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Is there an equivalent to the hosts file that is not system-wide?

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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Enable TRIM on FreeBSD 9 Install

I recently upgraded all of the parts in my FreeBSD 9 server. I purchased an SSD to run as a the root drive - I'd like to enable TRIM on it but the only documentation I can find on it is that it can ...
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How to Get Run Level in FreeBSD

At Linux we can get run level as like: if [ "$(runlevel | sed 's/.* //')" = 6 ]; then echo "A reboot is in progress" fi and run level 0 is for shutdown. How can I do the same for Free BSD?
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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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Has anyone managed to compile nmon for freebsd? or alternatives?

Im used to this great tool called nmon. if you havnt heard of it you should check it out Anyway im dabbeling with freebsd, and wanted to see if i can get it compiles. I managed to get the includes ...
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Unable to do passwordless login to FreeNAS

I'm trying to use this command to allow me passwordless login to a FreeNAS box: cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh root@server.com 'cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys' But I get: ...
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How do I add a location to my path in Unix?

I am using a default installation of FreeBSD, with the C shell (csh). Suppose I have a command I can run by executing this: /sbin/abc, but cannot run by executing abc. How can I set certain path or ...
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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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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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How to recover zfs pool when root fs fails

I have a FreeBSD 8.0 amd64 box w/ 1 ATA drive for system and 4 SATA drives as a RAIDZ pool. The ATA drive isn't mirrored nor part of any pool, but also doesn't hold any valuable data. How can I ...
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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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How to see network traffic per interface in FreeBSD?

want to see an amount of traffic passed through interface since boot. It's an ISPManager VDS with FreeBSD 8.0, and ifconfig -L epair521b -B does nothing. Want to have output like Linux's ifconfig: ...
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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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How to get a list of background processes in freebsd

I need to get a list of background processes in freebsd, but i don't know how. I've tried to use ps command, ps -ax ps -e -j but I haven't found properties which describe background processes. ...
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daemontools and ulimit

I have a daemontools service whose /service/myservice/run contains: #!/bin/sh exec setuidgid someuser somecommand Now, if I run this as a script directly from a root shell, somecommand will get a ...
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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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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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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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mv - move dir with destination-dir having the same subdirs as source-dir

In FreeBSD (I suppose it works like Linux et al in this regard), I'd like to move src_parent/mydir to dst_parent/mydir. dst_parent/mydir already exists, and it contains some subdirs that's also ...
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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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How to make [home] go to beginning of line instead of beginning of buffer?

I know there is an existing shortcut to do this but I'd like to have the home key mapped to beginning-of-line instead of beginning-of-buffer. I tried putting this in my ~/.emacs file but it seems ...
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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 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 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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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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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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Dealing with kernel panics in FreeBSD

I'm regularly encountering a kernel panic on my FreeBSD 9 laptop. I have not been able to fix the problem by updating my system to the current stable version (which I got from the ctm-svn), so how ...
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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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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 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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FreeBSD seems doesn't see my dlink wlan at all

I have a PC with a Dlink wireless PCI device in PCI slot. The LEDs are blinking, but when I boot FreeBSD I can not see the device in dmesg. Why? is it a BIOS issue? It's pretty ancient hardware. I ...
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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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How to install freeBSD on a separate partition?

I have Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed and have a free 63GB partition. I'm trying to install freeBSD on it. I get a "Add partition" prompt when installing which requests Type Size Mountpoint I ...
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Sendmail + Active directory

I've got a freebsd server which has sendmail, dovecot and openldap installed. Let's say it's called name.com I want to integrate it with Active Directory, so sendmail can look up users in AD and if ...
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Inverse multiplexing to speed up file transfer

I have send a large amount of data from one machine to another. If I send with rsync (or any other method), it will go at a steady 320kb/sec. If I initiate two or three transfers at once, each will go ...
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Setting up most secure personal computing environment possible

I'm trying to set up the most secure personal computing environment possible with the following requirements: most secure OS(in relative terms) that is freely available(I'm guessing FreeBSD) ...
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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 ...
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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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Dual-Boot Windows XP and Vista Without Windows Boot Manager?

I have been dual-booting FreeBSD (1st partition) and Windows XP (2nd partition) using Grub2 (configured in FreeBSD). I just installed Windows Vista on my hard drive's 3rd partition. To boot Vista I ...
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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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How to mount NFS export on Mac OS X?

I have FreeBSD (test.local) box configured as NFS server. And I'm trying to mount its NFS sharing form my mac (hhmm.local) /nfs hhmm.local /nfs has 777 permission. And I checked from mac that ...
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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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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 ...