Stopping and starting services for DLP on Linux


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Learn how to start, stop, disable, or restart services for Symantec Data Loss Prevention (DLP) for Linux.


DLP runs as a set of services in Linux. There are commands that simplify managing these DLP services.

To stop, start, or restart a service, use the service(8) command as root:

# service < option > | --status-all | [ service_name [ command | --full-restart ] ]

For example:

# service VontuUpdate stop
# service VontuIncidentPersister start
# service VontuManager restart
# service VontuMonitor restart

You can also use this command to see the status of the DLP services:

# service --status-all |grep -i vontu

Example output:

Device not specified in /etc/sysconfig/diskdump
Vontu-INPUT tcp --
Chain Vontu-INPUT (1 references)
Server address not specified in /etc/sysconfig/netdump
Vontu Incident Persister is running (3497)
Vontu Manager is running (3987)
Vontu Monitor is running (3077)
Vontu Monitor Controller is running (3150)
Vontu Notifier is running (3214)
Vontu Update is running (3275)

To disable a DLP service so that it does not start after restarting the computer, use chkconfig(8). You can also use this command to enable it later.

# chkconfig [--level <levels>] <name> <on|off|reset>

To disable a service, use the following command:

# chkconfig <service> off

To enable a service, use the following command:

# chkconfig <service> on