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FreeBSD mount at reboot

In FreeBSD, how do I automate the process of mounting of a directory into a jail at boot time?
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How to make freebsd's terminal prompt show current directory

My freebsd terminal always only show "#" I want it show current directory. How can I manage that? Thank you indeed!
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FreeBSD console broken?

It seems my FreeBSD console is misconfigured (i guess). I cannot use home or end buttons in command line (it prints ~), and in vi left arrow is switching me from edit to command mode, which makes ...
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How to manage local patches to the FreeBSD ports tree?

What is the preferred way to manage local patches in the FreeBSD ports tree. As an example look at textproc/urlview. This port installs the url_handler.sh script. This script defines applications to ...
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FreeBSD turning off offloading

How can I turn off the following in FreeBSD? tx checksum offloading rx checksum offloading tcp segment offloading large segment offloading
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Unable to execute root commands inside an openvpn script

I'm using the openvpn option client-connect to run a script when a client connects. The script works fine when I use simple commands but when I add commands that need root privileges it doesn't work ...
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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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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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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 25....
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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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run_interrupt_driven_hooks still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config

I have downloaded the FreeBSD 9.0 for i836 but during boot/installation I get the following message: run_interrupt_driven_hooks: still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config I waited for 10 ...
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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-- http://svarog.***/monitor/reply....
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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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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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Can I pass non-graphics PCI-E without host drivers to virtualbox vm on FreeBSD

Like the question says, I have a pci-e card with windows (but not freeBSD) drivers. Can it be passed through from a host running FreeBSD 10.3 or higher to a VirtualBox VM running Windows 8.1/10? The ...
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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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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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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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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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get SSH key fingerprint in (old) hex format on new version of openssh

It seems that openssh has changed the way it displays key fingerprints. I am trying to ssh from a client machine to a server: client: ubuntu 14.04 running OpenSSH 6.6.1 server: FreeBSD running ...
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Alternative to using usbcopy to create Solaris Text Installer USB stick

I have a blank T5120 server without any optical drive onto which I want to install Solaris 11.3. I downloaded the sol-11_3-text-sparc.usb installer. The docs tell me to use a tool named usbcopy to ...
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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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How to configure a FreeBSD port with default values (recursively)?

After doing a research in multiple search engines and reading https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/porters-handbook/building.html and https://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/...
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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 \ ; / + . < > - etc!...
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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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Cannot move ./test to a subdirectory of itself, './test/test'

When trying to convert some files to lower case I noticed something which seems strange to me. When executing this in bash: find . -iname 'test' | while IFS='\n' read item; do mv $item $(echo $item |...
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FreeBSD SSH terminal windows

When I run a ncurses-based tool, say nano, in a Linux/OSX SSH session and then close it, the terminal session is back with the history and everything. But if I start nano in a FreeBSD SSH session and ...
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Handbrake: Getting avio_open2 failed, errno -2 when converting video on FreeBSD

On FreeBSD 9.2. Getting a cryptic error when converting a video using HandBrakeCLI. $ HandBrakeCLI --preset "iPad" --input "Wolf.Totem.mkv" --output "/mnt/media/Ad Hoc/Wolf Totem.mp4" [17:01:21] ...
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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 ...