A Linux service is an application (or set of applications) that runs in the background waiting to be used, or carrying out essential tasks.

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What is the difference between start-stop-daemon and running with &?

I am setting up a service in /etc/init.d. I am looking at various scripts in there, some are implemented with start-stop-daemon ... and some with /path/to/script &. All of them save the pid in a ...
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service vs. initctl in Ubuntu

Why are some deamons run out of service and some out of initctl in Ubuntu? Do both tools do the same thing and it is just a matter of personal preference of the user what they will use? E.g. sudo ...
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Bittorrent Sync Autostart as a Service

I'm running a raspberry pi with the latest raspbian (debian) on it. I've installed btsync. Now I want to run Bittorrent Sync, when the system boots, not only when somebody logs in. Do I have to run ...
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Process calling getaddrinfo() at boot gets permanently stuck with bad /etc/resolv.conf?

I'm running pianod, a Pandora client/server, on a Raspberry Pi with Arch Linux ARM. I have pianod set up to run as a service at boot. It starts up before the network stack, so getaddrinfo() fails. ...
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Keeping a process running after putty or terminal has been closed [duplicate]

I'm running a node.js server off of a raspbian (Debian) machine, and I'd like to start and stop the server remotely. This for me means using putty to access the shell, except when I close out of the ...
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Is service stop synchronous or asynchronous?

I did sudo service ... stop before shutting down the machine remotely, over SSH, but then I realized I didn't know if stop is synchronous or not and I wondered if I was not too fast to shut down the ...
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how to monitor up time and down time of a linux service

How to monitor up time and down time of a linux service. I have created a service for my application using chkconfig (RHEL 6.3). I want monitor when the service is turned started and stopped. I can ...
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Monitor a process in Debian

I want to create a service that monitors the existence of a certain process. I wrote the following shell script: #!/bin/sh while : do w=`ps u -A | grep -P ".+Sl.+/usr/local/MySource/endpoint" -c` ...
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boot without failing services

I'm using Debian testing. I want to configure wifi on my netbook, but failed to do so and when the system boots I get the following message: INFO: task wpa_supplicant:1634 blocked for more than 120 ...
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Script to restart the application

I need to write a script for the below scenario in Linux: Run a cron every 5 minutes. grep the application log file to see if we can see the pattern "ORA-". If we see this pattern: stop the ...
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How to autostart a background program by a non-root user?

As a non-root user, I want to run a background job when the system boots. It's sort of a service which doesn't require root privilege. Is there a way to do it? One way is to put sudo -u user command ...
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The rc0.d,rc1.d,… directories in /etc

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS where I have the directories /etc/rc0.d, /etc/rc1.d, /etc/rc2.d, ..., /etc/rc6.d. Example files from my machine: directory example symlinks in the dir ...
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Read and parse XML input via TCP [closed]

I'm setting up something where I'll need to be able to setup a service that accepts input on a TCP port and then parses the XML provided and extracts the necessary data, then posts that to Google's ...
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What is the recommended way of checking running services?

I'm often exposed to various GNU/Linux systems including CentOS, SLES and Debian. I want to know: what is the recommended method of checking all running services across these systems? I am aware of ...
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Create a service that logs all input

I need to create a service that logs all input on a certain port to a file. Do I have to create a custom program for this, or is there an existing tool out there that can help me with this?
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Is it possible to prevent systemd from executing the command specified with ExecStop?

I have a service that I only need systemd to run ExecStart= command at boot, and don't run the ExecStop action at shutdown / reboot. Is that possible? I can't just remove the ExecStop line, 'cause ...
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start-stop-daemon makes cron pidfile with wrong pid

I have an init.d script to start crond which specifies the following for start(): start-stop-daemon -S --quiet --make-pidfile --pidfile /var/run/crond.pid --background --exec /usr/sbin/crond ...
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service command: Failed to issue method call

I downloaded the source of tinyproxy and then use ./configure make make install to install it Then I want to start it, but get errors, like the following: [root@kitty tinyproxy-1.8.3]# service ...
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How to set proper monitoring of my services in a automated way? So that if one crash it auto on the fly restarts?

How can i setup monitoring to my system services? Either using automated script which scan every moment, if httpd, mysqld, and my custom daemon is running or not, if not running it will automatically ...
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What is the service that's responsible for automounting a USB drive in CentOS 6.4?

I know of the legacy Linux way of mounting a USB stick or drive: mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/ But in some CentOS 6.x installations I saw, you just insert the USB stick and CentOS automagically mounts it, ...
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Run service after logging in on an X session

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I want to automatically start a service after login with LightDM. This service is not meant to start on boot, but after X is initialized.
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Problem starting a service running Debian

I want to run a UPNP renderer as a service on a Raspberry Pi using Raspian, a Debian based distro. Actually, everything runs fine but one thing : I can't manage to start the service at boot time at ...
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Custom application running on embedded device - do I need to register my listening port in /etc/services?

I have written an application that will run on an embedded device. The installation is very minimal and uses busybox and not many other things. Part of the software includes a listener thread that ...
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Determine monthly internet transfer to detect right FUP

I live in a country where many ISP (internet service providers) have FUP (fair use policy, limit on amount of data transferred). I need to get a new connection and I would like to measure how much ...
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Converting update-rc.d redis_6379 defaults to chkconfig command

I'm trying to run the commmand below to Centos and of course I get command not found. How do I then convert it to chkconfig ? update-rc.d redis_6379 defaults
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Peculiar lack of RHEL 5.8 service management documentation [closed]

I am needing to see the status of some services on some of our RHEL 5.8 hosts on which I am not an admin. Much to my surprise, I am not able to get any info how to do it (such as chkconfig or ...
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Run a command before services are started

I have a Oracle Linux 6.3 system on which I would like to run a command when the machines starts up before any other services are started. The reason for this is to try and work around a bug in RHEL ...
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Best language to write linux services [closed]

I want to create a crawler that scans one single web page and sends me an email in case something is wrong on the page (the page holds some webservers' status - Up/Down). What would be the best ...
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MySQL stop/waiting issues; “can't connect … through socket” [duplicate]

So this was my first time putting up a LAMP stack on a Bodhi machine (previously experience with WAMP, and LAMP on 10.04); I got Apache going, and a Drupal install begun, then I go to create a new ...
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How to know what will execute at startup/bootup?

I would like what scripts will run at start, without needing to "restart and see what happens", is there any way to know what 'services' are ready to run? Shoud I check every single file in ls ...
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What is rsh.rlogin and How to remove rsh.rlogin

I never heard of this word rsh and also received a check list from Security pro that we have to disable rsh. Can someone please tell me what is this rsh and how to disable it. Base OS : RHEL 5.5 and ...
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Bash script needed to run every second

I have a few cleanup commands to run for my datacaching scheme. I was thinking a bash script would be an easy way to check if the full clean up job needed to be run. But the cache is very time ...
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What is a remote config server?

I found myself enabling one of my computer on LAN to connect to a server through port 1236. A check on the list of services show: bvcontrol 1236/tcp rmtcfg # Daniel J. Walsh, Gracilis Packeten remote ...
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No communication services enabled following startup

I recently installed Parsix (Debian) on my system, and I've been struggling to figure out how to autostart my services. Of the list of services that don't run and should run are: ssh apache mysql ...
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Simplest screen echo server?

What is the simplest way to do the following thing? Run a program which will open specified port, listen for it, and display whatever it receives. Also if type something -- then send back to ...
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run 'service php5-fpm restart' without using sudo

I am integrating my cakephp projects using jenkins. Right now, I am exploring the use of Phing. There is one task where I need to run service php5-fpm restart So far I tried to do this manually. ...
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How to manage fedora services and daemons using the GUI?

I am using Fedora 17, I need a GUI program to start/stop and enable/disable services and daemons. I have installed "system-config-services" but it did not have enable/disable feature(run it with ...
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How to get notified when svcadm restarts a service that died

I'm using svcadm to keep my node.js server running on Illumos, is there a way to get notified if svcadm restarts the server because it crashed? Specifically if the process went down on its own and not ...
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MySQL server on Ubuntu fails to start after changes made to my.cnf in Windows

I have MySQL 5.5 running on Ubuntu Server 12.10. When I run /etc/init.d/mysql restart, I get the following: mysql start/running, process 2754 However, when I open /etc/mysql/my.cnf in Windows via a ...
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Can't access /transmission

I have installed Transmission service on Centos. It is running. The problem is when I type myservername/transmission in my browser address it doesn't open. It was working before.
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Changing service startup order

I use wpa_supplicant to configure the wireless connection. Now I have a problem in that the network service starts before wpa_supplicant so this happens: Bringing up interface wlan0: Determining IP ...
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nmap shows me that one service is “open|filtered” while locally it's “open”, how to open?

I have a Quake 3 server. And it's launched successfully. The problem is that no one can connect to that server. I am running: nmap -sU -p 27960 hostname and it's showing me that it's state ...
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Running Tomcat MySQL and Apache under a group

I am trying to set up a web server at home using Ubuntu, but prefer my bash scripts to be platform agnostic hence why I am asking here. I also dislike apt-get everything. I am trying to create a ...
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How to disable inetd and sendmail under OpenBSD 5.1?

# grep '^inetd_flags="' /etc/rc.conf inetd_flags="NO" # for normal use: "" # grep -i 'sendmail_flags="NO"' /etc/rc.conf sendmail_flags="NO" # after a reboot..: two questions: # ps ...
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systemd service that needs .ssh/id_dsa password

I have a systemctl service that starts a process smd-loop in a screen session. This process requires acces to remote SSH sources (for syncing purposes) and thus needs to be able to access my id_dsa ...
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For an init.d startup script, what is the ideal user to use as the owner of that process

Everyone says that running processes as root is bad, since it defeats the security and privileges model. But what user should be used to run a startup process? Is it really necessary to create a new ...
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Command not found

I am trying to stop a syslog using chkconfig but bash says that command is not available. But when I do man chkconfig it opens man page. This is the command i'm trying to execute. ...
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list Windows shared folders (samba) available in the local network? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get list of computers similar to what is shown under “Network” in Windows I suspect the services shared by Windows (including shared folders) can ...
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How to start a script file on boot?

I am running a stupid little minecraft server. I want Lubuntu to execute the following script when the server boots up. NOT on login, and NOT on restart (unless it's starting up of course). The ...
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Start network service at boot time on CentOS

I've recently reinstalled CentOS onto a computer of mine. I have OpenSSH Server on it now, as did I before I reinstalled the operating system. Here's the difference: Before, SSH started without even ...