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How to use omprog module of rsyslog on FreeBSD?

I am using FreeBSD 8.3 and have installed rsyslog server on it. and I want to use the omprog module of the rsyslog server. How to use omprog module? I have successfully tried it on Ubuntu but I ...
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Access Apache22 server installed on guestOS(FreeBSD) from Host(Win7) [on hold]

I would like to access my freshly installed apache server on my FreeBSD guestOS from Windows 7. So I set my virtual network on VMWare to bridged, I edited the hosts file on my Windows, I opened a ...
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How to mount NFS export on Mac OS X?

I have FreeBSD (test.local) box configured as NFS server. And I'm trying to mount its NFS sharing form my mac (hhmm.local) /nfs hhmm.local /nfs has 777 permission. And I checked from mac that ...
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Capture and encode HDMI signal on FreeBSD

I am looking for a capture PCI-e card to encode HDMI source and stream on network. I want to "share" my HDMI sources to my Raspberry sinks in the LAN. I have found many PCI-e cards, but most of them ...
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SSH hangs when halting a remote system

I successfully used ssh -q -i pubkey root@192.168.200.122 'halt' for years now to halt a FreeBSD system (FreeNAS) from a linux box. Suddenly, from out of nothing this stopped working: ssh hangs ...
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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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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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Samba root preexec not running?

I can't seem to find the solution to this anywhere. I have a FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE-p6 system running Samba 4.1.9. I'm trying to set up a [home] share where each user will be mapped to a zfs dataset ...
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Laptop won't boot anymore

I had Ubuntu only on my Laptop and wanted to try FreeBSD out. My operating system was on /dev/sdb. /dev/sda was spare and I made a 100GB partition on it with the help of gparted. Subsequently I just ...
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A very peculiar problem with an old pc and a newer laptop

I got my old pc ( 248mb ram , 80 GB ) repaired and the tech people put XP in it. My newer laptop has UBUNTU 10.04 .now I only have one cable and one usb cord .So I connected my modem (with only one ...
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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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How to configure the network interface for FreeBSD install?

First off I'm a FreeBSD noob, but I've done quite a bit of Debian/Ubuntu/Redhat. I'm trying to install FreeBSD off of a thumb drive and when I go through the standard install, it asks where to source ...
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FreeBSD with gnome?

Currenty I am using Ubuntu on my Desktop, but want to give FreeBSD a try. I know that there is a PCBSD but it uses KDE, which I am not a big fan of. So Wondering how to set up FreeBSD with Gnome, ...
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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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how to access freeBSD samba from windows 8

I am trying to connect freebsd samba from windows 8. but, the windows say error for authentication. the freebsd runs samba41. sobelow is my smb4.conf. [global] workgroup = WORKGROUP server string = ...
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How to grep several pattern at once?

I want to get every line that match there pattern: something someplace somewhere from /data/rawlog.txt I try this command, but failed: grep -e "[something|someplace|somewhere]" /data/rawlog.txt ...
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Is my NAS accessible from the Internet?

I have a FreeNAS server set up to do nightly backups for my various Windows machines. I turned SSH on to make administration a little easier - I have plenty of Linux VMs and it's easier for me to SSH ...
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What does the command CD do?

Not realising I had caps-lock on, I typed CD into the command prompt on my mac. Surprisingly, it didn't error. which CD shows me /usr/bin/CD. And if I examine that file, it looks like this: ...
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Enable TRIM on FreeBSD 9 Install

I recently upgraded all of the parts in my FreeBSD 9 server. I purchased an SSD to run as a the root drive - I'd like to enable TRIM on it but the only documentation I can find on it is that it can ...
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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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Setting up most secure personal computing environment possible

I'm trying to set up the most secure personal computing environment possible with the following requirements: most secure OS(in relative terms) that is freely available(I'm guessing FreeBSD) ...
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Ntfs on freebsd not working, other solution

I am using FreeBSD 10. I want to share an external hdd formatted in ntfs with both FeeBSD and Windows. Fusefs-ntfs is refusing to cooperate, so I can't manage to mount ntfs disk to FreeBSD, though I ...
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FreeBSD with Vagrant - don't know how to check guest additions version

On Mac OS X 10.9.3 Picked a box from the VagrantCloud Init the vagrant box $ vagrant init chef/freebsd-9.2-i386 A `Vagrantfile` has been placed in this directory. You are now ready to `vagrant up` ...
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FreeBSD doesn't shutdown

I installed FreeBSD-10.0-RELEASE-i386-dvd1 on my Vmware worksattion 10. I can log in to it by my username but when I what to shutdown it using the statement "shutdown -p now", it says: "Permission ...
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How to make a snapshot of the “whole” zroot (ZFS-on-root)?

I have tried the experimental ZFS-on-root partitioning scheme available on FreeBSD 10. It seems to work fine except for a booting problem that I can quickly overcome. Anyway, this is the "partition" ...
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Idle timeout Bourne-style shell

Is there any way to timeout idle users in Bourne-style shell (/bin/sh). man sh does not talk about it. http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?sh TIMEOUT or TMOUT shell env variables in /etc/profile ...
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Get MP3 Length in Linux / FreeBSD

I have a bunch of mp3 files with various length. I want to cut it down to 50%-60% length. Says, from 1 minute down to 30 seconds. It should be trivial using ffmpeg. But, I don't know how to determine ...
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unable to re-attach screen session on freebsd

I have a screen session that I am unable to re-attach to. I have tried kill -CHLD 6859, with zero success. Is there anything else that I can try to get this session re-attached q4# screen -ls No ...
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Xorg configuration to switch between ttys (FreeBSD)

I'm using FreeBSD on VMWare. I'm installing/configuring Xorg. To get a .conf file I used Xorg -configure I tested it with Xorg -config /root/xorg.conf.new -retro It seemed to be okay, so I ...
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How to open a terminal in Sawfish?

I am running FreeBSD and I installed Xorg and then Sawfish, I got it working and running: a black screen with a black mouse... that is all. It moves and all but none of the mouse buttons do anything. ...
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Entire ESXi 5.1 server locks up since yesterday

Since yesterday I suddenly stumbled upon a very absurd problem. My setup is an ESXi 5.1 home server with two VMs: a Debian (for mail, printing, webhosting, telephony, and more) and a ZFSGuru (FreeBSD ...
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How to set static IP address on the FreeBSD machine?

I have a FreeBSD machine running on a virtual machine. I am using SUN Virtual Box. I need to set static IP address to this machine. So that I can access this machine. Is there anyway to do this ?
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freenas fuse-s3fs kldload “operation not permitted”

I am trying to install fusefs-s3fs on a pluginjail in freenas when i try to start fusefs i get the following error about not being able to load kldload can some help with this please.. $: ...
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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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FreeBSD 10.0 upgrade network interface not working

FreeBSD noob here. I have upgraded from FreeBSD 9.1-p11 to 10.0-RELEASE and am having problems with the network interface during boot. It seems that something goes wrong with loading the driver or ...
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Freebsd pkg init by script

On just installed Freebsd need to initialize pkg by hands. Otherwise pkg system not allowed. How to init pkg automatically by script? Maybe need install someone port? Or something else?
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Why my freebsd has several sendmail processes?

While using freebsd 8.2, I noticed, by top, that several sendmail processes are always running. I never explicitly start any of them. Is it safe if I just kill them? And how can I detect which ...
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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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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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Is there a Way/tool to find label to drive mappings in Freebsd?

is there any facilitiy in freebsd 8.4 , where in I can find a disk drive based on label,similar to what blkid does in linux. I am aware of bsdlabel , but it doesnt give me the drive based on label. ...
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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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If FreeNas HDD or PC was to fail completely

Currently I am operating a freenas box and want to ask a question before it happens... Will do my best to keep this simple... But want an answer that is not guessing or else I will have to kill some ...
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Error 1962: No operating system found. Boot sequence will automatically repeat

I installed the FreeBSD 10.0 from a pen-drive to be the only system in the computer and the installation looked perfect. When I turned the computer on to use the system from the hard-drive it shows: ...
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Has anyone managed to compile nmon for freebsd? or alternatives?

Im used to this great tool called nmon. if you havnt heard of it you should check it out Anyway im dabbeling with freebsd, and wanted to see if i can get it compiles. I managed to get the includes ...
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How to discover/found available VLAN ID's

I have access to a Huawei ONT echolife hg8012H, input fiber optic, output 1GibE Ethernet, and a RF TV coaxial connector. The working 3play setup is something like this: [fiber optic] | ...
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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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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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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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What's the difference between these Linux distros ? (Nov 09)

So over the past couple of weeks, there have been new versions of : FreeBSD (v8) OpenSuse (v11.2) Ubuntu (v9.10) Fedora 12 and a new version of Redhat is due in January 2010.(apparently). What ...
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ext4fuse as non-root on FreeBSD10

I have 2 operating systems on my computer, a Arch Linux on a 100GB ext4 partition, a FreeBSD on a 250GB partition and all my data on 2 2TB separated ext4 disks. I wan't to access the files from this ...