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

     sysctl.conf -- kernel state defaults

     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.


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

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

     To disable coredumps, you may use a configuration like:

           # Disable coredumps.


     The sysctl.conf file appeared in FreeBSD 4.0.

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

BSD                             August 3, 2007                             BSD

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