmaster (as set in inn.conf), and is generally safer and easier than
       starting and stopping everything directly.  It needs to be run as the
       news user so that files in pathrun are created with the right ownership
       (though this is less important for "rc.news stop"), and therefore
       requires that inndstart be setuid root, see inndstart(8) for
       discussion.

       Programs run and stopped by this script include:

       ·   Always:  inndstart is run, and innd is stopped.

       ·   If doinnwatch is true in inn.conf:  innwatch is started and
           stopped.

       ·   If docnfsstat is true in inn.conf:  ovdb_init is run; ovdb_server
           and ovdb_monitor are stopped.

       ·   If rc.news.local exists in pathbin:  rc.news.local is run with
           argument "start" or "stop" (to perform site-specific startup or
           shutdown tasks).

OPTIONS

       "start"
           If the first argument is "start", or no first argument is given,
           rc.news initiates INN startup.

       "stop"
           If the first argument is "stop", rc.news initiates INN shutdown.
           It is recommended to throttle the server first as described in
           ctlinnd(8).

EXAMPLES

       To start INN and leave certain error messages going to the terminal:

              su - news -c ~news/bin/rc.news

       To run INN at startup time from appropriate system boot scripts:

              su - news -c ~news/bin/rc.news >/dev/console

       To stop INN (throttling first):

              ~news/bin/ctlinnd throttle reason
              su - news -c ’~news/bin/rc.news stop’

BUGS

       Running "rc.news start" as root is never the right thing to do, so we
       should at minimum check for this and error, or perhaps change effective
       user ID.

HISTORY

       // FIXME:  any attribution for rc.news itself?

       This manual page written by Jeffrey M. Vinocur <jeff@litech.org> for
       InterNetNews.

       $Id: rc.news.8,v 1.1 2002/12/03 05:31:11 vinocur Exp $

SEE ALSO

       ctlinnd(8), cnfsstat(8), inn.conf(5), inndstart(8), innwatch(8),
       ovdb(5).