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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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What is the equivelent of this iptables rule in FreeBSD pf or ipf?

I am trying to replicate the following Linux iptables rule on my FreeBSD installation, but I cannot find much documentation of either pf or ipf's TCP MSS settings. /sbin/iptables -A FORWARD -p tcp ...
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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 ...
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Netstat doesn't work on FreeBSD by php function exec()

In my php-app I need list of all ip connected on 80 port. i've chose this way: <?php $ips = exec("netstat -an |grep 'tcp\|udp' | awk '{print $5}' | cut -d: -f1 | sort | uniq -c", $info); ...
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What is the BSD equivalent of Linux `netstat -lptun`?

In Linux, netstat -lptun gives a list of servers with the following details: protocol local and foreign address state PID and program name What is the command's equivalent in FreeBSD? Thanks.
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Is a FreeBSD equivalent of pppd required? If yes, is it /usr/sbin/ppp?

On the Wikipedia page and the official webpage, only Linux and Solaris are listed as possible platforms. The FreeBSD handbook mentions pppd, but it is used to refer to the kernel implementation in ...
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Snort error on FreeBSD-9: Unknown preprocessor “ftp_telnet”

I've installed "Snort" on FreeBSD-9.1 (32-bit) from the standard ports using: pkg_add -r snort After configuring and running with: snort -c /etc/snort/snort.conf -A full -u snort -g snort -i em1 ...
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Kernel panics in FreeBSD 9.1 virtualbox

I'm regularly encountering a kernel panic on my FreeBSD 9 laptop. I have installed virtualbox host and trying to run CentOS as guest. When perform "yum repolist" guest crash's my freebsd host. Here ...
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Can I safely migrate a ZFS pool from FreeBSD to Ubuntu?

I have a HP Microserver running FreeBSD 9.1. It has a ZFS pool which is a 3-way RAID Z. It currently boots from root on ZFS. I would like to migrate from FreeBSD to Ubuntu server (because I am more ...
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tmux key binding: Window not found

My problem is I can't make tmux key bindings to switch windows. I'm running tmux terminal multiplexer on the FreeBSD server. tmux is started automatically for all remote logins using ~/.bash_profile: ...
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How to compile a shell script in FreeBSD?

How can I compile binary shell script for FreeBSD? I tried the Linux binary emulator but it doesn't work.
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How do I install NanoBSD on a flashdrive?

I would like to install NanoBSD on a flashdrive, I'm on a Linux Machine and don't have an extra machine around. I'm very used to Linux but I'd like to try out NanoBSD on a headless machine of mine. ...
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samba 3.6, group permissions from active directory, "

I'm doing zfs configuration testing, and I'm trying to join a server to our AD domain. So far as I can tell I have successfully joined the domain with SAMBA 3.6. I can query for users and groups. ...
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Possible to use “screen” over SSH in script?

I am having this interesting problem, where I would like to start this command nc -l 8023 | zfs receive tank3/pro1 on a remote host 10.10.10.11. If I run ssh -n 10.10.10.11 'nohup nc -l 8023 | ...
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csh -> bash, autostart .bashrc PCBSD (FREEBSD)

Hey Im stucked with this problem... Im using PCBSD (freebsd) which has default csh shell, now I wanted to use bash as a default so I made > chsh -s /bin/bash milo now i have in passwd > ...
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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. ...