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 Re-evaluating system files without reboot
Author: Christian L. 
Date:   14-10-00 21:29

I'm using FreeBSD 4.1-stable. I just spent the past few days trying to get SOCKS5 support working. After a bit of frustration (and a lot of reading on the net) I knew that it should be working. I checked the config files for it, checked my firewall rules, etc. After finally getting really annoyed I rebooted the server (so much for a 3 month uptime). It then started to work!

Is there a way for the system to re-evaluate the startup files without having to reboot?

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 RE: Re-evaluating system files without reboot
Author: Dan Langille 
Date:   15-10-00 01:49

Yes. You drop to single user mode:

shutdown now

Then exit or CONTROl-D to go back into multi-user mode.

NOTE: this process does not affect your uptime. Try it.

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