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Debian Service

I have found a couple Debian based distributions that have trouble turning off services at start up. To begin, services are background jobs that run on *nix systems. In compression to Windows they are what you can find by opening the task manager and finding the processes. You don't see the programs running because they are in the back ground. Most of these services are harmless but unnecessary. To stop a service in a Debian system type in the command.

sudo service servicename stop


sudo /etc/init.d/servicename stop


Looking for volunteer opportunities

My name is Stephen Melheim and I currently work in a help desk position. I am looking to get deeper into networking and security fields but know a bit more. My free times are usually Saturday and Sunday, but I do get out of work after 4 on weekdays.

If anyone has projects they need help on a won't mind having someone that knows a little about the technology being used and would be find teching, then I'd been willing to help. Post here or email me at

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