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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. ...
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Virtual Machine Got Frozen on start of installing FreeBSD, on CentOS6.3 KVM

Problem description: In the installation section, after I entered the virt-install command with proper arguments(shown below) to build the virtual hardware configuration, and connected to the vm ...
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Remote GVIM with Xming hangs when lost and restored focus

I have a following setup: a Windows 7 laptop with Xming installed and FreeBSD with GVIM in VirtualBox. I set up everything (set DISPLAY env variable, opened ports, allowed Xming to accept connections ...
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How to get CPU %user %system in FreeBSD without using top?

Is there any other FreeBSD command besides "top" which can be used to get the following values? CPU: % user, % nice, % system, % interrupt, % idle My problem to be specific is ...
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encrypted backups for Linux and FreeBSD readable for both

I have a Linux and a FreeBSD computer, both encrypted (LUKS and geli respectively). I am wondering how to make backups that would also be encrypted and would be readable to both (so that if one of the ...
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Suspend the process and not to cancel it after SSH logout

I'm loging via putty (SSH) to server on which execute my webserver program. With CTRL+Z and bg commands is webserver running on background but if I logout, the process is terminated. How can I prevent ...
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Accesing internet with Host-Only network VirtualBox

I have two VMs in my VirtualBox. Both are FreeBSD and should communicate between each other. I have created network with DHCP enabled and set like this: Server Address 10.10.10.1 Server Mask ...
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Does FreeBSD 9.0 installs with multi-core support by default?

Planning to install FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE amd64. Should I re-compile kernel after installation for multiple CPU cores support? or SMP-kernel comes in default installation?
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syncing large files FreeBSD

I'm having a hard time getting my head around this. My test setup has a shell script continuously calling 'ls -la' on a 1G file and printing out the time since the last time it ran. I then run a ...
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How to disable font aliasing in freebsd?

I'd like to disable font aliasing at all. It looks ugly on my lcd screen. I tried to google but configuration various from distro to distro.
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How to install lsof on Debian/kFreeBSD?

How do you install lsof on Debian/kFreeBSD Testing (Wheezy/Sid)? $ apt-get install lsof Package lsof is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is ...
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How can I decrypt a file encrypted with the FreeBSD bdes(1) command using openssl?

The file was encrypted using the FreeBSD bdes(1) command with the default parameters.
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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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When I try to change mode in VI it prompts ^[ char

I am using FreeBsd 9 and I need to use Vi. My problem related with the changing mode (command to insert or insert to command) in VI. I know that I need to use ESC key to change mode. But in Insert ...
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FreeBSD 9: How to locate an exact filename?

Trying to use locate command to find an exact match for the given pattern. However it results showing all matching files.. For example: I want to find a binary named: node But it gives me all ...
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FreeBSD 9 ports: How to make quiet installations?

Just wondering how do I make ports installation - without config options (blue) window popup? Assuming that I accept default options of the installation. make install clean
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non-privileged normal user passing environment variables to /bin/login [closed]

Suppose that in FreeBSD (or linux maybe) there is a non-privileged normal user (non-superuser). And there is a telnet standalone (I know that telnet is usually run under inetd) running under (owned ...
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Windows vista FreeBSD9.0 dual boot installation issue

I have a workstation that runs with a dual boot configuration(Ubuntu 9.04 and Win vista(home premium)). Yesterday I tried installing FreeBSD 9.0 over the Ubuntu partition. During the installation you ...
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Running telnet standalone - possible? [closed]

So, this is what I want to do: there is a local non-superuser and it can upload the file into /tmp. Using this account, I download a telnet server package equivalent to what is already installed. I ...
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wget permission issues

Just to check: when using wget in linux or freebsd, if a file downloaded is pre-set to have some permission, uid number and gid number, does the file retain its permission in the downloaded client? I ...
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FreeBSD - can't find kernel, finds slices but no files on them

I have an old FreeBSD 4.7 machine. When booting, I get to the loader, that says can't find 'kernel'. issuing lsdev -v returns the correct layout of the disk, but if I try to read the content of the ...
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Is it possible to upload setuid-set file to ftp-accessible directories?

Just curious, is it possible to upload files set with setuid permission to directories using ftp and retain its setuid permission? Or does FTP always change the permission?
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FreeBSD password file

What would be FreeBSD password file equivalent of linux /etc/shadow and /etc/passwd? Is it the same? According to what I heard /etc/passwd exists in FreeBSD, but not sure in case of /etc/shadow.
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Where is CVS setting(config) located at in FreeBSD usually?

Where would the CVS pserver setting(config) be located at in FreeBSD usually? I am trying, trying to hunt for the location of the setting(config) file with no results...
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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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How to paste yanked text to vim command-line?

Hi is there any way I can paste the yanked text from a vim buffer to a vim command line, as I need to search for some file names which appear in current open text and I have to manually type the file ...
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installing SQLite3 gem on remote FreeBSD server using RVM - root permissions needed?

I am trying to install ruby SQLite3 gem, on a remote freebsd server. I'm using RVM which in theory does not need 'root permission' to compile gems but I get a root error, here: [user ~]$ gem ...
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Expand ZFS pool after adding space in XenCenter

I have a FreeBSD VM that is running in XenCenter. I accidentally set it up with a ZFS file system (doesn't really matter, except that I dont know much about ZFS). I had initialized the VM with 10GB, ...
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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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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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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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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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Command to know if my computer will shutdown or not?

I am sending a reboot and shutdown command to a Free BSD computer. However I want to check that will that computer be shutdown or reboot really (I send this command from a reboot computer and I want ...
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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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How to reinstall things on freebsd

I was installing wget like so: # cd /usr/ports/ftp/wget # make install clean And then the interface popped up asking for build options. I made a mistake in build options # make install clean ...
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Run GNOME in FreeBSD in a VM

I am looking for help getting Gnome running on a FreeBSD VM that I am setting up. Presently when I log in, it takes me right to a console prompt for logging in instead of a GUI. If I log in as root ...
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firefly freenas 8.2 with iTunes

I'm trying to get Firefly Version svn-1696 to work on Freenas 8.2 with iTunes (latest)... I've installed everything correctly and it seems to work. I have a working mount point so that the jailed ...
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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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How can I give my normal user access to read and write on directories created by root?

Just installed FreeBSD for a Webserver, and the www directory which was created by the 'root' user can only be managed and changed while running commands under su. I understand that I need to add the ...
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TeamSpeak3 libraries

I've downloaded the TeamSpeak 3 server from their official website (it's 64 bit, as my dedicated server is 64 bit too). This is what I get,when I'm trying to run the server: Starting the TeamSpeak 3 ...
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Bash Prompt Not Showing Colours (git)

I have the following in my .bash_profile, to give me git branch info in my bash prompt: # Configure colors, if available. if [ -x /usr/bin/tput ] && tput setaf 1 >&/dev/null; then ...
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Grep all files in a directory and print matches with filename

I have a list of log files that I create as part of a video encoding script that I wrote. I would like to search all of them and print out certain statistics from the encode - how fast they were ...
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FreeBSD jail IMAP/MTA config recommendations

I've got access to my "own" FreeBSD jail. The jail has only basic, unconfigured system, but I have full access to FreeBSD ports, and (jail)root too. Now I need to setup my jail as IMAP/MTA. The ...
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Creating MP4 videos ready for HTTP streaming

How can I convert some.flv or some.avi or some.wmv with FFmpeg to be sure that this video will be playable and seekable in JW Player?
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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 ...