For those not familiar with UNIX, a ‘d’ at the end of a process name typically indicates that the process is a daemon or a service. For example, the DHCP server is dhcpd, the HTTP server, Apache, is httpd, the SSH server is sshd, and the cron server is crond. I’m sure you get the idea.
As you can imagine, seeing a blogd process immediately made me think it was a blog server, but couldn’t figure out what a blog server would do. I looked for a man page but failed to find one, so I looked around online and found that blogd is nothing more than a boot logging daemon.
Although the thought of blogging making its way into a Linux distribution is intriguing, I still can’t think of a reason to have a blog server. Maybe it could be an open source TypePad clone. However, if anyone does decide to create something like that, they’ll have to find a different domain for it. blogd.com is taken.