2.3. Summary

In this chapter we discussed various ways to manage daemons. Simple daemons can use files for all management, but we believe that for Linux appliances with multiple user interfaces, a control and status protocol is best. We described the reasons to use a control and status protocol and presented some guidelines to follow if you decide to build your own.

In the next chapter we'll show you how to incorporate RTA into a daemon so that the client has access to the daemon's status, configuration, and statistics.

All of the examples used in the remainder of the book use PostgreSQL and the RTA library as the management protocol between daemons and user interfaces. Don't be concerned if you choose not to use RTA, though. The book is more about ...

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