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Practical Linux by Bill Ball, John Ray, Michael Turner, M. Drew Streib

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Chapter 27. Managing Daemons

  • Editing and creating run levels

  • Editing inittab

  • Using chkconfig

  • Editing startup and shutdown scripts

  • Customizing the login greeting

  • Enabling and customizing the MOTD

  • Using the tksysv tool

  • Using the ntsysv tool

  • Enabling FTP access

  • Enabling a Web server

Linux, and all other UNIX variants, starts a number of services at system startup. It is these services—called daemons—that the users, and you, the administrator, interact with. To increase flexibility, all these systems give you the option of starting the system in different modes, called run levels, each of which configures the system to operate in a certain way. Understanding how the entire process works is fundamental to successfully managing a Linux system.

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