bos_stop - Stops a process after changing its status flag


bos stop -server <machine name> -instance <server process name>+ [-wait] [-cell <cell name>] [-noauth] [-localauth] [-help]

bos sto -s <machine name> -i <server process name>+ [-w] [-c <cell name>] [-n] [-l] [-h]


The bos stop command sets the status flag for each process specified with the -instance argument to NotRun in the /usr/afs/local/BosConfig file on the server machine named by the -server argument, then stops it.

To stop a process without changing its BosConfig status flag, use the bos shutdown command instead.


-server <machine name>

Indicates the server machine on which to stop processes. Identify the machine by IP address or its host name (either fully-qualified or abbreviated unambiguously). For details, see bos(8).

-instance <server process name>+

Names each process to stop. Use the process name assigned with the -instance argument to the bos create command. The output from the bos status command lists the names.


Delays the return of the command shell prompt until all processes actually stop. If this argument is omitted, the prompt returns almost immediately even if all processes are not stopped.

-cell <cell name>

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 /usr/afs/etc/KeyFile 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 example command stops the upserver and runntp processes on the machine

   % bos stop -server -instance upserver runntp


The issuer must be listed in the /usr/afs/etc/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), UserList(5), bos(8), bos_create(8), bos_shutdown(8), bos_status(8)


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