> This may seem like a simple question, but what is the usual method for
> automatic startup of a server, such as Apache?
> We have been thinking about using inittab, since this allows for
> restarting on failure. Other choices would be /etc/rc* or something else.
> It seems to me that this should be a Solved Problem, but I have seen
> no reference to it.
I would start with "man boot" and peruse it and its "see also"
references. On most unices these days, startup/shtudown scripts are put
in /etc/init.d with links to them from /etc/rc?.d where ? is the run
state the system is going to (usually 2 or 3). Look at the scripts on
your system. Most can be called with either a "start" ro "stop"
argument. There are other details, but I have to leave soon.
Kurt J. Lanza