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FreeBSD - HDD Temp in collectd (or graphite, influxDB, …)

Is there a good way to log SMART values, like HDD temperature, with collectd? I only found collectd-exec plugin solutions, which use smartctl with extra sudo config.
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BCM4331 Installation issues on FreeBSD 10.2

I have been unable to find the 'right' 64-bit XP drivers to use ndisgen to create a working module -- I can get it to recognize the card but it has exit errors there are always IRQ and memory leak ...
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FreeBSD SSH terminal windows

When I run a ncurses-based tool, say nano, in a Linux/OSX SSH session and then close it, the terminal session is back with the history and everything. But if I start nano in a FreeBSD SSH session and ...
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What is the best way to setup separate FreeNAS jails/plugins using separate datasets?

I am running FreeNAS-9.3-STABLE-201512121950 from a USB stick in VirtualBox on a Mac Mini Server (late 2012 - Macmini6,2) running OS X El Capitan. Quad-core i7, 16G RAM, with 8G and 2 procs devoted ...
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Route traffic from jail 1 to jail 2 on host

I just recently began using this great OS and while I do have a background in Windows networking, I'm very new to how I can achieve certain tasks on FreeNAS 9.3 (FreeBSD), especially with jails. ...
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Alternative to using usbcopy to create Solaris Text Installer USB stick

I have a blank T5120 server without any optical drive onto which I want to install Solaris 11.3. I downloaded the sol-11_3-text-sparc.usb installer. The docs tell me to use a tool named usbcopy to ...
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Why does the FreeBSD kernal crash on UEFI boot?

I recently downloaded the FreeBSD 10.2 distribution from the official website; I used the 'FreeBSD-10.2-RELEASE-amd64-uefi-memstick.img.xz' file. I used MS ImageWriter to image a USB and proceeded to ...
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Freebsd / pf.conf / IPv6: Can't connect to ssh via IPv6

I'm using FreeBSD 10.2 and can't connect to ssh via IPv6. I configured pf as follows: #external interface EXT_IF = "igb0" # block all incoming traffic, pass all outgoing block all pass out quick # ...
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Cant boot FreeBSD 10.1 using grub2

I installed FreeBSD 10.1 on a machine that has Xubuntu already. The installation completed successfully but im not able to boot it. On my grub boot screen i get only 2 options: ubuntu and advanced ...
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disc queue frozen during installation of freebsd to hyperV on windows 10 Pro

When doing a vanilla install from the FreeBSD-10.2-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1 disc image, whether using IDE or SCSI in Hyper-V on Windows 10 pro, I get lots of IO timeouts during installation: but it seems ...
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How do I remove passphrase Authentification on FreeBSD ssh

I am trying to set up a server that will just serve as a "Local Website", by local website I mean a http server that is not port forwarded. When ever I try to log in to it, it asks me for a ...
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Can not run Mate because x server is lost

I installed FreeBSD on a 1998, Pentium 2 computer. It runs vary smoothly on it. I followed this tutorial on how to get Mate desktop on FreeBSD. ...
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Networking scenario for multiple virtual machines on a host

I have a physical machine hosting 3 virtual machines and im using virtualbox. 2 VM's are simple machines that just need to ping each other (lets call them G1 and G2) whereas the 3rd VM has openvswitch ...
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How do I replace numbers in specific field bash

I am using FreeBSD 3.2-RELEASE. For example output from last- abelovsk14 1 10-7 22:06 adamov14 5 10-5 22:53 almasi14 1 10-8 22:56 anda13 53 10-6 22:16 andrejko14 51 10-7 01:28 Is possible to ...
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Is it safe to “Pull the plug” after running the halt command on UNIX

This is probably a dumb question with an easy answer, but I can't seem to shed any light on it after hours of Google-ing. From what I have learned the halt command on UNIX (e.g BSD) & Unix-like ...
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Will an executable from FreeBSD machine work on a Solaris Machine?

I have a very basic question. I'm new to the site. Will an executable file from a FreeBSD machine work on a Solaris machine as well? Any help will be appreciated!
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NetBSD/FreeBSD and TP-Link TL-WN727N: Second encounter

First part at NetBSD and TP-Link TL-WN727N (Atheros AR9271 or Ralink RT5370) So, I've installed NetBSD 7 and device shown again as ugen(ugein, lol). ugen0 at uhub4 port 8 ugen0: Mediatek 802.11 ...
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How can I tell what PCIe USB 3.0 cards are compatible with NAS4Free / FreeBSD?

I have NAS4Free running on an HP ProLiant Microserver G7 N40L/N54L. The Microserver only has USB 2.0 ports, so I’m thinking of purchasing a PCIe card so I can use a USB 3.0 hard drive at full speed. ...
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Freebsd 10.2 Virtualbox 4.3.40: Has anyone managed to install Windows 10 guest on Freebsd 10.2 host?

I am having problems installing Windows 10 as a guest in VirtualBox 4.3.30 running on a FreeBSD 10.2 host. Has anyone managed to install it? The blue Windows 10 splash screen appears but then the ...
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Setting up PFsense for test network

I want to test pfsense. I have a network with a established sonicwall router right now. I want to test pfsense within that network. The issue I have is with setup. I can't get pass the part where its ...
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c vim garbles 1st character of file when using via mobaxterm

this thing drives me crazy, and I am unable to find a solution... I am logging in to a FreeBSD machine via ssh using MobaXterm. Every time I open a text file with vim, it replaces the first character ...
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How to ssh in to BSD vm as root

I'm using vmware fusion pro 7 on OS X 10.10. I'm having trouble ssh-ing in to my vm as root. The process is simple ifconfig pull ip. Open terminal window ssh root@ip. However I can't seem to gain root ...
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Is there a Linux `setfacl --test` equivalent for BSD?

The Linux version of setfacl, as opposed to the BSD version has that very handy --test option: --test Test mode. Instead of changing the ACLs of any files, the resulting ACLs are ...
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FreeBSD turning off offloading

How can I turn off the following in FreeBSD? tx checksum offloading rx checksum offloading tcp segment offloading large segment offloading
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802.11n support with pfSense

I recently set up a pfSense router and I can't seem to get the Wireless interface up and working. I'm using a 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapter (TP-Link TL-WN851ND) configured as ath0. The interface ...
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How do I set default (not inherit) acl permissions on file creation?

This is with a freenas box (FreeNAS-9.3-STABLE-201506292130). In debian-based linux generally there is a default permissions of 644/755 for files/directories (now 664/775?). As I understand it, this ...
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kinit worked but without kinit ssh doesn't work.

Case 1) machine: kinit machine: xxx@production.xxx.com's password: (inputted my password) machine: ssh machineB production.xxx.com Successfully sshd. Case 2) machine: ssh machineB ...
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How can you tell who access the root?

It's freebsd: I want to find who type a certain command in root in it's history."xyz" for example. Lets say you have person A B C D and E. All of whom have wheel access. How can I know which ...
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How do I make netcat timeout nonsilently?

I'm trying to send some data to a server with a command like nc -w 3 IP_ADDRESS PORT < data where nc is the netcat from FreeBSD 5.4. When the server doesn't respond within 3 seconds I get no ...
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No space left: inodes

when I do df /dev/ada0p2 33927814 17086300 14127290 55% / devfs 1 1 0 100% /dev devfs 1 1 0 100% /var/named/dev It seems my ...
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Unable to execute root commands inside an openvpn script

I'm using the openvpn option client-connect to run a script when a client connects. The script works fine when I use simple commands but when I add commands that need root privileges it doesn't work ...
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Missing basic packages like pkg_add?

I recently performed a fresh install of 10.1-RELEASE (amd/x64_86) due to a botched upgrade. It seems like I'm missing basic utilities, like pkg_add. find / -name pkg_add is returning 0 hits (even when ...
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isc-dhcpd sanity check fail even though everything looks right

I have a machine in freebsd 8.1 and I am failing to do service isc-dhcpd start it keeps saying "Configuration file sanity check failed" Hint: I copy the /usr/local.rc.d/isc-dhcpd and ...
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Unable to upgrade packages after a major version upgrade

I recently upgraded from FreeBSD 9.3-RELEASE to 10.1-RELEASE. I'm trying to rebuild the packages after the upgrade according to 24.2.3.3. Upgrading Packages After a Major Version Upgrade. When I run ...
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the nature of pxebooting

Got a question regarding pxe-booting into freebsd. Let's assume the following. Machine A = dhcpd/tftp/console server Machine B = no OS (about get one by PXE) After pxe-booting machine B, I expect ...
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Passenger issue with Rails routes

I have been tasked with getting a Rails 2.3.14 app running with Phusion Passenger 5.0.7 standalone in FreeBSD 9. Setup is all complete and done, the issue I am facing is Passenger doesn’t seem to ...
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Handbrake: Getting avio_open2 failed, errno -2 when converting video on FreeBSD

On FreeBSD 9.2. Getting a cryptic error when converting a video using HandBrakeCLI. $ HandBrakeCLI --preset "iPad" --input "Wolf.Totem.mkv" --output "/mnt/media/Ad Hoc/Wolf Totem.mp4" [17:01:21] ...
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NanoBSD: issue including firmware for ral driver in image

With my current NanoBSD build I'm not able to bring up the ral0 interface. Instead I get the following: ... rt2561sfw: could not load firmware image, error 2 ral0: rt2661_load_microcode: unable to ...
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FreeBSD bash history: can't access last symbol of command

There's an old server I am working with, runs modified FreeBSD 6.1 with bash 2.05b.0(1)-release. On 'up' key press the last command from history pops up - but I can't access the last symbol, like the ...
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How did I manage to combine O and c to © in PuTTY?

Today's mystery: I was going to type the word "Och", meaning "and" in Swedish. However, I ended up with ©h, and I don't know why, and I cannot reproduce it. The chain of software is as follows. ...
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FreeBSD configure package options when installing with pkg

I moved from ports to pkg and I'm trying to find out how can I install package with specific options, like I was able to do with ports (make config). E.g. I need to add LDAP support to sendmail, ...
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Raising a processes' memory limit on FreeNAS

I am using BackupPC, which is a Free Software backup tool based on rsync for transfers, to back up a FreeNAS box. Recently, with more files being added to the NAS, this has stopped working. I get ...
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how to mount a network drive from specified network adapter in freebsd

I want to mount a network shared drive by my freebsd 9.3. I know This is possible by: mount_smbfs -I 10.1.1.20 //user@10.1.1.20/shared /root/local_folder/ This is done by default from em0. How can ...
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How to zero out unused space on UFS filesystem?

I have a FreeBSD system installed in VirtualBox and i want to compact its vdi. AFAIK, before doing this i need to fill unused space with zeros so VirtualBox can shrink it. On Windows there is sdelete ...
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Set up multi-head environnement on FreeBSD running X.org

My goal is to set up a multi-head environnement: I need to have an extended desktop available on both screens with the ability to drag and drop windows from one screen to another. The left screen is ...
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Drive does not do “selftest” when using “smartctl?”

I have one drive which does not want to do the selftest: # smartctl -t long /dev/ada3 smartctl 6.2 2013-07-26 r3841 [FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE-p3 amd64] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-13, Bruce Allen, ...
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Can't get jumbo frames enabled with Mellanox ConnectX-3 VPI card on FreeBSD 10.1

I have a Mellanox ConnectX-3 VPI card, MCX354A-FCBT, which is configured in 40Gbps Ethernet mode on both ports. It's connected via two passive DAC QSFP cables to an IBM switch. Everything works for ...
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Slow internet connection speed compared to other hosts in the same network

My home network consists of an ADSL modem, directly connected to the Internet, and two laptops, connected to the modem using wireless cards. One of the laptops uses Microsoft Windows 7 and the other ...
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FreeBSD - Samba4 ignoring ZFS ACLs

I have a server running PC-BSD (FreeBSD) 10 and purely ZFS storage. I have created a jail with Warden and installed Samba 4. I have provisioned a domain, using the options for ntvfs and rfc2307 as ...
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FreeBSD with MySQL 5.6 installed fails on first launch

I am trying to start MySQL for the first time. The install_db script runs error free I used: mysql_install_db --user=mysql --basedir=/usr/local But first launch attempt ends with: 2015-03-10 ...