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ZPOOL how to remove volume?

I had a strange issue with FreeNAS reporting mulitpath/disk1 is not stable for a while with a crcck of 5. I do not have any SAS on my MB. The rest all report as ada_ except that drive. In multipath ...
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freebsd guest works from commandline `kvm`, hangs before boot inside virt-manager

I have a FreeBSD-7 guest (in a qcow2 disk image) which works just fine when I start it from the commandline with # kvm -drive file=freebsd7.disk But when started from the virt-manager GUI, it gets ...
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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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Did I kill windows boot manager? I can't boot after installing FreeBSD

I installed freebsd with dual-booting. I specified an empty partition for freebsd auto-configuring. After it was installed, windows boot manager disappeared. What's going on? Should I recover it, or ...
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Permissions … how to make a folder undeleteable?

On FreeNAS (FreeBSD) ... I'm trying to make a folder 'undeleteable'. I logged in as root. I created a folder called test and chmod it to 700 (rwx------). Owner is root, group is wheel. Then I log in ...
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Adding multiple users to FreeNAS

I need to add a couple dozen user accounts for ftp access to our FreeNAS box. Is there any way to accomplish this without manually entering each one via the GUI?
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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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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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How do I get rsync to email success/failure log on FreeBSD/FreeNAS 8.3?

I've got a successful rsync local backup using: rsync -vart --del /mnt/main/main /mnt/backup --log-file=/var/log/rsync_mainBackup.log Can anyone tell me how the success/failure of the operation can ...
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Freebsd - only install gnome desktop (only minimal ports needed)

Is there a way to only install the gnome desktop? I don't want all these extra things... I'll install it manually if I need it. Also, why do we need xorg? My VM has been running for a while ...
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Unable to make bash default shell in freebsd

I wanted to change my default shell to bash in freebsd. I tried the following: 1.chsh -s /bin/bash (or /usr/local/bin/bash) <my_username> I get this error after entering the password: chsh: ...
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How do I answer same password prompt multiple times when using unrar on a multi-file archive?

In particular when unrar has to rebuild the missing parts with rev files. I have a "multiple files rar-archive" that is password protected. A couple .rar files that compose the archive are missing ...
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mod_security 2.6 + mod_fcgid not working

I have installed: Apache 2.2 + suexec (libxml2, etc.) Mod_security 2.6 Mod_fcgid I am using APACHE with newest hybrid EVENT MPM. I think it can be related to the problem. Here is the problem: ...
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How to create an image of a Live system over ssh?

I have a question about a FreeBSD server that I cannot access at the moment. But because we would like to try some new stuff we want to create a backup of this system first. The question is: is ...
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FreeBSD vs Linux from an administration standpoint

I am a huge user of Linux in a all kinds of ways for servers, desktops, etc... More recently I am wanting to try working with FreeBSD for certain features it has like ZFS and such. How much does the ...
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How to install software packages from FreeBSD 9.1 DVD?

When FreeBSD 9.0 switched to the new installer, I could still manually launch bsdinstall at end of normal installation process to install pre-built packages on DVD, however this way no longer works in ...
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nginx don't log anything

I'm running a FreeBSD 9-Stable server, with nginx. My configuration is here: user www www; worker_processes 5; error_log /var/log/nginx/nginx-error.log; events { worker_connections 1024; } http { ...
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Strange disk issues sunfire x2200 freebsd 8.3

So, my Sunfire x2200 M2 has two SATA drives in it, a 250GB and a 2TB. Sometime last night/this morning, the system rebooted by itself. It came back up fine, but after reviewing a few logs, I found ...
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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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How can I build Google V8 on FreeBSD with clang?

I'm trying to build Google's V8 on FreeBSD 9.1 using clang and running into the following error: /usr/bin/ld: final link failed: Nonrepresentable section on output clang++: error: linker command ...
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Blacklist filename on FreeBSD ZFS

I have a ZFS based NAS that various platforms use for shared storage, namely Windows XP/7/8 and Linux. I've noticed that Windows clients are creating Thumbs.db files left right and centre, which I do ...
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Torrentflux broke after upgrade [closed]

A working torrentflux setup seems to have gone broken after upgrading PHP to 5.3 and Postrgres to 9.2beta3 on a FreeBSD 8.2 server. The login screen will show up fine, but after clicking the login ...
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FreeBSD sysctl.conf kernel.panic parametr?

There is a kernel.panic param in Linux's /etc/sysctl.conf to auto-reboot the OS when the kernel crashes. Is there anything like this in FreeBSD?
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Use of TCP-MD5 option

For a research application we need to use the TCP-MD5 option (RFC 2385). After some research we have finally found that only a few GNU/Linux distributions support the option out of the box. We ...
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Linux (or freebsd) on Sun Netra X1 and SunRay 1

I have an old Sun Netra X1 server and two SunRays 1 lying around and wondering about installing Linux or Freebsd on them. is possible run Linux (and/or FreeBsd with ZFS) on SunRay 1? (I hope Netra ...
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freebsd-update patches custom /boot/kernel/kernel which breaks remote access

I am running freebsd-update from time to time on my FreeBSD 9.0 system. I have a custom kernel installed and running and, according to a tip from the FreeBSD documentation (Freebsd Update (section ...
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Is there a command to make csh re-read all the directories in your path on FreeBSD?

I am having a weird issue in FreeBSD9 using csh as my shell. Newly installed programs that are in my path will only launch if I relaunch the csh shell. I find this really annoying. I guess csh ...
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Notification of media inserted to DVD tray in FreeBSD

I would like to create a script that automatically copy the dvd to a folder in my FreeBSD box (copy back DVD archives). I would need a notification from the system when the DVD tray has been closed. ...
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Virtual Machine Got Frozen on start of installing FreeBSD, on CentOS6.3 KVM

Problem description: In the installation section, after I entered the virt-install command with proper arguments(shown below) to build the virtual hardware configuration, and connected to the vm ...
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Remote GVIM with Xming hangs when lost and restored focus

I have a following setup: a Windows 7 laptop with Xming installed and FreeBSD with GVIM in VirtualBox. I set up everything (set DISPLAY env variable, opened ports, allowed Xming to accept connections ...
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How to get CPU %user %system in FreeBSD without using top?

Is there any other FreeBSD command besides "top" which can be used to get the following values? CPU: % user, % nice, % system, % interrupt, % idle My problem to be specific is ...
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encrypted backups for Linux and FreeBSD readable for both

I have a Linux and a FreeBSD computer, both encrypted (LUKS and geli respectively). I am wondering how to make backups that would also be encrypted and would be readable to both (so that if one of the ...
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Suspend the process and not to cancel it after SSH logout

I'm loging via putty (SSH) to server on which execute my webserver program. With CTRL+Z and bg commands is webserver running on background but if I logout, the process is terminated. How can I prevent ...
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Accesing internet with Host-Only network VirtualBox

I have two VMs in my VirtualBox. Both are FreeBSD and should communicate between each other. I have created network with DHCP enabled and set like this: Server Address 10.10.10.1 Server Mask ...
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Does FreeBSD 9.0 installs with multi-core support by default?

Planning to install FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE amd64. Should I re-compile kernel after installation for multiple CPU cores support? or SMP-kernel comes in default installation?
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syncing large files FreeBSD

I'm having a hard time getting my head around this. My test setup has a shell script continuously calling 'ls -la' on a 1G file and printing out the time since the last time it ran. I then run a ...
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How to disable font aliasing in freebsd?

I'd like to disable font aliasing at all. It looks ugly on my lcd screen. I tried to google but configuration various from distro to distro.
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How to install lsof on Debian/kFreeBSD?

How do you install lsof on Debian/kFreeBSD Testing (Wheezy/Sid)? $ apt-get install lsof Package lsof is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is ...
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How can I decrypt a file encrypted with the FreeBSD bdes(1) command using openssl?

The file was encrypted using the FreeBSD bdes(1) command with the default parameters.
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cpan in freebsd 9.0

I have a FreeBSD 9.0 installation which works fine. The only problem is cpan. I tried forums.freebsd but didn't help much. Here is some cli output: [user ~]$ cpan --version Cannot load ...
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When I try to change mode in VI it prompts ^[ char

I am using FreeBsd 9 and I need to use Vi. My problem related with the changing mode (command to insert or insert to command) in VI. I know that I need to use ESC key to change mode. But in Insert ...
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FreeBSD 9: How to locate an exact filename?

Trying to use locate command to find an exact match for the given pattern. However it results showing all matching files.. For example: I want to find a binary named: node But it gives me all ...
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FreeBSD 9 ports: How to make quiet installations?

Just wondering how do I make ports installation - without config options (blue) window popup? Assuming that I accept default options of the installation. make install clean
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non-privileged normal user passing environment variables to /bin/login [closed]

Suppose that in FreeBSD (or linux maybe) there is a non-privileged normal user (non-superuser). And there is a telnet standalone (I know that telnet is usually run under inetd) running under (owned ...
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Windows vista FreeBSD9.0 dual boot installation issue

I have a workstation that runs with a dual boot configuration(Ubuntu 9.04 and Win vista(home premium)). Yesterday I tried installing FreeBSD 9.0 over the Ubuntu partition. During the installation you ...
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Running telnet standalone - possible? [closed]

So, this is what I want to do: there is a local non-superuser and it can upload the file into /tmp. Using this account, I download a telnet server package equivalent to what is already installed. I ...
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wget permission issues

Just to check: when using wget in linux or freebsd, if a file downloaded is pre-set to have some permission, uid number and gid number, does the file retain its permission in the downloaded client? I ...
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FreeBSD - can't find kernel, finds slices but no files on them

I have an old FreeBSD 4.7 machine. When booting, I get to the loader, that says can't find 'kernel'. issuing lsdev -v returns the correct layout of the disk, but if I try to read the content of the ...
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Is it possible to upload setuid-set file to ftp-accessible directories?

Just curious, is it possible to upload files set with setuid permission to directories using ftp and retain its setuid permission? Or does FTP always change the permission?
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FreeBSD password file

What would be FreeBSD password file equivalent of linux /etc/shadow and /etc/passwd? Is it the same? According to what I heard /etc/passwd exists in FreeBSD, but not sure in case of /etc/shadow.