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Setting a Static IP Running FreeBSD8 in VirtualBox hosted on Windows 7

I'm using VirtualBox on Windows 7 (host) to run a FreeBSD (guest) based web server. I`ve assigned a static ip of 192.168.80. 1 to the (virtualized) NIC which is run in bridged mode. The problem is ...
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freebsd-update failure

Some time ago, I upgrade my FreeBSD box to 7.1-RC2, but now I'd like to move to 7.2-RELEASE. I tried running # uname -mrsi FreeBSD 7.1-RC2 i386 GENERIC # freebsd-update upgrade -r 7.2-RELEASE Looking ...
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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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Can not get to ect directory in FreeBSD

For the life of me I can not get to the /ect directory after doing a new FreeBSD 8.2 i386 version. Basically if I type cd / and then do an ls I can see it but if i try cd /ect this does not work from ...
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Postgres configuration

I'm installing PosgreSQL 9.0 over FreeBSD 8.1. In MySQL I have to change the root SQL user's password, here how can I do? And how can I add other SQL users? Thanks.
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saving bash shell errors to file

I'm trying to save the errors when I do a chmod to a file. I am running the command: chmod -R 766 * > chmod-errors.txt But that does not work. I also tried chmod -R 766 * | cat > ...
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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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How to get all hardlinks to the same data?

Have several hardlinks to the same file. How (for example) by one file(hardlink) get others pointing to the same data? No real task. Just interesting. May be useful.
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Copy files off FreeBSD

I have a FreeBSD machine that I have to copy everything off the drive. The fielsystem is UFS and not readable by any other operating system. (great...) I have a USB flash drive (FAT32) I need to copy ...
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ls | grep vim shows nothing (xorg same)

I've installed FreeBSD 8 mounted the cdrom went to cdrom/packages/All cd /cdrom/packages/All ls | grep vim and nothing appears same if I do ls | grep xorg
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How to make scrollock in Linux to work as it does in FreeBSD?

In FreeBSD it's possible to scroll screen buffer back and forth after pressing scrollock how to make it work like this in Linux. I hope there is a solution
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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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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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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 ...
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Changes Hostname on FreeBSD 10

I've tried changing the hostname on my FreeBSD box. Changed it in rc.conf, dhclient.conf and tried to set it manually but it still uses the old one. Also samba uses the old one despite its settings. ...
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FreeBSD 10 boot CD doesn't boot on VirtualBox

I downloaded the FreeBSD 10.0 boot CD ISO (FreeBSD-10.0-RELEASE-ia64-bootonly.iso) and am trying to boot it in VirtualBox for a new FreeBSD installation, without success. On boot I get FATAL: Could ...
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How can I skip mounted directories with chmod?

chown supports a -x option to ignore file system mount points. Is there an equivalent for chmod?
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Starting a service yields “This account is currently not available.” on FreeBSD

In this case I'm trying to start Jenkins as a service on FreeBSD 8.3. I recently upgraded my Jenkins installation from 1.476 to 1.554 using pkgng. I haven't used the previous installation, so (as far ...
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Convert spwd.db to master.passwd, specify paths

I need to produce master.passwd given spwd.db and pwd.db, like one can do with pwd_mkdb -p. However, I need to specify both input and output paths. So, given somesuch/spwd.db and somesuch/pwd.db, I ...
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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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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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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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Cannot access virtual machine via ping from the physical host machine

I'm installing a FreeBSD Server on VirtualBox. I set up the IP address (192.168.10.5) for the virtual server to run a mail server and the host computer(Windows 7) with 192.168.10.184. The two machines ...
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using java from FreeBSD

I installed the openjdk on freebsd 9.0 RC2 as advised here. It was a bit slow, but it seemed to complete successfully. Now when I type: mammalucco# java myjar.jar nogui java: command not found ...
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How to uninstall GHC 7.x from FreeBSD?

I have installed GHC 7.x on FreeBSD, (installed with binary distribution, not pkg_add) but I have to downgrade it to 6.x. How can I uninstall it? Or is there general method to uninstall program on ...
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failed to enable x11 forwarding

I am trying to enable X11 forwarding on my server which is running on FreeBSD 7.1. I have a putty installed in my windows in which i have enabled X11 forwarding by checking on Enable X11 ...
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What is the upper limit of gstripe (RAID 0) performance in FreeBSD?

I've set up FreeBSD 7.X using gstripe (RAID 0) with two 320 GB SATA disks and raw read speed went from 70 MB/s to 110 MB/s. I'd like to know if I can reasonably expect similar gains (say roughly 200 ...
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Static default gateway on FreeBSD 8.0

on FreeBSD i know i can use the route command to add a default gateway like this: route add default 192.168.1.254 but this does not save on a reboot. How can i get it to save?
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Unzip a multi-file zip archive in freebsd

I created a multi-file zip archive of some files using 7zip on Windows to allow more easy uploading to my server. I now want to unzip this archive on the server, but I get this error: [user@host ...
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FreeBSD: listing installed ports (without root access)

I'd like to list which ports packages are installed on the wonderful web host NearlyFreeSpeech.NET (a FreeBSD system) and I tried pkg_info and pkg_info -a and I get no output, no errors. The ...
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CentOS up arrow previous command

On a FreeBSD machine that I've used, the up arrow key brings up the previous command BASED on the letters already typed. However on a CentOS machine that I'm using, the up arrow key simply bring up ...
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FreeBSD 7.0 on Parallels, ran out of space while building ports for Mono

FreeBSD 7.0 on Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac, ran out of space while building I downloaded the VM of FreeBSD 7.0 here: http://www.parallels.com/ptn/download/va/?va_id=227 and updated the ports tree ...
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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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Asus motherboard / FreeBSD memory issue

We have a FreeNAS server, Asus P7P55D-E LX motherboard, 6GB of RAM. We want to upgrade it to 16GB. We installed 2 x 8GB RAM from Amazon: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB Kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s ...
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How do I limit configure WPA supplicant to scan for 11g channels only?

In order to reduce the scanning time, I'd like to limit the scanning to 11g only My current list of channels # ifconfig wlan0 list regdomain :regdomain 0 country US anywhere -ecm Channel 1 : 2412 ...
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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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Can I manage file-sharing on a Windows host from a Unix host?

I have a Windows computer with a lot of hard drives. I don't really want to expose it to anything because I have no idea what hardening on Windows involves. If possible, I'd like to permanently ...
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FreeBSD 10 Hangs on CD Loader

I'm having some problem with FreeBSD 10 installer, I've recorded two DVD's, but when they boot, show: CD Loader 1.2 Building the boot loader arguments Looking up /BOOT/LOADER... Found / This ...
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How could I diagnose a computer (INTEL board with FreeBSD) that does want to acquire a DHCP address?

I have a system that comprises 3 logic boards with 3 different CPUs (3 computers in one systems). They are all attached to a router that is connected to a wifi bridge. Of these 3 boards, only 2 ...
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How should I choose a media type for a FreeBSD installation? [closed]

I use FreeNAS for my NAS server. I was thinking of replacing it with a raw FreeBSD installation for a bit more flexibility (add a web server and possibly other things). The following is an excerpt ...
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How do you close the tmux list-keys screen?

In tmux, after pressing the prefix key (Ctrl + b in my case) and then pressing question mark to go to the list-keys screen, how do you close out of the list-keys screen and return back to whatever you ...
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zfs snapshot -r for a single, simple dataset?

According to the man page zfs snapshot -r "recursively create[s] snapshots of all descendent datasets". As per http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E18752_01/html/819-5461/ftyue.html dataset is a generic name ...
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trying to install FreeBSD from a pen drive. Failed with error 19

I am trying to install FreeBSD from a pen drive. But it returns an error on boot. cd9660 :/dev/iso9660 error :/dev/iso9660/FREEBSD_INSTALL failed with error 19 and appears mountroot> command ...
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Can't boot FreeBSD 10 after install on UEFI + GPT

I have tried to install FreeBSD on Asus G75VW. Setup will partition the disk, install everything. At reboot I see this: "Reboot and select proper boot device" "or Insert Boot Media in selected boot ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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?