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What is it that makes BSD a popular choice for firewalls? [on hold]

What is it that makes BSD a popular choice for firewalls? Is the kernel generally more secure?
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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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tar: : Unable to continue traversing directory tree: Bad file descriptor

I get the above error when running tar -cjf from cron. However, if running the same command from the shell, as the same user, there are no errors. The system is FreeBSD 9.2, so this is BSD tar. Any ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Limiting network throughput of an already launched process ? (Linux/FreeBSD)

Is there any utility to limit the network throughput of a process after it has been launched? Simple example: you note that a user takes all your upload bandwidth using scp and you'd like to limit the ...
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Critical (Unixlike) Distros for Sysadmin Hopefuls to Have Experience With [closed]

I'm trying to learn to be a Unix/Linux Sysadmin, and am hoping to get some hands-on experience by setting up a few installs (VMs, old comps, and the like) at home and practicing administering them. I ...
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Why pay for UNIX?

I'm fairly new to Unicies. With the advent of GNU/Linux and BSDs, what are the reasons for companies to prefer AIX, Solaris and other commercial systems?
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FreeBSD crash course for a Debian administrator?

Can someone please post a quick FreeBSD administration crash course, targeted at a Debian administrator? The environment is a production web server. Some things I'd like to know: package ...
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How will BSD fair in the future for servers? [closed]

How do you think the BSD's like FreeBSD will fair in the future for servers against various distributions of Linux? Considering many servers will be moved to a cloud like environment, how will this ...
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Operating system for optimal performance on x86 (virtualized)

What operating system would achieve the best performance on x86 from within Qemu or Virtualbox? I only need to use a handful of programs regularly: tmux, vi(m), curl, a package manager (mainly to ...
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Good low power server/pc for firewall? [closed]

Does anyone know of a low power server/pc that have 2 NIC's, so it can be used for a (OpenBSD) firewall? Sandra
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Setting up a NFS Server on FreeBSD

I need to setup an NFS Server on FreeBSD, I have gone through a couple guides to try and get it running but can't quite get it going. I have the server running, but I seem to be having trouble ...
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Does anyone really understand how HFSC scheduling in Linux/BSD works?

I read the original SIGCOMM '97 PostScript paper about HFSC, it is very technically, but I understand the basic concept. Instead of giving a linear service curve (as with pretty much every other ...
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BSD - Remove non-ascii characters from all files in a directory recursively

I'm trying to migrate a bunch (300GB+) of files from a FAT32 drive to my freeNas ZFS filesystem but every command I throw at it (tar,pax,mv,cp) throws an 'invalid argument' when it encounters a ...
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Does PF support divert like IPFW?

I'm currently using IPFW on 3 dedicated firewall servers, and I would like to convert them to PF for some of its functionalities, but I need divert to work. Specifically I am teeing packets to a ...