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some common daemons in linux

atd - runs jobs queued by `at'

autofs - control the operation of automount daemons, used to mount and unmount devices on demand

bootparamd - allows computers to boot from a Linux machine using the BOOTP network protocol. A server process that provides information to diskless clients necessary for booting

crond - automatic task scheduler. Manages the execution of tasks that are executed at regular but infrequent intervals, such as rotating log files, cleaning up /tmp directories, etc.

cups - daemon for print services under the Common Unix Printer System, a replacement for lpd

dhcpd - implements the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and the Internet Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP). Used to lease out IP addresses to remote machines.

ftpd - ftp server daemon

httpd - the Apache webserver hypertext transfer protocol daemon

ipchains/iptables/netfilter - daemon for packet forwarding. Used for configuring a gateway/firewall.

mysql - database server daemon

named (bind) - provides DNS services

netfs - network filesystem mounter. Used for mounting nfs, smb and ncp shares on boot.

nfsd - used for exporting nfs shares when requested by remote systems

nfslock - starts and stops nfs file locking service

portmap - needed for Remote Procedure Calls

postfix - mail transport agent which is a replacement for sendmail. Now the default on desktop installations of Mandrake.

postgresql - database server daemon

smb - needed for running SAMBA

snmpd - provides Simple Network Management Protocol support

squid - web page proxy server daemon

syslogd - manages system log files

smtpd - Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, designed for the exchange of electronic mail messages. Several daemons that support SMTP are available, including sendmail, smtpd, rsmtpd, qmail, zmail, etc.