[RDD] Why does ripcd run system maintenance routines?

Fred Gleason fredg at paravelsystems.com
Mon Jun 20 11:12:16 EDT 2011

On Jun 20, 2011, at 00:53 28, Geoff Barkman wrote:

> What is the purpose of Ripcd apart from ripping cds?

Actually, the name notwithstanding, it has absolutely nothing to do with ripping CDs.  

RIPCD = Rivendell Inter Process Communication Daemon.  

Its primary job is to maintain the "security context" --i.e. which RD user is currently "logged in".  It also acts as the proxy for other Rivendell modules when accessing system-wide resources --e.g. UDP ports 5858 and 5859 when processing RMLs.


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