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RocketLink!--> Man page versions: OpenBSD

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

     rc.conf - system daemon configuration database

     This file contains a series of Bourne-shell syntax assinments 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.

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


     If you edit this line to contain some valid sendmail daemon command-line
     flags, such as

     sendmail_flags="-bd -q30m"

     then the sendmail 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 distributed system contains the line


     which prevents the NFS server daemons from starting. If you wish to run
     NFS, you need to change this line's value from NO to YES, plus you also
     need to make whatever changes are needed for the server to have something
     to do (like, set up the exports file).

     The third section contains values that parameterize servers started by
     one of the first two sections, and are ignored if the corresponding serv-
     er is not running. For example, if you enabled nfs_server, you should al-
     so be aware of the value here

     nfsd_flags="-tun 4"

     which starts four copies of the server; on a busy file server you'd prob-
     ably change to 8 or more.

     init(8),  rc(8).

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

     The file rc.conf first appeared in OpenBSD 2.2.

OpenBSD 2.2                     January 5, 1998                              1

Source: OpenBSD 2.6 man pages. Copyright: Portions are copyrighted by BERKELEY
SOFTWARE DESIGN, INC., The Regents of the University of California, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Free Software Foundation, FreeBSD Inc., and others.

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