On 2004-07-28 12:02, bsd hack <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > I have the following quetions: > (1) There are a few options that are not available in the default > kernel... like the IPFIREWALL options(and the like)... I basically need to > know all possible options I can add to the kernel config file!
Try reading these: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/kernelconfig.html http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/kernelconfig-config.html > (2) I guess these options can be used to set the kernel variables > accessible through the sysctl command. So can I create my own options so > that I can set a few kernel variables as and when I build the custom > kernel? I don't think so. Read the Handbook sections I posted above for details. > (3) and also my aim includes optimizing the kernel... so by enabling > only the options I need to I should get a get optimization... is there > anything else that can be done? If security is what concerns you, the Handbook has also this chapter: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/security.html There also many online articles that deal with the issue of security on a BSD system. Google will reveal dozens of them, but here's a starting pointer just to get you going: http://www.onlamp.com/pub/ct/13 Cheers, Giorgos _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"