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BeagleBone Essentials by Rodolfo Giometti

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Useful and ready-to-use daemons

In a GNU/Linux system, (in general, a Unix system), there exists a lot of ready-to-use daemons used to do real common tasks. The most notable are:

  • Apache and other similar tools: These are the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) server daemons
  • atd and crond: These are the task scheduler daemons
  • inetd and xinetd: These are the Internet super server daemons
  • named/bind and other similar tools: These are the Domain Name System (DNS) server daemons
  • nfsd, lockd, mountd, and statd: These are the Network File System (NFS) daemon and support daemons
  • ntpd: This is the Network Time Protocol (NTP) service daemon
  • portmap and rpcbind: These are SunRPC port mappers
  • mysqld, postgresql, and other similar tools: These are the database server ...

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