Network services

There are a number of services associated with the network (often held in the /etc/rc.d/init.d or /etc/init.d/ directory). These can be started, stopped or restarted using the service command, like so: service service_name start|stop|restart.

  • network - This controls the network parameters, the loopback interface and any NICs such as eth1.
  • eth? - This control whatever NICs you have, e.g. eth1.
  • xinetd - On more recent Linux distributions this has replaced inetd. It can start servers that don't require privileged ports because it does not require that the services in its configuration file be listed in /etc/services. The services that it starts are in the /etc/xinetd.d directory. See for further info.

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