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    Default [Where to Find]Source of information regarding daemon

    Hi,

    I want to get information about daemons to be able to tell which ones I actually need, and which ones can safely be stopped. Is there any good source of reading for it?

    Thanks in Advance,

    Yaşar Arabacı
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    Default Re: [Where to Find]Source of information regarding daemon

    You can ask rpm what package the script or binary comes from, and then read the description of the package, e.g.:

    rpm -qf /etc/init.d/apache2

    And you can always do a web search.

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    Default Re: [Where to Find]Source of information regarding daemon

    On 2011-01-04 00:06, yasar11732 wrote:
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    > Hi,
    >
    > I want to get information about daemons to be able to tell which ones I
    > actually need, and which ones can safely be stopped. Is there any good
    > source of reading for it?


    Years of study.

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    Default Re: [Where to Find]Source of information regarding daemon

    When you start YaST > System > System services (runlevel) you will see the list of them. A short title explains the basics and when you select one a short (some even shorter then the title) explanation is shown in the panel below.

    When you are hesitating to switch off something, better do not without realy knowing what you are doing. The lot of them is simply needed. You can allway ask here for a specific case.

    (I think the only one I switched off that was on by default, is the Avahi daemon because there is no zeroconf on my LAN).
    Henk van Velden

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