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Author Topic: difference between runlevel 4 and 5?  (Read 846 times)
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« on: March 29, 2010, 12:18:52 pm »

What is really the difference between runlevels 4 and 5? VASM lists them as "Graphical User Interface Desktop" and "Graphical User Interface Server". Does "Server" mean that multiple people can log into the computer from different places? If so, how? What's the difference between just running the ssh server or a vnc server from "Desktop" to log in vs. running in "Server"?
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010, 12:22:40 pm »

Runlevel 5 is similar to 3 only it has all the GUI stuff added. Runlevel 3 and 5 runs all the network services as well and is truly "multiuser". In other words, you're in server mode, and multiple users should be able to log into the machine at the same time.

firewall, rpc, nfs, ntpd, httpd and vfptd should all be running in server mode if I recall.
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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010, 12:29:28 pm »

So in server mode, what are httpd and vftpd serving? The home directory? Whatever is in /var/log/www?
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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2010, 12:51:44 pm »

httpd would be for your web pages and vftpd is your ftp service. Not sure what would be driving httpd. Guess I could fire it up and see. LOL Normally, Apache would be handling that on my production server.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2010, 01:17:49 pm »

It will serve whatever the config files tell it to serve. /etc/httpd.conf
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