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What's a good choice for a general-purpose “non-advanced” filesystem with Linux R/W and Windows/BSD R/O support?

I'd like advice and recomendations as to what filesystem would be ideal for me to use for a 320GB HDD that will replace what appears to be an aging/failing 250GB one. Ideally, I'd like something I ...
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Setting up a FreeBSD Server for packet filtering and routing [closed]

I have heard the many goods of using FreeBSD in Networking over Linux with utils such as pf and ipfw I currently have an multi tier application hosted on a vSphere environment with seperate servers ...
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How to enable console support OpenBSD, *BSD for GNS3?

Maybe someone know how to enable console support to activate a serial console access to VM. I can't find solution. Maybe someone know what I need to do step by step. All generic solutions do not work. ...
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Should I create ZFS zpools with whole disks or partitions?

I am making zpools on FreeBSD machine. While creating zpools i observe these two cases:- If i take raw disks and create zpool then i am able to form zpools and they are working perfectly. If i ...
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What is it that makes BSD a popular choice for firewalls? [closed]

What is it that makes BSD a popular choice for firewalls? Is the kernel generally more secure?
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MariaDB service won't start on FreeBSD jail

Just set up a dedicated database jail running databases/mariadb55-server and for some reason it won't start on demand nor on boot. Any suggestions? # service mysql-server start Starting mysql. ...
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What operating system is used according to enclosed picture? [closed]

Sorry for the beginner question but can one guess what OS this is from the named folder in the structure? I was not allowed to post the picture but perhaps the link works. (have no text-based img). ...
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FreeBSD 10 won't boot to ZFS root after power failure

While installing new hardware today, I involuntarily disconnected the power to one of our servers. This server is running FreeBSD 10 with Root-on-ZFS as offered by the installer. It has a total of 36 ...
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Configure IPv6 on FreeBSD webserver

Seems I just can't nail the right rc.conf configuration for IPv6 on my FreeBSD 10 VPS. I'd like to go completely IPv6 and tutorials/instructions i followed aren't really working for me somehow. It's ...
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Recompiling FreeBSD-10 release from SVN source

I run 10.0-RELEASE on my server and I'm wondering something. If I do buildworld with official source from svn, will i be able to use freebsd-update to upgrade in the future or I have to settle with ...
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pfsense live cd and boot options

I donwloaded pfsense live cd 2.1.3 and now I want to run pfsense from an usb cdrom drive. It loads a while and than crahses with "unable to mount ..." I know I have to choose boot option 3 in order ...
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Can't boot FreeBSD 10 iso by PXE

I'm trying to boot FreeBSD 10 bootonly iso from with pxelinux and tftp, unfortunately the following error appears during freebsd boot: cd9660 :/dev/iso9660 error :/dev/iso9660/FREEBSD_INSTALL ...
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pfSense memory reporting

I have a box onto which I just installed pfSense 2.1. The box has 16GB of RAM and is a quad-core processor (yeah, we're planning on doing some serious traffic and using a proxy filter with a lot of ...
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What are main differences between Linux and FreeBSD system from sysadmin point of view? [closed]

What are main differences between Linux and FreeBSD system from sysadmin point of view ? What specifically and significantly differs Linux from BSD (memory/resources/users management, other ...
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Need help finding (linux compatible) source code for 'pathchar' program

Am unable to locate the source for pathchar (Van Jacobson's wonderful hack - http://www.caida.org/tools/utilities/others/pathchar/) inspite of searching over many places. What happened to it and is it ...
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How to bridge Network interfaces on Debian/kFreeBSD

I have had problems finding a way to bridge network interfaces on Debian/kFreeBSD. My primary goal is to create 2 - 4 tap interfaces and bridge them with two physical Interfaces. The Syntax in ...
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how to access physical memory in BSD platform from terminal or using any system call ?

i just not know how to use mem command in BSD to access physical memory or virtual memory to get the ACPI tables and their Address ....... $mem Enter mem command not found .... so what can i do ? ...
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Linux as AD DC or use with 2012 Essentials [closed]

We have a network of XP machines, with a 2003 Standard DC running in 2000 mode. We really only need Windows for an app that uses SQL Server. Is it feasible to get a Linux or BSD server going as an ...
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How to get a kernel panic count [closed]

Is there any way to check the number of kernel panic that happened on a system ? If not, any idea on how to do make this new functionality ? I would like to hear about an answer for most Unix-like ...
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OpenBSD Apache version 1.3.29? [closed]

I recently installed OpenBSD and went to check the version of Apache HTTPD and when I run httpd -v it tells me the version is Apache/1.3.29 (Unix). Surely this can't be right? I am using the latest ...
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VMWare vSphere ESXi vs Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 in a mixed environment [closed]

I'm considering some virtualization technologies in our University. And I really don't know which of them to use. VMWare seem to be the default choice, but with the free version of vSphere 5.1 (atual ...
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Difference between chroot and jail

I read this tutorial - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BasicChroot - and what I understood is that, chroot is the process of changing the / while the new restricted environment created is the ...
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ezjail-admin update -i can't create tank/ezjail/basejail

I updated the server FreeBSD 8.2-p10 amd64 to 9.1-p1 amd64, and I want to update jails started ezjail. I downloaded the source, built the world and run the command: ezjail-admin update -i but got ...
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Altq/Pf trouble on OpenBSD

I'm having some trouble with pf/altq on OpenBSD but as I'm new to it I'm not sure if its because I'm misunderstanding how to use anchors, or if something is wrong with my system. I'm trying to add ...
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Shared authentication across FreeBSD Jails

I am using FreeBSD with ZFS to run several jails. For jail management I'm using ezjail, and I have a template jail which I use for provisioning. I want to share passwd, groups, and authentication ...
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nslookup fails inside freebsd jail

I posted on the freebsd forums. I've been trying all night and I've made some progress but still I can't connect to the internet from my freebsd jail. Please just give me a hint here. I get the ...
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hosting co. wildcard SSL cert: config & file location unknown

Hosting company has a wildcard SSL certificate for *.hostingco.com and they provide a DNS record my_id.hostingco.com that points to my IP. Server is FreeBSD 6.4 with Apache 2.2. I can see the ...
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How can the root password on FreeBSD 9.1 be changed for the system for the purposes of root logins?

I've never encountered this before when using FreeBSD, but I recently got a new BSD VPS, and when I logged in as a wheel user and su to root, I used "passwd" to change the root password, but this only ...
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How can I port forward over a VPN NAT?

I have a multi-site VPN currently running with pfSense boxes and currently using OpenVPN. However I can change the OS and VPN type if need be. The main router has a 10.13.0.0/16 subnet and a series ...
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Securing a server for service provider [closed]

I am looking at setting up a host that users can host services from. These are specific types of games and will require the user to log in. I'm bouncing between either bsd oor Debian to host, but I ...
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How to configure DNSMasq to allow wildcards for dns entries from DHCP?

I'm using PFSenses 2.0 in our development environment. I'm depending on the DNS Forwarder to add DNS entries for new DHCP leases. This is working well, though I need to add support for wildcards to ...
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Symbolic Links and Multiple Mount Points

I am sure this may seem like a simple question, but I cannot seem to ask Google the correct question for the life of me. In short, I am having trouble understanding how symbolic links function when a ...
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Openbsd init script for ssh VPN tunnel

I have a server hosting SSH tunnels and Openbsd 4.5 clients connecting to it. Things work just fine but I am in the need of automating the connection from the client to the server. So that if the ...
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bonding NICs w/o switch

(This may not be possible, but I thought I'd ask just in case it is, as it will save a considerable amount of cash.) I'm building cluster of sorts that has one shared storage unit and two computing ...
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Resource consumption of FreeBSD's jails

Just for curiosity. An example machine: an dedicated amd64 server with the last stable version of FreeBSD and UFS for the partitions. How much resources consume FreeBSD for each empty jail? I mean, I ...
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FreeBSD Jail own network stack with vimage

I want to throw all services from the host system and put them in jails. Unfortunatly this doesn't work for file sharing (e.g. nfsd) because the jails don't have there own network stack by default. I ...
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FreeBSD Jail with Ruby multiple web deployment

I am looking to offer a free deployment system for ruby web applications (based on rack and not ruby on rails) so essentially I will allow users to upload a file with their app and the app will show ...
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Is it ever good to share a userid?

On Un*x, Is it ever a good idea to have one userid that many different people log into when they do stuff? Often I'm installing software or something on a Linux or BSD system. I've developed software ...
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Which BSD best suited to run as VMware guest?

I want to deploy a VM to serve DNS and files (via NFS) to other *nix systems in my infrastructure. Due to reasons beyond my control, I need a very light OS, so I naturally choose the *BSD family. ...
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What is the OS X / BSD equivalent of the GNU “ps auxf” command?

In the GNU utils, ps auxf gives the process list with forest (tree). Is there a equivalent for this command at BSD / OS X systems?
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Where could I source the hardware components to create a (commercially viable) embedded Linux / BSD appliance? [closed]

I'm looking to pilot an Enterprise Linux / BSD appliance in the field and would like to have a 'few' options when it comes to hardware, I haven't had much luck finding hardware solutions (but I'm ...
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Networking OSX BSD Book Commands [closed]

I am looking for a good source (book, online) of networking on mac osx or linux. What commands, how to connect, send data, security (checking for intruders) etc.. Setup server. Thanks for the time.. ...
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How do I make Dragonfly BSD boot immediately, without waiting for user input?

I have installed Dragonfly BSD, and currently I need to press F1 and 1 to get it to boot. It's in a KVM VM so I'd like it to boot automatically when I boot my real machine. I know how to get KVM to ...
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BSD 50% interrupt utilization in irq0/clock

On OpenBSD on an Atom 450, with HPET configured in the BIOS and not, also with Hyperthreading/ACPI on-off, nothing seems to make a difference. Here's my vmstat -iz # vmstat 2 procs memory ...
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How do I securly update a *BSD system?

Security is a major concern. Every major Linux distribution uses signed packages. But the FreeBSD systems in the office downloading unsigned packages/ports via FTP. Is there a solution that would ...
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Block IP addresses with ipfw

I'm a total noob to ipfw so my apologies in advance if my questions are basic, but I've not found any resources for it that help with the gap between using the GUI and knowing the commandline ipfw ...
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OS Distro benchmarks website?

Im looking for website which contains OS distro benchmarks (comparing in 32 & 64 bit, comparing PHP execution on the distro, etc.)
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Which distro support ReiserFS out of the box? [closed]

I need an OS distro (Linux, BSD ,or any other open source) which out of the box give option to use ReiserFS for the file system
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netcat -e: the GAPING_SECURITY_HOLE

Why does the BSD version 1.10 of nc disable the -e option found in other, so-called insecure distributions when the same dangerous feature could be trivially achieved as follows even with the 'secure' ...
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Clone ports from bsd installation to another

I have a production FreeBSD webserver which I would like to "clone" to create a development/preproduction server. I've installed a clean FreeBSD server and now I would like to know if there's an easy ...