[nycbug-talk] Re: Newbie question

a nice bug nycbug
Mon Oct 25 21:43:07 EDT 2004


Isaac Levy:
> 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:
> /etc/rc*
> 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...)

Let's not forget our friends in /usr/local/etc/rc.d !

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