Chapter 37: Daemons

This chapter examines the characteristics of daemon processes and looks at the steps required to turn a process into a daemon. We also look at how to log messages from a daemon using the syslog facility.

37 Daemons
37.1 Overview
37.2 Creating a Daemon
37.3 Guidelines for Writing Daemons
37.4 Using SIGHUP to Reinitialize a Daemon
37.5 Logging Messages and Errors Using syslog
37.5.1 Overview
37.5.2 The syslog API
37.5.3 The /etc/syslog.conf File
37.6 Summary
37.7 Exercises

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