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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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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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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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How do I configure my wpa_supplicant to match these?

How do I configure my wpa_supplicant (on FreeBSD) to match the windows params in the picture? So far I have tried this in /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf : ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant ...
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Can't boot FreeBSD 10 after install on UEFI + GPT

I have tried to install FreeBSD on Asus G75VW. Setup will partition the disk, install everything. At reboot I see this: "Reboot and select proper boot device" "or Insert Boot Media in selected boot ...
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Is there a way to expose ports when the three default firewalls were disabled

I think I disabled the three firewalls that come with FreeBSD (just for experimentation purposes). I checked the modules that load with the kernel (using "kldstat"). The only modules that load are: ...
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AirPrint and AirPlay on FreeNAS

I would like to add AirPrint support to a legacy Brother network printer and, if possible, also have AirPlay audio streaming to a stereo on the same shelf. I ran across a great tutorial on how to do ...
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What's are the technical differences between “chmod -w file” and “chflags uchg file”

BSD/MacOS question. chmod -w file will remove all the write permissions from file chflags uchg file will set the user-immutable bit (aka "Locked" bit) on file Beyond the obvious statement of ...
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ng_patch and VLAN priority

I have a VLAN interface in FreeBSD 9: vlan34: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500 options=103<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,TSO4> ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx ...
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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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Grub Solaris FreeBSD dual boot

I have solaris 10 installed on the first hard disk and freebsd installed on the second hard disk I edited the /boot/grub/menu.lst from solaris to the following title FreeBSD root (hd1,0) kernel ...
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miss /dev/bpf in freebsd

I'm using tcpdump in freebsd, and I got the following error: $ /usr/sbin/tcpdump -i bge0 tcpdump: (cannot open device) /dev/bpf: No such file or directory a few google search indicate that the ...
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Combine OS partion with data partition on NAS4Free/FreeNAS

I recently built a NAS4Free (formerly FreeNAS) machine using a 256MB (yes, MB) USB drive for the OS. When I did the original install, I had the bright idea of making the OS partition just big enough ...
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Why isn't ZFS the default for fresh installs of FreeBSD?

(By the title, I'm sure this looks like an opinion question, but I'm actually looking for specific facts and materially, information to help me sort through some of the heavily in-favor-of-zfs ...
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unable to start apache after changes to rc.conf and resov.conf

I had a working configuration this morning with the following simple /etc/rc.conf ifconfig_rl0="DHCP" ifconfig_xl="inet 192.168.1.11 netmask 255.255.255." defaultrouter="192.168.1.1" I added the ...
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lost connectivity after changes made to rc.conf (freeBSD firewall)

I had a working configuration this morning with the following simple /etc/rc.conf /etc/resolv.conf is completely commented out. ifconfig_rl0="DHCP" ifconfig_xl="inet 192.168.1.11 netmask ...
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freebsd server can't connect to internet when static ip is assigned

I have a freeBSD server that worked fine in its old location, but I moved it to a new location with a new ISP and a new static IP address. I replaced the old static IP with the new static IP in ...
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dhclient configuration on FreeBSD

I have a FreeBSD server behind router. But after startup (I've put ifconfig_re0="DHCP" in my rc.conf) I have ping: cannot resolve google.com: Host name lookup failure error when trying ping ...
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FreeBSD csh style history auto completion in bash

I am looking for a way to make it so that my ubuntu bash shell has the same kind of history completion as you get with csh in FreeBSD. The behavior is that on the command line if i start to type ...
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Install GTK Murrine to home directory?

Bit of irony here, in that I'm not a superuser on this machine, but our development server is FreeBSD with X11 and GTK 2 installed on it. I found I'm able to use my own themes on the server by ...
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httpd running but Apache not listening

How to debug a situation where httpd is running but netstat shows Apache is not listening? This is a server where I run two apaches (v2.2), one for my prod systems and one for dev, with separate IP ...
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Moving root partition to new disks of different size by using ZFS mirroring

I have quite a few spare old 500GB WD Black disks that I'm going to be using for the root file system of a FreeBSD NAS at home. These disks have been in continuous use for 5 years within a rack server ...
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Possible to run Windows Update Server on FreeNAS?

Like the title says... Is there any way to run a Windows Update Server as a jail or something like that? Preferably I'd like to keep FreeNAS as the host OS. I don't think my box is powerful enough ...
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installing arm-none-eabi-gcc on freebsd 9

I'm trying to follow this guide : https://wiki.freebsd.org/FreeBSD/arm/ArndaleBoard but as you can see here : http://www.montedivenere.it/images/freebsd-arm/freebsd-arndale.png I need to install ...
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Disabling syslogd in FreeBSD

I'm running FreeBSD in a very small VM with about 1.5G of space. I'd like to disable syslogd to save disk space, but there is no entry for it in /etc/rc.conf. service -e shows that syslogd is indeed ...
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How to partition disk for 3 operating systems?

Well, I decided to remove everything and start from scratch. I need Windows 8, Fedora and FreeBSD on the same disk, I prefer to have GRUB as main bootloader. I'm having problems with partitioning ...
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ssh video streaming to VLC on a mac

I've been looking for how to do this for about a week now over 4 forums. I have a mac laptop and a FreeBSD server at home. I've been putting up some of my movies on my server. When I want to watch ...
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4k hard drives freebsd gpart and zfs

I have 3 hdd, with the next camcotrol identify. root@cirmos:/root # camcontrol identify ada1 pass2: <WDC WD10EZEX-00RKKA0 80.00A80> ATA-8 SATA 3.x device pass2: 300.000MB/s transfers (SATA 2.x, ...
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FreeBSD portsnap fetch fails

This seems like a really straightforward problem, but I haven't had much luck looking around the internet so far. (A couple message boards are talking about it, but they don't offer any solutions.) ...
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Does ulimit change resource limits at runtime?

Does ulimit change the limits of running programs? Are their specific resources which can not be changed at run time? If ulimit doesn't change limits at run time, does this mean that you have to ...
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How to adjust screen size for VirtualBox VMs?

I'm trying to use FreeBSD on VirtualBox, and everything seems to be working fine. However, I'm quite annoyed by the default size of VB VM screens. The BSD console just has a very low resolution and ...
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FreeBSD compatibility layer on Linux

I am aware of Linux mode on FreeBSD, where Linux binaries can seamlessly be executed in FreeBSD. From the FreeBSD handbook: In effect, there is a Linux kernel in the FreeBSD kernel. The various ...
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Log in with different shell when original shell is “broken”

I managed to do something catastrophically stupid and below rookie level. Clean install on my FreeBSD VPS, then upgraded to version 9.1 (from 9). For some unusual reason, rather than installing ...