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This is a
list of Unix that are found on various daemons Unix-like operating systems. Unix daemons typically have a name ending with a d.
init [1 ] The Unix program which spawns all other processes.
[2 ] Works in cooperation with the remote nfsd to handle client
crond [1 ] Time-based
job scheduler, runs jobs in the background.
dhcpd Dynamically configure TCP/IP information for clients.
fingerd Provides a network interface for the
finger protocol, as used by the finger command.
ftpd [1 ] Services
FTP requests from a remote system.
Web server daemon.
inetd [3 ] Listens for network connection requests. If a request is accepted, it can launch a background daemon to handle the request, was known as the super server for this reason. Some systems use the replacement command
line printer daemon that manages printer spooling.
nfsd [2 ] Processes
NFS operation requests from client systems. Historically each nfsd daemon handled one request at a time, so it was normal to start multiple copies.
Network Time Protocol daemon that manages clock synchronization across the network. xntpd implements the version 3 standard of NTP.
portmap/rpcbind Provides information to allow
ONC RPC clients to contact ONC RPC servers
secure shell requests from clients.
Copies process regions to
swap space in order to reclaim physical pages of memory for the kernel. Also called sched.
syslogd System logger process that collects various system messages.
Periodically keeps the
file systems synchronized with system memory.
X11 fonts to remote clients.
Releases pages of memory for use by other processes. Also known as the "page stealing daemon"
Find the server for an
NIS domain and store the information in a file.
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References [ edit ]
^ a b c Verma, Archna (2006), , Laxmi Publications, p. 84, Unix and Shell Programming ISBN 81-7008-958-1
^ a b Rosen, Kenneth H.; Host, Douglas A.; Klee, Rachel (2006), , Complete Reference Series (2nd ed.), McGraw-Hill Professional, p. 514, UNIX: the complete reference ISBN 0-07-226336-9
^ Stevens, W. Richard; Fenner, Bill; Rudoff, Andrew M. (2004), , Addison-Wesley professional computing series (3rd ed.), Addison-Wesley Professional, p. 372, UNIX Network Programming: The sockets networking API ISBN 0-13-141155-1