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RC.NEWS(8)		  InterNetNews Documentation		    RC.NEWS(8)

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 preceding	shutdown, e-mails 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").

       Programs	run and	stopped	by this	script include:

       o   Always:  innd is started or stopped.

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

       o   If docnfsstat is true in inn.conf:  cnfsstat	is started and
	   stopped.

       o   If ovmethod is set to "ovdb"	in inn.conf:  ovdb_init	is run;
	   ovdb_server and ovdb_monitor	are stopped.

       o   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).

       o   When	started, if INN	appears	to have	previously been	shut down
	   during its expiry process, run expirerm if there are	articles to
	   unlink.

       o   When	started, if overview data appears to have just been rebuilt
	   and active needs to be renumbered, then actually renumber it.

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.

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

	      su news -s /bin/sh -c <pathbin in	inn.conf>/rc.news

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

	      su news -s /bin/sh -c <pathbin>/rc.news >> <pathlog>/rc.news 2>&1

       To stop INN:

	      su news -s /bin/sh -c '<pathbin>/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.pod	9723 2014-09-24	17:54:24Z iulius $

SEE ALSO
       ctlinnd(8), cnfsstat(8),	expirerm(8), inn.conf(5), innwatch(8),
       ovdb(5).

INN 2.6.3			  2015-09-12			    RC.NEWS(8)

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