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How to use omprog module of rsyslog on FreeBSD?

I am using FreeBSD 8.3 and have installed rsyslog server on it. and I want to use the omprog module of the rsyslog server. How to use omprog module? I have successfully tried it on Ubuntu but I ...
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Access Apache22 server installed on guestOS(FreeBSD) from Host(Win7)

I would like to access my freshly installed apache server on my FreeBSD guestOS from Windows 7. So I set my virtual network on VMWare to bridged, I edited the hosts file on my Windows, I opened a ...
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SSH hangs when halting a remote system

I successfully used ssh -q -i pubkey root@192.168.200.122 'halt' for years now to halt a FreeBSD system (FreeNAS) from a linux box. Suddenly, from out of nothing this stopped working: ssh hangs ...
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Samba root preexec not running?

I can't seem to find the solution to this anywhere. I have a FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE-p6 system running Samba 4.1.9. I'm trying to set up a [home] share where each user will be mapped to a zfs dataset ...
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How do I limit configure WPA supplicant to scan for 11g channels only?

In order to reduce the scanning time, I'd like to limit the scanning to 11g only My current list of channels # ifconfig wlan0 list regdomain :regdomain 0 country US anywhere -ecm Channel 1 : 2412 ...
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Laptop won't boot anymore

I had Ubuntu only on my Laptop and wanted to try FreeBSD out. My operating system was on /dev/sdb. /dev/sda was spare and I made a 100GB partition on it with the help of gparted. Subsequently I just ...
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Is my NAS accessible from the Internet?

I have a FreeNAS server set up to do nightly backups for my various Windows machines. I turned SSH on to make administration a little easier - I have plenty of Linux VMs and it's easier for me to SSH ...
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Capture and encode HDMI signal on FreeBSD

I am looking for a capture PCI-e card to encode HDMI source and stream on network. I want to "share" my HDMI sources to my Raspberry sinks in the LAN. I have found many PCI-e cards, but most of them ...
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Ntfs on freebsd not working, other solution

I am using FreeBSD 10. I want to share an external hdd formatted in ntfs with both FeeBSD and Windows. Fusefs-ntfs is refusing to cooperate, so I can't manage to mount ntfs disk to FreeBSD, though I ...
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FreeBSD with Vagrant - don't know how to check guest additions version

On Mac OS X 10.9.3 Picked a box from the VagrantCloud Init the vagrant box $ vagrant init chef/freebsd-9.2-i386 A `Vagrantfile` has been placed in this directory. You are now ready to `vagrant up` ...
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FreeBSD doesn't shutdown

I installed FreeBSD-10.0-RELEASE-i386-dvd1 on my Vmware worksattion 10. I can log in to it by my username but when I what to shutdown it using the statement "shutdown -p now", it says: "Permission ...
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Idle timeout Bourne-style shell

Is there any way to timeout idle users in Bourne-style shell (/bin/sh). man sh does not talk about it. http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?sh TIMEOUT or TMOUT shell env variables in /etc/profile ...
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unable to re-attach screen session on freebsd

I have a screen session that I am unable to re-attach to. I have tried kill -CHLD 6859, with zero success. Is there anything else that I can try to get this session re-attached q4# screen -ls No ...
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Xorg configuration to switch between ttys (FreeBSD)

I'm using FreeBSD on VMWare. I'm installing/configuring Xorg. To get a .conf file I used Xorg -configure I tested it with Xorg -config /root/xorg.conf.new -retro It seemed to be okay, so I ...
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how to access freeBSD samba from windows 8

I am trying to connect freebsd samba from windows 8. but, the windows say error for authentication. the freebsd runs samba41. sobelow is my smb4.conf. [global] workgroup = WORKGROUP server string = ...
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How to open a terminal in Sawfish?

I am running FreeBSD and I installed Xorg and then Sawfish, I got it working and running: a black screen with a black mouse... that is all. It moves and all but none of the mouse buttons do anything. ...
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How to make a snapshot of the “whole” zroot (ZFS-on-root)?

I have tried the experimental ZFS-on-root partitioning scheme available on FreeBSD 10. It seems to work fine except for a booting problem that I can quickly overcome. Anyway, this is the "partition" ...
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Entire ESXi 5.1 server locks up since yesterday

Since yesterday I suddenly stumbled upon a very absurd problem. My setup is an ESXi 5.1 home server with two VMs: a Debian (for mail, printing, webhosting, telephony, and more) and a ZFSGuru (FreeBSD ...
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freenas fuse-s3fs kldload “operation not permitted”

I am trying to install fusefs-s3fs on a pluginjail in freenas when i try to start fusefs i get the following error about not being able to load kldload can some help with this please.. $: ...
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How to reinstall an intermediary version from source?

I am trying to create a test server that is vulnerable to the Heartbleed attack. I installed apache24; the problem is twofold: - FreeBSD comes with OpenSSL 0.9.8( not vulnerable ) - if I install ...
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FreeBSD 10.0 upgrade network interface not working

FreeBSD noob here. I have upgraded from FreeBSD 9.1-p11 to 10.0-RELEASE and am having problems with the network interface during boot. It seems that something goes wrong with loading the driver or ...
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Freebsd pkg init by script

On just installed Freebsd need to initialize pkg by hands. Otherwise pkg system not allowed. How to init pkg automatically by script? Maybe need install someone port? Or something else?
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Why my freebsd has several sendmail processes?

While using freebsd 8.2, I noticed, by top, that several sendmail processes are always running. I never explicitly start any of them. Is it safe if I just kill them? And how can I detect which ...
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Starting a service yields “This account is currently not available.” on FreeBSD

In this case I'm trying to start Jenkins as a service on FreeBSD 8.3. I recently upgraded my Jenkins installation from 1.476 to 1.554 using pkgng. I haven't used the previous installation, so (as far ...
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SNMP (net-snmp) is missing 64 bit counters on FreeBSD 9.1 (ifHCInOctets/ifHCOutOctets)

I am using SNMP (from the port net-mgmt/net-snmp, v5.7.2, compiled with "MFD_REWRITES") on a FreeBSD9.1-RELEASE system. For some reason, the ifXTable MIB (1.3.6.1.2.1.31.1.1.1) seems to be missing the ...
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How to discover/found available VLAN ID's

I have access to a Huawei ONT echolife hg8012H, input fiber optic, output 1GibE Ethernet, and a RF TV coaxial connector. The working 3play setup is something like this: [fiber optic] | ...
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Error 1962: No operating system found. Boot sequence will automatically repeat

I installed the FreeBSD 10.0 from a pen-drive to be the only system in the computer and the installation looked perfect. When I turned the computer on to use the system from the hard-drive it shows: ...
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Is there a Way/tool to find label to drive mappings in Freebsd?

is there any facilitiy in freebsd 8.4 , where in I can find a disk drive based on label,similar to what blkid does in linux. I am aware of bsdlabel , but it doesnt give me the drive based on label. ...
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If FreeNas HDD or PC was to fail completely

Currently I am operating a freenas box and want to ask a question before it happens... Will do my best to keep this simple... But want an answer that is not guessing or else I will have to kill some ...
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Can I manage file-sharing on a Windows host from a Unix host?

I have a Windows computer with a lot of hard drives. I don't really want to expose it to anything because I have no idea what hardening on Windows involves. If possible, I'd like to permanently ...
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ext4fuse as non-root on FreeBSD10

I have 2 operating systems on my computer, a Arch Linux on a 100GB ext4 partition, a FreeBSD on a 250GB partition and all my data on 2 2TB separated ext4 disks. I wan't to access the files from this ...
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VirtualBox VM “pauses” indefinitely when mounting ntfs rawvmdk as read-write

I've ran into several interesting issues when mounting an NTFS partition in FreeBSD and Linux. My server is running Windows 7 Ultimate and VirtualBox ver. 4.3.6. There is a reason why it's running ...
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OpenSSH, FreeBSD screen overwrite when closing application

I installed a fresh FreeBSD 10 on a VM and connected via SSH and I've noticed that whenever i close a program (e.g., htop, top, nano etc) the contents of the session gets overwritten. This doesn't ...
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Is having more CPU cores a better thing for running a web server?

I was reading about how User threads are mapped to kernel threads on Wikipedia. From this article I understand that FreeBSD uses the 1:1 (Kernel-level threading). So each User thread created by the ...
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How to get OpenVPN server to forward tun0 packets to the local network?

I have three machines I am trying to coordinate through a TUN connection. FREEBSD box running OpenVPN server (tun) 10.0.200.21/24 on local subnet 10.0.202.1/24 on VPN REMOTE Public IP 10.0.202.6/24 ...
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Convert spwd.db to master.passwd, specify paths

I need to produce master.passwd given spwd.db and pwd.db, like one can do with pwd_mkdb -p. However, I need to specify both input and output paths. So, given somesuch/spwd.db and somesuch/pwd.db, I ...
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FreeBSD 10 Hangs on CD Loader

I'm having some problem with FreeBSD 10 installer, I've recorded two DVD's, but when they boot, show: CD Loader 1.2 Building the boot loader arguments Looking up /BOOT/LOADER... Found / This ...
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How could I diagnose a computer (INTEL board with FreeBSD) that does want to acquire a DHCP address?

I have a system that comprises 3 logic boards with 3 different CPUs (3 computers in one systems). They are all attached to a router that is connected to a wifi bridge. Of these 3 boards, only 2 ...
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How should I choose a media type for a FreeBSD installation? [closed]

I use FreeNAS for my NAS server. I was thinking of replacing it with a raw FreeBSD installation for a bit more flexibility (add a web server and possibly other things). The following is an excerpt ...
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Use the ascii code of a character as an input to sort

I'd like to sort a file with a specific delimiter (ascii 0xff) and the records are zero-terminated. I cannot use the following command though: $ sort -z -t \xff -o data data The error message is: ...
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Configure Packet Filter with white-list and black-list

I’m trying to configure Packet Filter on a FreeBSD server with a black-list of addresses/networks to block and a white-list of trusted users which cannot be blocked (black-listed). Here is my first ...
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How do you close the tmux list-keys screen?

In tmux, after pressing the prefix key (Ctrl + b in my case) and then pressing question mark to go to the list-keys screen, how do you close out of the list-keys screen and return back to whatever you ...
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Simplest FreeBSD SSH (-w) VPN setup for RoadWarrior

I'm looking for the simplest FreeBSD specific example of configuring an OpenSSH VPN (using -w) that will route all traffic not destined for the clients local network over the VPN. An example scenario ...
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OpenBSD pf Egress Filtering

I am attempting to build a simple pf.conf which includes NAT allowing traffic out of the network from all systems on a select series of ports. In my basic configuration I have an internal server that ...
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Convert disk with FreeBSD disklabel to MBR or GPT?

I've got a disk that was once partitioned using only a FreeBSD disklabel. The MBR is all 0. The BSD partitions (as dumped by gdisk under Linux) are: BSD partitions: 1 16 ...
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Samba on FreeBSD 8 and Window 8

My objective is shared files form FreeBSD8. I have installed Samba36 using ports on FreeBSD in order to automate installations. I have edited the /usr/local/etc/smb.conf and /etc/rc.conf files with ...
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zfs snapshot -r for a single, simple dataset?

According to the man page zfs snapshot -r "recursively create[s] snapshots of all descendent datasets". As per http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E18752_01/html/819-5461/ftyue.html dataset is a generic name ...
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trying to install FreeBSD from a pen drive. Failed with error 19

I am trying to install FreeBSD from a pen drive. But it returns an error on boot. cd9660 :/dev/iso9660 error :/dev/iso9660/FREEBSD_INSTALL failed with error 19 and appears mountroot> command ...
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Avahi quits working after a few minutes on FreeBSD/FreeNAS

As I mentioned in another post, I've set up a portsjail on FreeNAS 9.1.1 (FreeBSD 9.x) with CUPS and avahi. I'm trying to set up AirPrint support. I've gotten to the point that a Mac can see the avahi ...
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CUPS Auto-Discovery Not Working on FreeBSD/FreeNAS

I've set up CUPS within a portsjail on my FreeNAS 9.1.1 (FreeBSD 9.x) system. In the jail, I have installed the ports for cupsd, avahi, mdns and hplip. Unlike when I setup CUPS on a Linux system, when ...