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Old 02-26-2002, 02:11 AM   #1
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What is a daemon?


Hi,

What is a daemon?
When to use it?

thnx
 
Old 02-26-2002, 02:21 AM   #2
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It's a program that is running in the background and gives any service. To make it more clear, I have www server as daemon, ppp as daemon (my Internet connection), ssh as daemon etc.
 
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SO it's basically a service. It's just that it runs in the background. What if i run an app in the background, does that become a daemon as well?

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Old 02-26-2002, 06:25 AM   #4
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Not always. Only if it provides a service.
There is no strict rule, in fact.
 
  


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