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How to drop privileges in an rc script on FreeBSD?

The manpage on rc makes it sound like one has to specify ${name}_user only in order to make rc drop privileges and execute the service command as the specified user. It doesn't work in my case and the ...
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how to get output of a running nohup process if nohup.out gets deleted

I have a nohup process running on my FreeBSD 8.4 box. Initially I was looking at nohup console messages output through tail -f nohup.out But I accidentally deleted nohup.out file. How can I access ...
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How to figure out which (potentially uninstalled) port provides a command in FreeBSD?

make search name=X and make search key=Y don't seem to find command names reliably, especially not if they aren't mentioned in the port's description. In Debian-based systems there's apt-file which ...
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How can I import the FreeBSD VM Current Snapshots into VMWare Workstation or VMWare Fusion?

I'm trying to import any of the .raw, .vhd, or .vmdk images from ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/snapshots/VM-IMAGES/11.0-CURRENT/amd64/ into VMWare Worksation (on Windows) or VMWare Fusion (on ...
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Meaning of red plus sign in FreeBSD ports configuration screen

Maybe a bit of a noob question, but I can't find it anywhere (I googled it, and I've tried the handbook, but I might have missed it): When I install a port and the port asks for configuration ...
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How to figure out the revision of FreeBSD ports?

FreeBSD ports are upgradable (with portsnap fetch), ergo they must have some kind of revision which refers to the status of the complete ports collection. Which is easiest way to figure this revision ...
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FreeBSD default router

I have two network interfaces in a FreeBSD box, both configured with DHCP; each is assigned an IP and gateway. FreeBSD is using the wrong interface for outbound traffic. How can I override the default ...
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Tor browser bundle not starting in Open/FreeBSD

Tor Browser Bundle not starting with both OpenBSD and PC-BSD I have downloaded and extracted 64bit version of the TBB, but when I click the 'start-tor-browser' it doesn't do anything. When I try: $ ...
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NAS4Free and SMB not allows me to access shared folders

I have some troubles trying to create a chared folder on my server hosted with NAS4Free. I enabled the CIFS/SMB service: Create some shares: However if I try to access to these folders from my ...
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Semiautomatic rename of files according to pattern?

I have a lot of files and directories named similar to [Origin]Description[Techinfo]. Sometimes, brackets can be round brackets instead of square brackets, or spaces between the parts. How can I ...
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How to configure a FreeBSD port with default values (recursively)?

After doing a research in multiple search engines and reading https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/porters-handbook/building.html and ...
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No ntopng menu item in pfsense

I have ntopng package installed on pfSense. Unfortunately, I don't see appropriate menu item: Why
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How to install manpages on FreeNAS 9.3?

I'm having enourmous trouble installing manpages on FreeNAS 9.3 (based on FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE-p15). I tried: installing pc-sysinstall from ...
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bcm4331 (wifi) doesn't work on FreeBSD 10.1

I've installed FreeBSD 10.1 on my MacBook Pro Mid 2012 (MacBook Pro 9.2). Everything works pretty good, except Wifi interface (bcm4331). FreeBSD has two modules - bwi-firmware-kmod and ...
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Netbeans keeps compiling from the beginning

I have quite a big C++ project in Netbeans. Its taking about 2 minutes for it to successfully compile (-j6 mode). My problem is that, everytime I build my project (not making clean!) it keeps ...
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NAS4Free istallation from LiveUSB to USB: not working

I'm trying to install NAS4Free on my home server but I have some troubles. There are several step-by-step instructions in the Internet, I used this one: ...
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Install freebsd over Linux

I have 2 operating systems on a gpt hard drive: Linux mint and debian. I am not heavily invested in the debian install, and a piece of firmware is broken anyway. The debian installation is broken up ...
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Am I able to define if the USB flash drive is bootable or not?

Let's describe what I'm doing first: Initial task is to install and setup NAS4Free on my home server consisting of Asus AT5NM10T-I motherboard (with Atom D525 CPU), 2GB of memory, 3TB hard drive, a ...
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Can't boot off of USB after installing FreeBSD

So I recently installed FreeBSD on my desktop computer. It was very complicated, so I decided to switch to Debian. I tried to write Debian's boot.img file to a USB using the official Debian help page ...
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FreeBSD KVM port maturity

What information is available on the stability and maturity of the FreeBSD KVM port? Please only share in-depth articles on why it would be stable, or why it wouldn't be based on real life ...
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Mac Powerbook G4 exceeding critical temperature when booting from CD

I'm trying to install FreeBSD on my old PowerBook G4 17". To do so, I have to boot from a live cd containing freebsd. The problem is that when I boot the cd and see the beginning of the installation, ...
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Can't bood freebsd install

I have an amd64 architecture, three hard disks and grub2 in efi mode. FreeBSD is installed in the third disk using a gpt layout with another partition that doesn't contain an OS: partition 1 (NTFS) ...
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FreeBSD make error - File 5.19 supports only version 12 magic files. /usr/share/misc/magic.mgc is version 8?

I'm having trouble reinstalling ProFTPD on a FreeBSD 10.1 setup. The server is newly upgraded from 10.0 to 10.1. When I start the make install clean process, these warnings first shows on screen. ...
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Network with a router and IPS

I´d like to tool around a little bit with a network using a router which is connected to a modem and a Intrusion Protection System (FreeBSD) in between the router and the other computers/servers. ...
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Installing new OS on Powerbook G4 without USB key or CD

I recently got a PowerBook G4 17" with a 1.67 GHz PowerPC CPU, 2GB of RAM, 100 GB of hard drive and running under OS X 10.5.8. These computers are actually getting more and more obsolete, and this ...
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Fatal server error: Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault)

Fresh i386 FreeBSD install on my old PC. After entering startx to run Lumina for FreeBSD. I get a fatal error. See the log below. Please be gentle haha, I'm new to FreeBSD since yesterday. Thanks ...
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Is there an equivalent to the hosts file that is not system-wide? [duplicate]

Is there an equivalent to editing the hosts-file for ip to hostname mapping that is not global and system wide? Running FreeBSD.
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Airport Extreme BCM43224 not recognised on FreeBSD

So I have recently installed FreeBSD 10.1 (now UEFI native!) on my Mid-2012 MacBook Pro. The install went fine, except for one problem: my wireless card wasn't recognised. I looked into bwi and bwn as ...
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Can't update pfSense

If trying to update pfSense I get an error Could not contact pfSense update server https://updates.pfsense.org/_updaters/amd64 Proof: The same address is downloadable from command line of ...
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How to fix timezone data in pfSense/freeBSD?

We have special situation with timezones here in Russia. Recently government had cancelled timesave shifting and it was no timeshifts for some time, but recently they decided to make one "last" ...
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Running Chromium on FreeBSD without window manager

I want to run Chromium in full-screen on FreeBSD immediately when the system boots (with no graphical environment), i.e. straight from the standard text-mode boot process to a full screen Chromium ...
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Changes Hostname on FreeBSD 10

I've tried changing the hostname on my FreeBSD box. Changed it in rc.conf, dhclient.conf and tried to set it manually but it still uses the old one. Also samba uses the old one despite its settings. ...
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CPU Utilisation Snapshot report

I want to write a script to monitor CPU Utilisation, and upon the utilisation going above a threshold, create a brief text report on the router. I'm trying to get the the bottom of why some of our ...
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unable to boot ahter instalation : freeBSD

I have ubuntu installed in my system. I just installed freeBSD 10.0 in to my system. Where /dev/sda1 is where my ubuntu is installed , and /dev/sda2 is where I install freeBSD. Installation of ...
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no root partition was found : FreeBSD

I want to install freeBSD in my laptop. I already had a Ubuntu at my system. I make the partition of 40GB using GParted, to install freeBSD in to that. But when I install freeBSD on the partition ...
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Limited Broadcast on FreeBSD 10

It seems to me that limited broadcast is broken on FreeBSD 10.0-STABLE. My setup: FreeBSD server (FreeBSD server.home.local 10.0-STABLE FreeBSD 10.0-STABLE #0 r264752: Tue Apr 22 22:09:47 CEST 2014 ...
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gpg: Can't check signature (FreeBSD)

I follow this SA https://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-14:18.openssl.asc [FreeBSD 10.0] <= My FreeBSD version fetch <link>/openssl-10.0.patch fetch ...
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What is a better approach for ZFS?

I am making zpools on FreeBSD machine. While creating zpools I observe these two cases:- If I take raw disks and create zpool then I am able to form zpools and they are working perfectly. If I ...
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Squid ignores multi-WAN load balancing in pfSense

If squid3 package is installed and configured as transparent proxy, then load-balancing gateway group is ignored. I.e. if some ISP is down, then some web pages can't be opened and not routed to ...
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ssh port-forwarding and remote bind failure: ExitOnForwardFailure not working?

I have two FreeBSD 9 hosts and I want to maintain a tunnel to reach firewalled host R from a high port on cloud host C. ssh -y -i tunnel_id_rsa -o ConnectTimeout=60 -o ServerAliveInterval=20 -o ...
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FreeBSD em0 fallback to 100Mbit Fast Ethernet on HP/Compaq DC7700

I have a couple of HP DC7700CMT machines, each with its own integrated Intel 82566DM GbE LAN port, shown in dmesg as Intel PRO/1000 and using the em driver. I recently discovered that FreeBSD doesn't ...
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Asus motherboard / FreeBSD memory issue

We have a FreeNAS server, Asus P7P55D-E LX motherboard, 6GB of RAM. We want to upgrade it to 16GB. We installed 2 x 8GB RAM from Amazon: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s ...
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FreeBSD 10 boot CD doesn't boot on VirtualBox

I downloaded the FreeBSD 10.0 boot CD ISO (FreeBSD-10.0-RELEASE-ia64-bootonly.iso) and am trying to boot it in VirtualBox for a new FreeBSD installation, without success. On boot I get FATAL: Could ...
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How to elegantly selectively exclude FreeBSD network traffic from OpenVPN interface by port

inexperienced sysadmin here. I'm planning on running a net daemon inside a FreeBSD jail through OpenVPN, but want to be able to SSH directly into the jail and use the daemon's web interface daemon ...
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Parsing the output of “uptime” with bash

I would like to save the output of the uptime command into a csv file in a Bash script. Since the uptime command has different output formats based on the time since the last reboot I came up with a ...
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Are there any programs other than NFS that use the Network Status Monitor protocol / rpc.statd?

I'm running a FreeBSD server, and I'd really like to get rid of some extra fluff. In particular, I'm absolutely sure that I won't be running an NFS client or server. I know that I can remove the NFS ...
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How can I make Windows modify CIFS/ZFS ACLs 'correctly'

I have a FreeNAS (FreeBSD) system with a CIFS share (called "library") backed by a ZFS file system. The share is set up as per the FreeNAS GUI to use "Windows / Mac" ACLs which I'm led to believe ...
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How can I skip mounted directories with chmod?

chown supports a -x option to ignore file system mount points. Is there an equivalent for chmod?
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I'm not able to access my remote machine without password

I am working on Free BSD and I need to connect to my remote machine without password. I tried the following but I can't log into the remote machine without password. Logs: ssh-keygen -t rsa scp ...
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FreeBSD - How can I let server A get web access via server B over a specific port?

Setup: Server A: FreeBSD 10 - IP: 100.100.100.100 Server B: FreeBSD 9 - IP: 200.200.200.200 Both servers use pf.conf. Desired result: I want server A to be able to get web access (port 80) via ...