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NAME - Start or stop INN daemons

SYNOPSIS [start | stop]

DESCRIPTION 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 " stop").

       Programs run and stopped by this script include:

       ·   Always:  innd is started or stopped.

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

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

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


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

           If the first argument is "stop", initiates INN shutdown.
           It is recommended to throttle the server first as described in


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

              su - news -c <pathbin in inn.conf>/

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

              su - news -c <pathbin>/ >/dev/console

       To stop INN (throttling first):

              <pathbin>/ctlinnd throttle reason
              su - news -c '<pathbin>/ stop'


       Running " 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.


       // FIXME:  any attribution for itself?

       This manual page written by Jeffrey M. Vinocur <> for

       $Id: 8517 2009-06-17 17:49:36Z iulius $


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