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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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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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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 ...