One of the important aspects of FreeBSD is proper system configuration. This chapter explains 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 scripts.
How to configure and test a network card.
How to configure virtual hosts on 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: