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Oracle Solaris 11 System Administration: The Complete Reference by Harry Foxwell, Michael Jang

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CHAPTER
6
Service Management
imageNIX systems, especially multiuser servers, generally run “background” (noninteractive) processes (also called daemons) that provide services such as e-mail receipt and transmission, file sharing, printing, security monitoring, login and identity controls, network connectivity, shared applications, and many more. Such services are started when the system boots and run continuously while the system is up. Some of these services are designed to monitor system hardware health and to take corrective actions if needed—for ...

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