|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4: System Administration Guide
|Chapter 20. Controlling Access to Services
The ntsysv utility provides a simple interface for activating or deactivating services. You can use ntsysv to turn an xinetd-managed service on or off. You can also use ntsysv to configure runlevels. By default, only the current runlevel is configured. To configure a different runlevel, specify one or more runlevels with the --level option. For example, the command ntsysv --level 345 configures runlevels 3, 4, and 5.
The ntsysv interface works like the text mode
installation program. Use the up and down arrows to navigate up and
down the list. The space bar selects/unselects services and is also
used to "press" the Ok and
Cancel buttons. To move between the list of
services and the Ok and Cancel
buttons, use the
Services managed by xinetd are immediately affected by ntsysv. For all other services, changes do not take effect immediately. You must stop or start the individual service with the command service daemon stop. In the previous example, replace daemon with the name of the service you want to stop; for example, httpd. Replace stop with start or restart to start or restart the service.