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[[Category:Daemons and system services]]
 
[[Category:Daemons and system services]]
 
[[zh-cn:Daemons List]]
 
[[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. You may have packages that include other daemons from AUR. These files will likely be located in /usr/lib/systemd/system/.  
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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. You may have packages that include other daemons from the [[AUR]]. These files will likely be located in {{ic|/usr/lib/systemd/system/}}.  
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For each daemon the name of the script (for [[rc.conf|initscripts]]) and of the service (for [[systemd]]) is given.
 
For each daemon the name of the script (for [[rc.conf|initscripts]]) and of the service (for [[systemd]]) is given.
 
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!initscripts!!systemd!!Description
 
!initscripts!!systemd!!Description
 
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|[[acpid]]||acpid.service||Delivers ACPI events.
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|[[acpid]]||acpid.service||A daemon for delivering ACPI power management events with netlink support.
 
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|[[Advanced Linux Sound Architecture|alsa]]||alsa-store.service
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|[[Advanced Linux Sound Architecture|alsa]]||''always on'' – alsa-store.service, alsa-restore.service
alsa-restore.service
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||An alternative implementation of Linux sound support.
||Advanced Linux Sound Architecture; provides device drivers for sound cards.
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|atd||atd.service||Run jobs queued for later execution.
 
|atd||atd.service||Run jobs queued for later execution.
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|[[Autofs|autofs]]||autofs.service||A package that provides support for automounting removable media or network shares when they are inserted or accessed.
 
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|[[Avahi|avahi-daemon]]||avahi-daemon.service||Allows programs to automatically find local network services.
 
|[[Avahi|avahi-daemon]]||avahi-daemon.service||Allows programs to automatically find local network services.
 
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|[[Avahi|avahi-dnsconfd]]||avahi-dnsconfd.service||
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|[[Avahi|avahi-dnsconfd]]||avahi-dnsconfd.service|| Multicast/unicast DNS-SD framework.
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|[[Bitlbee|bitlbee]]||bitlbee.service|| Brings instant messaging (XMPP, MSN, Yahoo!, AIM, ICQ, Twitter) to IRC.
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|[[Bluetooth|bluetooth]]||bluetooth.service||Bluetooth protocol stack, framework, subsystem.
 
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|[[Bitlbee|bitlbee]]||bitlbee.service||BitlBee IRC/IM gateway.
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|[[CDemu|cdemud]]||cdemu-daemon.service||CD/DVD-ROM device emulator.
 
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|[[Connman|connmand]]||connman.service||Alternative network manager.
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|[[Connman|connmand]]||connman.service||Wireless LAN network manager.
 
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|[[Chrony|chrony]]||chrony.service||Alternative NTP client/server designed for systems not online all the time.
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|[[Chrony|chrony]]||chrony.service||Lightweight NTP client and server.
 
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|[[ClamAV|clamav]]||clamd.service
 
|[[ClamAV|clamav]]||clamd.service
 
freshclamd.service
 
freshclamd.service
||Antivirus.
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||Anti-virus toolkit for Unix.
 
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|[[CPU_Frequency_Scaling|cpupower]]||cpupower.service||Userspace tools for the kernel cpufreq subsystem
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|[[CPU_Frequency_Scaling|cpupower]]||cpupower.service||Linux kernel tool to examine and tune power saving related features of processor.
 
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|craftbukkit||''not yet implemented''||CraftBukkit Minecraft server
 
|craftbukkit||''not yet implemented''||CraftBukkit Minecraft server
 
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|[[Cron|crond]]||cronie.service||Daemon to schedule and time events. The daemon name ''crond'' is used by at least two packages, {{Pkg|cronie}} and {{Pkg|dcron}}.
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|[[Cron|crond]]||cronie.service (if using {{Pkg|cronie}}) or dcron.service (if using {{Pkg|dcron}}) ||Daemon to schedule and time events. The daemon name ''crond'' is used by at least two packages, {{Pkg|cronie}} and {{Pkg|dcron}}.
 
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|[[CUPS|cupsd]]||cupsd.service
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|[[CUPS|cupsd]]||cups.service ||The CUPS Printing System daemon.
''or'' cups.service
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||Common UNIX Printing System daemon.
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|[[D-Bus|dbus]]||dbus.service||Message bus system for software communication.
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|[[D-Bus|dbus]]||''always on'' – dbus.service||Freedesktop.org message bus system.
 
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|[[Cron|dcron]]||dcron.service||Daemon to schedule and time events. The daemon name ''crond'' is used by at least two packages, {{Pkg|cronie}} and {{Pkg|dcron}}. {{Pkg|cronie}} is the default cron implementation for Arch.
 
|[[Cron|dcron]]||dcron.service||Daemon to schedule and time events. The daemon name ''crond'' is used by at least two packages, {{Pkg|cronie}} and {{Pkg|dcron}}. {{Pkg|cronie}} is the default cron implementation for Arch.
 
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|[[dante|sockd]]||sockd.service||A circuit-level SOCKS client/server.
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|dante|sockd||sockd.service||A circuit-level SOCKS client/server.
 
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|[[Deluge|deluged]]||deluged.service||Cross-platform and full-featured BitTorrent client.
 
|[[Deluge|deluged]]||deluged.service||Cross-platform and full-featured BitTorrent client.
 
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|[[Deluge|deluge-web]]||deluge-web.service||Cross-platform and full-featured BitTorrent client web UI.
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|[[Deluge|deluge-web]]||deluge-web.service||A BitTorrent client with multiple user interfaces in a client/server model.
 
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|[[Dhcpcd|dhcpcd]]||dhcpcd@.service||DHCP daemon. Insert the network interface after @ ('dhcpcd@eth0.service').  
 
|[[Dhcpcd|dhcpcd]]||dhcpcd@.service||DHCP daemon. Insert the network interface after @ ('dhcpcd@eth0.service').  
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|[[Dropbox|dropboxd]]||''not yet implemented''||Cross-platform file synchronisation with version control.
 
|[[Dropbox|dropboxd]]||''not yet implemented''||Cross-platform file synchronisation with version control.
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|[[fail2ban|fail2ban]]||''fail2ban.service''||Fail2ban scans log files and bans IPs that show the malicious signs.
 
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|[[FAM|fam]]||''deprecated''||File Alteration Monitor. (deprecated)
 
|[[FAM|fam]]||''deprecated''||File Alteration Monitor. (deprecated)
 
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|fancontrol||fancontrol.service||Fan control daemon (part of lm_sensors)
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|[[Fan_Speed_Control|fancontrol]]||fancontrol.service||Fan control daemon (part of lm_sensors)
 
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|[[Fbsplash|fbsplash]]||''not yet implemented''||Graphical boot splash screen for the user.
 
|[[Fbsplash|fbsplash]]||''not yet implemented''||Graphical boot splash screen for the user.
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|[[Console Mouse Support|gpm]]||gpm.service||Console mouse support.
 
|[[Console Mouse Support|gpm]]||gpm.service||Console mouse support.
 
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|[[HAL|hal]]||''deprecated''||Hardware Abstraction Layer. (Deprecated)
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|[[HAL|hal]]||''obsolete''||Hardware Abstraction Layer. (Deprecated)
 
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|hddtemp||hddtemp.service||Hard drive temperature monitor daemon
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|[[hddtemp]]||hddtemp.service||Hard drive temperature monitor daemon
 
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|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).
 
|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).
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|i8kmon||i8kmon.service||Monitor the cpu temperature and fan status on Dell Inspiron laptops.
 
|i8kmon||i8kmon.service||Monitor the cpu temperature and fan status on Dell Inspiron laptops.
 
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|iptables||iptables.service||Load firewall rules.
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|ifplugd||ifplugd@<interface>.service, ie: ifplugd@eth0.service||Start/stop network on network cable plugged in/out.
 
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|[[iptables]]||iptables.service||Load firewall rules.
 
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|ip6tables||ip6tables.service||Load firewall rules for ipv6.
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|[[iptables|ip6tables]]||ip6tables.service||Load firewall rules for ipv6.
 
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|irqbalance||irqbalance.service||Irqbalance is the Linux utility tasked with making sure that interrupts from your hardware devices are handled in as efficient a manner as possible.
 
|irqbalance||irqbalance.service||Irqbalance is the Linux utility tasked with making sure that interrupts from your hardware devices are handled in as efficient a manner as possible.
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|[[lighttpd]]||lighttpd.service||Lighttpd HTTP Server (Web Server).
 
|[[lighttpd]]||lighttpd.service||Lighttpd HTTP Server (Web Server).
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|[[libvirt]]||libvirtd.service||libvirt is a virtualization API and a daemon for managing virtual machines (VMs).
 
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|[[LXDE|lxdm]]||lxdm.service||LXDE Display Manager (Graphical Login)
 
|[[LXDE|lxdm]]||lxdm.service||LXDE Display Manager (Graphical Login)
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|[[psd]]||psd.service||Manages your browser's profile in tmpfs and periodically sync it back to your physical disk.
 
|[[psd]]||psd.service||Manages your browser's profile in tmpfs and periodically sync it back to your physical disk.
 
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|pure-ftpd||''not yet implemented''||FTP server.
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|pure-ftpd||pure-ftpd.service|| A fast, production quality, standards-conformant FTP server.
 
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|[[readahead]]||systemd-readahead-collect.service
 
|[[readahead]]||systemd-readahead-collect.service
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systemd-readahead-done.service
 
systemd-readahead-done.service
  
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|[[samba]]||smbd.service
 
|[[samba]]||smbd.service
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nmbd.service
 
nmbd.service
  
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|[[USB_Scanner_Support|saned]]||saned@.service||To share the scanner system over network.
 
|[[USB_Scanner_Support|saned]]||saned@.service||To share the scanner system over network.
 
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|sensord||sensord.service||Sensor information logging daemon (part of lm_sensors)
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|saslauthd||saslauthd.service||SASL authentication daemon
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|[[Lm_sensors|sensord]]||sensord.service||Sensor information logging daemon (part of lm_sensors)
 
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|[[Lm sensors|sensors]]||lm_sensors.service||Hardware (temperature, fans etc) monitoring.
 
|[[Lm sensors|sensors]]||lm_sensors.service||Hardware (temperature, fans etc) monitoring.
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|[[Samba#smbnetfs|smbnetfs]]||smbnetfs.service||To automatically mount Samba/Microsoft network shares.
 
|[[Samba#smbnetfs|smbnetfs]]||smbnetfs.service||To automatically mount Samba/Microsoft network shares.
 
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|snmpd||snmpd.service||A suite of applications used to implement SNMP
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|[[snmpd]]||snmpd.service||A suite of applications used to implement SNMP
 
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|soundmodem||''not yet implemented''||Multiplatform Soundcard Packet Radio Modem
 
|soundmodem||''not yet implemented''||Multiplatform Soundcard Packet Radio Modem
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||OpenSSH (secure shell) daemon.
 
||OpenSSH (secure shell) daemon.
 
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|stbd||''deprecated''||This daemon was previously necessary for gnome-system-tools.  However, as of gnome-tools 2.28, it is no longer needed.
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|stunnel||stunnel.service||Allows encrypting arbitrary TCP connections inside SSL.
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|[[stunnel]]||stunnel.service||Allows encrypting arbitrary TCP connections inside SSL.
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|svnserve||svnserve.service||Subversion server
 
|svnserve||svnserve.service||Subversion server
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|[[VirtualBox|vboxservice]]||vboxservice.service||VirtualBox Guest Service
 
|[[VirtualBox|vboxservice]]||vboxservice.service||VirtualBox Guest Service
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|[[vnStat|vnStat]]||vnstat.service||Lightweight network traffic monitor
 
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|[[Very Secure FTP Daemon|vsftpd]]||vsftpd.service (permanent)
 
|[[Very Secure FTP Daemon|vsftpd]]||vsftpd.service (permanent)
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vsftpd.socket (on-demand)
 
vsftpd.socket (on-demand)
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vsftpd-ssl.service (permanent)
 
vsftpd-ssl.service (permanent)
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vsftpd-ssl.socket (on-demand)
 
vsftpd-ssl.socket (on-demand)
 
||FTP server.
 
||FTP server.
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|[[x11vnc]]||x11vnc.service||VNC remote desktop daemon  
 
|[[x11vnc]]||x11vnc.service||VNC remote desktop daemon  
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|[[XDM|xdm]]||xdm.service||X display manager
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|[[XDM|xdm-archlinux]]||xdm-archlinux.service||X display manager with Arch Linux theme
 
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Revision as of 00:38, 12 March 2013

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. You may have packages that include other daemons from the AUR. These files will likely be located in /usr/lib/systemd/system/.

For each daemon the name of the script (for initscripts) and of the service (for systemd) is given.

initscripts systemd Description
acpid acpid.service A daemon for delivering ACPI power management events with netlink support.
alsa always on – alsa-store.service, alsa-restore.service An alternative implementation of Linux sound support.
atd atd.service Run jobs queued for later execution.
autofs autofs.service A package that provides support for automounting removable media or network shares when they are inserted or accessed.
avahi-daemon avahi-daemon.service Allows programs to automatically find local network services.
avahi-dnsconfd avahi-dnsconfd.service Multicast/unicast DNS-SD framework.
bitlbee bitlbee.service Brings instant messaging (XMPP, MSN, Yahoo!, AIM, ICQ, Twitter) to IRC.
bluetooth bluetooth.service Bluetooth protocol stack, framework, subsystem.
cdemud cdemu-daemon.service CD/DVD-ROM device emulator.
connmand connman.service Wireless LAN network manager.
chrony chrony.service Lightweight NTP client and server.
clamav clamd.service

freshclamd.service

Anti-virus toolkit for Unix.
cpupower cpupower.service Linux kernel tool to examine and tune power saving related features of processor.
craftbukkit not yet implemented CraftBukkit Minecraft server
crond cronie.service (if using cronie) or dcron.service (if using dcron) Daemon to schedule and time events. The daemon name crond is used by at least two packages, cronie and dcron.
cupsd cups.service The CUPS Printing System daemon.
dbus always on – dbus.service Freedesktop.org message bus system.
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 A BitTorrent client with multiple user interfaces in a client/server model.
dhcpcd dhcpcd@.service DHCP daemon. Insert the network interface after @ ('dhcpcd@eth0.service').
dovecot dovecot.service IMAP and POP3 server.
dropboxd not yet implemented Cross-platform file synchronisation with version control.
fail2ban fail2ban.service Fail2ban scans log files and bans IPs that show the malicious signs.
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 ftpd.service 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 obsolete 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).
httpd httpd.service 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.
i8kmon i8kmon.service Monitor the cpu temperature and fan status on Dell Inspiron laptops.
ifplugd ifplugd@<interface>.service, ie: ifplugd@eth0.service Start/stop network on network cable plugged in/out.
iptables iptables.service Load firewall rules.
ip6tables ip6tables.service Load firewall rules for ipv6.
irqbalance irqbalance.service 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).
libvirt libvirtd.service libvirt is a virtualization API and a daemon for managing virtual machines (VMs).
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@<profile-name>.service

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

NetworkManager-wait-online.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 pure-ftpd.service A fast, production quality, standards-conformant FTP server.
readahead systemd-readahead-collect.service

systemd-readahead-done.service

systemd-readahead-drop.service

systemd-readahead-replay.service

Readahead for faster boot
rfkill rfkill-block@.service

rfkill-unblock@.service

(Un)block radio devices. A block@all or unblock@all instance (not to be enabled simultaneously) is started before any unblock@device or block@device, respectively.
rsyncd rsyncd.service Rsync daemon.
rsyslogd rsyslog.service The latest version of a system logger.
samba smbd.service

nmbd.service

winbindd.service

File and print services for Microsoft Windows clients.
saned saned@.service To share the scanner system over network.
saslauthd saslauthd.service SASL authentication daemon
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 snmpd.service 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 (permanent)

sshd.socket (on-demand)

OpenSSH (secure shell) daemon.
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++ timidity.service 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
vnStat vnstat.service Lightweight network traffic monitor
vsftpd vsftpd.service (permanent)

vsftpd.socket (on-demand)

vsftpd-ssl.service (permanent)

vsftpd-ssl.socket (on-demand)

FTP server.
wicd wicd.service Combine with dbus to replace network, a lightweight alternative to NetworkManager.
x11vnc x11vnc.service VNC remote desktop daemon
xdm xdm.service X display manager
xdm-archlinux xdm-archlinux.service X display manager with Arch Linux theme