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Old 02-05-2011, 08:25 PM   #1
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What is the role of the /etc/inet.d directory in a aystem restart


I am new to Linux and am trying to understand what it's all about.
 
Old 02-05-2011, 08:48 PM   #2
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I think (though I'm not certain) that scripts in /etc/inet.d are scripts that run server-related daemons (or services/processes). Those in /etc/init.d do the same for the core of Linux (including many of the services running in the desktop, such as gdm/kdm/lxdm, dbus, and Network Manager).
 
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And when a system reboots, the scripts in those two directories first shut down all those processes (with the help of the /sbin/init command) and then, when the computer turns on again, /sbin/init starts them all up again.
 
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Thanks, Kenny
 
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In case any newbie gets confused by the spelling above:

1. /etc/init.d - startup/shutdown scripts

2. inetd is the old name for xinetd; the 'super-daemon' that enables the use of hosts.allow & hosts.deny for thos daemons/services that don't have libwrap built-in http://itso.iu.edu/TCP_Wrappers
 
  


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