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

NAME
     rc.conf -- system startup configuration file

DESCRIPTION
     The rc.conf file specifies which services are enabled during system
     startup by the startup scripts invoked by /etc/rc (see rc(8)), and the
     shutdown scripts invoked by /etc/rc.shutdown.  The rc.conf file is a
     shell script that is sourced by rc(8), meaning that rc.conf must contain
     valid shell commands.

     Listed below are the standard rc.conf variables that may be set, the val-
     ues to which each may be set, a brief description of what each variable
     does, and a reference to relevant manual pages.  Third party packages may
     test for additional variables.

     By default, rc.conf reads /etc/defaults/rc.conf (if it is readable) to
     obtain default values for various variables, and the end-user may over-
     ride these by appending appropriate entries to the end of rc.conf.

     rc.d(8) scripts that use load_rc_config from rc.subr(8) also support
     sourcing an optional end-user provided per-script override file
     /etc/rc.conf.d/service, (where service is the contents of the name vari-
     able in the rc.d(8) script).  This may contain variable overrides,
     including allowing the end-user to override various run_rc_command
     rc.d(8) control variables, and thus changing the operation of the script
     without requiring editing of the script.

   Variable naming conventions and data types
     Most variables are one of two types: enabling variables or flags vari-
     ables.  Enabling variables, such as inetd, are generally named after the
     program or the system they enable, and have boolean values (specified
     using `YES', `TRUE', `ON' or `1' for true, and `NO', `FALSE', `OFF' or
     `0' for false, with the values being case insensitive).  Flags variables,
     such as inetd_flags have the same name with "_flags" appended, and deter-
     mine what arguments are passed to the program if it is enabled.

     If a variable that rc(8) expects to be set is not set, or the value is
     not one of the allowed values, a warning will be printed.

   Overall control
     do_rcshutdown   Boolean value.  If false, shutdown(8) will not run
                     /etc/rc.shutdown.

     rcshutdown_rcorder_flags
                     A string.  Extra arguments to the rcorder(8) run by
                     /etc/rc.shutdown.

     rcshutdown_timeout
                     A number.  If non-blank, use this as the number of sec-
                     onds to run a watchdog timer for which will terminate
                     /etc/rc.shutdown if the timer expires before the shutdown
                     script completes.

     rc_configured   Boolean value.  If false then the system will drop into
                     single-user mode during boot.

     rc_fast_and_loose
                     If set to a non-empty string, each script in /etc/rc.d
                     will be executed in the current shell rather than a sub
                     shell.  This may be faster on slow machines that have an
                     expensive fork(2) operation.

                     Note:   Use this at your own risk!  A rogue command or
                             script may inadvertently prevent boot to multi-
                             user.

     rc_rcorder_flags
                     A string.  Extra arguments to the rcorder(8) run by
                     /etc/rc.

     rc_directories  A string.  Space separated list of directories searched
                     for rc scripts.  The default is /etc/rc.d.  All directo-
                     ries in rc_directories must be located in the root
                     filesystem, otherwise they will be silently skipped.

     rc_silent       Boolean value.  If true then the usual output is sup-
                     pressed, and rc(8) invokes the command specified in the
                     rc_silent_cmd variable once for each line of suppressed
                     output.  The default value of rc_silent is set from the
                     AB_SILENT flag in the kernel's boothowto variable (see
                     boot(8), reboot(2)).

     rc_silent_cmd   A command to be executed once per line of suppressed out-
                     put, when rc_silent is true.  The default value of
                     rc_silent_cmd is ``twiddle'', which will display a spin-
                     ning symbol instead of each line of output.  Another use-
                     ful value is ``:'', which will display nothing at all.

   Basic network configuration
     defaultroute    A string.  Default IPv4 network route.  If empty or not
                     set, then the contents of /etc/mygate (if it exists) are
                     used.

     defaultroute6   A string.  Default IPv6 network route.  If empty or not
                     set, then the contents of /etc/mygate6 (if it exists) are
                     used.

     domainname      A string.  NIS (YP) domain of host.  If empty or not set,
                     then the contents of /etc/defaultdomain (if it exists)
                     are used.

     force_down_interfaces
                     A space separated list of interface names.  These inter-
                     faces will be configured down when going from multiuser
                     to singleuser mode or on system shutdown.

                     This is important for some stateful interfaces, for exam-
                     ple PPP over ISDN connections that cost money by connec-
                     tion time or PPPoE interfaces which have no direct means
                     of noticing ``disconnect'' events.

                     All active pppoe(4) and ippp(4) interfaces will be auto-
                     matically added to this list.

     hostname        A string.  Name of host.  If empty or not set, then the
                     contents of /etc/myname (if it exists) are used.

   Boottime file-system and swap configuration
     critical_filesystems_local
                     A string.  File systems mounted very early in the system
                     boot before networking services are available.  Usually
                     /var is part of this, because it is needed by services
                     such as dhclient(8) which may be required to get the net-
                     work operational.  The default is ``OPTIONAL:/var'',
                     where the ``OPTIONAL:'' prefix means that it's not an
                     error if the file system is not present in fstab(5).

     critical_filesystems_remote
                     A string.  File systems such as /usr that may require
                     network services to be available to mount, that must be
                     available early in the system boot for general services
                     to use.  The default is ``OPTIONAL:/usr'', where the
                     ``OPTIONAL:'' prefix means that it is not an error if the
                     file system is not present in fstab(5).

     fsck_flags      A string.  A file system is checked with fsck(8) during
                     boot before mounting it.  This option may be used to
                     override the default command-line options passed to the
                     fsck(8) program.

                     When set to -y, fsck(8) assumes yes as the answer to all
                     operator questions during file system checks.  This might
                     be important with hosts where the administrator does not
                     have access to the console and an unsuccessful shutdown
                     must not make the host unbootable even if the file system
                     checks would fail in preen mode.

     no_swap         Boolean value.  Should be true if you have deliberately
                     configured your system with no swap.  If false and no
                     swap devices are configured, the system will warn you.

     swapoff         Boolean value.  Remove block-type swap devices at shut-
                     down time.  Useful if swapping onto RAIDframe devices.

   Block device subsystems
     ccd             Boolean value.  Configures concatenated disk devices
                     according to ccd.conf(5).

     cgd             Boolean value.  Configures cryptographic disk devices.
                     Requires /etc/cgd/cgd.conf.  See cgdconfig(8) for addi-
                     tional details.

     lvm             Boolean value.  Configures the logical volume manager.
                     See lvm(8) for additional details.

     raidframe       Boolean value.  Configures raid(4), RAIDframe disk
                     devices.  See raidctl(8) for additional details.

   One-time actions to perform or programs to run on boot-up
     accounting      Boolean value.  Enables process accounting with
                     accton(8).  Requires /var/account/acct to exist.

     clear_tmp       Boolean value.  Clear /tmp after reboot.

     dmesg           Boolean value.  Create /var/run/dmesg.boot from the out-
                     put of dmesg(8).  Passes dmesg_flags.

     envsys          Boolean value.  Sets preferences for the environmental
                     systems framework, envsys(4).  Requires /etc/envsys.conf,
                     which is described in envsys.conf(5).

     gpio            Boolean value.  Configure gpio(4) devices.  See
                     gpio.conf(5).

     ldconfig        Boolean value.  Configures a.out(5) runtime link editor
                     directory cache.

     mixerctl        Boolean value.  Read mixerctl.conf(5) for how to set
                     mixer values.  List in mixerctl_mixers the devices whose
                     settings are to be saved at shutdown and restored at
                     start-up.

     newsyslog       Boolean value.  Run newsyslog to trim logfiles before
                     syslogd starts.  Intended for laptop users.  Passes
                     newsyslog_flags.

     per_user_tmp    Boolean value.  Enables a per-user /tmp directory.
                     per_user_tmp_dir can be used to override the default
                     location of the ``real'' temporary directories,
                     ``/private/tmp''.  See security(7) for additional
                     details.

     quota           Boolean value.  Checks and enables quotas by running
                     quotacheck(8) and quotaon(8).

     random_seed     Boolean value.  During boot-up, runs the rndctl(8) util-
                     ity with the -L flag to seed the random number subsystem
                     from an entropy file.  During shutdown, runs the
                     rndctl(8) utility with the -S flag to save some random
                     information to the entropy file.  The entropy file name
                     is specified by the random_file variable, and defaults to
                     /var/db/entropy-file.  The entropy file must be on a
                     local file system that is writable early during boot-up
                     (just after the file systems specified in
                     critical_filesystems_local have been mounted), and corre-
                     spondingly late during shutdown.

     rndctl          Boolean value.  Runs the rndctl(8) utility one or more
                     times according to the specification in rndctl_flags.

                     If rndctl_flags does not contain a semicolon (`;') then
                     it is expected to contain zero or more flags, followed by
                     one or more device or type names.  The rndctl(8) command
                     will be executed once for each device or type name.  If
                     the specified flags do not include any of -c, -C, -e, or
                     -E, then the flags -c and -e are added, to specify that
                     entropy from the relevant device or type should be both
                     collected and estimated.  If the specified flags do not
                     include either of -d or -t, then the flag -d is added, to
                     specify that the non-flag arguments are device names, not
                     type names.

                     rndctl_flags may contain multiple semicolon-separated
                     segments, in which each segment contains flags and device
                     or type names as described above.  This allows different
                     flags to be associated with different device or type
                     names.  For example, given rndctl_flags="wd0 wd1; -t tty;
                     -c -t net", the following commands will be executed:
                     rndctl -c -e -d wd0; rndctl -c -e -d wd1; rndctl -c -e -t
                     tty; rndctl -c -t net.

     rtclocaltime    Boolean value.  Sets the real time clock to local time by
                     adjusting the sysctl(7) value of kern.rtc_offset.  The
                     offset from UTC is calculated automatically according to
                     the time zone information in the file /etc/localtime.

     savecore        Boolean value.  Runs the savecore(8) utility.  Passes
                     savecore_flags.  The directory where crash dumps are
                     stored is specified by savecore_dir.  The default setting
                     is ``/var/crash''.

     sysdb           Boolean value.  Builds various system databases, includ-
                     ing /var/run/dev.cdb, /etc/spwd.db, /var/db/netgroup.db,
                     /var/db/services.cdb, and entries for utmp(5).

     tpctl           Boolean value.  Run tpctl(8) to calibrate touch panel
                     device.  Passes tpctl_flags.

     update_motd     Boolean value.  Updates the NetBSD version string in the
                     /etc/motd file to reflect the version of the running ker-
                     nel.  See motd(5).

     virecover       Boolean value.  Send notification mail to users if any
                     recoverable files exist in /var/tmp/vi.recover.  Read
                     virecover(8) for more information.

     wdogctl         Boolean value.  Configures watchdog timers.  Passes
                     wdogctl_flags.  Refer to wdogctl(8) for information on
                     how to configure a timer.

   System security settings
     securelevel     A number.  The system securelevel is set to the specified
                     value early in the boot process, before any external
                     logins, or other programs that run users job, are
                     started.  If set to nothing, the default action is taken,
                     as described in init(8) and secmodel_securelevel(9),
                     which contains definitive information about the system
                     securelevel.  Note that setting securelevel to 0 in
                     rc.conf will actually result in the system booting with
                     securelevel set to 1, as init(8) will raise the level
                     when rc(8) completes.

     permit_nonalpha
                     Boolean value.  Allow passwords to include non-alpha
                     characters, usually to allow NIS/YP netgroups.

     veriexec        Boolean value.  Load Veriexec fingerprints during
                     startup.  Read veriexecctl(8) for more information.

     veriexec_strict
                     A number.  Controls the strict level of Veriexec.  Level
                     0 is learning mode, used when building the signatures
                     file.  It will only output messages but will not enforce
                     anything.  Level 1 will only prevent access to files with
                     a fingerprint mismatch.  Level 2 will also deny writing
                     to and removing of monitored files, as well as enforce
                     access type (as specified in the signatures file).  Level
                     3 will take a step further and prevent access to files
                     that are not monitored.

     veriexec_verbose
                     A number.  Controls the verbosity of Veriexec.  Recom-
                     mended operation is at level 0, verbose output (mostly
                     used when building the signatures file) is at level 1.
                     Level 2 is for debugging only and should not be used.

     veriexec_flags  A string.  Flags to pass to the veriexecctl command.

   Networking startup
     altqd           Boolean value.  ALTQ configuration/monitoring daemon.
                     Passes altqd_flags.

     auto_ifconfig   Boolean value.  Sets the net_interfaces variable (see
                     below) to the output of ifconfig(8) with the ``-l'' flag
                     and suppresses warnings about interfaces in this list
                     that do not have an ifconfig file or variable.

     dhclient        Boolean value.  Set true to configure some or all network
                     interfaces using the ISC DHCP client.  If you set
                     dhclient true, then /var must be in
                     critical_filesystems_local, or /var must be on the root
                     file system, or you must modify the dhclient_flags vari-
                     able to direct the DHCP client to store the leases file
                     in some other directory on the root file system.  You
                     must not provide ifconfig information or ifaliases infor-
                     mation for any interface that is to be configured using
                     the DHCP client.  Interface aliases can be set up in the
                     DHCP client configuration file if needed - see
                     dhclient.conf(5) for details.

                     Passes dhclient_flags to the DHCP client.  See
                     dhclient(8) for complete documentation.  If you wish to
                     configure all broadcast network interfaces using the DHCP
                     client, you can leave this blank.  To configure only spe-
                     cific interfaces, name the interfaces to be configured on
                     the command line.

                     If you must run the DHCP client before mounting critical
                     file systems, then you should specify an alternate loca-
                     tion for the DHCP client's lease file in the
                     dhclient_flags variable - for example, "-lf
                     /tmp/dhclient.leases".

     dhcpcd          Boolean value.  Set true to configure some or all network
                     interfaces using dhcpcd.  If you set dhcpcd true, then
                     /var must be in critical_filesystems_local, or /var must
                     be on the root file system.  If you need to restrict
                     dhcpcd to one or a number of interfaces, or need a sepa-
                     rate configuration per interface, then this should be
                     done in the configuration file - see dhcpcd.conf(5) for
                     details.

     dhcpcd_flags    Passes dhcpcd_flags to dhcpcd.  See dhcpcd(8) for com-
                     plete documentation.

     flushroutes     Boolean value.  Flushes the route table on networking
                     startup.  Useful when coming up to multiuser mode after
                     going down to single-user mode.

     ftp_proxy       Boolean value.  Runs ftp-proxy(8), the proxy daemon for
                     the Internet File Transfer Protocol.

     hostapd         Boolean value.  Runs hostapd(8), the authenticator for
                     IEEE 802.11 networks.

     ifaliases_*     A string.  List of `address netmask' pairs to configure
                     additional network addresses for the given configured
                     interface ``*'' (e.g.  ifaliases_le0).  If netmask is
                     ``-'', then use the default netmask for the interface.

                     ifaliases_* covers limited cases only and is considered
                     unrecommended.  We recommend using ifconfig_nnX variables
                     or /etc/ifconfig.xxN files with multiple lines instead.

     ifwatchd        Boolean value.  Monitor dynamic interfaces and perform
                     actions upon address changes.  Passes ifwatchd_flags.

     ip6mode         A string.  An IPv6 node can be a router (nodes that
                     forward packet for others) or a host (nodes that do not
                     forward).  A host can be autoconfigured based on the
                     information advertised by adjacent IPv6 routers.  By set-
                     ting ip6mode to ``router'', ``host'', or ``autohost'',
                     you can configure your node as a router, a non-autocon-
                     figured host, or an autoconfigured host.  Invalid values
                     will be ignored, and the node will be configured as a
                     non-autoconfigured host.  You may want to check rtsol and
                     rtsold as well, if you set the variable to ``autohost''.

     ip6uniquelocal  Boolean value.  If ip6mode is equal to ``router'', and
                     ip6uniquelocal is false, a reject route will be installed
                     on boot to avoid misconfiguration relating to unique-
                     local addresses.  If ip6uniquelocal is true, the reject
                     route won't be installed.

     ipfilter        Boolean value.  Runs ipf(8) to load in packet filter
                     specifications from /etc/ipf.conf at network boot time,
                     before any interfaces are configured.  Passes
                     ipfilter_flags.  See ipf.conf(5).

     ipfs            Boolean value.  Runs ipfs(8) to save and restore informa-
                     tion for ipnat and ipfilter state tables.  The informa-
                     tion is stored in /var/db/ipf/ipstate.ipf and
                     /var/db/ipf/ipnat.ipf.  Passes ipfs_flags.

     ipmon           Boolean value.  Runs ipmon(8) to read ipf(8) packet log
                     information and log it to a file or the system log.
                     Passes ipmon_flags.

     ipmon_flags     A string.  Specifies arguments to supply to ipmon(8).
                     Defaults to ``-ns''.  A typical example would be ``-nD
                     /var/log/ipflog'' to have ipmon(8) log directly to a file
                     bypassing syslogd(8).  If the ``-D'' argument is used,
                     remember to modify /etc/newsyslog.conf accordingly; for
                     example:

                     /var/log/ipflog  640  10  100  *  Z  /var/run/ipmon.pid

     ipnat           Boolean value.  Runs ipnat(8) to load in the IP network
                     address translation (NAT) rules from /etc/ipnat.conf at
                     network boot time, before any interfaces are configured.
                     See ipnat.conf(5).

     ipsec           Boolean value.  Runs setkey(8) to load in IPsec manual
                     keys and policies from /etc/ipsec.conf at network boot
                     time, before any interfaces are configured.

     net_interfaces  A string.  The list of network interfaces to be config-
                     ured at boot time.  For each interface "xxN", the system
                     first looks for ifconfig parameters in the variable
                     ifconfig_xxN, and then in the file /etc/ifconfig.xxN.  If
                     auto_ifconfig is false, and neither the variable nor the
                     file is found, a warning is printed.  Information in
                     either the variable or the file is parsed identically,
                     except that, if an ifconfig_xxN variable contains a sin-
                     gle line with embedded semicolons, then the value is
                     split into multiple lines prior to further parsing,
                     treating the semicolon as a line separator.

                     One common case it to set the ifconfig_xxN variable to a
                     set of arguments to be passed to an ifconfig(8) command
                     after the interface name.  Refer to ifconfig.if(5) for
                     more details on /etc/ifconfig.xxN files, and note that
                     the information there also applies to ifconfig_xxN vari-
                     ables (after the variables are split into lines).

     ntpdate         Boolean value.  Runs ntpdate(8) to set the system time
                     from one of the hosts in ntpdate_hosts.  If ntpdate_hosts
                     is empty, it will attempt to find a list of hosts in
                     /etc/ntp.conf.  Passes ntpdate_flags.

     pf              Boolean value.  Enable pf(4) at network boot time: Load
                     the initial configuration pf.boot.conf(5) before the net-
                     work is up.  After the network has been configured, then
                     load the final ruleset pf.conf(5).

     pf_rules        A string.  The path of the pf.conf(5) ruleset that will
                     be used when loading the final ruleset.

     pflogd          Boolean value.  Run pflogd(8) for dumping packet filter
                     logging information to a file.

     ppp             A boolean.  Toggles starting pppd(8) on startup.  See
                     ppp_peers below.

     ppp_peers       A string.  If ppp is true and ppp_peers is not empty,
                     then /etc/rc.d/ppp will check each word in ppp_peers for
                     a corresponding ppp configuration file in /etc/ppp/peers
                     and will call pppd(8) with the ``call peer'' option.

     racoon          Boolean value.  Runs racoon(8), the IKE (ISAKMP/Oakley)
                     key management daemon.

     rtsol           Boolean value.  Run rtsol(8), router solicitation command
                     for IPv6 hosts.  On nomadic hosts like notebook comput-
                     ers, you may want to enable rtsold as well.  Passes
                     rtsol_flags.  This is only for autoconfigured IPv6 hosts,
                     so set ip6mode to ``autohost'' if you use it.

     wpa_supplicant  Boolean value.  Run wpa_supplicant(8), WPA/802.11i Sup-
                     plicant for wireless network devices.  If you set
                     wpa_supplicant true, then /usr must be in
                     critical_filesystems_local, or /usr must be on the root
                     file system.

   Daemons required by other daemons
     inetd           Boolean value.  Runs the inetd(8) daemon to start network
                     server processes (as listed in /etc/inetd.conf) as neces-
                     sary.  Passes inetd_flags.  The ``-l'' flag turns on lib-
                     wrap connection logging.

     rpcbind         Boolean value.  The rpcbind(8) daemon is required for any
                     rpc(3) services.  These include NFS, NIS,
                     rpc.bootparamd(8), rpc.rstatd(8), rpc.rusersd(8), and
                     rpc.rwalld(8).  Passes rpcbind_flags.

   Commonly used daemons
     cron            Boolean value.  Run cron(8).

     ftpd            Boolean value.  Runs the ftpd(8) daemon and passes
                     ftpd_flags.

     httpd           Boolean value.  Runs the httpd(8) daemon and passes
                     httpd_flags.

     httpd_wwwdir    A string.  The httpd(8) WWW root directory.  Used only if
                     httpd is true.  The default setting is ``/var/www''.

     httpd_wwwuser   A string.  If non-blank and httpd is true, run httpd(8)
                     and cause it to switch to the specified user after ini-
                     tialization.  It is preferred to httpd_user because
                     httpd(8) is requiring extra privileges to start listening
                     on default port 80.  The default setting is ``_httpd''.

     lpd             Boolean value.  Runs lpd(8) and passes lpd_flags.  The
                     ``-l'' flag will turn on extra logging.

     mdnsd           Boolean value.  Runs mdnsd(8).

     named           Boolean value.  Runs named(8) and passes named_flags.

     named_chrootdir
                     A string.  If non-blank and named is true, run named(8)
                     as the unprivileged user and group `named', chroot(2)ed
                     to named_chrootdir.  named_chrootdir/var/run/log will be
                     added to the list of log sockets that syslogd(8) listens
                     to.

     ntpd            Boolean value.  Runs ntpd(8) and passes ntpd_flags.

     ntpd_chrootdir  A string.  If non-blank and ntpd is true, run ntpd(8) as
                     the unprivileged user and group `ntpd', chroot(2)ed to
                     ntpd_chrootdir.  ntpd_chrootdir/var/run/log will be added
                     to the list of log sockets that syslogd(8) listens to.
                     This option requires that the kernel has
                           pseudo-device clockctl
                     compiled in, and that /dev/clockctl is present.

     postfix         Boolean value.  Starts postfix(1) mail system.

     sshd            Boolean value.  Runs sshd(8) and passes sshd_flags.

     syslogd         Boolean value.  Runs syslogd(8) and passes syslogd_flags.

     timed           Boolean value.  Runs timed(8) and passes timed_flags.
                     The ``-M'' option allows timed(8) to be a master time
                     source as well as a slave.  If you are also running
                     ntpd(8), only one machine running both should have the
                     ``-M'' flag given to timed(8).

   Routing daemons
     mrouted         Boolean value.  Runs mrouted(8), the DVMRP multicast
                     routing protocol daemon.  Passes mrouted_flags.

     route6d         Boolean value.  Runs route6d(8), the RIPng routing proto-
                     col daemon for IPv6.  Passes route6d_flags.

     routed          Boolean value.  Runs routed(8), the RIP routing protocol
                     daemon.  Passes routed_flags.

     rtsold          Boolean value.  Runs rtsold(8), the IPv6 router solicita-
                     tion daemon.  rtsold(8) periodically transmits router
                     solicitation packets to find IPv6 routers on the network.
                     This configuration is mainly for nomadic hosts like note-
                     book computers.  Stationary hosts should work fine with
                     just rtsol.  Passes rtsold_flags.  This is only for auto-
                     configured IPv6 hosts, so set ip6mode to ``autohost'' if
                     you use it.

   Daemons used to boot other hosts over a network
     bootparamd      Boolean value.  Runs bootparamd(8), the boot parameter
                     server, with bootparamd_flags as options.  Used to boot
                     NetBSD and SunOS 4.x systems.

     dhcpd           Boolean value.  Runs dhcpd(8), the Dynamic Host Configu-
                     ration Protocol (DHCP) daemon, for assigning IP addresses
                     to hosts and passing boot information.  Passes
                     dhcpd_flags.

     dhcrelay        Boolean value.  Runs dhcrelay(8).  Passes dhcrelay_flags.

     mopd            Boolean value.  Runs mopd(8), the DEC MOP protocol dae-
                     mon; used for booting VAX and other DEC machines.  Passes
                     mopd_flags.

     ndbootd         Boolean value.  Runs ndbootd(8), the Sun Network Disk
                     (ND) Protocol server.  Passes ndbootd_flags.

     rarpd           Boolean value.  Runs rarpd(8), the reverse ARP daemon,
                     often used to boot NetBSD and Sun workstations.  Passes
                     rarpd_flags.

     rbootd          Boolean value.  Runs rbootd(8), the HP boot protocol dae-
                     mon; used for booting HP workstations.  Passes
                     rbootd_flags.

     rtadvd          Boolean value.  Runs rtadvd(8), the IPv6 router adver-
                     tisement daemon, which is used to advertise information
                     about the subnet to IPv6 end hosts.  Passes rtadvd_flags.
                     This is only for IPv6 routers, so set ip6mode to
                     ``router'' if you use it.

   X Window System daemons
     xdm             Boolean value.  Runs the xdm(1) X display manager.  These
                     X daemons are available only with the optional X distri-
                     bution of NetBSD.

     xfs             Boolean value.  Runs the xfs(1) X11 font server, which
                     supplies local X font files to X terminals.

   NIS (YP) daemons
     ypbind          Boolean value.  Runs ypbind(8), which lets NIS (YP)
                     clients use information from a NIS server.  Passes
                     ypbind_flags.

     yppasswdd       Boolean value.  Runs yppasswdd(8), which allows remote
                     NIS users to update password on master server.  Passes
                     yppasswdd_flags.

     ypserv          Boolean value.  Runs ypserv(8), the NIS (YP) server for
                     distributing information from certain files in /etc.
                     Passes ypserv_flags.  The ``-d'' flag causes it to use
                     DNS for lookups in /etc/hosts that fail.

   NFS daemons and parameters
     amd             Boolean value.  Runs amd(8), the automounter daemon,
                     which automatically mounts NFS file systems whenever a
                     file or directory within that file system is accessed.
                     Passes amd_flags.

     amd_dir         A string.  The amd(8) mount directory.  Used only if amd
                     is true.

     lockd           Boolean value.  Runs rpc.lockd(8) if nfs_server and/or
                     nfs_client are true.  Passes lockd_flags.

     mountd          Boolean value.  Runs mountd(8) and passes mountd_flags.

     nfs_client      Boolean value.  The number of local NFS asynchronous I/O
                     server is now controlled via sysctl(8).

     nfs_server      Boolean value.  Sets up a host to be a NFS server by run-
                     ning nfsd(8) and passing nfsd_flags.

     statd           Boolean value.  Runs rpc.statd(8), a status monitoring
                     daemon used when rpc.lockd(8) is running, if nfs_server
                     and/or nfs_client are true.  Passes statd_flags.

   Bluetooth support
     bluetooth       Boolean value.  Configure Bluetooth support, comprising
                     the following tasks:
                     -   attach serial Bluetooth controllers as listed in the
                         /etc/bluetooth/btdevctl.conf configuration file.
                     -   enable Bluetooth controllers with useful defaults,
                         plus additional options as detailed below.
                     -   optionally, start bthcid(8), the Bluetooth Link
                         Key/PIN Code manager, passing bthcid_flags.
                     -   configure local Bluetooth drivers as listed in the
                         /etc/bluetooth/btdevctl.conf configuration file.
                     -   optionally, start sdpd(8), the Service Discovery
                         server, passing sdpd_flags.

     btconfig_devices
                     A string.  An optional list of Bluetooth controllers to
                     configure.

     btconfig_{dev}  A string.  Additional configuration options for specific
                     Bluetooth controllers.

     btconfig_args   A string.  Additional configuration options for Bluetooth
                     controllers without specific options as above.

     bthcid          Boolean value.  If set to false, disable starting the
                     Bluetooth Link Key/PIN Code manager.

     sdpd            Boolean value.  If set to false, disable starting the
                     Bluetooth Service Discovery server.

   Other daemons
     identd          Boolean value.  Runs identd(8), the daemon for the user
                     identification protocol.  Passes identd_flags.

     iscsi_target    Boolean value.  Runs the server for iSCSI requests,
                     iscsi-target(8).  Passes iscsi_target_flags.

     isdnd           Boolean value.  Runs isdnd(8), the isdn4bsd ISDN connec-
                     tion management daemon.  Passes isdnd_flags.

     isdn_autoupdown
                     Boolean value.  Set all configured ISDN interfaces to
                     ``up''.  If isdn_interfaces is not blank, only the listed
                     interfaces will be modified.  Used only if isdnd is true.

     kdc             Boolean value.  Runs the kdc(8) Kerberos v4 and v5
                     server.  This should be run on Kerberos master and slave
                     servers.

     rwhod           Boolean value.  Runs rwhod(8) to support the rwho(1) and
                     ruptime(1) commands.

   Hardware daemons
     apmd            Boolean value.  Runs apmd(8) and passes apmd_flags.

     irdaattach      Boolean value.  Runs irdaattach(8) and passes
                     irdaattach_flags.

     moused          Boolean value.  Runs moused(8), to pass serial mouse data
                     to the wscons mouse mux.  Passes moused_flags.

     screenblank     Boolean value.  Runs screenblank(1) and passes
                     screenblank_flags.

     wscons          Boolean value.  Configures the wscons(4) console driver,
                     from the configuration file /etc/wscons.conf.

     wsmoused        Boolean value.  Runs wsmoused(8), to provide copy and
                     paste text support in wscons displays.  Passes
                     wsmoused_flags.

FILES
     /etc/rc.conf           The file rc.conf resides in /etc.
     /etc/defaults/rc.conf  Default settings for rc.conf, sourced by rc.conf
                            before the end-user configuration section.
     /etc/rc.conf.d/foo     foo-specific rc.conf overrides.

SEE ALSO
     boot(8), rc(8), rc.d(8), rc.subr(8), rcorder(8)

HISTORY
     The rc.conf file appeared in NetBSD 1.3.

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