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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Why did my debian server crash?

I have a debian server newly installed yesterday evening. I used an image called debian-7.0-amd64-minimal from my hoster. Just installed apache2, mysql, php, vim, lynx and configured a few webpages. ...
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How to check if Samba is installed

I don't know if Samba is pre-installed in my Linux system. I have the /etc/samba/ directory, with smb.conf file. But if I try one of these commands sudo service smb start sudo service samba start ...
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Lightdm service - contradictory results for `status` command

When I run in my gnome-terminal: service lightdm status everything looks OK and it is as expected: lightdm start/running, process 1221 But when I run: service --status-all 2>&1 | grep ...
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hostapd will not start via “service” — but will start directly

I am having trouble getting hostapd to start as a service. It fails when I try to start it: $ sudo service hostapd start [FAIL] Starting advanced IEEE 802.11 management: hostapd failed! From what ...
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What code runs when I type “sudo service nginx start”

I am having this problem: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10939072/add-nginx-as-a-ubuntu-service-stop-and-reload-doesnt-work I am trying to understand if my code to start nginx is point to the ...
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Named service won't start - seems to be caching errors

When I try to restart / start the named service, it keeps failing. service named restart Results in:- Stopping named: [ OK ] Starting named: Error in ...
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Why does't stopping the nginx server kill the processes associated with it?

When I stop nginx like this on ubuntu 12.04, I get the following errors: $ sudo service nginx stop Stopping nginx: nginx. $sudo service nginx start Starting nginx: nginx: [emerg] bind() to 0.0.0.0:80 ...
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Running uuidd automatically on startup on Ubuntu 13.10 server?

I am running the 13.10 Ubuntu server edition on which I have installed SAP's Netweaver Gateway 2.0 trial. This requires the UUID daemon to be running. Whenever I start up the system and run uuidd as ...
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How check presence of service if present return status else -1

I am bit struggling with following. I would need one line sh command which follows following logic: Check if service present then return service status otherwise -1. I came up with following: ...
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NFS Server changes in /etc/exports file need Service Restart?

I have NFSv4 Server (on RHELv6.4) and NFS Clients on (CentOSv6.4). Let's say in /etc/exports: /shares/website1 <ip-client-1>(rw,sync,no_subtree_check,no_root_squash) /shares/website2 ...
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An init-script does not get called on shutdown

I have set up an init-script to control the state of a VirtualBox VM: #!/bin/sh #chkconfig: 35 99 5 #description: vTiger virtual machine ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: vtigervm # Required-Start: ...
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How do we know what applications are installed in Linux?

I'm trying to understand the following in Linux. In windows we have the services that run or "startup". When we install an application it could be installed as a service so that it starts ...
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What is the “mintsystem” service setting and when would I want to activate it?

In hunting around my GUI for a place to enable sshd I clicked on "Services" from the Administration section of the Linux Mint (16) menu. It opened a window titled "Service Settings" and inside it I ...
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Running commands on startup on a Red Hat server

I have a Red Hat server instance on AWS that I'm trying to make a nice AMI image of so I can test specific instance machine types with Apache Bench (ab). I'm currently just trying to create the OS ...
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service red5 restart FAILED

Works to start and stop but not to restart: -bash-4.1# service red5 restart Shutting down red5: [FAILED] It was all working before had to delete red5 and JDK and ...
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Make screen start as Daemon for a Minecraft server

I made a script that runs fine manually, but can't get it to run with the description in How to start a script file on boot?. I have run update-rc.d -f minecraft.start defaults This is what my ...
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Fedora 19: can't disable the firewall

I've installed a server (WSO2 ESB) in my laptop. When I run it, going to the browser and typing the console address https://10.13.6.75:9443/carbon, it works normally, but if I try it on another ...
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List of available services

Is there any command that would show all the available services in my wheezy Debian based OS? I know that in order to see all the running services you can use service --status-all.
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Why can't I disable some of the services in system-config-services?

I'm developing a kiosk like PC so it doesn't need most of the services. Questions Why can't we disable some services showed in system-config-service? Is there any way to disable all (or at least ...
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local shutdown scripts (do's and don't's)

At work, I'm running linux, and use vagrant on a daily basis. What I find annoying is that the system often hangs when I reboot/shut down, if I forgot to vagrant halt any virtual boxes I may have ...
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Server socket location, startup and monitoring

I'm writing a server on a shared development desktop that moonlights as a server. This is my first attempt at writing a linux server for someone else on a shared box. I'd like to conform to unix ...
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Startup script doesn't work

I have the following start script. #!/bin/bash # MyApp # # description: bla bla case $1 in start) /bin/bash /javaprog/serport-start.sh ;; stop) /bin/bash ...
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Detect process if not found then run it

I am running several process at startup using "crontab -e" @reboot tranmission-daemon && python defualt.py && python MonitorService.py But for some reason, those service can ...
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How do services in Debian work, and how can I manage them?

In Windows I have the services manager, where I see all system services, that can be started through Windows itself, I set up the user it uses, the rights management is in there, and I can pass ...
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Run a php file as service?

I created a .sh file and it is email.sh In this email.sh file I have these lines #!/bin/sh php /home/username/public_html/Worker.php Now, I want to make that email.sh as a startup service in the ...
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chkconfig bootup script failing, script runs good manually

I recently purchased a vps and I attempted to create a startup/restart script to start up my java program. I am running CentOS 6. The script works if I execute it manually with this command: ...
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Plymouth splash not working and causing VT problems

Since I tried installing Plymouth (boot splash), I'm facing two problems : It's not working My Virtual Terminals (tt1 - 6) aren't working anymore Here what I did : Added plymouth hook (after ...
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Create cron as a apache user and run as root user

I am creating this cron as apache user and want to run this cron as root, below is my code snippet: # Create a cron job to restart apache cron_file="/etc/cron.d/restart_apache_crontab" cron_job="*/1 ...
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Why FreeRADIUS service won't work on Centos ?

I have installed FreeRADIUS server on centos via yum successfully, but I couldn't start radiusd service. when I run as root user and exec the following radiusd -X an error is occurred. [root@IgorAAA ...
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Ubuntu blocks access to services when not logged in

I'm not really sure what's going on here. I have the following: A fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Jira 6.1.2 installed as per instructions from Atlassian. Confluence 3.5.13 installed as per ...
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Service not starting at boot

Im on Ubuntu 12.10. I have a service that runs well when I do sudo service myservice start/stop at installation, I did sudo update-rc.d myservice defaults and I see that there are in rc*.d some ...
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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 ...