Originally Posted by CyberJet
Can you please explain how to set the sysctl net.inet.ip.multipath=1with the dollar sign. I have this enabled on sysctl.conf and set to 1 but I don't understand the $.
The dollar sign denotes a user account's shell prompt. This is to be distinguished from the hash or pound sign which which denotes the root account. The difference between '$
' and '#
' are to point out whether the following command needs to be run as root (through sudo(8) or su(1)...)
or whether a generic user account is sufficient.
As examples, to view how net.inet.ip.multipath
is set, simply issue the following command from a user account:
$ sysctl net.inet.ip.multipath
In comparison, disk partitioning can only
be viewed with root permission:
# disklabel wd0
In both of these examples, neither '$
' nor '#
' are typed at the shell prompt. They denote
the shell prompt & necessary permissions.
This same convention is used throughout the official FAQ.