set securelevel without a reboot

Arthur Chance freebsd at
Mon Apr 6 10:58:22 UTC 2015

On 06/04/2015 11:20, Ernie Luzar wrote:
> Is there a way to enable kern_securelevel beside putting the statements
> in rc.conf and rebooting the system?

man 7 security

"The security level can be set with a sysctl(8) on the kern.securelevel 

That's all that the rc script does. Of course, if you want to *reduce* 
the secure level to 0 or -1 you will need a reboot.

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