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[[zh-cn:Daemons List]]
 
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{{Out of date|The table lists deprecated ''netcfg'' services, they should be replaced by [[netctl]] services. However, ''netctl'' does not work with [[initscripts]], which is why ''netctl'' should not be listed in this table.}}
 
 
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/}}.  
 
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/}}.  
 
 
For each daemon the name of the script (for [[rc.conf|initscripts]]) and of the service (for [[systemd]]) is given.
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The ''Package'' column contains a link to ArchWiki page for each daemon (or link to the package if no such page exists). The ''initscripts'' column contains the name of the script for [[initscripts]] and the ''systemd'' column contains the name of the [[systemd]] service file. Note that there may be daemons specific to either initscripts or systemd, with the respective column empty. The ''Description'' column provides short description, preferably of '''the daemon''' (not of the package).
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!initscripts!!systemd!!Description
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! Package !! initscripts !! systemd !! Description
|-
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|[[acpid]]||acpid.service||A daemon for delivering ACPI power management events with netlink support.
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|-
 
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|[[Advanced Linux Sound Architecture|alsa]]||''always on'' – alsa-store.service, alsa-restore.service
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| [[acpid]] || acpid || acpid.service || A daemon for delivering ACPI power management events with netlink support.
||An alternative implementation of Linux sound support.
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|-
 
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|atd||atd.service||Run jobs queued for later execution.
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| [[Advanced Linux Sound Architecture|alsa]] || alsa || ''always on'' – alsa-store.service, alsa-restore.service || Saves the state of a sound card (e.g. volume) on shutdown and restores it on startup.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[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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| {{Pkg|at}} || atd || atd.service || Runs jobs queued for later execution.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Avahi|avahi-daemon]]||avahi-daemon.service||Allows programs to automatically find local network services.
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| [[Autofs]] || autofs || autofs.service || Automounting of removable media or network shares when they are inserted or accessed.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Avahi|avahi-dnsconfd]]||avahi-dnsconfd.service|| Multicast/unicast DNS-SD framework.
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| rowspan="2" | [[Avahi]] || avahi-daemon || avahi-daemon.service || Allows programs to automatically find local network services.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Bitlbee|bitlbee]]||bitlbee.service|| Brings instant messaging (XMPP, MSN, Yahoo!, AIM, ICQ, Twitter) to IRC.
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|                           avahi-dnsconfd || avahi-dnsconfd.service || Multicast/unicast DNS-SD framework.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Bluetooth|bluetooth]]||bluetooth.service||Bluetooth protocol stack, framework, subsystem.  
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| [[Bitlbee]] || bitlbee || bitlbee.service || Brings instant messaging (XMPP, MSN, Yahoo!, AIM, ICQ, Twitter) to IRC.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[CDemu|cdemud]]||cdemu-daemon.service||CD/DVD-ROM device emulator.
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| [[Bluetooth]] || bluetooth || bluetooth.service || Bluetooth protocol stack, framework, subsystem.  
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Connman|connmand]]||connman.service||Wireless LAN network manager.
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| [[CDemu]] || cdemud || cdemu-daemon.service || CD/DVD-ROM device emulator.
 
|-
 
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|[[Chrony|chrony]]||chrony.service||Lightweight NTP client and server.
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| [[Connman]] || connmand || connman.service || Wireless LAN network manager.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[ClamAV|clamav]]||clamd.service<br>freshclamd.service||Anti-virus toolkit for Unix.
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| [[Chrony]] || chrony || chrony.service || Lightweight NTP client and server.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[CPU_Frequency_Scaling|cpupower]]||cpupower.service||Linux kernel tool to examine and tune power saving related features of processor.
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| [[ClamAV]] || clamav || clamd.service <br>freshclamd.service || Anti-virus toolkit for Unix.
 
|-
 
|-
|craftbukkit||''not yet implemented''||CraftBukkit Minecraft server
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| [[Cpupower]] || cpupower || cpupower.service || Sets [[CPU Frequency Scaling|cpufreq]] governor and other parameters on startup.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[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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| || craftbukkit || ''not yet implemented'' || CraftBukkit Minecraft server.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[CUPS|cupsd]]||cups.service ||The CUPS Printing System daemon.
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| [[Cron]] || crond || cronie.service (if using {{Pkg|cronie}}) or dcron.service (if using {{AUR|dcron}}) || Daemon to schedule and time events. The daemon name ''crond'' is used by at least two packages, {{Pkg|cronie}} and {{AUR|dcron}}.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[D-Bus|dbus]]||''always on'' – dbus.service||Freedesktop.org message bus system.
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| [[CUPS]] || cupsd || cups.service || The CUPS Printing System daemon.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[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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| [[D-Bus]] || dbus || ''always on'' – dbus.service || Freedesktop.org message bus system.
 
|-
 
|-
|dante|sockd||sockd.service||A circuit-level SOCKS client/server.
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| {{Pkg|dante}} || sockd || sockd.service || A circuit-level SOCKS client/server.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Deluge|deluged]]||deluged.service||Cross-platform and full-featured BitTorrent client.
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| rowspan="2" | [[Deluge]] || deluged || deluged.service || Cross-platform and full-featured BitTorrent client - main daemon.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Deluge|deluge-web]]||deluge-web.service||A BitTorrent client with multiple user interfaces in a client/server model.
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|                             deluge-web || deluge-web.service || Cross-platform and full-featured BitTorrent client - web interface daemon.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Dhcpcd|dhcpcd]]||dhcpcd@.service||DHCP daemon. Insert the network interface after @ ('dhcpcd@eth0.service').  
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| [[Dhcpcd]] || dhcpcd || dhcpcd@.service || DHCP daemon.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Dovecot|dovecot]]||dovecot.service||IMAP and POP3 server.  
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| [[Dovecot]] || dovecot || dovecot.service || IMAP and POP3 server.  
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Dropbox|dropboxd]]||dropbox@.service||Cross-platform file synchronisation with version control.
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| [[Dropbox]] || dropboxd || dropbox@.service || Cross-platform file synchronisation with version control.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[fail2ban|fail2ban]]||fail2ban.service||Fail2ban scans log files and bans IPs that show the malicious signs.
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| [[fail2ban]] || fail2ban || fail2ban.service || Fail2ban scans log files and bans IPs that show the malicious signs.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[FAM|fam]]||''deprecated''||File Alteration Monitor. (deprecated)
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| [[FAM]] || fam || ''deprecated'' || File Alteration Monitor. (deprecated)
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Fan_Speed_Control|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)
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Fbsplash|fbsplash]]||''not yet implemented''||Graphical boot splash screen for the user.
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| [[Fbsplash]] || fbsplash || ''not yet implemented'' || Graphical boot splash screen for the user.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[FluidSynth|fluidsynth]]||fluidsynth.service||Software synthesizer
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| [[FluidSynth]] || fluidsynth || fluidsynth.service || Software synthesizer.
 
|-
 
|-
|ftpd||ftpd.service||Inetutils ftp daemon
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| || ftpd || ftpd.service || Inetutils ftp daemon.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[GDM|gdm]]||gdm.service||Gnome Display Manager (Login Screen)
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| [[GDM]] || gdm || gdm.service || Gnome Display Manager.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Git|git-daemon]]||git-daemon.socket||GIT daemon
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| [[Git]] || git-daemon || git-daemon.socket || GIT daemon.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Console Mouse Support|gpm]]||gpm.service||Console mouse support.
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| [[Console Mouse Support|gpm]] || gpm || gpm.service || Console mouse support.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[HAL|hal]]||''obsolete''||Hardware Abstraction Layer. (Deprecated)
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| [[HAL]] || hal || ''obsolete'' || Hardware Abstraction Layer. (Deprecated)
 
|-
 
|-
|[[hddtemp]]||hddtemp.service||Hard drive temperature monitor daemon
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| [[hddtemp]] || 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).
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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).
 
|-
 
|-
|[[LAMP|httpd]]||httpd.service||Apache HTTP Server (Web Server)
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| [[LAMP|apache]] || 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.
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| || 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.
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| || i8kmon || i8kmon.service || Monitor the cpu temperature and fan status on Dell Inspiron laptops.
 
|-
 
|-
|ifplugd||ifplugd@.service||Start/stop network on network cable plugged in/out.
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| || ifplugd || ifplugd@.service || Start/stop network on network cable plugged in/out.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[iptables]]||iptables.service||Load firewall rules.
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| rowspan="2" | [[iptables]] || iptables || iptables.service || Load firewall rules for ipv4.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[iptables|ip6tables]]||ip6tables.service||Load firewall rules for ipv6.
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|                               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.
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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.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[KDE|kdm]]||kdm.service||KDE Display Manager (Graphical Login)
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| [[KDE]] || kdm || kdm.service || KDE Display Manager.
 
|-
 
|-
|krb5-kadmind||krb5-kadmind.service||Kerberos 5 administration server
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| rowspan="3" | krb5-kadmind || krb5-kadmind.service || Kerberos 5 administration server.
 
|-
 
|-
|krb5-kdc||krb5-kdc.service||Kerberos 5 KDC
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|               krb5-kdc || krb5-kdc.service || Kerberos 5 KDC.
 
|-
 
|-
|krb5-kpropd||krb5-kpropd.service||Kerberos 5 propagation server
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|               krb5-kpropd || krb5-kpropd.service || Kerberos 5 propagation server.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Laptop Mode Tools|laptop-mode]]||laptop-mode.service||Laptop Power Saving Tools
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| [[Laptop Mode Tools]] || laptop-mode || laptop-mode.service || Laptop power saving tools.
 
|-
 
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|[[lighttpd]]||lighttpd.service||Lighttpd HTTP Server (Web Server).
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| [[lighttpd]] || lighttpd || lighttpd.service || Lighttpd HTTP Server (Web Server).
 
|-
 
|-
|[[libvirt]]||libvirtd.service||libvirt is a virtualization API and a daemon for managing virtual machines (VMs).
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| [[libvirt]] || 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)
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| [[LXDE|lxdm]] || lxdm || lxdm.service || LXDE Display Manager.
 
|-
 
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|mdadm||mdadm.service||MD Administration (Linux Software RAID).
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| || mdadm || mdadm.service || MD Administration (Linux Software RAID).
 
|-
 
|-
|[[miniDLNA]]||minidlna.service||simple DLNA/UPnP media server
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| [[miniDLNA]] || minidlna || minidlna.service || simple DLNA/UPnP media server.
 
|-
 
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|?||[[NetworkManager#3G_modem_not_detected|ModemManager.service]]||Makes Mobile broadband (3G) modem available to [[NetworkManager]]
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| || ? || ModemManager.service || Makes Mobile broadband (3G) modem available to [[NetworkManager]].
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Music Player Daemon|mpd]]||mpd.service||Music Player Daemon.
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| [[Music Player Daemon|mpd]] || mpd || mpd.service || Music Player Daemon.
 
|-
 
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|[[MySQL|mysqld]]||mysqld.service||MySQL database server.
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| [[MySQL]] || mysqld || mysqld.service || MySQL database server.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[MythTV|mythbackend]]||mythbackend.service||Backend for the MythTV digital video recording/home theater software.
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| [[MythTV]] || mythbackend || mythbackend.service || Backend for the MythTV digital video recording/home theater software.
 
|-
 
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|[[BIND|named]]||named.service||The Berkeley Internet Name Daemon (BIND) DNS server.
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| [[BIND]] || named || named.service || The Berkeley Internet Name Daemon (BIND) DNS server.
 
|-
 
|-
|netfs||''unused, handled automatically, see''
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| || netfs || ''unused, handled automatically, see''
 
remote-fs.target
 
remote-fs.target
 
''to manually execute scripts''
 
''to manually execute scripts''
 
||Mounts network file systems.
 
||Mounts network file systems.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Netcfg|net-auto-wired]]||net-auto-wired.service||Netcfg replacement for {{ic|network}} - connects to wired network
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| rowspan="3" | [[netctl]] || || netctl@.service || Manually activate specific profile.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Netcfg|net-auto-wireless]]||net-auto-wireless.service||Netcfg replacement for {{ic|network}} - connects to wireless network
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|                             || netctl-ifplugd@.service || Automatically start/stop netctl profiles depending on whether the cable is plugged in/out.
 
|-
 
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|[[Netcfg|net-profiles]]||netcfg.service
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|                             || netctl-auto@.service || Automatically start/stop netctl wireless profiles depending on which access points are in range.
netcfg@<profile-name>.service
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||Netcfg replacement for {{ic|network}} - connects to profiles
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|-
 
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|[[Configuring_Network|network]]||''(dynamic Ethernet)'' dhcpcd@<interface>.service||To bring up the network connections.
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| || network || dhcpcd@<interface>.service || Brings up the network connections (dynamic Ethernet).
 
|-
 
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|[[NetworkManager|networkmanager]]||NetworkManager.service
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| [[NetworkManager]] || networkmanager || NetworkManager.service <br>NetworkManager-wait-online.service || NetworkManager daemon, provides configuration and detection for automatic network connections.
NetworkManager-wait-online.service
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||Replaces {{ic|network}}, and provides configuration and detection for automatic network connections.
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|-
 
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|[[Nginx|nginx]]||nginx.service||Nginx HTTP Server and IMAP/POP3 proxy server (Web Server)
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| [[Nginx]] || nginx || nginx.service || Nginx HTTP Server and IMAP/POP3 proxy server (Web Server).
 
|-
 
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|nscd||nscd.service||Name service cache daemon
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| || nscd || nscd.service || Name service cache daemon.
 
|-
 
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|[[Network Time Protocol daemon|ntpd]]||ntpd.service||Network Time Protocol daemon (client and server).
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| [[Network Time Protocol daemon|ntpd]] || ntpd || ntpd.service || Network Time Protocol daemon (client and server).
 
|-
 
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|[[Ntop|Ntop]]||ntop.service||Ntop is a network traffic probe based on libcap.
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| [[Ntop]] || ntop || ntop.service || Ntop is a network traffic probe based on libcap.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[OpenNTPD|openntpd]]||openntpd.service||alternate Network Time Protocol daemon (client and server).
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| [[OpenNTPD]] || openntpd || openntpd.service || Alternative Network Time Protocol daemon (client and server).
 
|-
 
|-
|osspd||osspd.service||OSS Userspace Bridge.
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| || osspd || osspd.service || OSS Userspace Bridge.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[OpenVPN|openvpn]]||openvpn@.service||One for each vpn conf file saved like /etc/openvpn/<profile-name>.conf
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| [[OpenVPN]] || openvpn || openvpn@.service || One for each vpn conf file saved like /etc/openvpn/<profile-name>.conf
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Pdnsd|pdnsd]]||pdnsd.service||Proxy DNS server with permanent caching.
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| [[Pdnsd]] || pdnsd || pdnsd.service || Proxy DNS server with permanent caching.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Nginx#1st_Method_.22New.22_.28as_of_PHP_5.3.3.29|php-fpm]]||php-fpm.service||FastCGI Process Manager for PHP
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| {{Pkg|php-fpm}} || php-fpm || php-fpm.service || FastCGI Process Manager for PHP.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[OSS|oss]]||oss.service||Open Sound System. Alternative to ALSA.
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| [[OSS]] || oss || oss.service || Open Sound System. Alternative to ALSA.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[PostgreSQL|postgresql]]||postgresql.service||PostgreSQL database server.
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| [[PostgreSQL]] || postgresql || postgresql.service || PostgreSQL database server.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Postfix|postfix]]||postfix.service||
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| [[Postfix]] || postfix || postfix.service ||
 
|-
 
|-
|[[powernowd]]||''not yet implemented''||To adjust speed of CPU depending on system load. See also [[CPU Frequency Scaling]]
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| [[powernowd]] || powernowd || ''not yet implemented'' || To adjust speed of CPU depending on system load.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[PPTP Server|pptpd]]||pptpd.service||A Virtual Private Network (VPN) server using the Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP).
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| [[PPTP Server]] || pptpd || pptpd.service || A Virtual Private Network (VPN) server using the Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP).
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Prosody|prosody]]||prosody.service||XMPP server.
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| [[Prosody]] || prosody || prosody.service || XMPP server.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[pppd|Pppd]]||ppp@.service||A daemon which implements the Point-to-Point Protocol for dial-up networking.
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| [[pppd]] || pppd || ppp@.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.
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| [[preload]] || 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.
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| [[Profile-sync-daemon]] || 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.
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| || pure-ftpd || pure-ftpd.service || A fast, production quality, standards-conformant FTP server.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Improve Boot Performance#readahead|Readahead]]||systemd-readahead-collect.service
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| [[Improve Boot Performance#readahead|Readahead]] || readahead? || systemd-readahead-collect.service
  
 
systemd-readahead-done.service
 
systemd-readahead-done.service
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systemd-readahead-replay.service
 
systemd-readahead-replay.service
||Readahead for faster boot
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|| Readahead for faster boot.
 
|-
 
|-
||rfkill||rfkill-block@.service
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| {{Pkg|rfkill}} || rfkill || rfkill-block@.service <br>rfkill-unblock@.service || (Un)blocks radio devices.
rfkill-unblock@.service
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||(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.
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|-
 
|-
|[[Rsync|rsyncd]]||rsyncd.service||Rsync daemon.
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| [[Rsync]] || rsyncd || rsyncd.service || Rsync daemon.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Rsyslog|rsyslogd]]||rsyslog.service||The latest version of a system logger.
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| [[Rsyslog]] || rsyslogd || rsyslog.service || Alternative system logger.
 
|-
 
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|[[samba]]||smbd.service<br>nmbd.service<br>winbindd.service||File and print services for Microsoft Windows clients.
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| [[samba]] || samba || smbd.service<br>nmbd.service<br>winbindd.service || File and print services for Microsoft Windows clients.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[USB_Scanner_Support|saned]]||saned@.service||To share the scanner system over network.
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| [[Sane]] || saned || saned@.service || SANE network daemon.
 
|-
 
|-
|saslauthd||saslauthd.service||SASL authentication daemon
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| || saslauthd || saslauthd.service || SASL authentication daemon.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Lm_sensors|sensord]]||sensord.service||Sensor information logging daemon (part of lm_sensors)
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| rowspan="2" | [[Lm sensors]] || sensord || sensord.service || Sensor information logging daemon.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Lm sensors|sensors]]||lm_sensors.service||Hardware (temperature, fans etc) monitoring.
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|                                 sensors || lm_sensors.service || Initialize hardware monitoring sensors (load necessary kernel modules).
 
|-
 
|-
|[[SLiM|slim]]||slim.service||Simple Login Manager
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| [[SLiM]] || slim || slim.service || Simple Login Manager.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[SMART|smartd]]||smartd.service||Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T) Hard Disk Monitoring
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| [[SMART]] || smartd || smartd.service || Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T) Hard Disk Monitoring.
 
|-
 
|-
 
|[[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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||OpenSSH (secure shell) daemon.
 
||OpenSSH (secure shell) daemon.
 
|-
 
|-
|stunnel||stunnel.service||Allows encrypting arbitrary TCP connections inside SSL.
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| || stunnel || stunnel.service || Allows encrypting arbitrary TCP connections inside SSL.
 
|-
 
|-
|svnserve||svnserve.service||Subversion server
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| || svnserve || svnserve.service || Subversion server.
 
|-
 
|-
|syslogd||''deprecated''||This was the older and basic system logger.
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| || syslogd || ''deprecated'' || This was the older and basic system logger.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[syslog-ng]]||syslog-ng.service||System logger next generation.
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| [[syslog-ng]] || syslog-ng || syslog-ng.service || System logger next generation.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Timidity|timidity++]]||timidity.service||Software synthesizer for MIDI.
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| [[Timidity]] || timidity++ || timidity.service || Software synthesizer for MIDI.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Tor|tor]]||tor.service||Onion routing for anonymous communication.
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| [[Tor]] || tor || tor.service || Onion routing for anonymous communication.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Transmission|transmissiond]]||transmission.service||Bit Torrent Daemon.
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|[[Transmission]] || transmissiond || transmission.service || Bit Torrent Daemon.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[Ufw|ufw]]||ufw.service||Uncomplicated FireWall.
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| [[Ufw]] || ufw || ufw.service || Uncomplicated FireWall.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[VirtualBox|vboxservice]]||vboxservice.service||VirtualBox Guest Service
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| [[VirtualBox]] || vboxservice || vboxservice.service || VirtualBox Guest Service.
 
|-
 
|-
|[[vnStat|vnStat]]||vnstat.service||Lightweight network traffic monitor
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Revision as of 12:16, 15 August 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/.

The Package column contains a link to ArchWiki page for each daemon (or link to the package if no such page exists). The initscripts column contains the name of the script for initscripts and the systemd column contains the name of the systemd service file. Note that there may be daemons specific to either initscripts or systemd, with the respective column empty. The Description column provides short description, preferably of the daemon (not of the package).

Package initscripts systemd Description
acpid acpid acpid.service A daemon for delivering ACPI power management events with netlink support.
alsa alsa always on – alsa-store.service, alsa-restore.service Saves the state of a sound card (e.g. volume) on shutdown and restores it on startup.
at atd atd.service Runs jobs queued for later execution.
Autofs autofs autofs.service Automounting of removable media or network shares when they are inserted or accessed.
Avahi 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 bitlbee.service Brings instant messaging (XMPP, MSN, Yahoo!, AIM, ICQ, Twitter) to IRC.
Bluetooth bluetooth bluetooth.service Bluetooth protocol stack, framework, subsystem.
CDemu cdemud cdemu-daemon.service CD/DVD-ROM device emulator.
Connman connmand connman.service Wireless LAN network manager.
Chrony chrony chrony.service Lightweight NTP client and server.
ClamAV clamav clamd.service
freshclamd.service
Anti-virus toolkit for Unix.
Cpupower cpupower cpupower.service Sets cpufreq governor and other parameters on startup.
craftbukkit not yet implemented CraftBukkit Minecraft server.
Cron crond cronie.service (if using cronie) or dcron.service (if using dcronAUR) Daemon to schedule and time events. The daemon name crond is used by at least two packages, cronie and dcronAUR.
CUPS cupsd cups.service The CUPS Printing System daemon.
D-Bus dbus always on – dbus.service Freedesktop.org message bus system.
dante sockd sockd.service A circuit-level SOCKS client/server.
Deluge deluged deluged.service Cross-platform and full-featured BitTorrent client - main daemon.
deluge-web deluge-web.service Cross-platform and full-featured BitTorrent client - web interface daemon.
Dhcpcd dhcpcd dhcpcd@.service DHCP daemon.
Dovecot dovecot dovecot.service IMAP and POP3 server.
Dropbox dropboxd dropbox@.service Cross-platform file synchronisation with version control.
fail2ban fail2ban fail2ban.service Fail2ban scans log files and bans IPs that show the malicious signs.
FAM fam deprecated File Alteration Monitor. (deprecated)
Fan Speed Control fancontrol fancontrol.service Fan control daemon (part of lm_sensors)
Fbsplash fbsplash not yet implemented Graphical boot splash screen for the user.
FluidSynth fluidsynth fluidsynth.service Software synthesizer.
ftpd ftpd.service Inetutils ftp daemon.
GDM gdm gdm.service Gnome Display Manager.
Git git-daemon git-daemon.socket GIT daemon.
gpm gpm gpm.service Console mouse support.
HAL hal obsolete Hardware Abstraction Layer. (Deprecated)
hddtemp 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).
apache 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@.service Start/stop network on network cable plugged in/out.
iptables iptables iptables.service Load firewall rules for ipv4.
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.
KDE kdm kdm.service KDE Display Manager.
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 Tools laptop-mode laptop-mode.service Laptop power saving tools.
lighttpd lighttpd lighttpd.service Lighttpd HTTP Server (Web Server).
libvirt libvirt libvirtd.service libvirt is a virtualization API and a daemon for managing virtual machines (VMs).
lxdm lxdm lxdm.service LXDE Display Manager.
mdadm mdadm.service MD Administration (Linux Software RAID).
miniDLNA minidlna minidlna.service simple DLNA/UPnP media server.
 ? ModemManager.service Makes Mobile broadband (3G) modem available to NetworkManager.
mpd mpd mpd.service Music Player Daemon.
MySQL mysqld mysqld.service MySQL database server.
MythTV mythbackend mythbackend.service Backend for the MythTV digital video recording/home theater software.
BIND 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.
netctl netctl@.service Manually activate specific profile.
netctl-ifplugd@.service Automatically start/stop netctl profiles depending on whether the cable is plugged in/out.
netctl-auto@.service Automatically start/stop netctl wireless profiles depending on which access points are in range.
network dhcpcd@<interface>.service Brings up the network connections (dynamic Ethernet).
NetworkManager networkmanager NetworkManager.service
NetworkManager-wait-online.service
NetworkManager daemon, provides configuration and detection for automatic network connections.
Nginx nginx nginx.service Nginx HTTP Server and IMAP/POP3 proxy server (Web Server).
nscd nscd.service Name service cache daemon.
ntpd ntpd ntpd.service Network Time Protocol daemon (client and server).
Ntop ntop ntop.service Ntop is a network traffic probe based on libcap.
OpenNTPD openntpd openntpd.service Alternative Network Time Protocol daemon (client and server).
osspd osspd.service OSS Userspace Bridge.
OpenVPN openvpn openvpn@.service One for each vpn conf file saved like /etc/openvpn/<profile-name>.conf
Pdnsd pdnsd pdnsd.service Proxy DNS server with permanent caching.
php-fpm php-fpm php-fpm.service FastCGI Process Manager for PHP.
OSS oss oss.service Open Sound System. Alternative to ALSA.
PostgreSQL postgresql postgresql.service PostgreSQL database server.
Postfix postfix postfix.service
powernowd powernowd not yet implemented To adjust speed of CPU depending on system load.
PPTP Server pptpd pptpd.service A Virtual Private Network (VPN) server using the Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP).
Prosody prosody prosody.service XMPP server.
pppd pppd ppp@.service A daemon which implements the Point-to-Point Protocol for dial-up networking.
preload preload preload.service Makes applications run faster by prefetching binaries and shared objects.
Profile-sync-daemon 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 readahead? systemd-readahead-collect.service

systemd-readahead-done.service

systemd-readahead-drop.service

systemd-readahead-replay.service

Readahead for faster boot.
rfkill rfkill rfkill-block@.service
rfkill-unblock@.service
(Un)blocks radio devices.
Rsync rsyncd rsyncd.service Rsync daemon.
Rsyslog rsyslogd rsyslog.service Alternative system logger.
samba samba smbd.service
nmbd.service
winbindd.service
File and print services for Microsoft Windows clients.
Sane saned saned@.service SANE network daemon.
saslauthd saslauthd.service SASL authentication daemon.
Lm sensors sensord sensord.service Sensor information logging daemon.
sensors lm_sensors.service Initialize hardware monitoring sensors (load necessary kernel modules).
SLiM slim slim.service Simple Login Manager.
SMART 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 syslog-ng.service System logger next generation.
Timidity timidity++ timidity.service Software synthesizer for MIDI.
Tor tor tor.service Onion routing for anonymous communication.
Transmission transmissiond transmission.service Bit Torrent Daemon.
Ufw ufw ufw.service Uncomplicated FireWall.
VirtualBox vboxservice vboxservice.service VirtualBox Guest Service.
vnStat vnstat vnstat.service Lightweight network traffic monitor.
Very Secure FTP Daemon vsftpd vsftpd.service (permanent)

vsftpd.socket (on-demand)

vsftpd-ssl.service (permanent)

vsftpd-ssl.socket (on-demand)

FTP server.
wicd wicd wicd.service A lightweight alternative to NetworkManager.
x11vnc x11vnc x11vnc.service VNC remote desktop daemon.
XDM xdm xdm.service X display manager.
xdm-archlinux xdm-archlinux xdm-archlinux.service X display manager with Arch Linux theme.