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Can huge error log cause performance issues?

We have big nginx error log(1GB). Can this cause serious performance issue while nginx writes new errors in that file? Sometimes our webserver hangs and recovers itself for about 2 minute. OS: ...
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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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How to view the disk bandwidth used by each process on FreeBSD

top than m (view disk iops) than o than write (order by write desc) Will show a sort of iotop ordering by the process that uses the most write operation per second. Any way to se the bandwidth used ...
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How can i view the disk latency of a ZFS pool, or of the disks in it?

I'm using FreeBSD. I would like to write a munin plugin to log it, but i don't understand how to get this data.
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Log every command executed from root

I want to give access to my root server to an external system administrator, but i want to be sure to double check what he is doing to my server, e.g. copying data i don't want them to do and so on. I ...
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FreeBSD network performance fluctuating

I just installed a fresh FreeBSD 9.0 on a new server. The machine is using the onboard gbit nic (Atheros AR8151). It runs Samba and FTP and has a ZFS pool of ~3TB. When I download files from some ...
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freebsd pid file not created

Pid files not created in /var/run folder. rc.d script: #!/bin/sh . /etc/rc.subr name=phpcgi rcvar=phpcgi_enable pidfile=/var/run/${name}.pid command=/usr/local/bin/php-cgi load_rc_config $name ...
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Are there any PCIe SSD cards compatable with OpenIndianna (OpenSolaris) and/or FreeNAS (freebsd) 8+?

Has anyone had any success at all with any PCIx SSD cards around the 200GB+ mark under FreeNAS 8 or OpenIndiana? Specifically either of these platforms because of ZFS support for which we'd be using ...
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FreeBSD ports: remove build dependencies after installing port

Is there any way to remove build dependencies of the port after installing it? Many ports use exotic tools for building and these tools are not used anymore when port is builded and installed.
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Check changelog of FreeBSD port before upgrading?

Is there an easy way to check a changelog of a FreeBSD port before you upgrade? For instance, I'd like to check what upgrades are manditory before I do portmaster -ad. It would be nice to have ...
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Apache22 displays PHP source

I've just install Apache22, PHP 5 with Apache module, and MySQL. The Apache conf file has the PHP LoadModule line, but it still displays the PHP source code. Are there any other reasons why this ...
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FreeBSD rc.d script doesn't work when starting up

I am trying to write a rc.d script to startup the fastcgi-mono-server4 on FreeBSD when the computer starts up - in order to run it with nginx. The script works when I execute it while being logged in ...
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How to rebuild gmirror from bad hard drive

On my freebsd box $uname -rms FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE-p5 i386 hard disk want to die. smartd daemon write in log: Mar 29 21:25:04 smartd[935]: Device: /dev/ad7, 10 Currently unreadable (pending) ...
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FreeBSD Host ZFS on Root Running VirtualBox with Windows Server 2003 Guests Very Slow HD Speeds

Here is my setup: I am running a Dual Quad Core Xeon 2.0Ghz with 16GB of Ram and 2 x 2TB WD Green drives with FreeBSD 7 that has ZFS on root. The Hard Drives are in a ZFS Mirror. I am running ...
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Building one big filesystem with JBOD and ZFS

How to build a really big ZFS filesystem? The above question is vague in the 1st reading, so more precise. I know how to build big ZFS volume with one computer. e.g. get a good computer with ECC ...
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Dropping Cached Memory on FreeBSD

i use FreeNAS server which is built on OS version FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE-p6. I use ZFS file system with 13TB HDD on my 8GB physical ram installed box. It almost uses all of RAM installed while ...
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Expanding raidz vdev

I'm currently planning on installing FreeBSD 9 on my home server. The machine has 4x 1.5TB disks, and at some point, when HDD prices drop I'll be upgrading to something bigger, perhaps 3TB. The disks ...
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How to use nginx PAM module?

I would like to use nginx PAM module to authenticate a site with existing users on a FreeBSD system. I tried to use pam_unix.so, but no luck. It's just not let me in with my usr/psw pair. :( nginx ...
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Why change net.inet.tcp.tcbhashsize in FreeBSD?

In virtually every FreeBSD network tuning document I can find: # /boot/loader.conf net.inet.tcp.tcbhashsize=4096 This is usually paired with some unhelpful statement like "TCP control-block hash ...
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How to grant su access to wheel without asking for password on FreeBSD?

I would like to grant users of the wheel group (other sysadmins) su access without being asked for password. I know how to do it with pam in linux, but the question now is for FreeBSD. I am not ...
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How to clone pfsense 2.0 (FreeBSD) server for backup?

I'd like to routinely clone my live pfSense 2.0 server for backup purposes. I am a FreeBSD n00b. What I'm doing now: 1. Manually install pfSense to an identical hardware 2. Backup config file from ...
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Distribute outgoing connections among multiple IPs configured on the same NIC

I have a NIC with 2 aliases on it. The network interface has 3 IPs configured on it. Think about it like this: i can ping the same server by hitting .100 .101 and .102. I want the source address of ...
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MySQL performance on FreeBSD after moving db files from /var

I was running out of space on /var so I moved my db dir to /usr and noticed a significate decrease in performance. In addition I noticed that performance is much slower as well under any Jailed ...
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start-stop-daemon freebsd

Have a line in sh script starting service from rc.d start-stop-daemon --quiet --start --background --chuid "$USER" --exec /usr/local/bin/env -- $ARGS RETVAL=$? it returns /etc/rc.d/spat: ...
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freebsd shell package not execute after successfull install

After successfull installing midnight commander with pkg_add - mc i try to load it from shell command "mc", but it did not work. Leaving the root and going root again fixes that problem. The same ...
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How to increase /var directory size?

First question: When I run df -h I can see this: # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on /dev/ad4s1a 9.7G 8.0G 918M 90% / devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B ...
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OpenSSH-Portable trying to install X11?

I'm trying to upgrade OpenSSL, OpenSSH, and Apache22 on a FreeBSD 8.1 system. I'm already running OpenSSH-Portable, so that's not really a problem. Where I run into trouble is that openssh-portable ...
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PXE Boot FreeBSD ISO from a Linux PXE server

I have a working PXE boot server running on CentOS 5.5 that works perfectly for any flavor of Linux. I'm trying to add FreeBSD to the install options as a ISO memdisk, but so far nothing is working ...
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trying to “setup apache fastcgi”

my system is: wx3# uname -a FreeBSD wx3 9.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE #0: Tue Jan 3 07:46:30 UTC 2012 root@farrell.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64 wx3# packages ...
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Can not start the mysql server

I got the problem with starting my mysql server, it was working fine until I copied the "read" mysql configuration file (/usr/local/share/mysql/my-huge.cnf) to the /etc/my.cnf, then I restarted my ...
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Htop installation failed

I'm trying to install the htop , but I can't since I'm getting this fatal error: # cd /usr/ports/sysutils/htop && make install clean ===> Installing for htop-1.0.1 ===> htop-1.0.1 ...
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DDoS - How to detect an attacker IP address [duplicate]

Someone keep attacking my server, but unfortunately I've switched my OS to the FreeBSD, as I've earlier used Debian 5.0 Lenny, and none of netstat or tcpdump commands I used on Debian, works on ...
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What may cause apache slowing down

I have a server setup with FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE running Apache/2.2.22. Since this morning it became very slow. Connections are quickly established, but the response is very slow. This is valid even for ...
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Scripting GNU Screen sessions

I have a couple of VM images that I run on a regular basis on my FreeBSD 9.0 fileserver. I have scripts written that start them with my desired settings (startUbuntuVM and startWindowsVM). I would ...
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How to chroot VirtualHosts on a Apache server?

I have a FreeBSD server (company's OS of choice). Currently we run several websites on each of the webservers. Websites are in PHP which is run in Apache Module mode. At the Apache is not chrooted so ...
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How do you manage and deploy FreeBSD's ports in a large environment?

I'm curious to how people are deploying FreeBSD's ports in their environment. I assume that most people using FreeBSD are indeed using Ports (and often portupgrade for upgrading with binaries). I am ...
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puppet: freebsd - installing package error

I have this module: class bash { package { "shells/bash": ensure => "installed", } } After the execution, I found this in the puppet dashboard: change from absent to present ...
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How can I connect to MySQL remotely and still keep it safe?

As you know, keeping the MySQL port 3306 open is unsafe. However, I would like to use a good MySQL administration program instead of phpMyAdmin, which requires 3306 port to be open. Of course I can ...
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FreeNAS box has slow network transmit speeds

I'm seeing some really odd issues with network speeds on my FreeNas 8.0.3 box. Receiving traffic is fine, but sending traffic slows down to 10-50kb/s, and stalls a lot. Receiving: Transmitting: ...
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PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library

I have tried to run my script via cron, but it was not working... */1 * * * * /usr/local/bin/php -f /usr/local/www/maintain.php > /usr/local/www/php.log So I decided to try to run this script ...
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FreeBSD: How to know real file size on zfs with compression on?

I'm using zfs on my FreeBSD 9.0 x64 and pretty happy with it, but I find it hard to count directory real, not compressed, size. Surely I can walk over the directory and count every file size with ...
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MikroTik as PPPoE server

I'm working at ISP and we provide internet over PPPoE. Our servers are running on FreeBSD and we are considering some improvement to enhance the administration of the server. We've thought of moving ...
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HP NC107i (BCM5723) on freebsd 9

We've purchased 3 hp proliant dl120 servers. They come with 2 integrated network adapters - HP NC107i PCIe Gigabit Server Adapter which is based on BCM5723. After Freebsd 9 installation I've ...
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How to build snappy-java under FreeBSD 8.1? (build error)

I'm trying to build snappy-java for FreeBSD 8.1 to use it with cassandra (can't enable columns compression without it). Trying to build it from source and getting an error: $ hg clone ...
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FreeBSD VirtualBox disk performance using mdmfs

I am having some trouble with poor I/O running a Windows 7 VM on VirtualBox on FreeBSD 9.0. I would like to change my virtual disk type to immutable, and then change the location of the differencing ...
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FreeBSD ixgbe driver not working

I recently got a brand new Dell PowerEdge R610 server, I installed VMWare ESXi 5.0 on it and attempted to install FreeBSD as guest OS for squid caching. The server has a PCI-E Intel X520-T2 10Gig ...
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qmail not working

I recently installed qmail in one of my freebsd machines. But whenever I telnet to its port 25 from the same machine or from remote machine, i get instantly disconnected. Trying 127.0.0.1 Connected ...
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telnet localhost smtp gives warning: cannot connect to service

I'm trying to setup a mailserver but sending and receiving is not working. I can connect to a mailbox using pop3 ( trough telnet and mail client ) When do: # telnet localhost smtp the ...
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will it work setting /etc/aliases root to gmail address on freebsd postfix

Is it possible to set the root mail address to my gmail address? And if so how? Would it work by just setting my email address in the following file? /etc/aliases : root: mygmail@gmail.com Or ...
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How do I get internal hosts to use a VPN connection set up on a FreeBSD router?

Question in short: How do I get traffic from a host on an internal network, using NAT behind a router, to use a VPN connection set up on the router? I have a FreeBSD 9 router with 4 network ...