Daemons - Services Supporting VoIP

Services that run in the background of a server are called daemons. This section discusses the various services that run in order to create a PBX environment and also the Webmin management tool to configure and monitor the services.

This section is divided into the following areas:

Boot Process - If you are running a Linux server, then the first step is to understand the Linux boot process. This page walks you through the boot process.

Webmin - This is a great management interface tool for managing the non PBX component of a Linux based server.

Web Servers - This page discusses the web servers used on a VoIP distribution of Asterisk. This is typical of most distributions to have multiple web server applications running for various functions.

DHCP Server - Most people know that the DHCP server provides IP addresses, network masks and the default gateway address but it also provides optional information too. The options are very important to VoIP and this page discusses what the options are and why they are important.

DNS Server - VoIP is closely tied in with DNS. Typically if the DNS server fails, then the VoIP system will not work. Let's take a look at how the DNS server fits into the picture.

FTP servers - When uploading and downloading files from a server, the FTP protocol is most often used. This page takes a look at the FTP server.

TFTP servers - The TFTP server provides a special function in a VoIP system. It is used for configuring the end devices such as the IP phones. This webpage discusses the TFTP server.

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