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NAME

     sysctl.conf -- kernel state defaults


DESCRIPTION

     The /etc/sysctl.conf file is read in when the system goes into multi-user
     mode to set default settings for the kernel.  The /etc/sysctl.conf is in
     the format of the sysctl(8) command, i.e.

           sysctl_mib=value

     Comments are denoted by a ``#'' at the beginning of a line.


FILES

     /etc/sysctl.conf  Initial settings for sysctl(8).


EXAMPLES

     To disable coredumps, you may use a configuration like:

           # Disable coredumps.
           kern.coredump=0


SEE ALSO

     sysctl(8)


HISTORY

     The sysctl.conf file appeared in FreeBSD 4.0.


BUGS

     If loadable kernel modules are used to introduce additional kernel func-
     tionality and sysctls to manage that functionality, sysctl.conf may be
     processed too early in the boot process to set those sysctls.

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