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Re: rc.d and non daemon servers

On Wed, 4 Mar 2009 08:40:49 +0000
Emmanuel Dreyfus <> wrote:

> Hello
> What is the preferred way, from a rc.d startup script, for dealing
> with a server that does not fork in the background?
> Shall I start it with nohup /usr/local/bin/foo & ?
> Or is there a nicer alternative?
I've always used &.  I wonder, though, if someone should write a
daemon(8) that would simply call daemon(1) and then exec its arguments.

                --Steve Bellovin,

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