Resource Configuration Scripts

Anything in /etc that has a filename beginning with rc is a resource configuration script, a program that starts up parts of FreeBSD according to the system's configuration. Some are called recursively from other programs, some do nothing in the out-of-the-box configuration, and some will probably never even be run. However, there is only one rc file in /etc that you should ever edit to change system startup behavior, and that is /etc/rc.conf. All the resource configuration scripts that FreeBSD uses are described in Table 11.2.

Table 11.1. Resource Configuration Scripts
Script Name Description
/etc/rc The main resource config script.
/etc/rc.diskless1 init reads these scripts if you're doing a diskless boot via BOOTP. ...

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