bsd_service

Use the bsd_service InSpec audit resource to test a service using a Berkeley OS-style init on the FreeBSD platform.


Availability

Installation

This resource is distributed along with InSpec itself. You can use it automatically.

Version

This resource first became available in v1.0.0 of InSpec.

Syntax

A bsd_service resource block declares the name of a service and then one (or more) matchers to test the state of the service:

describe bsd_service('service_name') do
  it { should be_installed }
  it { should be_enabled }
  it { should be_running }
end

where

  • ('service_name') must specify a service name
  • be_installed, be_enabled, and be_running are valid matchers for this resource.

Using bsd_service resource parameters

Path

The path to the service manager’s control may be specified for situations where the path isn’t available in the current PATH. For example:

describe bsd_service('service_name', '/path/to/control') do
  it { should be_enabled }
  it { should be_installed }
  it { should be_running }
end


Properties

All properties available to the service resource may be used.


Matchers

For a full list of available matchers, please visit our matchers page.

be_enabled

The be_enabled matcher tests if the named service is enabled:

it { should be_enabled }

be_installed

The be_installed matcher tests if the named service is installed:

it { should be_installed }

be_running

The be_running matcher tests if the named service is running:

it { should be_running }