Linux - What is a Daemon?

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.
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