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Start Synchronet BBS from Systemd

If you run modern GNU/Linux distributions, you can found Systemd as init system (like Debian, Fedora and others).

Instead of use the old /etc/init.d/sbbs.service init script, you can create a systemd services unit file:

Create and edit the follow files (please correct your ExecStart path and User/Group as you need):

Debian

/etc/default/sbbs

SBBSCTRL=/sbbs/ctrl

/etc/systemd/system/sbbs.service

[Unit]
Description=Synchronet BBS
Documentation=man:sbbs
After=network.target

[Service]
Restart=on-failure
EnvironmentFile=-/etc/default/sbbs
ExecStart=/sbbs/exec/sbbs nd
ExecReload=/bin/kill -HUP $MAINPID
User=root
Group=root

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

Finally, you must execute systemd daemon-reload for tell systemd te reload the unit file

Test your setup:

# systemctl status sbbs
● sbbs.service - Synchronet BBS
   Loaded: loaded (/etc/systemd/system/sbbs.service; enabled)
   Active: active (running) since lun 2016-11-21 14:39:53 ART; 24min ago
     Docs: man:sbbs
  Process: 14393 ExecStart=/sbbs/exec/sbbs nd (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
 Main PID: 14393 (sbbs)
   CGroup: /system.slice/sbbs.service
           └─14393 /sbbs/exec/sbbs nd

nov 21 14:39:53 scarlet systemd[1]: Started Synchronet BBS.

Debian (alternative using tmux)

You can use Tmux to still the Synchronet BBS console running on a screen that can be attached when you need

/etc/default/sbbs

SBBSCTRL=/sbbs/ctrl

/etc/systemd/system/sbbs.service

[Unit]
Description=Synchronet BBS
Documentation=man:sbbs
After=network.target

[Service]
Restart=on-failure
Type=forking
KillMode=none
EnvironmentFile=-/etc/default/sbbs

ExecStart=/usr/bin/tmux new-session -d -s sbbs '/sbbs/exec/sbbs nd'
ExecStop=/usr/bin/tmux send-keys -t sbbs 'q' C-m 'exit' C-m

User=root
Group=root

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

Using tmux, Synchronet start in a session (called sbbs), you can attach to the running console using tmux attach -t sbbs

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