start multiple instance of the same service ?

frederic heem frederic.heem at
Thu Sep 14 02:53:18 PDT 2006

Is there a way to start multiple instance of the same service ?
It seems that at the moment, only one instance of the service is started by 
the daemon.
The requirement is that a client get a new proxy given the name of the 
service, not the object name. The daemon shall be able to start one service 
per client, not one service for all clients.
For example, let's say that a packet capture service is called dumpcap, many 
clients shall be able to request this service, for examples, one captures on 
eth0 and the other one on eth1. Each clients needs its own dumpcap process, 
sharing the process is not possible without rewriting dumpcap.
Is it already possible or is it something that require modifying dbus itself ?


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