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Re: [SLE] SuSE Services(daemons)
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 14:22:59 +0200
  • Message-id: <200505221423.00152.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 22 May 2005 11:55, Marko wrote:
> For now im wondering what do thefollowing services provide and do i need
> them?
>
> boot.udev

Starts the udev daemon. This is the daemon responsible for handling all
hotplug events in your system. And these days, all hardware is handled by
hotplug

> SuSEfirewall2_init

Part of the firewall startup

> dbus

Starts the dbus daemon, which is used for messaging between other daemons and
the kernel

> fbset

Prepares the framebuffer (the graphical stuff on tty1)

> xendomains

If you use xen, this creates the xen domains. If you don't use xen, it does
nothing.

> uml

Starts up any user mode linux setups that you have configured to start
automatically on boot

> splash
> splash_early

Starts the graphics on tty1

> raw

Binds the raw devices you have configured to be bound on boot

> random

Initialises the pseudo-random number generator

> ptal

Initialises the driver from the hp-officejet package.

> postfix

Starts postfix, the mail server. Even if you're not using a local mail server
for real mail, you need one to handle system mail

> portmap

Starts portmap, the gateway for remote procedure calls. Used primarily, but
not exclusively, by NFS

> boot.crypto

Mounts any encrypted file systems you are using.

> autoyast

After an automatic installation, this runs any scripts configured to run on
first boot. If you don't have an automatic installation, or it's the second
boot, it won't do anything

> rsync

Starts the rsync daemon

> named

Starts the name server daemon


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