MirOS Manual: rc.conf(8), rc.conf.local(8)

RC.CONF(8)               BSD System Manager's Manual                RC.CONF(8)


     rc.conf - system daemon configuration database


     This file contains a series of Bourne-shell syntax assignments that are
     used to configure the system daemons. It is not read by the kernel, but
     is sourced by various other files in the /etc/rc.* series in order to set
     shell variables used therein to control the behaviour of the scripts.

     It is advisable to leave the /etc/rc.conf file untouched, and instead
     create and edit a new /etc/rc.conf.local file. Variables set in this file
     will override variables previously set in /etc/rc.conf.

     There are three sections in this file. The first is used to turn features
     on or off. For example, whether the system runs the routed daemon is
     determined by the line in this section

           routed=NO               # for normal use: "-q"

     If this line is edited to contain some valid routed daemon command-line
     flags, such as

           routed="-q"             # for normal use: "-q"

     then the routed daemon will be started with those options.

     The second section contains some other programs that can either be run or
     not, but that don't need options. They can be set to YES or NO. For exam-
     ple, the line


     prevents the NFS server daemons from starting. To run NFS, just change
     this line's value from NO to YES, and also make whatever changes are
     needed for the server to have something to do (set up the exports(5) file

     The third section contains values that parameterize servers started by
     one of the first two sections, and are ignored if the corresponding
     server is not running. For example, if nfs_server, is enabled, then the

           nfsd_flags="-tun 4"

     provides command-line arguments for the NFS server.

     This particular line instructs nfsd(8) to start four copies of the
     server. On a busy file server, 8 (or more) copies are recommended.


     init(8), rc(8)

     and the detailed documentation given for each server that is configurable
     in this fashion.


     The rc.conf file first appeared in OpenBSD 2.2.

MirOS BSD #10-current          January 5, 1998                               1

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