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System Services

Many programs run on your system to provide an assortment of services to you as a local user and to remote users contacting your system. These services range from obvious things (such as terminal services that allow you to connect to your machine from remote locations and file-sharing services) to less obvious but still useful services (such as the ones that provide wall-clock time information and remote machine status information).

Programs that provide service for all users on a machine are generally started by one of two different mechanisms. Either they are started at machine startup, by a series of shell-scripts that execute programs during boot. Or they are executed by a daemon that waits for requests for service, and starts the appropriate program to handle the request.


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