Subject: chkconfig in NetBSD? (was Re: admin script for ipfilter)
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 02/12/2007 19:58:57
On Wed, 27 Dec 2006, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> What you describe sounds like the Irix chkconfig script, which can be 
> used to disable and enable services as well as query if a service is 
> disabled or enabled. See 
> for a bit more.
> The point of chkconfig is to have a single file for each variable, which 
> sort of contrasts the one-file-for-everything approach we have in 
> /etc/rc.conf now...

Going back to our old thread of December and January.

I was reading FreeBSD "rc" archives which mentioned NetBSD's chkconfig. So 
I searched and found:

And now I see it in NetBSD:


It even has a man page.

Not installed by default because I assume was never finished.

I haven't looked at it much yet.

  Jeremy C. Reed