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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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What's the shortest command to find a volume's BSD device name ( /dev/disk*s* )?

What's the easiest way to find out that, for example, /Volumes/Foo lives in /dev/disk0s2 ? EDIT: mount is probably a more semantically satisfying answer, but it doesn't get much shorter than df
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Installing and setting up SVN on FreeBSD Server

Firstly thank you to everyone who responded to my earlier question - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1393827/setting-up-svn-web-based-services-vs-your-own-svn-server As much as I would prefer to ...
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Looking for FTP server recommendations for BSD [closed]

I'm currently deciding on what ftp server we should use for an internal system that we have running FreeBSD 6.2. The requirements that we'll need are the following: must be able to handle SSL, as ...
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Safe to run firewall off single ethernet port?

This is for either Linux/BSD. I was just wondering if it was safe to run a firewall off a single ethernet port. The firewall machine would have a single ethernet port that is connected to a switch. ...
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How to get windows xp to authenticate against kerberos or heimdal

How do you get windows XP as a client to authenticate against kerberos or heimdal (where the OS is either Ubuntu, FreeBSD or OpenBSD)
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Gateway status checking methods on linux/bsd

I'd like to know if there's any reliable tools I could use (integrate with my network config) to monitor the status of the gateway and switch the default gw when it detects that the main gateway is ...
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Data recovery options for unix file systems

What popular and tried data recovery options are there? I know of these (none of which have GUIs afaik): foremost - Forensics application to recover data scalpel - A Frugal, High Performance File ...
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Fast way of knowing real directory size on linux/bsd

What is the fastest way of computing real directory size? I somehow catch myself needing that a lot. Simply doing: # du -hs /dir Is too slow. Is there any service I could run which would ...
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Why do you have to create a directory before you can mount a share?

Why do you have to create a directory before you can mount a share to it? Eg: I've never understood why mkdir is needed here: mkdir /Volumes/foo mount -t afp afp://username:pass@pretendco.com/foo ...