thanx for your replies
but just to make sure I don't mix things up:
service = daemon?
I mean, I though the guy was talking about all the different daemons that make my system run like the X window system and stuff..but after entering your command
netstat -pn -l -A inet
I get an output that looks like it wants to tell me something about inet services
i'm still confused because the /etc/rcX/-directories are empty on my system..suppose that has to do with my distro's being a "linux live on cd" (kanotix)...but still, how does it know what services to start...i mean, evidently there ARE services running otherwise i wouldn't have a gui and inet access and stuff...do you get my point?
i also tried ksysv and...the same..seems like NO services are running and there aren't any services available either that i could add to all the different runlevels...anybody got a clue whether this is down to kanotix or what am i getting wrong??