kick off a post boot job

Bill Moran wmoran at
Wed Oct 18 17:42:18 UTC 2006

In response to Robin Becker <robin at>:

> I have a number of servers which don't have console access, but I would like to 
> have apache started automatically if the server is rebooted. However, it seems 
> that if https is used then I need to type in a secret at boot time (on the console).
> Is there a way to start processes up automatically after the boot is finished?
> I could imagine asking another, trusted, server to supply the magic string using 
> scp or some other secure transport and then using the decoded result to start up 
> apache.

You could just store your cert and key unencrypted.

There are other ways as well.  Apache supports plugins for this purpose,
but that question would be better answered on one of the Apache mailing

Bill Moran
Collaborative Fusion Inc.

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