Rozdział 11. Configuration and Tuning

Written by Chern Lee.
Based on a tutorial written by Mike Smith.
Also based on tuning(7) written by Matt Dillon.
Spis treści
11.1. Synopsis
11.2. Initial Configuration
11.3. Core Configuration
11.4. Application Configuration
11.5. Starting Services
11.6. Configuring the cron Utility
11.7. Using rc under FreeBSD
11.8. Setting Up Network Interface Cards
11.9. Virtual Hosts
11.10. Configuration Files
11.11. Tuning with sysctl
11.12. Tuning Disks
11.13. Tuning Kernel Limits
11.14. Adding Swap Space
11.15. Power and Resource Management
11.16. Using and Debugging FreeBSD ACPI

11.1. Synopsis

One of the important aspects of FreeBSD is system configuration. Correct system configuration will help prevent headaches during future upgrades. This chapter will explain much of the FreeBSD configuration process, including some of the parameters which can be set to tune a FreeBSD system.

After reading this chapter, you will know:

  • How to efficiently work with file systems and swap partitions.

  • The basics of rc.conf configuration and /usr/local/etc/rc.d startup systems.

  • How to configure and test a network card.

  • How to configure virtual hosts on your network devices.

  • How to use the various configuration files in /etc.

  • How to tune FreeBSD using sysctl variables.

  • How to tune disk performance and modify kernel limitations.

Before reading this chapter, you should:

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