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RC.CONF(5)		 DragonFly File Formats Manual		    RC.CONF(5)

NAME

rc.conf -- system configuration information

DESCRIPTION

The file rc.conf contains descriptive information about the local host name, configuration details for any potential network interfaces and which services should be started up at system initial boot time. In new installations, the rc.conf file is generally initialized by the install- er. The purpose of rc.conf is not to run commands or perform system startup actions directly. Instead, it is included by the various generic startup scripts in /etc which conditionalize their internal actions according to the settings found there. The /etc/defaults/rc.conf file specifies the default settings for all the available options, the /etc/rc.conf file specifies override settings. Options need only be specified in /etc/rc.conf when the system adminis- trator wishes to override the defaults. The file /etc/rc.conf.local is used to override settings in /etc/rc.conf for historical reasons. In addition to /etc/rc.conf.local you can also place smaller configuration files for each rc(8) script in the /etc/rc.conf.d directory, which will be included by the load_rc_config function. For jail configurations you could use the file /etc/rc.conf.d/jail to store jail specific configura- tion options. Also see the rc_conf_files variable below. The following list provides a name and short description for each vari- able that can be set in the rc.conf file. To set a variable of bool type, specify either ``YES'', ``TRUE'', ``ON'', or ``1''. To unset, specify ``NO'', ``FALSE'', ``OFF'', or ``0''. These values are case insensitive. The _enable postfix in the name of a variable for starting a service can be omitted (as in NetBSD). rc_debug (bool) If set to ``YES'', enable output of debug messages from rc scripts. This variable can be helpful in diagnosing mistakes when editing or integrating new scripts. Beware that this produces copious output to the terminal and syslog(3). rc_info (bool) If set to ``NO'', disable informational messages from the rc scripts. Informational messages are displayed when a condition that is not serious enough to warrant a warning or an error occurs. swapfile (str) If set to ``NO'', no swapfile is installed, otherwise the value is used as the full pathname to a file to use for additional swap space. The vn(4) driver is needed for a swapfile and will be loaded if it is not already compiled into the kernel or loaded via loader.conf(5). apm_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', enable support for Automatic Power Management with the apm(8) command. apmd_enable (bool) Run apmd(8) to handle APM event from userland. This also enables support for APM. apmd_flags (str) If apmd_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to the apmd(8) daemon. battd_enable Enable battd(8) to monitor the status of batteries present in the system. This also enables support for APM. battd_flags (str) If battd_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to the battd(8) daemon. devd_enable (bool) Run devd(8) to handle device added, removed or unknown events from the kernel. devd_flags (str) If devd_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to the devd(8) daemon. powerd_enable (bool) Set to ``NO'' by default. Setting this to ``YES'' enables powerd(8), a CPU speed control daemon. sensorsd_enable (bool) Set to ``NO'' by default. Setting this to ``YES'' enables sensorsd(8), a sensors monitoring and logging daemon. sensorsd_flags (str) Empty by default. Additional flags passed to the sensorsd(8) program. sysvipcd_enable (bool) Set to ``NO'' by default. Setting this to ``YES'' enables sysvipcd(8), a sensors monitoring and logging daemon. sysvipcd_flags (str) Empty by default. Additional flags passed to the sysvipcd(8) program. hotplugd_enable (bool) Set to ``NO'' by default. Setting this to ``YES'' enables hotplugd(8), a devices hot plugging monitoring dae- mon. hotplugd_flags (str) Empty by default. Additional flags passed to the hotplugd(8) program. pccard_ifconfig (str) List of arguments to be passed to ifconfig(8) at boot time or on insertion of the card (e.g. ``inet 192.168.1.1 netmask 255.255.255.0'' for a fixed address or ``DHCP'' for a DHCP client). pccard_ether_delay (str) Set the delay before starting dhclient(8) in the /etc/pccard_ether script. This defaults to 5 seconds to work around a bug in the ed(4) driver which can lead to system hangs when using some newer ed(4) based cards. removable_interfaces (str) List of removable network interfaces to be supported by /etc/pccard_ether. local_startup (str) List of directories to search for startup script files. script_name_sep (str) The field separator to use for breaking down the list of startup script files into individual filenames. The default is a space. It is not necessary to change this unless there are startup scripts with names containing spa- ces. hostapd_enable (bool) Set to ``YES'' to start hostapd(8) at system boot time. hostname (str) The fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of this host on the network. This should almost certainly be set to some- thing meaningful, even if there is no network connection. If dhclient(8) is used to set the hostname via DHCP, this vari- able should be set to an empty string. ipv6_enable (bool) Enable support for IPv6 networking. Note that this requires that the kernel have been compiled with options INET6. nisdomainname (str) The NIS domain name of this host, or ``NO'' if NIS is not used. dhclient_program (str) Path to the DHCP client program (default /sbin/dhclient). dhclient_flags (str) Additional flags to pass to the DHCP client program. pf_enable (bool) Set to ``YES'' to load pf(4) at startup. If the ker- nel was not built with device pf, the pf.ko kernel module will be loaded. See also firewall_enable. pf_rules (str) Path to the pf(4) ruleset definition file. pf_program (str) Path to pfctl(8). pf_flags (str) If pf_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to pfctl(8) when loading the ruleset. pflog_enable (bool) Set this to ``YES'' to enable pflogd(8) which logs packets from pf(4). pflog_logfile (str) If pflog_enable is set to ``YES'' this specifies the path of the log file. pflog_program (str) Path to pflogd(8). pflog_flags (str) If pflog_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to pflogd(8). firewall_enable (bool) Set to ``YES'' to load firewall rules at startup. If the kernel was not built with options IPFIREWALL, the ipfw.ko kernel module will be loaded. See also pf_enable. ipv6_firewall_enable (bool) The IPv6 equivalent of firewall_enable. Set to ``YES'' to load IPv6 firewall rules at startup. If the ker- nel was not built with options IPV6FIREWALL, the ip6fw.ko kernel module will be loaded. firewall_script (str) The full path to the firewall script to run (default /etc/rc.firewall). ipv6_firewall_script (str) The IPv6 equivalent of firewall_script. firewall_type (str) Names the firewall type from the selection in /etc/rc.firewall, or the file which contains the local fire- wall ruleset. Valid selections from /etc/rc.firewall are: open unrestricted IP access closed all IP services disabled, except via ``lo0'' client basic protection for a workstation on a LAN simple alias for client. If a filename is specified, the full path must be given. firewall_trusted_nets (str) List of trusted networks (if firewall_type is set to client). firewall_trusted_interfaces (str) List of trusted network interfaces (if firewall_type is set to client). firewall_allowed_icmp_types (str) List of allowed ICMP types (if firewall_type is set to client). firewall_open_tcp_ports (str) List of TCP ports to open (if firewall_type is set to client). firewall_open_udp_ports (str) List of UDP ports to open (if firewall_type is set to client). ipv6_firewall_type (str) The IPv6 equivalent of firewall_type. firewall_quiet (bool) Set to ``YES'' to disable the display of firewall rules on the console during boot. ipv6_firewall_quiet (bool) The IPv6 equivalent of firewall_quiet. firewall_logging (bool) Set to ``YES'' to enable firewall event logging. This is equivalent to the IPFIREWALL_VERBOSE kernel option. ipv6_firewall_logging (bool) The IPv6 equivalent of firewall_logging. firewall_flags (str) Flags passed to ipfw(8) if firewall_type specifies a filename. ipv6_firewall_flags (str) The IPv6 equivalent of firewall_flags. natd_program (str) Path to natd(8). natd_enable (bool) Set to ``YES'' to enable natd(8). firewall_enable must also be set to ``YES'', and divert(4) sockets must be enabled in the kernel. natd_interface (str) This is the name of the public interface on which natd(8) should run. The interface may be given as an inter- face name or as an IP address. natd_flags (str) Additional natd(8) flags should be placed here. The -n or -a flag is automatically added with the above natd_interface as an argument. tcp_extensions (bool) Set to ``YES'' by default. Setting this to ``NO'' disables certain TCP options as described by RFC 1323. Set- ting this to ``NO'' might help remedy such problems with con- nections as randomly hanging or other weird behavior. Some network devices are known to be broken with respect to these options. log_in_vain (int) Set to 0 by default. The sysctl(8) variables, net.inet.tcp.log_in_vain and net.inet.udp.log_in_vain, as described in tcp(4) and udp(4), are set to the given value. tcp_keepalive (bool) Set to ``YES'' by default. Setting to ``NO'' will disable probing idle TCP connections to verify that the peer is still up and reachable. tcp_drop_synfin (bool) Set to ``NO'' by default. Setting to ``YES'' will cause the kernel to ignore TCP frames that have both the SYN and FIN flags set. This prevents OS fingerprinting, but may break some legitimate applications. This option is only available if the kernel was built with the TCP_DROP_SYNFIN option. icmp_drop_redirect (bool) Set to ``NO'' by default. Setting to ``YES'' will cause the kernel to ignore ICMP REDIRECT packets. Refer to icmp(4) for more information. icmp_log_redirect (bool) Set to ``NO'' by default. Setting to ``YES'' will cause the kernel to log ICMP REDIRECT packets. Note that the log messages are not rate-limited, so this option should only be used for troubleshooting networks. Refer to icmp(4) for more information. icmp_bmcastecho (bool) Set to ``YES'' to respond to broadcast or multicast ICMP ping packets. Refer to icmp(4) for more information. ip_portrange_first (int) If not set to ``NO'', this is the first port in the default portrange. Refer to ip(4) for more information. ip_portrange_last (int) If not set to ``NO'', this is the last port in the default portrange. Refer to ip(4) for more information. ifconfig_<interface> (str) Configuration for ``interface''. Typically includes IP address. Assuming that the interface in question was ed0, it might look something like this: ifconfig_ed0="inet 10.0.0.1 netmask 0xffff0000" If the /etc/start_if.<interface> file is present, it is read and executed by the sh(1) interpreter before configuring the interface as specified in the ifconfig_<interface> and ifconfig_<interface>_alias<n> variables. It is possible to bring up an interface with DHCP by adding ``DHCP'' to the ifconfig_<interface> variable. For instance, to initialize the ed0 device via DHCP, it is possible to use something like: ifconfig_ed0="DHCP" If a wlans_<interface> variable is set, an wlan(4) interface will be created for each item in the list with the wlandev argument set to interface. Further wlan cloning arguments may be passed to the ifconfig(8) create command by setting the create_args_<interface> variable. One or more wlan(4) devices must be created for each wireless devices as of DragonFly 2.5. Debugging flags for wlan(4) devices as set by wlandebug(8) may be specified with an wlandebug_<interface> variable. The contents of this variable will be passed directly to wlandebug(8). Also, if your interface needs WPA authentication, it is pos- sible to add ``WPA'' to the ifconfig_<interface> variable. This will start wpa_supplicant(8). See wpa_supplicant.conf(5) for configuring authentication infor- mation. Finally, you can add ifconfig(8) options in this variable, in addition to the /etc/start_if.<interface> file. For instance, to initialize the wi0 device via DHCP, using WPA authentication and 802.11b mode, it is possible to use some- thing like: wlans_wi0="wlan0" ifconfig_wlan0="up DHCP WPA mode 11b" ifconfig_<interface>_alias<n> (str) Configuration to establish an additional network address for ``interface''. Assuming that the interface in question was ed0, it might look something like this: ifconfig_ed0_alias0="inet 127.0.0.253 netmask 0xffffffff" ifconfig_ed0_alias1="inet 127.0.0.254 netmask 0xffffffff" And so on. For each ifconfig_<interface>_alias<n> entry that is found, its contents are passed to ifconfig(8). Execution stops at the first unsuccessful access, so if something like this is present: ifconfig_ed0_alias0="inet 127.0.0.251 netmask 0xffffffff" ifconfig_ed0_alias1="inet 127.0.0.252 netmask 0xffffffff" ifconfig_ed0_alias2="inet 127.0.0.253 netmask 0xffffffff" ifconfig_ed0_alias4="inet 127.0.0.254 netmask 0xffffffff" Then note that alias4 would not be added since the search would stop with the missing alias3 entry. ifconfig_<interface>_name (str) New name for ``interface''. It is possible to rename interface by doing: ifconfig_ed0_name="net0" ifconfig_net0="inet 10.0.0.1 netmask 0xffff0000" network_interfaces (str) The list of network interfaces to configure on this host, or ``auto'' to configure all network interfaces (default ``auto''). For example, if the only network devices to be configured are the loopback device (lo0) and a NIC using the ed(4) driver, this could be set to ``lo0 ed0''. An ifconfig_<interface> variable is assumed to exist for each value of interface. ipv6_network_interfaces (str) This is the IPv6 equivalent of network_interfaces. Instead of setting the ifconfig variables as ifconfig_<interface> they should be set as ipv6_ifconfig_<interface>. Aliases should be set as ipv6_ifconfig_<interface>_alias<n>. Interfaces that do not have a ipv6_ifconfig_<interface> setting will be auto config- ured by rtsol(8) if the ipv6_gateway_enable is set to ``NO''. Note that the IPv6 networking code does not support the /etc/start_if.<interface> files. ipv6_prefix_<interface> (str) Assign prefix to interface, prefixlen 64 is used. ipv6_default_interface (str) If not set to ``NO'', this is the default output inter- face for scoped addresses. Now this works only for IPv6 link local multicast addresses. cloned_interfaces (str) Set to the list of clonable network interfaces to cre- ate on this host. Entries in cloned_interfaces are automati- cally appended to network_interfaces for configuration. gif_interfaces (str) Set to the list of gif(4) tunnel interfaces to config- ure on this host. A gifconfig_<interface> variable is assumed to exist for each value of interface. The value of this variable is used to configure the link layer of the tun- nel according to the syntax of the tunnel option to ifconfig(8). Additionally, this option ensures that each listed interface is created via the create option to ifconfig(8) before attempting to configure it. sppp_interfaces (str) Set to the list of sppp(4) interfaces to configure on this host. A spppconfig_<interface> variable is assumed to exist for each value of interface. Each interface should also be configured by a general ifconfig_<interface> setting. Refer to spppcontrol(8) for more information about available options. ppp_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the ppp(8) daemon. ppp_mode (str) Mode in which to run the ppp(8) daemon. Accepted modes are ``auto'', ``ddial'', ``direct'' and ``dedicated''. See the manual for a full description. ppp_nat (bool) If set to ``YES'', enables network address transla- tion. Used in conjunction with gateway_enable allows hosts on private network addresses access to the Internet using this host as a network address translating router. ppp_profile (str) The name of the profile to use from /etc/ppp/ppp.conf. ppp_user (str) The name of the user under which ppp(8) should be started. By default, ppp(8) is started as ``root''. rc_conf_files (str) This option is used to specify a list of files that will override the settings in /etc/defaults/rc.conf. The files will be read in the order in which they are specified and should include the full path to the file. By default, the files specified are /etc/rc.conf and /etc/rc.conf.local fsck_y_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', fsck(8) will be run with the -y flag if the initial preen of the file systems fails. netfs_types (str) List of file system types that are network-based. This list should generally not be modified by end users. Use extra_netfs_types instead. extra_netfs_types (str) If set to something other than ``NO'' (the default), this variable extends the list of file system types for which automatic mounting at startup by rc(8) should be delayed until the network is initialized. It should contain a white- space-separated list of network file system descriptor pairs, each consisting of a file system type as passed to mount(8) and a human-readable, one-word description, joined with a colon (`:'). Extending the default list in this way is only necessary when third party file system types are used. devfs_config_files (str) This option is used to specify a list of configuration files containing devfs(5) rules that will be applied by devfsctl(8) in the order in which they are specified and must include the full path to the file. syslogd_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the syslogd(8) daemon. syslogd_program (str) Path to syslogd(8) (default /usr/sbin/syslogd). syslogd_flags (str) If syslogd_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to syslogd(8). inetd_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the inetd(8) daemon. inetd_program (str) Path to inetd(8) (default /usr/sbin/inetd). inetd_flags (str) If inetd_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to inetd(8). rwhod_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the rwhod(8) daemon at boot time. rwhod_flags (str) If rwhod_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to it. amd_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the amd(8) daemon at boot time. amd_flags (str) If amd_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to it. See the amd(8) manpage for more information. amd_map_program (str) If set, the specified program is run to get the list of amd(8) maps. For example, if the amd(8) maps are stored in NIS, one can set this to run ypcat(1) to get a list of amd(8) maps from the amd.master NIS map. update_motd (bool) If set to ``YES'', /etc/motd will be updated at boot time to reflect the kernel release being run. If set to ``NO'', /etc/motd will not be updated. nfs_client_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', setup NFS client parameters at boot time. nfs_access_cache (int) If nfs_client_enable is set to ``YES'', this can be set to ``0'' to disable NFS ACCESS RPC caching, or to the number of seconds for which NFS ACCESS results should be cached. A value of 2-10 seconds will substantially reduce network traf- fic for many NFS operations. The default is 5 seconds. Note that the attribute cache holds stat information only. The NFS data cache is independent of the attribute cache and is only invalidated when the client detects that the server has modified the underlying file. This value specifies a maximum timeout. The NFS client will automatically use a shorter timeout for files which have been recently modified. nfs_neg_cache (int) If nfs_client_enable is set to ``YES'', this can be set to ``0'' to disable the caching of NEGATIVE LOOKUPS (lookups of non-existent filenames), or to the number of seconds for which negative lookups should be cached. A value of 2-10 seconds will substantially reduce network traffic for many NFS operations, especially source code builds. The default is 3 seconds. nfs_server_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the NFS server daemons at boot time. nfs_server_flags (str) If nfs_server_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to the nfsd(8) daemon. mountd_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', and no nfs_server_enable is set, start mountd(8), but not nfsd(8) daemon. It is commonly needed to run CFS without real NFS used. mountd_flags (str) If mountd_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to the mountd(8) daemon. weak_mountd_authentication (bool) If set to ``YES'', allow services like PCNFSD to make non-privileged mount requests. nfs_reserved_port_only (bool) If set to ``YES'', provide NFS services only on a secure port. nfs_bufpackets (int) If set to a number, indicates the number of packets worth of socket buffer space to reserve on an NFS client. The kernel default is typically 4. Using a higher number may be useful on gigabit networks to improve performance. The minimum value is 2 and the maximum is 64. rpc_umntall_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'' (default) and we are also an NFS client, run rpc.umntall(8) at boot time to clear out old mounts on remote servers. If set to ``NO'' then rpc.umntall(8) will not be run at boot time. rpc_lockd_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'' and also an NFS server, run rpc.lockd(8) at boot time. rpc_lockd_flags (str) If rpc_lockd_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to rpc.lockd(8). rpc_statd_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'' and also an NFS server, run rpc.statd(8) at boot time. rpc_statd_flags (str) If rpc_statd_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to rpc.statd(8). rpcbind_program (str) Path to program for rpcbind daemon (default /usr/sbin/rpcbind). rpcbind_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run rpcbind_program at boot time. rpcbind_flags (str) If rpcbind_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to rpcbind_program. keyserv_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the keyserv(8) daemon on boot for running Secure RPC. keyserv_flags (str) If keyserv_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to keyserv(8) daemon. pppoed_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the pppoed(8) daemon at boot time to provide PPP over Ethernet services. pppoed_provider (str) pppoed(8) listens to requests to this provider and ultimately runs ppp(8) with a system argument of the same name. pppoed_flags (str) Additional flags to pass to pppoed(8). pppoed_interface (str) The network interface to run pppoed(8) on. This is mandatory when pppoed_enable is set to ``YES''. timed_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the timed(8) service at boot time. This command is intended for networks of machines where a consistent ``network time'' for all hosts must be established. This is often useful in large NFS environments where time stamps on files are expected to be consistent net- work-wide. timed_flags (str) If timed_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to the timed(8) service. dntpd_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run dntpd(8) at system boot time. dntpd_program (str) Path to dntpd(8) (default /usr/sbin/dntpd). dntpd_flags (str) If dntpd_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to the dntpd(8) daemon. btconfig_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', configure Bluetooth devices via btconfig(8) at system boot time. btconfig_devices (str) If btconfig_enable is set to ``YES'', this is the list of Bluetooth devices to configure. If btconfig_devices is not specified, all devices known to the system will be con- figured. A btconfig_<device> variable can be set to specify parameters to be passed to device. btconfig_args (str) If btconfig_enable is set to ``YES'', this is the list of configuration parameters to pass to all Bluetooth devices. sdpd_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the Service Discovery Profile daemon (sdpd(8)) at system boot time. sdpd_flags (str) If sdpd_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to the sdpd(8) daemon. bthcid_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the Bluetooth Link Key/PIN Code Manager daemon (bthcid(8)) at system boot time. bthcid_flags (str) If bthcid_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to the bthcid(8) daemon. nis_client_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the ypbind(8) service at system boot time. nis_client_flags (str) If nis_client_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to the ypbind(8) service. nis_ypset_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the ypset(8) daemon at system boot time. nis_ypset_flags (str) If nis_ypset_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to the ypset(8) daemon. nis_server_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the ypserv(8) daemon at system boot time. nis_server_flags (str) If nis_server_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to the ypserv(8) daemon. nis_ypxfrd_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the rpc.ypxfrd(8) daemon at system boot time. nis_ypxfrd_flags (str) If nis_ypxfrd_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to the rpc.ypxfrd(8) daemon. nis_yppasswdd_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the rpc.yppasswdd(8) daemon at system boot time. nis_yppasswdd_flags (str) If nis_yppasswdd_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to the rpc.yppasswdd(8) daemon. rpc_ypupdated_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the rpc.ypupdated daemon at system boot time. defaultrouter (str) If not set to ``NO'', create a default route to this host name or IP address (use an IP address if this router is also required to get to the name server!). ipv6_defaultrouter (str) The IPv6 equivalent of defaultrouter. static_routes (str) Set to the list of static routes that are to be added at system boot time. If not set to ``NO'' then for each whitespace separated element in the value, a route_<element> variable is assumed to exist whose contents will later be passed to a ``route add'' operation. change_routes (str) Set to the list of static routes that are to be changed at system boot time (such as those added by the kernel). If not set to ``NO'' then for each whitespace separated element in the value, a change_route_<element> variable is assumed to exist whose contents will later be passed to a ``route change'' operation. ipv6_static_routes (str) The IPv6 equivalent of static_routes. If not set to ``NO'' then for each whitespace separated element in the value, a ipv6_route_<element> variable is assumed to exist whose contents will later be passed to a ``route add -inet6'' operation. gateway_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', configure host to act as an IP router, e.g. to forward packets between interfaces. ipv6_gateway_enable (bool) The IPv6 equivalent of gateway_enable. router_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run a routing daemon of some sort, based on the settings of router_program and router_flags. ipv6_router_enable (bool) The IPv6 equivalent of router_enable. If set to ``YES'', run a routing daemon of some sort, based on the set- tings of ipv6_router_program and ipv6_router_flags. router_program (str) If router_enable is set to ``YES'', this is the name of the routing daemon to use (default /sbin/routed). ipv6_router_program (str) The IPv6 equivalent of router_program (default /sbin/route6d). router_flags (str) If router_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to the routing daemon. ipv6_router_flags (str) The IPv6 equivalent of router_flags. mrouted_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the multicast routing daemon, mrouted(8). mroute6d_enable (bool) The IPv6 equivalent of mrouted_enable. If set to ``YES'', run the IPv6 multicast routing daemon. Note that no IPv6 multicast routing daemon is included in the DragonFly base system but pim6dd(8) can be installed from the pkgsrc(7) collection. mrouted_flags (str) If mrouted_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to the mrouted(8) daemon. mroute6d_flags (str) The IPv6 equivalent of mrouted_flags. If mroute6d_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags passed to the IPv6 multicast routing daemon. mroute6d_program (str) If mroute6d_enable is set to ``YES'', this is the path to the IPv6 multicast routing daemon. rtadvd_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the rtadvd(8) daemon at boot time. rtadvd(8) will only run if ipv6_gateway_enable is also set to ``YES''. The rtadvd(8) utility sends router adver- tisement packets to the interfaces specified in rtadvd_interfaces. rtadvd(8) and should only be enabled with great care. You may want to fine-tune rtadvd.conf(5). rtadvd_interfaces (str) If rtadvd_enable is set to ``YES'' this is the list of interfaces to use. rtsold_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the rtsold(8) daemon at boot time. The rtsold(8) daemon is used for automatic discovery of non-link local addresses. rtsold_flags (str) If rtsold_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to the rtsold(8) daemon. arpproxy_all (bool) If set to ``YES'', enable global proxy ARP. forward_sourceroute (bool) If set to ``YES'' and gateway_enable is also set to ``YES'', source-routed packets are forwarded. accept_sourceroute (bool) If set to ``YES'', the system will accept source- routed packets directed at it. rarpd_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the rarpd(8) daemon at system boot time. rarpd_flags (str) If rarpd_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to the rarpd(8) daemon. bootparamd_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the bootparamd(8) daemon at system boot time. bootparamd_flags (str) If bootparamd_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to the bootparamd(8) daemon. stf_interface_ipv4addr (str) If not set to ``NO'', this is the local IPv4 address for 6to4 (IPv6 over IPv4 tunneling interface). Specify this entry to enable the 6to4 interface. stf_interface_ipv4plen (int) Prefix length for 6to4 IPv4 addresses, to limit peer address range. An effective value is 0-31. stf_interface_ipv6_ifid (str) IPv6 interface ID for stf(4). This can be set to ``AUTO''. stf_interface_ipv6_slaid (str) IPv6 Site Level Aggregator for stf(4). ipv6_faith_prefix (str) If not set to ``NO'', this is the faith prefix to enable a FAITH IPv6-to-IPv4 TCP translator. You also need faithd(8) setup. ipv6_ipv4mapping (bool) If set to ``YES'' this enables IPv4 mapped IPv6 address communication (like ::ffff:a.b.c.d). atm_enable (bool) Set to ``YES'' to enable the configuration of ATM interfaces at system boot time. For all of the ATM variables described below, please refer to the atm(8) man page for fur- ther details on the available command parameters. Also refer to the files in /usr/share/examples/atm for more detailed configuration information. atm_netif_<intf> (str) For the ATM physical interface intf, this variable defines the name prefix and count for the ATM network inter- faces to be created. The value will be passed as the parame- ters of an ``atm set netif intf'' command. atm_sigmgr_<intf> (str) For the ATM physical interface intf, this variable defines the ATM signalling manager to be used. The value will be passed as the parameters of an ``atm attach intf'' command. atm_prefix_<intf> (str) For the ATM physical interface intf, this variable defines the NSAP prefix for interfaces using a UNI signalling manager. If set to ``ILMI'', the prefix will automatically be set via the ilmid(8) daemon. Otherwise, the value will be passed as the parameters of an ``atm set prefix intf'' com- mand. atm_macaddr_<intf> (str) For the ATM physical interface intf, this variable defines the MAC address for interfaces using a UNI signalling manager. If set to ``NO'', the hardware MAC address con- tained in the ATM interface card will be used. Otherwise, the value will be passed as the parameters of an ``atm set mac intf'' command. atm_arpserver_<netif> (str) For the ATM network interface netif, this variable defines the ATM address for a host which is to provide ATMARP service. This variable is only applicable to interfaces using a UNI signalling manager. If set to ``local'', this host will become an ATMARP server. The value will be passed as the parameters of an ``atm set arpserver netif'' command. atm_scsparp_<netif> (bool) If set to ``YES'', SCSP/ATMARP service for the network interface netif will be initiated using the scspd(8) and atmarpd(8) daemons. This variable is only applicable if atm_arpserver_<netif> is set to ``local''. atm_arps (str) Set to the list of permanent ATM ARP entries to be added at system boot time. For each whitespace separated element in the value, an atm_arp_<element> variable is assumed to exist. The value of each of these variables will be passed as the parameters of an ``atm add arp'' command. keybell (str) The keyboard bell sound. Set to ``normal'', ``visual'', ``off'', or ``NO'' if the default behavior is desired. For details, refer to the kbdcontrol(1) manpage. keymap (str) If set to ``NO'', no keymap is installed, otherwise the value is used to install the keymap file in /usr/share/syscons/keymaps/<value>.kbd. keyrate (str) The keyboard repeat speed. Set to ``slow'', ``normal'', ``fast'', or ``NO'' if the default behavior is desired. keychange (str) If not set to ``NO'', attempt to program the function keys with the value. The value should be a single string of the form: ``funkey_number new_value [funkey_number new_value ...]''. cursor (str) Can be set to the value of ``normal'', ``blink'', ``destructive'', or ``NO'' to set the cursor behavior explic- itly or choose the default behavior. scrnmap (str) If set to ``NO'', no screen map is installed, otherwise the value is used to install the screen map file in /usr/share/syscons/scrnmaps/<value>. font8x16 (str) If set to ``NO'', the default 8x16 font value is used for screen size requests, otherwise the value in /usr/share/syscons/fonts/<value> is used. font8x14 (str) If set to ``NO'', the default 8x14 font value is used for screen size requests, otherwise the value in /usr/share/syscons/fonts/<value> is used. font8x8 (str) If set to ``NO'', the default 8x8 font value is used for screen size requests, otherwise the value in /usr/share/syscons/fonts/<value> is used. blanktime (int) If set to ``NO'', the default screen blanking interval is used, otherwise it is set to value seconds. saver (str) If not set to ``NO'', this is the actual screen saver to use (blank, snake, daemon, etc). moused_enable (str) If set to ``YES'', the moused(8) daemon is started for doing cut/paste selection on the console. moused_type (str) This is the protocol type of the mouse connected to this host. This variable must be set if moused_enable is set to ``YES''. The moused(8) daemon is able to detect the appropriate mouse type automatically in many cases. Set this variable to ``auto'' to let the daemon detect it, or select one from the following list if the automatic detection fails. If the mouse is attached to the PS/2 mouse port, choose ``auto'' or ``ps/2'', regardless of the brand and model of the mouse. Likewise, if the mouse is attached to the bus mouse port, choose ``auto'' or ``busmouse''. All other pro- tocols are for serial mice and will not work with the PS/2 and bus mice. If this is a USB mouse, ``auto'' is the only protocol type which will work. microsoft Microsoft mouse (serial) intellimouse Microsoft IntelliMouse (serial) mousesystems Mouse systems Corp. mouse (serial) mmseries MM Series mouse (serial) logitech Logitech mouse (serial) busmouse A bus mouse mouseman Logitech MouseMan and TrackMan (serial) glidepoint ALPS GlidePoint (serial) thinkingmouse Kensington ThinkingMouse (serial) ps/2 PS/2 mouse mmhittab MM HitTablet (serial) x10mouseremote X10 MouseRemote (serial) versapad Interlink VersaPad (serial) Even if the mouse is not in the above list, it may be compat- ible with one in the list. Refer to the man page for moused(8) for compatibility information. It should also be noted that while this is enabled, any other client of the mouse (such as an X server) should access the mouse through the virtual mouse device, /dev/sysmouse, and configure it as a ``sysmouse'' type mouse, since all mouse data is converted to this single canonical format when using moused(8). If the client program does not support the ``sysmouse'' type, specify the ``mousesystems'' type. It is the second preferred type. moused_port (str) If moused_enable is set to ``YES'', this is the actual port the mouse is on. It might be /dev/cuaa0 for a COM1 serial mouse or /dev/psm0 for a PS/2 mouse, for example. moused_flags (str) If moused_type is set, these are the additional flags to pass to the moused(8) daemon. mousechar_start (int) If set to ``NO'', the default mouse cursor character range 0xd0-0xd3 is used, otherwise the range start is set to value character, see vidcontrol(1). Use if the default range is occupied in the language code table. vidhistory (int) Set the size of the history (scrollback) buffer in lines. allscreens_flags (str) If set, vidcontrol(1) is run with these options for each of the virtual terminals (/dev/ttyv*). For example, ``-m on'' will enable the mouse pointer on all virtual termi- nals if moused_enable is set to ``YES''. allscreens_kbdflags (str) If set, kbdcontrol(1) is run with these options for each of the virtual terminals (/dev/ttyv*). For example, ``-h 200'' will set the syscons(4) scrollback (history) buf- fer to 200 lines. cron_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the cron(8) daemon at system boot time. cron_program (str) Path to cron(8) (default /usr/sbin/cron). cron_flags (str) If cron_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to cron(8). lpd_program (str) Path to lpd(8) (default /usr/sbin/lpd). lpd_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the lpd(8) daemon at system boot time. lpd_flags (str) If lpd_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to the lpd(8) daemon. nscd_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the nscd(8) daemon at system boot time. mixer_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', preserve mixer(8) settings across reboots. mta_start_script (str) The full path to the script to run to start a mail transfer agent. The default is /etc/rc.sendmail. The sendmail_* variables which /etc/rc.sendmail uses are docu- mented in the rc.sendmail(8) man page. fixbootfile (bool) In a `HAMMER ROOT with UFS /boot' setup, the boot loader will not set up the kern.bootfile sysctl correctly. The system will attempt to fix this on its own. Set this variable to ``NO'' to turn this behavior off. dumpdev (str) Indicates the device (usually a swap partition) to which a crash dump should be written in the event of a system crash. The value of this variable is passed as the argument to dumpon(8) and savecore(8). To disable crash dumps, set this variable to ``NO''. dumpdir (str) When the system reboots after a crash and a crash dump is found on the device specified by the dumpdev variable, savecore(8) will save that crash dump and a copy of the ker- nel to the directory specified by the dumpdir variable. The default value is /var/crash. Set to ``NO'' to not run savecore(8) at boot time when dumpdir is set. savecore_flags (str) If crash dumps are enabled, these are the flags to pass to the savecore(8) utility. crashinfo_enable (bool) Set to ``YES'' to turn on automatic crash dump summary generation using the utility specified by the crashinfo_program variable. crashinfo_program (str) Program to run to generate a crash dump summary if the variable crashinfo_enable is set to ``YES''. The default value is /usr/sbin/crashinfo. enable_quotas (bool) Set to ``YES'' to turn on user disk quotas on system startup via the quotaon(8) command. check_quotas (bool) Set to ``YES'' to enable user disk quota checking via the quotacheck(8) command. accounting_enable (bool) Set to ``YES'' to enable system accounting through the accton(8) facility. linux_enable (bool) Set to ``YES'' to enable Linux/ELF binary emulation at system initial boot time. sysvipc_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', load System V IPC primitives at boot time. cleanvar_enable (bool) Set to ``YES'' to have /var/run, /var/spool/lock and /var/spool/uucp/.Temp/* cleaned at startup. clear_tmp_enable (bool) Set to ``YES'' to have /tmp cleaned at startup. ldconfig_paths (str) Set to the list of shared library paths to use with ldconfig(8). NOTE: /usr/lib will always be added first, so it need not appear in this list. ldconfig_insecure (bool) The ldconfig(8) utility normally refuses to use direc- tories which are writable by anyone except root. Set this variable to ``YES'' to disable that security check during system startup. ldconfig_local_dirs (str) Set to the list of local ldconfig(8) directories. The names of all files in the directories listed will be passed as arguments to ldconfig(8). kern_securelevel (int) The kernel security level to set at startup. The allowed range of value ranges from -1 (the compile time default) to 3 (the most secure). See init(8) for the list of possible security levels and their effect on system opera- tion. start_vinum (bool) Set to ``YES'' to start vinum(8) at system boot time. sshd_enable (bool) Set to ``YES'' to start sshd(8) at system boot time. sshd_program (str) Path to the SSH server program (default /usr/sbin/sshd). sshd_flags (str) If sshd_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to the sshd(8) daemon. ftpd_enable (bool) Set to ``YES'' to start ftpd(8) at system boot time. ftpd_flags (str) If ftpd_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags to pass to the ftpd(8) daemon. usbd_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run the usbd(8) daemon at boot time. usbd_flags (str) If usbd_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags passed to usbd(8) daemon. watchdogd_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', start the watchdogd(8) daemon at boot time. This requires that the kernel have been compiled with options WATCHDOG. jail_enable (bool) If set to ``NO'', any configured jails will not be started. jail_list (str) A space separated list of names for jails. This is purely a configuration aid to help identify and configure multiple jails. The names specified in this list will be used to identify settings common to an instance of a jail. Assuming that the jail in question was named vjail, you would have the following dependent variables: jail_vjail_hostname="jail.example.com" jail_vjail_ip="192.168.1.100" jail_vjail_rootdir="/var/jails/vjail/root" jail_flags (str) Unset by default. When set, use as default value for jail_<jname>_flags for every jail in jail_list. jail_interface (str) Unset by default. When set, use as default value for jail_<jname>_interface for every jail in jail_list. jail_fstab (str) Unset by default. When set, use as default value for jail_<jname>_fstab for every jail in jail_list. jail_mount_enable (bool) Set to ``NO'' by default. When set to ``YES'', sets jail_<jname>_mount_enable to ``YES'' by default for every jail in jail_list. jail_fdesc_enable (bool) Set to ``NO'' by default. When set to ``YES'', sets jail_<jname>_fdesc_enable to ``YES'' by default for every jail in jail_list. jail_procfs_enable (bool) Set to ``NO'' by default. When set to ``YES'', sets jail_<jname>_procfs_enable to ``YES'' by default for every jail in jail_list. jail_devfs_enable (bool) Set to ``NO'' by default. When set to ``YES'', sets jail_<jname>_devfs_enable to ``YES'' by default for every jail in jail_list. jail_exec_start (str) Unset by default. When set, use as default value for jail_<jname>_exec_start for every jail in jail_list. jail_exec_stop Unset by default. When set, use as default value for jail_<jname>_exec_stop for every jail in jail_list. jail_<jname>_rootdir (str) Unset by default. Set to the root directory used by jail jname. jail_<jname>_hostname (str) Unset by default. Set to the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) assigned to jail jname. jail_<jname>_ip (str) Unset by default. Set to the IP address assigned to jail jname. jail_<jname>_flags (str) Set to ``-l -U root'' by default. These are flags to pass to jail(8). jail_<jname>_interface (str) Unset by default. When set, sets the interface to use when setting IP address alias. Note that the alias is cre- ated at jail startup and removed at jail shutdown. jail_<jname>_fstab (str) Set to /etc/fstab.<jname> by default. This is the file system information file to use for jail jname. jail_<jname>_mount_enable (bool) Set to ``NO'' by default. When set to ``YES'', mount all file systems from jail_<jname>_fstab at jail startup. jail_<jname>_fdesc_enable (bool) Set to ``NO'' by default. When set to ``YES'', mount the file-descriptor file system inside jail jname at jail startup. jail_<jname>_procfs_enable (bool) Set to ``NO'' by default. When set to ``YES'', mount the process file system inside jail jname at jail startup. jail_<jname>_devfs_enable (bool) Set to ``NO'' by default. When set to ``YES'', mount the device file system inside jail jname at jail startup. jail_<jname>_exec_start (str) Set to ``/bin/sh /etc/rc'' by default. This is the command executed at jail startup. jail_<jname>_exec_stop (str) Set to ``/bin/sh /etc/rc.shutdown'' by default. This is the command executed at jail shutdown. jail_set_hostname_allow (bool) If set to ``NO'', do not allow the root user in a jail to set its hostname. jail_socket_unixiproute_only (bool) If set to ``YES'', do not allow any sockets, besides UNIX/IP/route sockets, to be used within a jail. jail_sysvipc_allow (bool) If set to ``YES'', allow applications within a jail to use System V IPC. lvm_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'' LVM volumes will be discovered and configured on boot. newsyslog_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', run newsyslog(8) before syslogd starts. newsyslog_flags (str) If newsyslog_enable is set to ``YES'', these are the flags passed to newsyslog(8). resident_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', make the dynamic binaries listed in /etc/resident.conf resident. varsym_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', process /etc/varsym.conf to set system-wide variables for variant symlinks. rand_irqs (str) Set either to ``NO'' or a whitespace separated list of IRQ numbers which will be used as a source of randomness. entropy_dir (str) Set to ``NO'' to disable caching entropy via cron(8). Otherwise set to the directory used to store entropy files in. entropy_file (str) Set to ``NO'' to disable caching entropy through reboots. Otherwise set to the filename used to store cached entropy through reboots. This file should be located on the root file system to seed the random(4) device as early as possible in the boot process. ipsec_enable (bool) Set to ``YES'' to run setkey(8) on ipsec_file at boot time. ipsec_file (str) Configuration file for setkey(8). dmesg_enable (bool) Set to ``YES'' to save dmesg(8) to /var/run/dmesg.boot on boot. rcshutdown_timeout (int) If set, start a watchdog timer in the background which will terminate rc.shutdown if shutdown(8) has not completed within the specified time (in seconds). Notice that in addi- tion to this soft timeout, init(8) also applies a hard time- out for the execution of rc.shutdown. This is configured via sysctl(8) variable kern.init_shutdown_timeout and defaults to 120 seconds. Setting the value of rcshutdown_timeout to more than 120 seconds will have no effect until the sysctl(8) variable kern.init_shutdown_timeout is also increased. udevd_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', the udevd daemon will be started on boot. vfs_quota_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', vfs quota rc.d scripts will be run on boot. vfs_quota_sync (str) List of mount points whose counters are to be synchro- nized with on-disk usage during system startup. See also vquota(8). vknetd_enable (bool) If set to ``YES'', vknetd(8) will be started on boot. vknetd_flags (bool) Additional flags passed to vknetd(8). Usually address/cidrbits is specified here. When no flags are passed, default option -U will be used. vkernel_enable (bool) If set to ``NO'', any configured vkernels will not be started. vkernel_kill_timeout (int) This defines the default number of seconds that we will wait for the vkernel to shut down on it's own. If after this time it's still alive, it will be killed with SIGKILL. vkernel_bin (str) Defines the default path to the vkernel binary. vkernel_list (str) A space separated list of names for vkernels. This is purely a configuration aid to help identify and configure multiple vkernels. The names specified in this list will be used to identify settings common to a vkernel instance. Assuming that the vkernel in question was named example, you would have the following dependent variables (filled with reference values in this text): vkernel_example_bin="/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/VKERNEL/kernel.debug" vkernel_example_memsize="64m" vkernel_example_rootimg_list="/var/vkernel/rootimg.01" vkernel_example_iface_list="auto:bridge0" vkernel_example_logfile="/dev/null" vkernel_example_flags="-U" vkernel_example_kill_timeout="45" The last five are optional. They default to an empty string if not set, except for logfile which defaults to /dev/null if it is not set.

FILES

/etc/defaults/rc.conf /etc/rc.conf /etc/rc.conf.local /etc/start_if.<interface>

SEE ALSO

catman(1), gdb(1), info(1), kbdcontrol(1), varsym(1), vidcontrol(1), ip(4), ipfw(4), kld(4), pf(4), tcp(4), udp(4), exports(5), motd(5), resident.conf(5), varsym.conf(5), accton(8), amd(8), apm(8), atm(8), btconfig(8), bthcid(8), cron(8), devd(8), dhclient(8), dntpd(8), ftpd(8), ifconfig(8), inetd(8), jail(8), lpd(8), makewhatis(8), mixer(8), mountd(8), moused(8), mrouted(8), named(8), nfsd(8), pcnfsd(8), pfctl(8), pflogd(8), quotacheck(8), quotaon(8), rc(8), rc.sendmail(8), resident(8), rndcontrol(8), route(8), routed(8), rpcbind(8), rpc.lockd(8), rpc.statd(8), rtadvd(8), rtsold(8), rwhod(8), savecore(8), sdpd(8), sensorsd(8), sshd(8), swapon(8), sysctl(8), syslogd(8), sysvipcd(8), timed(8), usbd(8), vinum(8), yp(8), ypbind(8), ypserv(8), ypset(8)

HISTORY

The rc.conf file appeared in FreeBSD 2.2.2.

AUTHORS

Jordan K. Hubbard. DragonFly 3.7 January 4, 2014 DragonFly 3.7