Ubuntu Services

Ubuntu uses upstart for it's init service management.

Service config files exist in /etc/init. Anything in there can be started, stopped by upstart using service.


Start, stop, restart a service.

service <service> start
service <service> stop
service <service> restart

List services

initctl list

Add a service to bootup

update-rc.d ssh defaults

Remove a service from bootup

update-rc.d <service> disable