gabriel rosenkoetter on Tue, 11 Mar 2003 10:19:04 -0500

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Re: [PLUG] "services" under Linux

On Tue, Mar 11, 2003 at 10:02:40AM -0800, Wayne Dawson wrote:
> Apparently a "service" is not precisely defined in terms of the software 
> architecture, but simply means some software that in one way or another 
> resides on the system for the purpose of providing a service (or services) 
> to other software that may need it (or them).

Rubbish. It's precisely defined as Red Hat's goony way of referring
to scripts in /etc/init.d in order to make Windows admins feel more
comfortable under Linux.

You see that list when you run services because of the pidfiles in

gabriel rosenkoetter

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