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I am totally confused , what is the difference between

ssh and sshd

samba or smb or smbd

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"SSH" is the protocol. ssh is the client. sshd is the server.

"Samba" is the software. "SMB" is the protocol. smbd is the file-sharing server (compare: nmbd, the name-sharing server).

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basically if "d" is there then it is server and if not then it is client – John Apr 23 '10 at 4:44
    
For the most part. the "d" stands for "daemon": Disk and Execution Monitor. They watch for stuff happening, and make other stuff happen back. – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Apr 23 '10 at 4:53
    
Just a nitpick, Disk and Execution Monitor is a backronym, not the real meaning of the word "daemon" – Dan Andreatta Apr 23 '10 at 7:39

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