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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 ...
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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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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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Ideal Linux/BSD distribution to emulate Mac OS X

I've recently moved to a Mac OS X workstation. I am doing my best to stick to the command line, but am wary of corrupting my system. Is there a BSD distro that I can throw in a VM to experiment with? ...
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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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What is the alternative to ls --time-style=full-iso in BSD?

command in Linux $ ls -lt --time-style=full-iso output ... -rw-r--r-- 1 mduda mduda 1855 2009-08-26 13:07:55.000000000 +0200 screen-configurations.xml drwxr-xr-x 2 mduda mduda 4096 ...
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Using Free/Open BSD + pf as a DDoS filter [duplicate]

Is using Free/Open BSD + pf a workable option for filtering DDoS? Which of the two would perform better under heavy load? (SYN flood maxing a 1 gbit pipe) Is this even an option to consider, or is a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How do forward/reverse lookups differ between “nslookup,” “dig,” and “host”?

How are "nslookup," "dig," and "host" different (in terms of looking up hostnames or IP addresses)? Which authorities are queried? I'm trying to figure out when I should use one over the others.
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What's the best ThinkPad regarding Linux support? [closed]

Currently Mac user but will switch to ThinkPad soon, with Arch Linux, Debian or some BSD loaded on it. Everything except T and SL series is out of the consideration for me. I am leaning towards T500. ...
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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 ...
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Should I build my own or buy a cheap NAS? [closed]

I've looked at this question and gotten some ideas from it. Assume I want something that runs quietly with raid support. I see the choices as being buy a home NAS solution most of which appear to be ...
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What is good about the BSDs?

I've used Ubuntu on and off since Warty Warthog. I was thinking about installing Jaunty soon; but I noticed that over the weekend NetBSD 5.0, Dragonfly BSD 2.2.1, OpenBSD 4.5, and FreeBSD 7.2 have all ...