I have just upgraded my Debian VPS webserver from 6 to 7 and among others I have just found the following services running:
named xinetd sendmail-mta (...) kthreadd/478 khelper/478
What is the NameD Service for ? Is it safe to uninstall ?
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named service on Debian is an Internet Domain Name Server. It is part of the Bind9 distribution from the ISC DHCP Server. Read more about the named demon on the Debian Bind9 Website or in the man page for named:
named is a Domain Name System (DNS) server, part of the BIND 9 distribution from ISC. For more information on the DNS, see RFCs 1033, 1034, and 1035.
If you don't need any DNS/DHCP service on your computer, it is safe to uninstall it. If you need such a service, I wouldn't recommend stopping or uninstalling