If I disable ttdbserver service in an AIX server (I commented the line with # in /etc/inetd.conf):

#ttdbserver    sunrpc_tcp      tcp     wait    root    /usr/dt/bin/rpc.ttdbserver rpc.ttdbserver 100083 1

is it necessary to restart daemons with inetd restart command, to apply changes?


It sounds as if you're talking about restarting inetd.

That's done so that inetd is forced to examine its configuration and not attempt to restart "stopped" daemons.

The manual page says to send a "kill -1" (or do "refresh -s inetd"):

edit /etc/inetd.conf then
run refresh -s inetd or
kill -1 inetd PID


Comment-out the ttdbserver service line in /etc/inetd.conf and restart the inetd daemon by sending kill -HUP <pid_of_inetd>. This re-reads the inetd configuration.

Look for and kill any rpc.ttdbserver processes. No new ones will now respawn.

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