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6.6. Disabling Host and Service Entries

Active services and hosts can be accessed by other services, hosts, and users within the domain. There can be situations when it is necessary to remove a host or a service from activity. However, deleting a service or a host removes the entry and all the associated configuration, and it removes it permanently.
Disabling a host or service prevents domain users from access it without permanently removing it from the domain. This can be done by using the host-disable and service-disable commands.
For example, for a host:
$ ipa host-disable server.example.com
For a service, specify the principal rather than the hostname:
$ ipa service-disable http/server.example.com