Forum OpenACS Q&A: nsd restart w/inittab
("ns_shutdown" being the cleanest option)
inittab will restart the service as root and you will be back up and running in no time.
if you actually needed to completely stop the service and have it not restart you will need root privileges though.
Yes, he does install the software in what is considered strange locations, but it is the same across ALL platforms. He had to pick "strange" locations (ie: broke frrom the various standards out there) so that this software was in one location. But if you goto Solaris, Irix, Linux, *BSD you can always find (or should unless the installer changes it) /command, /package, /service, /var/qmail.
Now if that is good or bad is up to debate (I don't like it but I apperciate the effort).
You can also find the latest docs of DJB's code at: