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
  • 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

For TrueNAS 12:

service middlewared restart
service nginx restart

To restart lighthttpd, use:

/etc/rc.d/lighttpd restart

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