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Essential Linux® Administration: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners by Serge Palladino, Chuck Easttom

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Chapter 6. System Services

In this chapter, we will be discussing Linux system services. Before we delve into system services, it is probably a good idea to define what we mean by the term. The term services refers to those services that are core parts of the system. These are almost always daemons, although they could theoretically be applications. In Chapter 1, “Introduction to Linux,” we referred to init and getty, which are core system service daemons. In this chapter, we are going to delve into these services in some depth, as well as others. Some of the material presented (like information on getty) is more to deepen your knowledge of how Linux is working behind the scenes. Other material, such as our discussion of scheduling and chrond ...

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