I've come across a bug with freenas where the web ui (lighthttpd) can freeze up and render the service to hang. Is there an easy way to restart this service via a terminal?


Current versions of FreeNAS use nginx and the Django framework. They can be restarted as follows:

service nginx restart
service django restart


/usr/local/etc/rc.d/nginx  restart
/usr/local/etc/rc.d/django restart
| improve this answer | |
  • works for FreeBSD freenas.local 9.3-RELEASE-p8 FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE-p8 #1 r275790+18ab2bc: Wed Jan 21 12:32:31 PST 2015 root@build3.ixsystems.com:/tank/home/jkh/build/93/FN/objs/os-base/amd64/fusion/jkh/93/FN/FreeBSD/src/sys/FREENAS.amd64 amd64 – aaaaa says reinstate Monica Jan 17 '16 at 10:47

To restart lighthttpd, use:

/etc/rc.d/lighttpd restart
| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.