A daemon runs in the background and supervises the system.
Modern daemons follow a simpler yet powerful scheme
(here called “new-style” daemons)
This makes it easier to control.
all new-style daemons communicate via listening.
daemons are automatically activated
to start-up and maintain the daemon, use the directive
it is possible to bind activation to events.
This provides for nicer abstraction and gives administrators the option to enable controlling/manipulating.
simpler or better daemons shall be bound.
Make sure to set a good human-readable description
Do not disable, unless you really know what you do.
If not already implemented, add an optional command
to disable daemonization.
Found poem (erasure) from the Linux Man Pages. Full text here: