listing of daemons running on a unix server

Kendrick Vargas ken at
Thu Dec 10 17:37:57 GMT 1998

On Thu, 10 Dec 1998, Andrew Tridgell wrote:

> > I think it would be nice if (maybe this was already what you were thinking
> > of) ythe service manager did a lookthrough of the rc.d/init.d, etc
> > directories and prebuild a daemon list file, and then let the user tweak any
> > entries that need changing on a system-to-system basis. Since *most*
> > important services have a nicely-behaved rc.d script, this would reduce the
> > user-typing load to a minimum. btw, I use redhat 5.2.
> no, don't do this.
> I think a fair number of sysadmins will be like me and will hate the
> idea of a remote NT box being able to control services on my box. I
> certainly don't want Samba squirreling through my startup scripts
> looking for things to screw up.
> If a admin wants this they can use:
> cd /etc/rc.d/init.d
> ls | awk '{print $1" "/etc/rc.d/init.d/$1}' > /etc/services.conf

Maybe there should simply be one script assigned specifically to the
purpose of remote admin by an NT box... That script can return a list
of the services which are available (whatever the admin chooses) and then
a procedure for starting/stopping each one. That way, it's very much

PS> disregard my last message that included desktop projects... I was
thinking of something else when I wrote it.

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