A full install of Amix UNIX includes (and starts) some system daemons that are unlikely to be of much interest to the user. Below are brief descriptions of many of these daemons, how to disable them if they are started at boot, and how to start them if they are not.


Printing services. Unless you want to experiment with this, disable it. The only printers likely to work with AMIX at this point are pure postscript printers.
Stop: kill `ps -e | grep lp | cut -f 4 -d ' '`
Disable: mv /etc/rc2.d/S80lp /etc/rc2.d/s80lp


Maybe you use Usenet. I bet you don't want to run an NNTP server though.
Stop: /etc/init.d/news stop
Disable: mv /etc/rc2.d/S91news /etc/rc2.d/s91news


Mail services. If you intend to use this, go ahead and leave it running. I've never seen the system send mail for anything it runs on its own, so it should be fine to disable.
Stop: kill `ps -e | grep smtpd | cut -f 4 -d ' '`
Disable: mv /etc/rc2.d/S88smtpd /etc/rc2.d/s88smtpd


Various old rpc services that you probably shouldn't use anyway. Some people who have used more modern UNIX might think you need these for NFS to work. Nope. You can turn this off.
Stop: /etc/init.d/rpc stop
Disable: mv /etc/rc2.d/S75rpc /etc/rc2.d/s75rpc


DNS nameserver. If you are using DNS and not just hosts, your system will be much happier if this is running. For details on how to configure in.named, see details on this page. It is not enabled by default.
Start: /usr/sbin/in.named
Enable: Create an init script in.named, start it at 70. A simple example is attached to this page, place this in /etc/init.d/in.named and set it executable. Enable this at boot with the following:
ln /etc/init.d/in.named /etc/rc2.d/S70in.named
Now you can start/stop in.named with /etc/init.d/in.named start / stop

There are a few other daemons (flopd, scrmenu, etc) I'm still looking into.
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