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Linux All-in-One For Dummies, 5th Edition by Emmett Dulaney

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Chapter 4

Hosting Internet Services

In This Chapter

arrow Finding out about Internet services

arrow Controlling servers through inetd or xinetd

arrow Using chkconfig or update-rc.d to manage servers

arrow Using GUI utilities to configure services to start at boot time

The Internet is a world of clients and servers. Clients make requests to servers, and servers respond to the requests. For example, your web browser is a client that downloads information from web servers and displays it to you. Of course, the clients and servers are computer programs that run on a wide variety of computers. A Linux system is an ideal system to run different types of servers — from a web server to a Windows file and print server. This chapter provides an overview of a typical Internet service and its client/server architecture, and discusses how to manage the servers in Linux. You can use the information in this chapter to manage any server running on your Linux system.

Understanding Internet Services

Internet services are network applications designed to deliver information from one system to another. By design, each Internet ...

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