What is a Daemon?- Daemon stands for Disk and Execution Monitor.
- It is a long-running background process that answers request for services.
- A daemon is a background process which answers requests for services in a long-running mode.
- In UNIX, the names of daemons are ending with ‘d’ conventionally.
- Some of the daemons are “inetd, httpd, nfsd, sshd, named, and lpd”.
- It includes print spoolers, e-mail handlers and other programs that perform administrative tasks for the operating system.
- It has no controlling terminal.
- It can also configure hardware, run scheduled tasks and perform a variety of other tasks.