If you use the FreeBSD package or port, mpd will be
with the default set of device types compiled into it.
In order to run, mpd needs
a few configuration files. The directory
/usr/local/etc/mpd5 is created
to hold them.
In it you will find some sample configuration files.
Before you can run mpd, you must set up your site-specific configuration files. These files are:
This file defines one or more configurations. When mpd is invoked, you specify the name of a configuration on the command line. This configuration (which merely consists of a series of mpd commands) is loaded. If no configuration is given, 'default' configuration is loaded.
Each configuration defines one or more bundles, links and repeaters.
They can be defined with the
Subsequent commands in the configuration configure the various
layers for that item.
This file contains login, password pairs. This is where
mpd looks to find all authentication information. This
file should be readable only by
This file contains chat scripts for modem devices.