Service Control

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Service_Control for SME 8.x and 9.X


Stephane de Labrusse aka stephdl

Michel Van hees


Contrib 10:
Contrib 9:
The latest version of smeserver-service_control is available in the SME repository, click on the version number(s) for more information.


Service_Control allow you to adjust status of all services contains in the server.

  • enabled/disabled
  • private/public access

TCP Port can be changed for services that accept this parameter.


This contrib is currently held in the stephdl repository, so the following commands will install on your smeserver.

  • For SME Server 8
yum --enablerepo=stephdl install smeserver-service_control
  • For SME Server 9
yum --enablerepo=smecontribs install smeserver-service_control

You will then need to activate the database changes, the 'official' way is to perform

signal-event post-upgrade;  signal-event reboot

but if you don't want to restart your server you can do

signal-event console-save

Go to the service_control panel on Server Manager and activate changes you need


You can access Service_Control interface in the server-manager.

Warning.png Warning:
Deactivating services can leave your server in an unstable state or even inaccessible state. If you disable the httpd* services, there will be no server-manager.


yum remove smeserver-service_control


Please raise bugs under the SME-Contribs section in bugzilla and select the smeserver-service_control component or use this link

"No open bugs found."

Additional information