not adding daemons to rc.conf

Darrin Chandler dwchandler at
Thu Aug 31 02:17:24 UTC 2006

On Wed, Aug 30, 2006 at 08:47:06PM -0500, Jonathan Horne wrote:
> ive noticed that apache can be started manually using the apachectl tool, even 
> if it is not enabled in /etc/rc.conf.  do many other daemons have this 
> ability?  i have a dev server that i would like to not have many things 
> enabled in the rc.conf, but i would like an easy way to just start specific 
> daemons when i need.

Why, yes. There's nothing "magical" about the rc mechanisms, and you are
free to start daemons on your own. Be warned that there may be side
effects with some daemons, being that they are not started the same way
regarding login class or whatnot. But normally this won't be a problem.

Darrin Chandler            |  Phoenix BSD Users Group
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