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     ATINIT(1M)	      K-Talk by	Xinet (10/14/99	10.1)	    ATINIT(1M)

     NAME    [Toc]    [Back]
	  atinit - halt, start,	or restart AppleTalk services

     SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]
	  /usr/etc/appletalk/atinit action

     DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]
	  The atinit program manages startup and shutdown of K-Talk
	  AppleTalk services.  It is normally invoked by the server's
	  startup scripts (see the SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION HINTS section
	  for details) at system boot time.

	  The action argument may be any one of	the following:

	  halt	    stops all AppleTalk	servers	running	on the UNIX

	  start	    starts all the servers and commands	listed in
		    /usr/etc/appletalk/services	(described below).
		    The	command	atinit start is	usually	found in the
		    system startup file.  It should be run only	at
		    boot time, as it invokes initialization scripts as
		    well as AppleTalk servers.

	  restart   halts all AppleTalk	servers, and then starts them
		    again without running initialization scripts or
		    starting utilities that are	not AppleTalk servers.

	  The action argument may also be specified in uppercase.
	  Using	atinit with no arguments results in an error message.

	  Whenever new AppleTalk services are added, the file
	  /usr/etc/appletalk/services should be	edited to include the
	  full pathname	of each	added AppleTalk	server and any
	  arguments required when it is	invoked.  atinit will truncate
	  the at_log file when the action is start (but	not restart)
	  to keep the log file from getting excessively	large.	The
	  last log file	is kept	in at_log.old.

	  The system administrator must	ensure that all	K-Talk based
	  services, including third party applications,	do not
	  duplicate tasks performed by atinit.	For example, the Name
	  Binding Protocol Daemon nbpd(1m) is controlled by atinit,
	  and must not be managed by other initialization scripts or
	  secondary references in the startup scripts.

	  After	customizing the	/usr/etc/appletalk/services file, test
	  your configuration by	starting, halting, and restarting
	  AppleTalk services.  Make sure each server is	executed (the
	  atinit program displays the name of each server as it	is
	  invoked).  Once you have tested atinit from the command

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     ATINIT(1M)	      K-Talk by	Xinet (10/14/99	10.1)	    ATINIT(1M)

	  line,	it is a	good idea to review the	system startup scripts
	  to make sure AppleTalk services will be invoked at system
	  boot time.  On SGIs and SUNs running Solaris (SunOS 5.2 or
	  later) they are in /etc/init.d, with symbolic	links from
	  /etc/rc2.d and /etc/rc0.d.  For HP-UX	10.X the startup files
	  are just like	SGIs, except the top-level directory is	/sbin.
	  On SunOS (5.1	or earlier) AppleTalk is started from
	  /etc/rc.local.  On HP-UX 9.X,	it's /etc/rc.  If possible,
	  reboot your system and observe that all AppleTalk services
	  come up cleanly.

     FILES    [Toc]    [Back]
	  /usr/etc/appletalk/services	list containing	full pathnames
					of all AppleTalk daemons
					installed on the system.  On
					SGIs and Solaris this file
					really lives in
					/usr/adm/appletalk, and	there
					is only	a symbolic link	in

	  /usr/etc/appletalk		default	location for AppleTalk
					server daemons

	  /usr/etc/appletalk/nbpd	name binding protocol daemon

	  /usr/etc/appletalk/epd	echo protocol daemon

					process	numbers	of locally
					registered AppleTalk services

     SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]
	  rc(1m), nbpd(1m), epd(1m), atservers(1)

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