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AirPrint and AirPlay on FreeNAS

I would like to add AirPrint support to a legacy Brother network printer and, if possible, also have AirPlay audio streaming to a stereo on the same shelf. I ran across a great tutorial on how to do ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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virtualbox GUI in freebsd

I have a problem with virtualbox-ose port in freebsd. ns387352# make install clean ===> virtualbox-ose-4.0.12 is marked as broken: QT4 frontend requires X11 support. Run 'make config' again!. *** ...
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exec command “who”: Broken Pipe && “ps”:bad namelist

I typed "who" under Freebsd4.5, the information showed as below: stdout: Broken pipe ...... but showed "test ttyp0 Sep 20 20:39 (192.X.X.8)"last line. and exec command ps, it returns ...
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VMware Fusion and FreeBSD: can't create static IP and can't keep dynamic IP

I need a FreeBSD VM running on a new Mac machine. This is in order that I can test changes to the web server running on FreeBSD (company policy is that we test changes on an instance with a similar ...
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Linux software RAID 1 without metadata on the drives (still mountable without the raid setup)

I know I can simply create a degraded raid array and copy the data to the other drive like this: mdadm --create /dev/md0 --level=1 --raid-devices=2 missing /dev/sdb1 But I want the specific disk to ...
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stop FreeBSD virtual machine from booting as 'Live' in virtual box

i have had this problem before with other OS's. I could usually solve it by just rebooting from in the virt machine. But everytime i reboot or start a FreeBSD 32bit desktop it wants to reinstall ...