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Linux Administration: A Beginner’s Guide, Seventh Edition, 7th Edition by Wale Soyinka

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CHAPTER 8

Core System Services

Regardless of distribution, network configuration, and overall system design, every Linux-based system ships with some core services. These services include init, systemd, logging daemon, cron, and others. The functions performed by these services might be simple, but they are also fundamental. Without their presence, a great deal of Linux’s power would be missed.

This chapter will discuss each of the core services, in addition to another useful system service called xinetd. It also discusses each service’s corresponding configuration file and the suggested method of deployment (if appropriate). You’ll find that the sections covering these simple services are not terribly long, but don’t neglect this material. Take ...

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