Reread rc.conf....

Guido Demmenie rottweilertje at
Wed Jan 17 21:23:23 UTC 2007

On Jan 17, 2007, at 9:55 PM, Garrett Cooper wrote:

> On Jan 17, 2007, at 12:01 PM, Kevin Downey wrote:
>> On 1/17/07, Agus <agus.262 at> wrote:
>>> Hi folks.....
>>> I did some configs in my freebsd and realiza that i didnt have  
>>> the inetd
>>> running. So i addesd inetd_enable="YES" to rc.conf.
>>> Now im trying to reread the rc.conf to make the changes active  
>>> without
>>> restarting....
>>> Is there a way to do it? or i have to start each server it from
>>> rc.dmanually, in these case only inetd; but what if i added a lot of
>>> lines to
>>> rc.conf?
>>> i've read this...
>>> On the console do:
>>> # shutdown now
>>> (Note: without -r or -h)
>>> # return
>>> # exit
>>> Is this the only way to do it?
>>> Thanxsss
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>> /etc/rc.d/inetd restart
> The rc scripts in /etc/rc.d always work with the exception for me  
> at least being rpcbind, nfsd, and mountd; those are the ones that I  
> always have to reboot a machine for for some odd reason when I  
> change related settings (unless I'm doing something wrong of course).
> -Garrett

The rc.d scripts indeed mostly work.

A little bit offtopic:
Only /etc/rc.d/mountd won't stop mountd on my 6.0 system. But to  
restart my nfsd I use the next commands

#killall mountd
#/etc/rc.d/nfsd restart

This usualy works to restart and reread my /etc/export file.


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