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BOS_STARTUP(8) AFS Command Reference BOS_STARTUP(8)


bos_startup - Starts a process without changing its status flag


bos startup -server <machine name> [-instance <instances>+]
[-cell <cell name>] [-noauth] [-localauth] [-help]

bos startu -s <machine name> [-i <instances>+]
[-c <cell name>] [-n] [-l] [-h]


The bos startup command starts, on the server machine named by the -server argument, either:

  • All AFS server processes not currently running but marked with the "Run" status flag in the /etc/openafs/BosConfig file.
  • Each process specified by -instance argument, even if its status flag in the BosConfig file is "NotRun".

To start a process and set its BosConfig status flag to "Run", use the bos start command instead.


Indicates the server machine on which to start processes. Identify the machine by IP address or its host name (either fully-qualified or abbreviated unambiguously). For details, see bos(8).
Names each process to start. Use the process name assigned with the -instance argument to the bos create command. The output from the bos status command lists the names.
Names the cell in which to run the command. Do not combine this argument with the -localauth flag. For more details, see bos(8).
Assigns the unprivileged identity "anonymous" to the issuer. Do not combine this flag with the -localauth flag. For more details, see bos(8).
Constructs a server ticket using a key from the local /etc/openafs/server/KeyFile or /etc/openafs/server/KeyFileExt file. The bos command interpreter presents the ticket to the BOS Server during mutual authentication. Do not combine this flag with the -cell or -noauth options. For more details, see bos(8).
Prints the online help for this command. All other valid options are ignored.


The following command starts all processes marked with status flag "Run" in the BosConfig file on the machine "" that are not currently running.

   % bos startup

The following command starts the buserver, kaserver, ptserver, and vlserver processes running on the machine "", even if their status flags in the BosConfig file are "NotRun".

   % bos startup -server \
       -instance buserver kaserver ptserver vlserver


The issuer must be listed in the /etc/openafs/server/UserList file on the machine named by the -server argument, or must be logged onto a server machine as the local superuser "root" if the -localauth flag is included.


BosConfig(5), KeyFile(5), KeyFileExt(5), UserList(5), bos(8), bos_create(8), bos_start(8), bos_status(8)


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2022-03-13 OpenAFS