Saturday, March 13, 2010
The Unix program which spawns all other processes.
biod Works in cooperation with the remote nfsd to handle client NFS requests.
Dynamically configure TCP/IP information for clients.
Provides a network interface for the finger protocol, as used by the finger command.
Services FTP requests from a remote system. It listens at the port specified in the services file for ftp.
Web server daemon.
Listens for network connection requests. If a request is accepted, it can launch a background daemon to handle the request. Some systems use the replacement command xinetd.
The line printer daemon that manages printer spooling.
Processes NFS operation requests from client systems. Historically each nfsd daemon handled one request at a time, so it was normal to start multiple copies.
Network Time Protocol daemon that manages clock synchronization across the network. xntpd implements the version 3 standard of NTP.
Handles conversion of remote procedure calls (RPC), such as from ypbind.
Listens for secure shell requests from clients.
swapper Copies process regions to swap space in order to reclaim physical pages of memory for the kernel. Also called sched.
System logger process that collects various system messages.
Periodically keeps the file systems synchronized with system memory.
Serve X11 fonts to remote clients.
Releases pages of memory for use by other processes. Also known as the "page stealing daemon"
Find the server for an NIS domain and store the information in a file.