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Questions tagged [freebsd]

FreeBSD is a Unix-like operating system which has grown out of the original BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) of the early days of Unix.

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How do I redirect system console output to a file?

I'm dealing with a strange issue that's causing the CPU to halt on a machine when a certain piece of hardware is used. The CPU freezes, the machine reboots, and there is no account of what happened ...
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High availability for a transparent pfsense firewall?

PFsense has a built-in high availability using a few things. It has CARP to provide failover on its LAN and WAN IPs, and it has its own configuration sync protocol. Imagine there are two pfsense ...
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Is possible emulate a freebsd with architecture arm64 in docker?

After search in google i found the debootstrap used to emulate any architecture including arm64 in debian, is possible emulate the raspbian too (os for raspberry). This is a video with the "how-to-do"...
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How create a custom img to raspberry from FreeBSD with size reduced

I need to create a custom FreeBSD image to install on Raspberry. Today I installed FreeBSD on Raspberry, compile all the necessary packages. Remove the SD card and use the Win32DiskImager application ...
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Raspberry Pi B FreeBSD 11.2 does not boot with USB pendrive inserted

I am trying to install FreeBSD on a Raspberry Pi B (not 2 or 3, the old one). I prepared an SD card with the FreeBSD 11.2 image from download.freebsd.org/ftp/snapshots/arm/armv6/ISO-IMAGES/ and booted ...
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HP Color LaserJet MFP M277dw “scan-to-file” fails for freenas server

My setup: Freenas server running FreeNAS-11.1-U6 HP Color LaserJet MFP M277dw Fritzbox 7930 DSL-Router The problem: The HP Color Laser is a multi-functional device, meaning it can als scan. I had a ...
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Unbound DNS for lan network

I have problem with setting up dns server using unbound. Unbound is set up on freeBSD ('dns.home.local' - 192.168.0.228) and it works, resolving local names (both 'gate' or 'gate.home.local') and ...
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FreeBSD iostat ms/* columns meanings

What is the meaning of the ms/* columns on iostat (FreeBSD 11.1/FreeNAS)? I'm not seeing any details on the man pages or I'm misreading what they are iostat -x extended ...
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NVMe over QSFP+ to NVMe synchronized to a ZFS 7200RPM SAS array

NVMe (possibly RAID-0 if the bandwidth is available) over QSFP+ to an NVMe temporary pool, which is then synchronized to a ZFS NVMe -- then to Tier 2 7200RPM SAS array that could be 500TB. Basically,...
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Grep regex result not as expected?

Using FreeBSD 11.1: #!/bin/sh if printf 'abcde.fgh' | grep -iEq '^[^][$^*_-]'; then echo "test 1 success" else echo "test 1 fail" fi echo if printf 'abcde.fgh' | grep -iEq '^[^][.$^*_-]'; ...
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How to configure bind/named for this simple nameserver task?

I need to configure bind/named (on FreeBSD) to: listen on port 53 of a single IP, never look up records or forward any queries to any other server, never try and update its records from other ...
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Unlimited recursive while displaying time for every directory

I want to display all directories in my current directory recursively, but I also want to display the full date and time (even after 6 months). Considering I am using a Mac I had to use the FreeBSD ...
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Why is ZFS send/receive sending so much data across my LAN?

Just last weekend, I set up a new (clean install) backup server for my main FreeNAS machine, and started a manual complete pool backup between them. Both machines are enterprise hardware and run fast, ...
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The simplest way of running a cross-compiled executable in a FreeBSD environment

I have an executable cross-compiled for FreeBSD in a docker container. What is the simplest way of running it?
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Installed package on FreeBSD, it's working fine but not listed in “pkg info” or “pkg query”?

I just used pkg info to check packages on my FreeBSD system (in case of future rebuild), and notice that ffmpeg isn't in the list. I know ffmpeg is installed and working, because I installed it about ...
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VirtualBox and Solidworks license manager

I'd like to install Solidworks license manager in a VirtualBox guest (Win7 Pro) - not Solidworks itself, just the licensing server. However, I get this error: "Activation license mode is not ...
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Does Samba need some kind of permissions/ACLs set on a *subdir*, for that subdir to appear in a list of contents of its *parent*?

I'm on FreeBSD and I've hit a quirky issue, that surprises me. I created a share, and within that share created a subdirectory called subdir. When I open smbclient with current directory = share root,...
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Error booting GhostBSD in VirtualBox after trying to get sound to work

Boot: F1 /boot/config: device sound device snd_hda device snd_sbc device snd_sb16 FreeBSD/x86 boot Default: 0:ad(0,a)snd_sb16 bootL Bi sbd)sb16 FreeBSD/x86 boot Default: 0:ad(0,...
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Error loading Xfce on FreeBSD in VirtualBox

I typed startxfce4, but it showed the error message: failed to set mtrr: Device not configured process 1675: D-Bus library appears to be incorrectly set up; failed to read machine uuid: Failed ...
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Error trying to install GhostBSD into VirtualBox

I am using Windows 10 Home on an HP laptop with an eighth-generation Intel core i5. When I loaded GhostBSD from a live CD/DVD, when I logged in to the VM, the error was: The instruction at ...
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Unable to create a *.gz archieve

Trying to create a .gz archive - my_gz.gz - and add multiple files to it: $ gzip my_gz.gz file1.txt file12.txt gzip: can't stat: my_gz.gz: No such file or directory
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lftp mirror does not create all directories

I use lftp to mirror the contents of a remote ftp server (for backup). lftp -c "set ftp:ssl-allow no;open host -u user@host,password;mirror -e -P 6 --scan-all-first /" But when the folder structure ...
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GlusterFS on FreeBSD 11.1 / Mount issue

I want to use GlusterFS as a distributed Filestorage on FreeBSD 11.1 Documentation is poor, so I followed some howtos on the net. I could create the glusterfs volume, but I have trouble to mount it on ...
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How to get Jails in FreeNAS 9.2 to have addresses given by DHCP?

I'm running FreeNAS 9.2.1.7-RELEASE-x64 and have some jails in it. Currently, the jails get their IPv4 addresses manually, which is done through the GUI's jail configuration dialog. I recently set ...
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Adding a DVD drive to a headless VirtualBox on FreeBSD

I have a Windows 10 VM running headless in VirtualBox on FreeBSD 11.1. It runs without issues. I'd like to enable the VM to access physical CDs/DVDs so that I can insert real discs and open them in ...
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Reading LUKS encrypted devices under FreeBSD

I have currently Debian installed. All my external devices a encrypted LUKS devices. Now I want to switch to FreeBSD, but my question is, is it possible to read my devices under FreeBSD?
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Practicality of Root on ZFS

I'm preparing to install a fresh OS on my desktop machine. Its basic specs are i7 3770S with 16GB Non-ECC RAM, which is the maximum that this board supports. I actually have XenServer on there now, ...
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pkg_add: command not found on Centos7

I've been trying to install phalcon on my Centos7 environment and I'm stuck with FreeBSD part: pkg_add pkg_add -r phalcon Apparently pkg_add errors as "command not found". I found a somewhat ...
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Arg handling in a script for a modified “find” function?

I'm using FreeBSD and I understand and use the -prune option on find to prevent the command descending into a subdirectory. But I find the necessary syntax very clumsy and awkward. It also doesn't ...
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Managing FreeBSD host with Ansible fails: Shared object \“libdl.so.1\” not found, required by \“python\”\r\n

Management of FreeBSD on Raspberry pi 3 (FreeBSD-aarch64-12.0-GENERIC-320146M from RaspBSD project - http://www.raspbsd.org/) fails. Control host is MacOS 10.13.2. python is successfully installed ...
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Installation Issue with FreeBSD 12.0 CURRENT & 11.1 Installation on AMD EPYC (BIOS - RSW1005E)

Tried several times to install FreeBSD 11.1 and 12.0 CURRENT on AMD EPYC processor(EPYC 32 core devices (7601)) with BIOS - RSW1005E, installation is getting failed. For 11.1, Kernel Crash is ...
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Completely hiding a dir, but leaving its descendants accessible via symlinks, in Samba

Due to the way Samba handles symlinks and wide links (it can only distinguish "within the share root" or "outside the share root") I want to create fixed symlinks in the share root to the "actual" ...
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Linux equivalent to BSD's vis(1) utility

I have a bunch of zsh scripts for cli-based tasks, and developed most of them on FreeBSD and MacOS (Both BSD Unix flavors) I 've been using Ubuntu lately, and noticed some of my scripts were broken. ...
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Canot mount FreeNas 8 mirror in freenas 11

Have a freenas 8 with 2 disks on raid(Mirror) of 1Tb each and only 1Gb Ram. I didn't notice that it only have 1Gb ram and update to Freenas 10 because i need install OpenVPN. When the system boot up ...
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Allow Samba connections *only* from internal LAN (PF firewall)?

There is a FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE machine with only 1 NIC, serving Samba shares behind a PF firewall on same server. I need to allow connections only from clients connecting from the internal network (/...
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Repeated error message in PfSense

My PfSense box is constantly writing this message in the error log every few seconds. I think this is a sound card related error but have found no solution to fix this. All packages in PfSense are up ...
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Challenges installing TrueOS on an encrypted Gen3 Thinkpad X1 Carbon running Ubuntu

I have burned a TrueOS desktop image onto a USB stick and selected the USB stick as my boot device, but after the TrueOS install splash screen, I always see the following error. <Date> init: ...
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How to determine whether any of my ZFS snapshots are truly redundant and safe to delete without data loss?

I'm using FreeBSD 11.1 and the output of zfs list -t snap -r poolname shows a large number of my snapshots with "0" under "USED". I've read up on how ZFS accounts for space so I understand the basics, ...
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Why RSA key is adding in the same line(sometimes) in the known_hosts file

When I'm doing scp a file to my remote machine, Usually the RSA and DSS keys will be added in the next lines. But sometimes(very rarely) it is appending the key to the previous key. And this is ...
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Why does Xorg come up in 1024x768 mode instead of full 1600x1200 resolution?

I have Xorg configured to use the radeon-driver and run two monitors I have attached to my Radeon HD 5670 card. It works. But, every time Xorg restarts, it comes up in 1024x768-mode with monitors ...
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Shell Script email output formatting

I am trying to create a shell script that echo's a bunch of commands and have gotten it to send out emails fairly simply. { echo $(hostname) echo "" echo "Uptime" $(uptime) echo "" echo "...
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Issue with TFTP when trying to Flash Aironet 1142N

I am having an interesting issue trying to flash (to convert an AP from lightweight to autonomous) Cisco Aironet 1142Ns I have a small network setup with a computer serving as TFTP (FreeBSD 11) and ...
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How to avoid “Proceed with this action? [y/N]” of pkg?

Or: What's the equivalent of apt-get install --yes in FreeBSD's pkg? I know about yes | pkg install ..., but an option seems to be much more conveniant and savely avoids answering y to questions ...
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Vagrant with FreeBSD guest and Windows 10 Host fails to connect

Has anyone been able to see /vagrant dir on a FreeBSD vagrant box? I cannot, for the life of me get it work. Tested on Windows 10, I imagine these problems are cross-platform however. Tested with ...
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Bash history not working?

I'm using FreeBSD 11, and Bash as my shell. I've checked all the basics. History shows as "on" HISTFILE, HISTFILESIZE and HISTSIZE are all set with sensible values. $HISTFILE exists and has rw ...
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Keyboard not working in FreeBSD installer on MacBook Pro 2017

I'm trying to install FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE on my 2017 MacBook Pro (the touch bar one). It boots the bootloader screen fine, and the keyboard works perfectly there. However, as soon as I select a boot ...
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freebsd postfix python policyd-spf ip addres validation error

I recently encountered a problem on my freebsd postfix mail server with the packet py27-postfix-policyd-spf-python-1.3.2_1 My maillogs where full with the following messages: policyd-spf[16637]: ...
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Can I use my NAS as a bridge between Modem and Router?

My current home network setup is this: ISP <-> Modem <-> Router(with NAT)/Wireless AP <-> Home Network My NAS is on the home network. I'm using FreeNAS, an OS based on FreeBSD. I ...
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How to change brightness in FreeBSD?

I installed FreeBSD 10.3 stable on my HP laptop and installed Mate desktop, but I can not change laptop's brightness. I used xrandr, xbacklight, redshift and they did not work. I loaded acpi_video ...
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Jailing old FreeBSD build machine on modern FreeBSD

We have very old FreeBSD build systems (6.3) which we use to maintain backwards compatibility with the system libraries for our proprietary binaries and avoid building on each and every FreeBSD ...