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Service Description
irda Linux-IrDA is a complete implementation of the various IrDA protocols and IrDA drivers for Linux. Disable this service if there is no IrDA devices attached to the dedicated server.
irqbalance distribute hardware interrupts across processors on a multiprocessor system. Required for multi-processor systems or multi-core cpus.
lmsensors Hardware health monitor. This requires that the mainboard of the system supports and has monitoring systems in place, such as the CPU temperature and voltage monitors.
Event monitoring service. This one sends broadcast messages to all users when needed, like the server is going down for reboot.
mysqld MySQL database server. Required as a major component of a dedicated Linux web server supporting MySQL database.
named MDomain Name System (DNS) server, part of the BIND 9 distribution from ISC. Disable this service if there is no DNS server running.
netplugd responds to network link events from the Linux kernel, such as a network interface losing or acquiring a carrier signal.
network Networking. This turns the network card on, or powers the modem.
NetworkManager attempts to keep an active network connection available at all times. The point of NetworkManager is to make networking configuration and setup as painless and automatic as possible. If using DHCP, NetworkManager is intended to replace default routes, obtain IP addresses from a DHCP server, and change nameservers. This service enables Linux users to more easily deal with modern networking needs, particularly wireless networking.

Service Description
nfs Network File Share. This enables the clients to access NFS shares, it is required for the client machines in an NFS system. Disable this service if there is no other servers connected to your dedicated server.
nfslock NFS file locking. This should only be active if you are using NFS networking/ file share functionality.
nmbd is a server that understands and can reply to NetBIOS over IP name service requests, like those produced by SMB/CIFS clients such as Windows 95/98/ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP and LanManager clients. It also participates in the browsing protocols which make up the Windows "Network Neighborhood" view.
nscd Name service cache daemon.
ntpd sets and maintains the system time of day in synchronism with Internet standard time servers.
ntpdate sets the date and time via ntp.
openvpn support secure IP tunnel applications.
pand Bluetooth Personal Area Networking. For home area Bluetooth based networking.
partmon Partition Monitoring. This service keeps track on free space on mounted partitions. Used by most file system browsers for calculating free space on a given partition.
pcscd supports for Personal Computer Smart Card.
postgresql Postgresql database server. Required as a major component of a dedicated Linux web server supporting Postgresql database.
postfix Email server. A sendmail compatible email server, newer than sendmail itself, becoming more commonly used than sendmail. Required as a major component of a dedicated Linux web server or email server running postfix.
rpcbind converts RPC program numbers into universal addresses. It must be running on the host to be able to make RPC calls on a server on that machine.
rsync Remote Synchronization. A server to enable remote synchronization of files in a specified directory tree. Rsync is widely used for backups and mirroring and as an improved copy command for everyday use.
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