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Should I rather explicitly run programs in foreground (instead as a daemon), or `expect fork` when configuring upstart daemons?

Many programs allow to be run either in daemon mode (which is usually the default), or explicitly run it in foreground with a flag such as -f. Now when configuring upstart to run programs like this, ...
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Cross distro daemon command?

I'm trying to write a script to launch a daemon on both centos and debian. This is the current pseudo script: if [ =f "/etc/init.d/functions" ] then . /etc/unit.d/functions alias ...
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Cannot bind to port > 1007?

I want to bind a server to port 1023. If I specify any free port > 1007, I have a "address already in use" error, but it works for ports <= 1007. Working as root on Debian 7.8... Any idea?? ...
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Daemon is sending email to root@vpsxxxxx but which deamon?

I have an email address host a Gandi which is: test@mydomain.com password: 1234 I set up an ssmtp deamon on a VPS debian to be able to send email through this address. /etc/ssmtp/ssmtp.conf is: # ...
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MacOS Yosemite: Does setting PATH variable in /Library/LaunchDaemon work?

I launch a thing written in python from plists in /Library/LaunchDaemons in Yosemite and I want it to run some scripots. And it seems not to take PATH fro the plist file. For example if I have this in ...
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What is the difference between syslog, rsyslog and syslog-ng?

I am a bit confused in syslog, rsyslog and syslog-ng. From where can I get the source code for syslog()? Is there any difference between rsyslog and rsyslogd?
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Unable to get Rsyslog structured data in syslog message

I am new to syslog module. I am trying to log messages with structured data by using this parameter in template. But it is showing null value for structured data. I am working with rsyslogd 5.8.11 ...
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How should I manage a long running server process on Ubuntu?

I have an app (in the form of a single binary) that I need to run on one of my servers, and I'd like to be able to control its lifecycle properly. What I'd like is the following: simple one command ...
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Can't boot Mysql on Centos 7

I've installed mysql on Centos 7 (mysql-community-server) as root. The problem is that I can't start the daemon with "service mysqld start", It never return me to prompt and even if I try to use ...
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mina deploy failed from Vagrant Ubuntu/trusty32

I'm new to rails. Have spent this whole morning trying to debug this strange problem. I am trying to deploy my rails application using mina to a staging server. My server is Ubuntu/trusty32 14.04 ...
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FreeBSD: netatalk3 daemon keeps restarting

I set up a netatalk3 / afpd daemon on my FreeBSD server about half a year ago and used it as networked TimeMachine for my MacBook Pro. Pretty much fire and forget. Then, beginning of this month, I ...
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Run two daemon jobs in two different directories [closed]

I want to write a script that would start two daemon jobs in two different directories. This script should run in the foreground, and then when I press ctrl-c, the script would exit and bring down ...
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systemd user units and debian wheezy

I'm running a debian wheezy server and switched to systemd by installing systemd-sysv. So far everything works as before. Now I want to allow users to run/ manage their own units/ daemons with ...
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How can I find what's starting crond?

I need to stop crond at the command line. (I'm writing a script which needs to stop it, do some work, and then start it again. I'd rather not remove and replace the crontab file because it's more ...
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Why use daemon mode of mod-wsgi with apache mpm-worker

I am trying to tune my server which hosts a django app using mod-wsgi on an apache web server. I have been reading some resources on using mod-wsgi with apache2 and beyond a certain point things are ...
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Installing OS-programs in linux

A previous user asked a question on where to install applications, and the answer spells out how the directories are used, however, as the answer says, when you use make install for a system daemon ...
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init.d script appears to run but dies immediately

I registered the init.d script and when I invoke this directly /etc/init.d/gae it appears to work...PID file is created but the process is no where to be seen by the time I do a ps I have googled and ...
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Cleaner way to restart daemontools services

In our product, we had created services using daemontools. One of my service looks like this, /service/test/run /service/test/log/run (has multilog command to log into ./main dir) ...
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Supervisord as Windows Service on Cygwin

I am attempting to run Celery as a Windows Service using Supervisord. I followed the configuration laid out on the Celery site and here. I have set up a virtual environment to run supervisord through ...
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Can I use Bash interpreter in service/daemon scripts?

I'm writing a Debian/Ubuntu service that should start on at runlevel 2-5. Most of the existing services I came accross are written using /bin/sh (Shell) interpreter while /bin/bash (Bash) offer lot ...
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runit does not kill process on sv stop or sv reload

i am running a headless selenium process along a jenkins server on an AMI linux box, all managed by runit. the problem is that issuing "sv stop selenium" or "sv reload selenium" do not term or kill ...
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Standard or best way to keep alive process started by init.d

I'm looking for a standard way or best practice to keep a daemon started by an init.d shell script alive. Or even better, is there a way to keep it alive directly from /etc/init.d? Specifically, I ...
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Managing daemons with supervisor: no foreground mode available

I'm trying to manage a process with supervisord, but the process does not have an option to run in foreground: it always daemonizes. (That's Zabbix Server). Is there any way to manage daemons with ...
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SecAst: Premature Exit in Daemon Mode

To Generation D: This is a new problem with build secast-1.0.4.0-x86_64-ub12 that didn't happen with the previous build, secast-1.0.1.0-x86_64-ub12. When secast is run as a service (service secast ...
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Monit configuration reload - supposed to restart monitored services?

Running Monit 5.4 on an Ubuntu server. When I use monit reload, it seems that it restarts monitored services (Tomcat 7 in this situation). Is it the expected behavior? Documentation says : reload ...
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Oracle 6.5: MySQL Daemon failed to start

I installed MySQL by following these instructions on my Oracle Linux Server release 6.5, specifically using the yum package installer command, yum install mysql mysql-server mysql-libs mysql-server ...
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Start daemon after specific samba share is mounted

I asked this question on AskUbuntu, but it's not getting any traction there... So I'll try here as well: I have a homebrew headless NAS running 12.04. In it I have a bunch of disks that are ...
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How to start Mongo daemon with auth support

I want to start the MongoDB daemon with auth support using the Mongo init script: sudo /etc/init.d/mongod start I have also added db users to the database to authenticate. I'm working with two ...
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Launchd job runs but then quits immediately

I wish to load and run a Lisp program in CCL in the background automatically when my Mac (OS 10.9) boots. I have a launchd plist that I've saved to /Library/LaunchDaemons, <?xml version="1.0" ...
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Daemons on a web server - best practices [duplicate]

This might be an obvious thing to seasoned Ops but, please, bear with me on this one (I'm a dev with the side effect of having to manage our servers too). At the moment, one of several servers (load ...
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Why does NTP daemon keep listening on UDP6?

I have a clean Debian 7 installation, and I manually entered the following lines in /etc/ntp.conf: interface ignore wildcard interface listen <local_nic_ip> Hoping that NTP will no longer ...
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Safely providing passwords to a linux daemon

I have a linux daemon that accesses some services (db etc). It needs some passwords for this. What would be the best way to give the passwords to the daemon in a secure manner? I currently store the ...
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daemon function isn't working in CentOS 6.4

I'm trying to daemonize a process under a different user. In my init.d, I have a service which looks a little bit like this: ... start() { echo "Starting mydaemon..." daemon --user someuser ...
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Upstart - make “reload” behave like “restart”

I have a daemon process that doesn't respond to SIGHUP sent when running reload. It runs under an unprivileged user, and I can't restart it without sudo privileges. Is there a way to make reload to ...
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rhnsd daemon on Ubuntu

I just bought a dell server (to learn stuff) and i was asking our sysadmin some security questions. I just installed Ubuntu server and he gave me a long list of things to do for me to secure, check. ...
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Why is there no (Debian) init.d script for usbipd? Should I write my own?

I just installed the usbip package on my Debian Wheezy (7.1) . For some reason, it comes without an init.d script. Why is there no init.d script for it? Should I roll out my own? Or am I doing ...
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Java daemon: “…not allowed access to the window system right now.” on boot

I have a daemon (/Library/LaunchDaemons/...) configured to launch on boot. However, I get the following error: Nov 17 20:36:24 server.local java[28972]: This user is not allowed access to the window ...
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How to start process as a daemon?

I have created a service which consists of a web fronted (nginx), python runner glue handler (uwsgi) and my own python code (fetcher). I have made a script (deploy.sh) to start the difference ...
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nohup vs screen vs ? for manually starting daemon processes

When I need to start a background process on a low-importance server, I tend to use nohup: nohup ./server.sh & Most colleagues seem to prefer screen: screen -D -R mydaemon ./mydaemon.sh ^A ^D ...
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How can I install daemon on a CentOS box?

I'm basically looking for the equivalent of : sudo apt-get install daemon From Debian I'm trying to configure a Solr daemon as outlined here http://stackoverflow.com/a/2150888/443779
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WSGIDaemonProcess for each application instance

I'm using Apache & mod_wsgi to deploy a django application on several servers. I've read in multiple places (including this: ...
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Run php scripts in ubuntu as deamon one time and on every bootup [closed]

I have a simple question that I couldn't find an answer for on the web or on StackOverflow. I have two PHP scripts that I would like to run as daemon (not every x seconds/days). Now I want to run ...
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ConfigServer CSF and iptables config

I'm aware there is a /etc/sysconfig/iptables file, with rules for iptables (and what's the effective difference with /etc/sysconfig/iptables-config?). I installed CSF & LFD. You can configure ...
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How to stop webrick server after calling it as a daemon (-d option)

I have run Webrick server (Redmine) using this command: ruby script/rails server webrick -e production -d. Now I would like to stop the server, but sending a SIGTERM signal or calling kill doesn't ...
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How to check syslog.d is running

My syslog is running correctly but out of curiosity how to check that syslog daemon is running. Is there anyway I could check the status like apache root@server1:/etc# /etc/init.d/apache2 status ...
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runit - unable to open supervise/ok: file does not exist

I'm trying to figure out why runit will not boot or give me the status for the managed applications. Running on Ubuntu 12.04. I created /service, /etc/sv/myapp (with a run script, a config file, a ...
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What is the maximum allowable startup time for a daemon startup script?

What is the maximum allowable startup time for a daemon startup script? I do have a tomcat server that takes a lot of time to start and I could include logic inside the startup script to check if the ...
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How can I have a deamon invoke scripts as another user?

I am configuring a server connected to an UPS. The UPS is managed via apcupsd and it calls some scripts when there is a power outage and when the situation goes back to normal. The server is running ...
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How to configure Python Script to run as a daemon

I have a couple webservers sitting behind a loadbalancer, and i found "watcher.py" here: https://github.com/splitbrain/Watcher I chose this script for several reasons: recursive through folders, lots ...
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Cannot start NFS daemon

I'm trying to set up a NFS share but I cant start NFS service: $ service nfs start Starting NFS services: [ OK ] Starting NFS daemon: ...