In This Chapter
Finding out about Internet services
Controlling servers through inetd or xinetd
Using chkconfig or update-rc.d to manage servers
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.
Internet services are network applications designed to deliver information from one system to another. By design, each Internet ...