rc.conf and inetd.conf

David Landgren david at landgren.net
Fri May 9 11:59:53 PDT 2003

Jez Hancock wrote:
> Hi Hudson,
> On Thu, May 08, 2003 at 08:12:08AM -0700, Hudson T Clark wrote:
>>Ok I figured out a lot from the two people that helped me out with this
>>stuff. I got ssh working (I don't want telnet anymore!) I was just
>>wondering I have been looking and the only two files I know of that
>>control network services being started is rc.conf and inetd.conf what
>>could be starting this smtp service?
> The best resource/starting place is man rc.  You'll find lots of useful
> info there and pointers to other manpages that cover what you need.
> In particular, network services are started from
> /etc/rc.network
> Essentially the rc.network file slurps in the base defaults in
> /etc/defaults/rc.conf first and then any settings you have in
> /etc/rc.conf override those defaults.  These settings (variables) are
> then used in each of the rc files called from the 'super rc' file,
> /etc/rc (one of which is /etc/rc.network).
> See also this post:
> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=freebsd-questions&m=105231343528470&w=2
> regarding rc network initialization.

see also /usr/local/etc/rc.d/*.sh


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