Vince jhary at unsane.co.uk
Sun Feb 4 00:57:54 UTC 2007

Bob wrote:
> Hi:
> While running Linux, I would put things like:
> /sbin/route add -net  -netmask -blackhole
> in /etc/rc.d/rc.local along with any "local" configurations I wanted.
> Under FreeBSD, /etc/rc.d/rc.local does not seem to be an end-user rc
> file IE, it does real start-up stuff, and is part of the base system.
> My Question: Where is the proper place under FreeBSD, to put truly
> local start-up commands? Commands I want executed at the very END of the
> boot process, and which are truly LOCAL?
> Bob
Man rc.local suggests:
The rc.local script contains com-
     mands which are pertinent only to a specific site.  Typically, the
     /usr/local/etc/rc.d/ mechanism is used instead of rc.local these 
days but
     if you want to use rc.local, it is still supported.  In this case, it
     should source /etc/rc.conf and contain additional custom startup 
code for
     your system.  The best way to handle rc.local, however, is to 
separate it
     out into rc.d/ style scripts and place them under /usr/local/etc/rc.d/.

so either create and use /etc/rc.local or create scripts in 
However the correct way to add a route as per your example would be to 
add something like:


to /etc/rc.conf (or if you prefer /etc/rc.conf.local)

Hope that helps a little.


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