reread rc.conf without rebooting

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at
Tue Aug 29 14:47:15 UTC 2017

On Tue, August 29, 2017 9:35 am, Ernie Luzar wrote:
> Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>> On Tue, August 29, 2017 9:07 am, Ernie Luzar wrote:
>>> After making changes to /etc/rc.conf is there some way to make the host
>>> reread it without rebooting?
>> I only know one way to do it: apply each change (one at a time) by
>> executing relevant command from shell. Why does that not suite you? You
>> do
>> test (from shell) what is the effect of each change, right?
>> Valeri
> You did not understand correctly meaning of post.
> I added local_unbound_enable="YES" to rc.conf
> It's my understanding that rc.conf is only read at boot time to config
> services on host.
> Question is. Is there some other way to make tis happen without rebooting?

Ignoring the offensive sounding "you didn't understand", still answering:
restart whatever services you added or changed (like options/parameters
relevant to service). This is the first thing we learn (and enjoy) when
start administering UNIX: restart services/daemons (instead of rebooting
the whole system).


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Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
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