One of many things that I like in Redhat is "service" tool to start, stop registered service (daemons). I realised that in my current ubuntu 8.10, this tool is already installed by default, which is really good. I am pretty sure that it will still available in newer release.
What about in Debian? To have such tool, you need to install "sysvinit-utils" package.
# aptitude install sysvinit-utils
to use it, simply type like the following
In ubuntu (also in debian, if I'm not mistaken), you can use "tab" command completion, when you are trying to enter the