Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 2nd Apr 2006 18:09 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Linux "In any Linux distribution, some services are enabled to start at boot up by default. For example, on my machine, I have pcmcia, cron daemon, postfix mail transport agent, just to name a few, which start during boot up. Usually, it is prudent to disable all services that are not needed as they are potential security risks and also they unnecessarily waste hardware resources. For example, my machine does not have any pcmcia cards so I can safely disable it. Same is the case with postfix which is also not used. So how do you disable these services so that they are not started at boot time?"
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RE: BootUp Manager
by ozonehole on Sun 2nd Apr 2006 23:35 UTC in reply to "BootUp Manager"
ozonehole
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2006-01-07

There is a nice gui tool to enable/disable boot servces on ubuntu, the name is BootUp Manager.
It can be installed with:
sudo apt-get install bum


Thanks for mentioning this. Actually, it works with any Debian-based system.

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