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Getting Started with Cubieboard by Olliver M. Schinagl

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Interacting with services

On a server, it is quite common to start, stop, or restart a service. This is not only while trying to fix a problem, but also sometimes to reload a configuration, for example. It might be that a service is used to run only occasionally but not every time during booting. For these purposes, the so-called startup scripts are available. When a service is installed, usually, a script to control its behavior is placed at /etc/init.d.

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For a server, it usually makes sense to configure networking either statically or via a DHCP server directly in the interfaces file. This to ensure networking is always available, as a graphical desktop is often not installed.

Let us take the networking script, for example. It is responsible ...

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