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Old 12-09-2003, 12:16 PM   #1
boichuckie
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Question large network daemons?


large network daemons are rarely started by the Internet Super Daemon and are called what?

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Old 12-09-2003, 12:37 PM   #2
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Re: large network daemons?

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large network daemons are rarely started by the Internet Super Daemon and are called what?

thanks
chuckie
Is this like a test question for homework or something? If it is, read our rules please at http://www.linuxquestions.org/rules.php

If its not a type of question your trying to get an answer for, feel free to rephrase your question as it certainly comes off as homework, etc.

http://www.google.com/linux is a good search tool.
 
Old 12-09-2003, 01:01 PM   #3
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Question rephrase

I wish it were homework because then it would not be on my test tomorrow. My brilliant professor decided to give us questions not covered in class for our test tomorrow. Heck, most of the materials in the test tomorrow were not covered in class and the book was not used at all in the class. The question is not even in the book but it is coming tomorrow anyway. Note for those thinking of being college professors: This is not a good way to have your students learn. Give the students the material first in class and then test them on it. Testing students on sample questions not in the book and not covered in the class only gains enemies.

Internet super daemons were not covered in class and after searching and searching www.google.com/linux I can't find the answer. I would really like to be 100% prepared so here is a rephrase to those KIND souls that would like me to passed the damn final.

What is another name for the large network daemons not started by the Internet Super Daemon?

Let me know if you would like more corroborating information.
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Old 12-09-2003, 01:12 PM   #4
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Re: rephrase

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Originally posted by boichuckie
I wish it were homework because then it would not be on my test tomorrow. My brilliant professor decided to give us questions not covered in class for our test tomorrow. Heck, most of the materials in the test tomorrow were not covered in class and the book was not used at all in the class. The question is not even in the book but it is coming tomorrow anyway. Note for those thinking of being college professors: This is not a good way to have your students learn. Give the students the material first in class and then test them on it. Testing students on sample questions not in the book and not covered in the class only gains enemies.

Internet super daemons were not covered in class and after searching and searching www.google.com/linux I can't find the answer. I would really like to be 100% prepared so here is a rephrase to those KIND souls that would like me to passed the damn final.

What is another name for the large network daemons not started by the Internet Super Daemon?

Let me know if you would like more corroborating information.
thanks
chuckie
Did you try searching inetd, xinetd or inetd.conf or even read the man pages on it or them? I'm sorry your professor didn't cover things that are going to be on a test but hey, that's how it was for me when I went to college and the main reason I'm sure they do this is for you to learn how to research and find the answers yourself. Its all part of the learning process.

Just like any good *nix Admin, they can't know everything and when the stumble across something they have no idea to fix or solve, they research themselves for the answers as I'm sure they have no one to turn to in some cases for an answer.

Just a thought!
 
Old 12-09-2003, 01:20 PM   #5
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I'll give you a hint though.. something like ytalk or even FTP can be started from inetd in most cases with no problems but usually you will never start sendmail or NIS from it.

Try to think or find the majority of network services that Unix/Linux uses and then find out whether or not you can start them from inetd or if they are standalone daemons.

 
Old 12-09-2003, 01:21 PM   #6
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What is a daemon?
A program that is not invoked explicitly, but lies dormant waiting for some condition(s) to occur. The idea is that the perpetrator of the condition need not be aware that a daemon is lurking (though often a program will commit an action only because it knows that it will implicitly invoke a daemon).

What is a network daemon?
A program related to network services.

Examples of network daemons:
SMTP, FTP, PPP, Telnet

The Internet Super Deamon (xinetd) deals with IPv6.

Is there a general name for the large network daemons? Not that I can find. So the question again is, another name for Large network daemon.

Is there a resource list that contains all the acronyms and aliases for network services? Is there really a name that describes all large network daemons?

thanks
chuckie
 
Old 12-09-2003, 01:24 PM   #7
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Originally posted by boichuckie
What is a daemon?
A program that is not invoked explicitly, but lies dormant waiting for some condition(s) to occur. The idea is that the perpetrator of the condition need not be aware that a daemon is lurking (though often a program will commit an action only because it knows that it will implicitly invoke a daemon).

What is a network daemon?
A program related to network services.

Examples of network daemons:
SMTP, FTP, PPP, Telnet

The Internet Super Deamon (xinetd) deals with IPv6.

Is there a general name for the large network daemons? Not that I can find. So the question again is, another name for Large network daemon.

Is there a resource list that contains all the acronyms and aliases for network services? Is there really a name that describes all large network daemons?

thanks
chuckie
Look at my followup post, you were replying when I posted again to give you a hint.

Cheers.
 
  


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