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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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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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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sudo service command not found when installing mongodb

I am currently on OS/X using macbook. I want to stop the instance of mongodb service running. Hence I tried: > sudo service mongodb stop sudo: service: command not found After looking up on ...
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Writing basic systemd service files

I am developing a Nodejs application that the user interacts with via HTTP on localhost. There are practically no parameters and the daemon has virtually no dependencies and it just needs to be up by ...
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Is there an ICMP echo request service?

Often, in applications that I develop, I like to include a network status indicator for various devices on the network. The easiest way to monitor these devices is by pinging them. But ICMP echoes are ...
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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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Why wouldn't distributions use a cross-platform service manager?

I use Supervisor for my services on production servers. I also recently switched to MacOS and, for services that I need for development, instead of a OSX's service manager, proposed by brew ...
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Can't start the MySQL service on a recently upgraded VM

I have a VM running Ubuntu server which I just upgraded to 14.04. The VM provides access to a MySQL database. However, after upgrading, the database refuses to start and I don't know enough about it ...
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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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Does updating disabled services re-enable them?

I remember going through this list to disable some of the services that I do not need on my Fedora desktop. By going through my bash history, I can also see clearly that I have disabled rsyslog with ...
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Cgroups unrecognised service

I'm running the following command, after having modified my version of /etc/cgconfig.conf but get the following error (I'm running Ubuntu 14.04). Does anyone have any idea why this is the case? $ ...
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Runtime parameters for a systemd service

I am a little confused about how runtime parameters are normally supplied to a systemd service. The general idea I have is that the following happens: There is a file that contains the environment ...
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I stopped MiniSSDPD, will something bad happen?

I have been trying to harden my Debian system by stopping and disabling the 20 or so unnecessary services listening by default. One of them is called "minissdpd". Apparently this provides "discovery" ...
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Find service by network activity

I see a strange DNS request at tcpdump and I want to find service which is originated from. I've already tried to find it with different monitoring tools but still no luck. Is there any proven ...
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How to have service that makes sure program keeps running?

I made a service called thin_keep_alive_service in /etc/init.d. I gave it chmod +x rights. The script looks as follows: #!/bin/bash ### BEGIN INIT INFO # Provides: thin_keep_alive_service # ...
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Transmission-daemon service spontaneously stops

I've installed, configured and ran transmission-daemon on my CentOS 6 machine using service transmission-daemon start This works nicely, and I can see the web interface on http://server.ip:9091 as ...
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Why I get status: Unknown job on the service?

I followed this tutorial to add a program to init.d as a service (I guess), when I want to see its status with: sudo status /etc/init.d/noip2 I get : status: Unknown job: /etc/init.d/noip2 What ...
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What is logcheck, and why is it consuming 100% CPU out of the blue?

I have a server that's hardly used, basically a fresh linode VPS with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. It has been running for 14 months with hardly a blip in the CPU graphs (2% max, average over 2 hours). ...
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Proper way to deploy my service on linux

I have a service that I wish to deploy on a Linux server. The service will be in the form of a number of executables that are started and stopped like a service using upstart of similar. Also, the ...
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Setting up touch driver to run through service

We are trying to integrate a touch panel to our Debian system. Touch driver (General touch) I am trying to run this application in Linux service.Below are the steps which i followed Driver ...
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MongoDB “service” on clean Redhat can not be started

I just bring up Redhat 6.5 64-bit from AWS and did the below things: Disabled SELinux Disabled Iptables All ports opened in Security Group Rebooted Then i just followed, both of the below ...
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Why does sendmail's status keep changing to “dead but subsys locked”?

Every day I get the output of sudo service --status-all emailed to me using crond. The server is a CentOS 6.5 web server which I use to host a few WordPress websites. Occasionally sendmail will change ...
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sudo service errors out with JAVA_HOME not found

I've used visudoer to set the keep_env for JAVA_HOME: $ sudo printenv | grep -i JAVA_HOME JAVA_HOME=/opt/java $ ls $JAVA_HOME bin db jre LICENSE README.html src.zip ...
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Can't start mysql service

Trying to start my mysql service. /etc/init.d/mysql start returns: Job failed. See system logs and 'systemctl status' for details. Further: systemctl status mysql.service returns: ...
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autorun a linux program on startup from a non-root user in centOS 6 64bit

I have a software that needs to be run via specific user "non-root" hence its home directory is /home/non-root/, I have to emphasize that the program must not be run via root and must only run after ...
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Immediately kill MySQL

I have a shared server that someone has compromised Wordpress. Is there an easy way to kill MySQL. I am stopping the service but it is just sitting and waiting.... to stop Shutting down MySQL ...
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What is the alternative or equivalent to Windows services on Gnu/Linux?

I was wondering what is the alternative or equivalent to Windows services on Gnu/Linux. Is it a sever like X or Pulseaudio but that wouldn't make any sense because the theme service on windows, a ...
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What is meant by “Unknown instance” when restarting a service?

I am trying to get vsftpd file server running on Ubuntu 13.10, I'm unable to connect to the server from another network, although this other network is connected to the server's network and ping is ...
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How can I start an application at start up as a different user?

I am trying to start an application in Linux at start up with a different user (like alpha). I want it to run it in the background and it has to be started with with parameters. One is a file system ...
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Init-systems and service management on different distributions

Is there some overview which Linux distribution comes with which (default) init system and uses which tool for starting/stopping services? Is there some distribution independent way to ...
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How to make unix service see environment variables?

I have set my environment variable using /etc/profile: export VAR=/home/userhome Then if I do echo $VAR it shows /home/userhome But when I put reference to this variable into the ...
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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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How to find in Linux if mule is running

When I try to get the status of Mule service in linux by this: service mule status I get this: Usage: /etc/init.d/mule {start|stop|restart} Apparently, mule service doesn't support status. How ...
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Should “invoke-rc.d” or “service” be used to restart services?

I'm confused as to which is best and in which circumstances: invoke-rc.d apache2 restart or service apache2 restart Is there a real difference? man service has the following interesting bit: ...
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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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How to automatically start and shut down VirtualBox machines?

I need to run a software system that is intended to be installed as an appliance on a dedicated machine. In order to save energy, I plan to run the system on a VirtualBox VM instead. The host is a ...
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Error while starting slapd

In my CentOS 6.5 machine I just made a new import with the slapadd command to load a new LDIF (from another server). The dc values are exactly the same and it was working with a previous load. ...
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How to modify rngd's default command line?

I need to perform the following... rngd's default command line should be modified to add --no-tpm=1 rngd is a daemon that feeds data from a random number generator to the kernel's random ...
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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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Disable iptables service on CentOS

I don't want the service to start after reboot. my code does this: service iptables stop service iptables save chkconfig --level 123456 iptables off service iptables status iptables: Firewall is not ...
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How can I restart the SSH daemon on Ubuntu?

When I type in service sshd restart I get a sshd: unrecognized service error. I do have, in /etc/ssh/ a file sshd_config that I use to set config. I can also putty into the Ubuntu box (it is remote). ...
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What environment and credential is used by startup, background and service processes

Startup scripts (on boot) Processes running in (or sent to) the background (when using SSH -fN for example) Services etc... What $path variable will they be using? What credentials? Anything else I ...
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Why Service accounts in Linux and Unix Systems? [duplicate]

I have a question regarding Linux and Unix non-user service accounts. We know there are user accounts in Linux , what are (non-user) service accounts such as daemon,news, bin, etc used for? $cat ...
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Get running status of mongodb

Having a script where I start/stop various services depending on what I need. For example Apache, BIND, MySQL, PostFix, Memcached, Tomcat, ... and so on. Depending on status options to script etc. ...
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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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openfire chat server Deamon not getting start while server up every time

we using a Chat server, its installed with openfire, for local office use we installed it, every day morning while server getting ON openfire service is not getting started, I have added it in run ...
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Restart all services without reboot

I do some group permission changes on the CentOS server, And then need restart all services. How can I restart all services safely without rebooting?
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What's the recommended way to run a service as a non-root user?

I have a simple init.d script which starts and stops a process. I call the init.d as root, but I'd like the process it controls to run as a specific user. The most common suggestion online seems to ...
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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 ...