start multiple instance of the same service ?

Havoc Pennington hp at
Thu Sep 14 06:21:51 PDT 2006

frederic heem wrote:
> Hi,
> 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 ?

It's not possible. But you could have a service factory service perhaps, 
that starts a dumpcap for each network interface.


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