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|[[Laptop Mode Tools|laptop-mode]]||laptop-mode.service||Laptop Power Saving Tools
|[[lighttpd]]||lighttpd.service||Lighttpd HTTP Server (Web Server).
|[[lighttpd]]||lighttpd.service||Lighttpd HTTP Server (Web Server).

Revision as of 12:20, 3 November 2012

zh-cn:Daemons List Here is a list of daemons. Note that any package can provide a daemon, so this list will never be complete. Please feel free to add any missing daemons here, in alphabetical order. For each daemon the name of the script (for initscripts) and of the service (for systemd) is given.

initscripts systemd Description
acpid acpid.service Delivers ACPI events.
alsa alsa-store.service


Advanced Linux Sound Architecture; provides device drivers for sound cards.
atd atd.service Run jobs queued for later execution.
avahi-daemon avahi-daemon.service Allows programs to automatically find local network services.
avahi-dnsconfd avahi-dnsconfd.service
bitlbee bitlbee.service BitlBee IRC/IM gateway.
chrony chrony.service Alternative NTP client/server designed for systems not online all the time.
clamav clamd.service


cpupower cpupower.service Userspace tools for the kernel cpufreq subsystem
craftbukkit not yet implemented CraftBukkit Minecraft server
crond cronie.service Daemon to schedule and time events. The daemon name crond is used by at least two packages, cronie and dcron.
cupsd cupsd.service

or cups.service

Common UNIX Printing System daemon.
dbus dbus.service Message bus system for software communication.
dcron dcron.service Daemon to schedule and time events. The daemon name crond is used by at least two packages, cronie and dcron. cronie is the default cron implementation for Arch.
sockd sockd.service A circuit-level SOCKS client/server.
deluged deluged.service Cross-platform and full-featured BitTorrent client.
deluge-web deluge-web.service Cross-platform and full-featured BitTorrent client web UI.
dovecot dovecot.service IMAP and POP3 server.
dropboxd not yet implemented Cross-platform file synchronisation with version control.
fam deprecated File Alteration Monitor. (deprecated)
fancontrol fancontrol.service Fan control daemon (part of lm_sensors)
fbsplash not yet implemented Graphical boot splash screen for the user.
fluidsynth fluidsynth.service Software synthesizer
ftpd not yet implemented Inetutils ftp daemon
gdm gdm.service Gnome Display Manager (Login Screen)
git-daemon git-daemon.socket GIT daemon
gpm gpm.service Console mouse support.
hal deprecated Hardware Abstraction Layer. (Deprecated)
hddtemp hddtemp.service Hard drive temperature monitor daemon
healthd healthd.service A daemon which can be used to alert you in the event of a hardware health monitoring alarm (part of lm_sensors).
iptables iptables.service Load firewall rules.
ip6tables ip6tables.service Load firewall rules for ipv6.
httpd httpd.service

See Systemd/Services#apache2 for manual configuration.

Apache HTTP Server (Web Server)
hwclock Not a daemon as such, but on shutdown, updates hwclock to compensate for drift. Only run this daemon if ntpd is not running as both daemons adjust the hardware clock.
irqbalance not yet implemented Irqbalance is the Linux utility tasked with making sure that interrupts from your hardware devices are handled in as efficient a manner as possible.
kdm kdm.service KDE Display Manager (Graphical Login)
krb5-kadmind krb5-kadmind.service Kerberos 5 administration server
krb5-kdc krb5-kdc.service Kerberos 5 KDC
krb5-kpropd krb5-kpropd.service Kerberos 5 propagation server
laptop-mode laptop-mode.service Laptop Power Saving Tools
lighttpd lighttpd.service Lighttpd HTTP Server (Web Server).
lxdm lxdm.service LXDE Display Manager (Graphical Login)
mdadm mdadm.service MD Administration (Linux Software RAID).
miniDLNA minidlna.service simple DLNA/UPnP media server
mpd mpd.service Music Player Daemon.
mysqld mysqld.service MySQL database server.
mythbackend mythbackend.service Backend for the MythTV digital video recording/home theater software.
named named.service The Berkeley Internet Name Daemon (BIND) DNS server.
netfs unused, handled automatically, see

remote-fs.target to manually execute scripts

Mounts network file systems.
net-auto-wired net-auto-wired.service Netcfg replacement for network - connects to wired network
net-auto-wireless net-auto-wireless.service Netcfg replacement for network - connects to wireless network
net-profiles netcfg.service


Netcfg replacement for network - connects to profiles
network (dynamic Ethernet) dhcpcd@<interface>.service To bring up the network connections.
networkmanager NetworkManager.service


Replaces network, and provides configuration and detection for automatic network connections.
nginx nginx.service Nginx HTTP Server and IMAP/POP3 proxy server (Web Server)
nscd nscd.service Name service cache daemon
ntpd ntpd.service Network Time Protocol daemon (client and server).
Ntop ntop.service Ntop is a network traffic probe based on libcap.
openntpd openntpd.service alternate Network Time Protocol daemon (client and server).
osspd osspd.service OSS Userspace Bridge.
openvpn openvpn@<profile-name>.service One for each vpn conf file saved like /etc/openvpn/<profile-name>.conf
pdnsd pdnsd.service Proxy DNS server with permanent caching.
php-fpm php-fpm.service FastCGI Process Manager for PHP
oss oss.service Open Sound System. Alternative to ALSA.
postgresql postgresql.service PostgreSQL database server.
postfix postfix.service
powernowd not yet implemented To adjust speed of CPU depending on system load. See also CPU Frequency Scaling
pptpd pptpd.service A Virtual Private Network (VPN) server using the Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP).
prosody prosody.service XMPP server.
Pppd ppp@provider.service A daemon which implements the Point-to-Point Protocol for dial-up networking.
preload preload.service Makes applications run faster by prefetching binaries and shared objects.
psd psd.service Manages your browser's profile in tmpfs and periodically sync it back to your physical disk.
pure-ftpd not yet implemented FTP server.
readahead systemd-readahead-collect.service




Readahead for faster boot
rfkill rfkill.service (Un)block radio devices. (.service does not seem to provide equivalent functionality.)
rsyncd rsyncd.service Rsync daemon.
rsyslogd rsyslog.service The latest version of a system logger.
samba smbd.service



File and print services for Microsoft Windows clients.
saned saned@.service To share the scanner system over network.
sensord sensord.service Sensor information logging daemon (part of lm_sensors)
sensors lm_sensors.service Hardware (temperature, fans etc) monitoring.
slim slim.service Simple Login Manager
smartd smartd.service Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T) Hard Disk Monitoring
smbnetfs smbnetfs.service To automatically mount Samba/Microsoft network shares.
snmpd not yet implemented A suite of applications used to implement SNMP
soundmodem not yet implemented Multiplatform Soundcard Packet Radio Modem
spamd spamassassin.service e-mail spam filtering service.
sshd sshd.service



OpenSSH (secure shell) daemon.
stbd deprecated This daemon was previously necessary for gnome-system-tools. However, as of gnome-tools 2.28, it is no longer needed.
stunnel stunnel.service Allows encrypting arbitrary TCP connections inside SSL.
svnserve svnserve.service Subversion server
syslogd deprecated This was the older and basic system logger.
syslog-ng syslog-ng.service System logger next generation.
timidity++ not yet implemented Software synthesizer for MIDI.
tor tor.service Onion routing for anonymous communication.
transmissiond transmission.service Bit Torrent Daemon.
ufw ufw.service Uncomplicated FireWall.
vboxservice vboxservice.service VirtualBox Guest Service
vsftpd vsftpd.service



FTP server.
wicd wicd.service Combine with dbus to replace network, a lightweight alternative to NetworkManager.
x11vnc not yet implemented VNC remote desktop daemon