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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for sysctl.conf (netbsd section 5)

SYSCTL.CONF(5)			     BSD File Formats Manual			   SYSCTL.CONF(5)

NAME
     sysctl.conf -- sysctl configuration file

SYNOPSIS
     sysctl.conf

DESCRIPTION
     The sysctl.conf file defines the sysctl(7) kernel state tunables that can be set at boot
     time using sysctl(8) (using the -f switch) via the /etc/rc.d/sysctl startup script.

     The state to be set is described using a ``Management Information Base'' (``MIB'') style
     name.  The MIB and value must be separated by '=' with no whitespace, for example:

     name=value

     Blank lines, lines with just name, and comments (beginning with '#') are ignored.	Line con-
     tinuations using backslash '\' are permitted.  Only integral and string values can be set.

FILES
     /etc/sysctl.conf  The file sysctl.conf resides in /etc.

EXAMPLES
     The following is an example /etc/sysctl.conf file:

     # Change max open files
     kern.maxfiles=1792

     # Run Veriexec in IDS mode
     kern.veriexec.strict=1

     # Enable IP packet forwarding
     net.inet.ip.forwarding=1

SEE ALSO
     sysctl(3), rc.conf(5), sysctl(7), sysctl(8)

HISTORY
     Support for sysctl.conf first appeared in NetBSD 1.5.

BSD					 October 4, 2007				      BSD


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