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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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?
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Increasing Yosemite maxfile limit for Application

I've been trying to up the maxfile limit and maxfileperproc limit on Yosemite, with no luck. I have created a sysctl.conf file in the etc folder, which has successfully increased the values when ...
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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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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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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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Can't start MySQL to reset root password

I've installed mysql-server on a Linux box and forgot (oops) the root password. Having looked around the internet, the general method is so: Stop MySQL (sudo service mysql stop) Start MySQL in ...
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Logstash agent doesn't run as a daemon on MAC OS X 10.9.1

I need to run the logstash agent as a Daemon on an MAC OS X System whenever the system boots up terminal: /usr/local/logstash/bin/logstash agent -f /usr/local/etc/cvlog.conf Per terminal the ...
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init.d service doesn't start

I have installed ushareand want to start is with booting. sudo service ushare startworks, and there is a link to start ushare in /etc/rc2.d (and also rc3, rc4, rc5) and there are stop links in other ...
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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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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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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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Looking for cache daemon [closed]

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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How can I relax the X security constraints for the jenkins daemon?

It works fine on the commandline, when I do xhost + su - jenkins emulator -avd myAVD.avd but emulator -avd myAVD.avd executed by jenkins daemon fails with "SDL init failure: No ...
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How to allow password protected start-stop-daemon functionality?

I would like to use Ubuntu's start-stop-daemon to start my application, but the application protects some sensitive information, so I have a mechanism where the application prompts for a password ...
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Service com.apple.quickook doesn't stop from restarting

Running Mac OS X 10.2.2 in MacBookPro model MacBookPro11,2. I'm having this issue that I could find using console application: A daemon named com.apple.quicklook deosn't stop from restarting after 0 ...
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How do I restart a service with correct permissions?

I have a service that watches a directory for files. When a file arrives the service moves it to another directory. When the file is fully moved the service executes setWritable(true). As long as ...
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Does anyone know what “discoverd” daemon is?

Saw this process running in Activity Monitor. Not sure what it does...anyone seen this before? Tried searching for list of "normal" mac os daemons but most lists are incomplete. Have not found any ...
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Check if a daemon triggers watchdog

I read about sd_notify (http://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/sd_notify.html) and was wondering if it's possible to somehow find out if a daemon sends some notifications. In particular, I ...
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How is a basic daemon made on OSX?

I have an OSX system that I'd love to have some daemons set up on that will automate the updating of all of my console utilities. How would I go about creating and running such daemons? I'd also like ...
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Customize mailer-daemon error messages in LAMP

I need to customize bounce and error messages sent from MAILER-DAEMON in a LAMP environment. Instead of the standard message From: Mailer-Daemon@xxxxxx.co.uk To: johndoe@hotmail.com ...
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Creating and running a launchd daemon

I'm trying to follow along w/ the tutorial located here: http://www.tuaw.com/2014/06/11/how-to-keep-homebrew-and-xquartz-updated-automatically/ I've properly set up all of the script files, but am ...
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how can I run a java application as daemon?

I use to run an application in CentOS with the command nohup java -jar AnalyticsBackend.jar & Now I want to run this application as daemon i.e. on reboot, this application shoud start running ...
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How can I queue a script to run the next time a system is up and connected to the internet?

I'm using mailsend (on a Mac) to send mail from the command line. I'd like to set this up such that I can execute a send command, but if my system is disconnected from the internet, that command is ...
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systemd: Start some services only when at home (based on WLAN SSID)

I would like to have some network daemons like sshd or NFS only running on my laptop when I’m in my home network for security reasons. Is there a way to automate this with systemd and e.g. ...
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qBittorrent hangs when daemonized with Supervisor

I want to use qbittorrent-nox (a version without desktop GUI) on my Debian server. Everything works fine if I run it directly from an interactive shell. When trying to daemonize it with supervisor ...
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How to prevent start-stop-daemon start multiple instances

I am trying to start a process using start-stop-daemon and it works! $ sudo start-stop-daemon --background --start --pidfile /var/run/program.sh.pid --exec /usr/sbin/program.sh --make-pidfile $ ps ...
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Decrease browser load time by increasing priority of unbound DNS in systemd

I believe to decrease the launch time of browsers after boot/starting the X servers increasing the priority unbound processes would help. I believe editing the unbound.service file would do this but ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Daemon Tools error (0xc0000006)

I tried to reinstall Windows XP to Windows 7, but I could not install the video card drivers because the driver installation software only works on XP.I have launched the setup program with XP mode. ...
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PPPD Round Trip Time too long?

T-Mobile changed the RTT of my CDS service card to 1100ms. I can't connect using PPPD any longer. What configuration parameters do I have to change to get a connection again? MrB edit: my current ...
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OpenOffice Daemon Problem

I'm using OpenOffice as a daemon. Sometimes, when the daemon is running a long time, CPU use spikes very high and then OpenOffice crashes. At this point, OpenOffice doesn't work and document ...
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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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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 ...