Defination of Daemons

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Defination of Daemons

Post by Master of Reality » Mon Dec 15, 2003 6:54 pm

erm... i foolishly installed everything when i installed Fedora, now all the daemons included run at startup, because unlike Slackware i do not have the choice at install what to run at startup.

Now, after going through knee deep in daemons shutting them off with chkconfig, i have found only 4 that i do not know what they do. I have checked on google to no avail. I hope someone can tell me what these do?:
bluetooth
canna
freewnn
messagebus

thank you in advance.

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Post by Void Main » Mon Dec 15, 2003 7:34 pm

I would imagine the "bluetooth" one would have something to do with bluetooth wireless networking, which you probably don't have (not the same thing as 802.11A/B/G). The "canna" one I've never heard of so I would imagine you "canna" turn it off. :) Don't know what freewnn is either, I don't have it on any of my machines. The messagebus one I have but I don't have it turned on. Here's the top of the file (/etc/rc.d/init.d/messagebus):

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#!/bin/sh
#
# messagebus:   The D-BUS systemwide message bus
#
# chkconfig: 345 97 03
# description:  This is a daemon which broadcasts notifications of system events \
#               and other messages. See http://www.freedesktop.org/software/dbus/
So basically none of them you probably need to have running:

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# chkconfig canna off
# service canna stop
etc... Of course none of that really answers your question so:

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$ rpm -qip Canna-3*
warning: Canna-3.6-24.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 4f2a6fd2
Name        : Canna                        Relocations: (not relocateable)
Version     : 3.6                               Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release     : 24                            Build Date: Fri 10 Oct 2003 06:33:49 AM CDT
Install Date: (not installed)               Build Host: porky.devel.redhat.com
Group       : System Environment/Libraries   Source RPM: Canna-3.6-24.src.rpm
Size        : 16707354                         License: Distributable
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Tue 28 Oct 2003 06:18:29 PM CST, Key ID b44269d04f2a6fd2Packager    : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
URL         : http://www.nec.co.jp/japanese/product/computer/soft/canna/
Summary     : A Japanese character set input system.
Description :
Canna provides a user interface for inputting Japanese characters.
Canna supports Nemacs (Mule), kinput2, and canuum. All of these tools
can then use a single customization file, Romaji-to-Kana conversion
rules and dictionaries, and input Japanese in the same way. Canna
automatically supports Kana-to-Kanji conversions; the conversions are
based on a client-server model.

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$ rpm -qip bluez-utils*
warning: bluez-utils-2.3-14.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 4f2a6fd2
Name        : bluez-utils                  Relocations: (not relocateable)
Version     : 2.3                               Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release     : 14                            Build Date: Thu 23 Oct 2003 04:11:31 AM CDT
Install Date: (not installed)               Build Host: bugs.devel.redhat.com
Group       : Applications/System           Source RPM: bluez-utils-2.3-14.src.rpm
Size        : 143173                           License: GPL
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Tue 28 Oct 2003 05:25:03 PM CST, Key ID b44269d04f2a6fd2Packager    : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
URL         : http://bluez.sourceforge.net/
Summary     : Bluetooth utilities
Description :
Bluetooth utilities (bluez-utils):
- hcitool
- hciattach
- hciconfig
- hcid
- l2ping
- start scripts (RedHat)
- pcmcia configuration files
 
The BLUETOOTH trademarks are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A.

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$ rpm -qip FreeWnn-1*
warning: FreeWnn-1.11-39.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 4f2a6fd2
Name        : FreeWnn                      Relocations: (not relocateable)
Version     : 1.11                              Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release     : 39                            Build Date: Tue 28 Oct 2003 08:04:15 AM CST
Install Date: (not installed)               Build Host: porky.devel.redhat.com
Group       : Applications/System           Source RPM: FreeWnn-1.11-39.src.rpm
Size        : 4946908                          License: Distributable
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Tue 28 Oct 2003 05:32:25 PM CST, Key ID b44269d04f2a6fd2Packager    : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
URL         : http://www.freewnn.org
Summary     : A Japanese character set conversion system.
Description :
FreeWnn is a network-extensible system for converting between the Kana
and Kanji character sets. If you install FreeWnn, you need this
package and the FreeWnn-common package.

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$ rpm -qif /etc/rc.d/init.d/messagebus
Name        : dbus                         Relocations: (not relocateable)
Version     : 0.13                              Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release     : 6                             Build Date: Thu 16 Oct 2003 02:38:51 PM CDT
Install Date: Sat 08 Nov 2003 11:19:00 AM CST      Build Host: porky.devel.redhat.com
Group       : System Environment/Libraries   Source RPM: dbus-0.13-6.src.rpm
Size        : 641004                           License: AFL/GPL
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, Tue 28 Oct 2003 05:02:41 PM CST, Key ID b44269d04f2a6fd2Packager    : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
URL         : http://www.freedesktop.org/software/dbus/
Summary     : D-BUS message bus
Description :
 
D-BUS is a system for sending messages between applications. It is
used both for the systemwide message bus service, and as a
per-user-login-session messaging facility.
A little secret. Since you already have those packages installed you can see what package any file associated with the package is in by that last one above (rpm -qif /etc/rc.d/init.d/messagebus). You know the service scripts are in /etc/rc.d/init.d. I don't have three out of four of the packages installed you mention so I had to query those packages directly. A google search for "/etc/rc.d/init.d/bluetooth fedora" (and similar queries for the others) also reveals a lot.

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Post by Master of Reality » Mon Dec 15, 2003 8:04 pm

yes that is a good idea, but rpm doesnt work :(.. thats a story for another thread...

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