[nycbug-talk] Newbie question

Isaac Levy ike
Mon Oct 25 20:16:00 EDT 2004

Hi Joshua, All,

On Oct 25, 2004, at 6:32 PM, Joshua S. Freeman wrote:

> How does one control these things in FreeBSD?

Files that are:


check the man page for 'rc', it gives a clear and detailed rundown of 
the daemon startup process.

It's all really quite simple, the system executes various system 
daemons which are configured in the rc.conf, and other scripts like 
rc.firewall load rulesets into ipfw, etc...  Others like rc.local, 
simply contain a number of shell commands to execute, (which can do 
things like start daemons etc...).

Note that rc.shutdown is in there too, it's for stuff that you want to 
run before the system is shut down, (databases, etc...)

Kindof a short answer, but that's really all there is to it.


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