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How to reinstall an intermediary version from source?

I am trying to create a test server that is vulnerable to the Heartbleed attack. I installed apache24; the problem is twofold: - FreeBSD comes with OpenSSL 0.9.8( not vulnerable ) - if I install ...
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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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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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Network configuration problems in FreeBSD

I just installed FreeBSD 8.3 (because the 9.0 iso wouldn't run). It went fine, although some packages were missing but I successfully logged in. I lacked a network connection. So I used my two: .inf ...
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Does FreeBSD support the AR9380 chipset?

I'm building a file server (home use) and would like to put in a wireless card based on the Atheros AR9380 chipset. However I can't find whether this one is supported or not. I know there is the ahk9k ...
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wget doesn't see proxy under cron

I'm new to freebsd and have a problem: my script uses wget. when I call it from the command line it works fine and I see the output like this: --2011-09-22 15:55:58-- ...
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SSH registration script

Could anyone write or help me write a bash script that would do the fallowing: New user connects to my FreeBSD server and log-ins via SSH with certain credentials like 'user registration, pass ...
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tool to select wireless network at boot time in freebsd?

I routinely connect to different networks at work, home etc. currently I'm managing these via wpa_supplicant. I'm on freebsd9 (CURRENT) I'm wondering if there is a way to use some sort of interactive ...
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FreeBSD: Newbie Install Questions

I need some up to date information on how to set up a RAID-1 / RAID-Stripe when installing a new version of FreeBSD. I have several Pentium 2/3/4 computer that I need to install a os onto. But also ...
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Which Ports manager to use on FreeBSD? (8.0 and above)

There is no clear answer which one to use on the net. Tried searching but couldn't dig up anything useful. Also, the user manual mentions them altogether, won't list the advantages/disadvantages, ...
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FreeBSD 8.0 - Macbook: Trying to Connect to Wireless

What Happened A few days ago I installed FreeBSD 8from USB to my Macbook (Core Duo, 13"). The first thing I wanted to do was get my GUI back. I'm new to FreeBSD and it's my first time off of mac or ...
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How can I tell what PCIe USB 3.0 cards are compatible with NAS4Free / FreeBSD?

I have NAS4Free running on an HP ProLiant Microserver G7 N40L/N54L. The Microserver only has USB 2.0 ports, so I’m thinking of purchasing a PCIe card so I can use a USB 3.0 hard drive at full speed. ...
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How to ssh in to BSD vm as root

I'm using vmware fusion pro 7 on OS X 10.10. I'm having trouble ssh-ing in to my vm as root. The process is simple ifconfig pull ip. Open terminal window ssh root@ip. However I can't seem to gain root ...
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NanoBSD: issue including firmware for ral driver in image

With my current NanoBSD build I'm not able to bring up the ral0 interface. Instead I get the following: ... rt2561sfw: could not load firmware image, error 2 ral0: rt2661_load_microcode: unable to ...
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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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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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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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Encrypt file on FreeBSD

I can't get mcrypt to work on a FreeBSD server ([Bus error 10]). GPG doesn't work, it says it cannot open /dev/tty. Any ideas? Also, I kind need to be able to decrypt the file on (Ubuntu) Linux. I ...
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How can I tell if I am SSH'd in somwhere already?

Is there an easy way to tell if I am SSH'd in somewhere without typing 'exit'? Like, if I am currently sitting at computer A and I SSH'd to computer B and then from B to computer C, is there a way I ...
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Documentation on “BSD General Commands”

I cringe to ask this question, but for many commands on OS-X and probably other POSIX systems, it's difficult for me to find needed documentation on the built-in commands. For example, if I want to ...
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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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How can I change the drive number

I installed FreeBSD 8.1 on a machine where the drive was /dev/ad6 but have moved it to a new system where the drive is now /dev/ad4. The new system boots but I need to manually specify that the root ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there an advantage to booting from a USB 3.0 Flash drive?

I'm planning to set up a FreeNAS box for home use, and would prefer to boot from a USB flash drive. The hardware I'm considering doesn't have USB 3.0, but I'm doubtful it would make a difference: ...
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Which file-system is good for movable disk between many different OSs?

I often use movable disk (USB) to change data between different OSs, almost four kinds -- Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, FreeBSD. Obviously, VFAT is supported in all kinds of OSs. But the short is: It ...
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How do I install FreeBSD on my MacBook Pro?

It's my first time ever reformatting and I want to do this right. A friend of mine gave me the 8.1 disc1 iso file and said that's all I need, but I'm a little confused on how to reboot with it. Also, ...
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Missing basic packages like pkg_add?

I recently performed a fresh install of 10.1-RELEASE (amd/x64_86) due to a botched upgrade. It seems like I'm missing basic utilities, like pkg_add. find / -name pkg_add is returning 0 hits (even when ...
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SNMP (net-snmp) is missing 64 bit counters on FreeBSD 9.1 (ifHCInOctets/ifHCOutOctets)

I am using SNMP (from the port net-mgmt/net-snmp, v5.7.2, compiled with "MFD_REWRITES") on a FreeBSD9.1-RELEASE system. For some reason, the ifXTable MIB (1.3.6.1.2.1.31.1.1.1) seems to be missing the ...
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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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FreeBSD's shell (bash) performance issue on eBox 3350mx (vortex86mx SoC)

I have an ebox 3350mx that acts as a headless home server offering various local services like dnsmasq, atalkd, time machine backups, http, ssh, etc. I have installed FreeBSD 9.0. The main hd (ada0) ...
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Shell script to fix bad filenames?

I'm IT at my small firm; and, despite my dire warnings, everyone puts files on the server with awful names, including leading & trailing spaces, bad characters (including \ ; / + . < > - ...
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Color-coded top in FreeBSD

In Ubuntu (karmic), I can issue top and then press 'Z' or 'B' to color-code or enable bold. Is there any way (hack or otherwise) to do this in FreeBSD (7.2)?
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Where is this IPv6 address coming from?

When I run ifconfig (after rebooting) on my FreeBSD 8.4 system it outputs this: inet6 fe80::225:90ff:fe10:7e84%em0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x5 inet6 xxxx:xxxx:1009::2 prefixlen 64 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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FreeBSD: connect to switch console

I am using FreeBSD to connect to a juniper switch using console connection. I have crossover network cable: 1 end in switch and other in my freebsd laptop. What do I need in freebsd and how do I ...
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folder permissions on FreeBSD

I have a drive on my FreeNas (8.2) box which transmission copies files automatically when it is finished downloading them. It works fine as long as the download is a single file, if it's folder with ...
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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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dhclient does not work on wlan0 with WEP. How do I fix it?

I am installing FreeBSD 9.0 on my desktop. My wireless card is Intel-based (wip). bsdinstall correctly sets up my wireless and my wlan0 gets associated with my WEP wireless network and I get DHCP ...
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FreeBSD: What is taking up all the space? I find df and du seem to be inconsistent

I have an old FreeBSD (5.3) server and I need to clear space from /var but I cannot seem to find what is taking up all the space. I have 6.8G of total space but I cannot seem to see that much data ...
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Symlink all files in a Folder to a new Folder

Ideally what I am seeking is a way to rename all my anime keeping original files intact without using extra data space The solution I can think of is creating a duplicate folder path to another ...
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rc.conf error causing read-only boot, FreeBSD

I recently edited my /etc/rc.conf and believe there to be a syntax error. When I try to boot I receive an error message in regards to the file and then it boots and mounts the file-system in read only ...