Daemons are programs which run in the background in multitasking operating systems. On Unix-like operating systems the names of many daemons end in the letter "d".

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Start up script to choose between Ethernet and USB Cell Modem

I am playing with a BeagleBone Black running Debian Wheezy and I have written a startup script that waits (sleeps) for the ethernet to connect. If it doesn't connect via ethernet and get an IP ...
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SMTP listeners on a workstation?

I'm working on a Debian 7.30 (x64) workstation. I noticed I have a couple of SMTP listeners: $ netstat -A inet,inet6 --listening | grep -i smtp tcp 0 0 localhost:smtp *:* ...
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Killing daemon and closing port without ability to use 'lsof'

I have an application that spits out the time when it is requested from a client. I don't have permissions to use port 13, so I put it on a really high-numbered port. Now I can't kill that port, and I ...
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OpenVPN server issues

I am unable to connect to my OpenVPN server running on latest ArchLinux version, the port seems open if I scan from the outside, so im pretty sure its correctly forwarded, however the client displays ...
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Linux: run bandwidth throttler daemon (trickled) on start-up

I want to run the bandwidth throttler trickled automatically on boot up. (Raspbian OS on the Raspberry Pi). What methods are there, and which one(s) are standard practice? The options I've found are ...
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Launchd alternatives

I am writing an application that uses a library that will not work when the application is run as a launchd daemon. There is a bug in the library where it will throw a bus error when used from a ...
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Cross-platform daemon/service stop and start

Is there a tool which can control daemons/services in a cross-platform manner? In programming there are different build tools that allow you to build software from source on different platforms; the ...
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Linux : To monitor a Service and restart if stopped?

Actually I'm not so sure whether i should use Shell Scripts, or if there some ways already. But whatever approach we use, i would like to keep a Service running all the time. Let's say iptables as an ...
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How to run app on startup as different user?

I have MineCraft server, and I need run it every time I start Debian. I solved it, but it always run as root. I need it run as normal user.
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Teamviewer-like SSH daemon

I have a computer at home with SSH installed which I would like to be able to control remotely. However, I am not able to allow SSH port forwarding through my router, so the only way to get in would ...
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How to start FatRat HTTP server daemon in console?

I'm new to Linux and I would like to setup a simple download server on my RaspberryPi. I installed FatRat via: apt-get update apt-get install fatrat Since I'm not using a GUI on RaspberryPi, I ...
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Weird start-stop-daemon behaviour?

I have the following script: #!/usr/bin/python3 import sys for s in sys.argv: print(s) Now I execute: sudo start-stop-daemon --start --pidfile /var/run/test.pid --make-pidfile ...
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Copy Linux liveUSB causes errors with init.d scripts - Impossible..?

Please post your thoughts ideas or anything you may come up with. I would be very interested to see what anybody else is thinking. The Overall Problem When I install a simple Java application ...
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Is it possible run Transmission daemon and Qt/GTK GUI at once in sync?

The title is the question. Originally this Ubuntu machine was meant to be headless, but I installed LXDE. Usually Transmission is run by the default GTK+ GUI. Instead of making sure the daemon runs ...
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Samba: smbd unrecognized service

Running service smbd restart on a Debian Home server gives me an error reading smbd unrecognized service. The service ran fine after the initial installation, with the abbreviated output being: ...
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Disabling syslogd in FreeBSD

I'm running FreeBSD in a very small VM with about 1.5G of space. I'd like to disable syslogd to save disk space, but there is no entry for it in /etc/rc.conf. service -e shows that syslogd is indeed ...
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Remote deluge daemon connection

I'm trying to follow this guide to run a deluge daemon on a headless server. The client part seems to be working, but the server part doesn't seem to work at all. Deluge-console is supposed to allow ...
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Simple daemon in C for constantly removing files from a user directory [closed]

I am trying to make a simple daemon for continuously deleting files from purple/icons ( the pidgin dir ). However, remove() and unlink() are not deleting files. Here is my code, please, tell me where ...
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How to kill buffers when quitting a client frame in emacs daemon

I'm using emacs as a daemon on OSX ML. When I close an instance emacsclient -t, I'd like emacs to kill all the buffers I've opened within the instance of emacsclient. Doing C-x C-c or C-x 5 0 does ...
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How can I get an amule daemon to follow an ed2k link?

I'm running amule headless, as a daemon, on some machine. I use the amule client-GUI version of it on my (Windows) machine to connect to the daemon. Now, I can't figure out how I'm supposed to add ...
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How can I reboot system using Upstart?

I'm using Upstart on Ubuntu 12.04 to control and monitor a service defined by me, where the service is a user process running as a daemon. I need to monitor it so, when it fails/crashes it respawns, ...
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Debian: daemon program quits immediately when run as jenkins user

I'm trying to run an IRC bot as a daemon using daemon (also tried with the daemonize utility), I use the following command to run it, daemon --name=HsIRCb ...
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Excessive resource usage from /usr/sbin/atd?

I've been getting excessive resource usage notification from ConfigServerFirewall about this. Is it safe to disable /usr/sbin/atd, or should I just let it be and ignore it?
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How to launch a daemon as root in OS X

I put my plist in /Library/LaunchAgents and my exexutive program in /usr/libexec and daemon statrs when system startup . But this daemon is owned by user . I try to put my plist in ...
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is it possible to change the way of authenticating linux with the help of a daemon (FC4 particularly)?

I got a pc and a special application installed on it, the OS is FC4 and we don't have root password I tried several random passwords and after 3 times I realized that something fishy is happening ...
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Running – or only starting – a daemon using launchd

I'm trying to set up YouTrack on OS X Lion Server and have it launch at boot using launchd. I have downloaded the YouTrack jar file which I can successfully run from the command line using java ...
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Installing daemon on a fresh ubuntu system

I have done a linux service using the article on this link http://shahmirj.com/blog/the-initd-script After that I copied the files into the init.d directory cp -f "myserviced" "/usr/sbin/myserviced" ...
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How to make daemon starts automatically? Ubuntu server 12.04

I have nginx and postgresql daemons installed. How can make them start automatically every time server is started? I think to add sudo service nginx start sudo service postgresql start to ...
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How to automatically restart a linux background process if it fails?

I have a process which is executed by init.d script on the background. Eg: case "$1" in start) /bin/myprocess & stop) killall myprocess restart) killall ...
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Find out which port the daemon is using [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Finding the process that is using a certain port in Linux Suppose I run some daemon but I didn't remember which port it usually use. How can I obtain this information?
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systemctl (Fedora 17) and interacting spawned processes's consoles

Introduction I've recently upgraded to Fedora 17 and I'm getting used to the newer systemctl daemon manager versus shell init scripts. A feature I need on some of my daemons is the ability to ...
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Linux permissions for services

How do permissions work for services in Linux? I already know that I can set read, write and execute permissions for files and directories with chmod each for owner, group and other users but how do ...
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Run serveral daemon using python

I noticed that serveral daemon invoked python seperately. For example, I have both wicd and ibus daemon running on my machine. Instead of launching a single instance of python, the daemons run with ...
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inetd analog for Windows

Need a better analog of inetd daemon for Windows. Currently using http://sourceforge.net/projects/winetd/, but it's outdated with bugs present. Please recommend any better solutions for running your ...
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using screen with start-stop-daemon, sysv

I'm trying to run a program with an ncurse interface as a daemon using screen. I want to use start-stop-daemon to manage the process, but I'm having trouble creating a SysV init script. Variables: ...
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Daemon <||> Process control differences

With respect to this excellent post: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/958249/whats-the-difference-between-nohup-and-a-daemon I would like to ask the following: After launching an application from ...
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Supervisorctl stop all = stalled processes?

I'm running several PHP CLI scripts and monitoring them via Supervisor. When I use supervisorctl to monitor them, the scripts show like this: cleanup RUNNING pid 1805, uptime 0:00:41 ...
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Using launchd for persistent scripts

I have launchd configured to run a script. This works fine for the user who installed it (me), but it relaunches the script every time I log in, while I'd like it to run as long as the computer is on ...
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How do I monitor a daemon on Ubuntu?

I have an upstart script which runs a node.js deamon continuously. What I'm trying to do is to restart this daemon when/if it fails. I have little or no idea how to go about this. Any insight ...
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script calling script as other user

Using CentOs, I want to run a script as user 'training' as a system service. I use daemontools to monitor the process, which needs a launcher script that is run as root: : #!/bin/bash exec >> ...
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Looking for cache daemon

I'm looking for a daemon that I can install on my Debian server, and can be controlled through PHP (preferably with included libraries). It must have a basic key-value cache, BUT it must never ever ...
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Pulseaudio Daemon Startup Failed

When running startx on Arch Linux, the error: E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Daemon startup failed. is returned. Is there any way to fix this error?
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ubuntu server, trying to get a service/daemon to start

I followed the instructions here, but when I enter "sudo service mydaemon start". I get "mydaemon: unrecognized service". I have verified that the files are in the proper places, and I took the ...
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What benefits does daemonizing give me?

If I start something like uWSGI via SSH with my normal login user (assuming I should), and "daemonize" it, does that mean I can log out of SSH and uWSGI will remain running?
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How to make core dumping in Linux for every process?

How make Linux core dumping for every process not only for deaemons?
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.sh script is not executed as the user I want therefore scp does not work

I was using the GUI version of Transmission for Ubuntu. When my torrents were downloaded I ran the following script as user server with the corresponding ssh keys: #!/bin/bash cd ...
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How can I stop jenkins.pid in fedora15?

I have jenkins running, but I need to stop it. in /var/run I have jenkins.pid which is what the standard jenkins script uses to stop jenkins. The jenkins script uses start-stop-daemon which doesn't ...
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How to create a virtual keyboard in userspace?

I'm trying to generate keypress/release events similar to those produced by typing on a physical keyboard, but from a process that isn't attached to any actual hardware.
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When should I choose to run an application as a daemon?

From the MongoDB manual: To start the server as a daemon listening on port 5586 and sending all output to mongodb.log, we can do: mongod --port 5586 --fork --logpath mongodb.log What is the ...
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How can I find out what IRC Daemon a certain server is running?

To get an overview on IRC, I wanted to find out what kind of IRC server software/daemon (like unrealircd) runs on a certain server. Is there a possibility to get this information?