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

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 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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