Re: daemons -- who needs'em?
to paraphrase bob hope's theme--thanks for the summaries!
> > 2206 ? S 0:00 /sbin/portmap
> Portmapper for the RPC-based services (kinda a dispatch for them)
> > portmap = something to do with Remote-Procedure-Call?
can i ditch it? is it essential somehow?
> > *logd = system loggers:
> > syslogd and klogd both log important messages to your log files.
> > we need them _both_ because... well... um...
> Because syslogd handles the userspace messages, klogd handles the kernel
there's still a AWFUL lot of overlap!
> > rinetd = like inetd, but different?
> nah, a redirector - do you really need it?
as in, for firewall/ipmasq router? (if so, yes!)
how about ypbind? what's that, and why?