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“zpool replace” hangs and locks up the pool

Given my four disk RAIDZ1, one disk has become physically noisy, not producing errors yet, but not sounding healthy either. So I've chosen to pre-emptively replace it. I have done: zpool offline ...
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Serve an NFS mount over TFTP

I have a FreeBSD server on which I would like to run a TFTP server (for PXE). My daemon of choice is tftp-hpa and I have it configured to serve from /tftpboot properly. It works unless I mount ...
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proftpd overwrite permission denied ftp user

I have a freebsd server with proftpd installed. When I chmod 777 the directory I can overwrite files, but using 755 permissions on the folder I can not overwrite files in the folder. In the conf ...
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Determine the motherboard/chipset type on FreeBSD box

I need to know what chipset / motherboard type for a FreeBSD box. Is there a quick way to do that without ports ? Thanks
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How to install LuaJIT on FreeBSD without using Gmake?

Has anyone been able to install LuaJIT v2 on FreeBSD AMD64(x64) without using Gmake (just freebsd-make)? If so how? When I attempt to use freebsd-make, LuaJIT doesn't build.
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FreeBSD 9 - default file system?

What will the default file system be in FreeBSD 9?
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FreeBSD out of box Screen/TMUX functionality?

Does FreeBSD include capabilities out of box that are similar to Screen or TMUX? If so, what is the utility called? Update: I'd rather not use Screen due to it licensing. TMUX is BSD-3 clause, which ...
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FreeBSD 8.2, deleted /bin/sh, can't boot

I made a really bad decision on one of my servers. I deleted /bin/sh. I restarted the server and the server won't run because it needs /bin/sh to start the rc scripts. I can't access single user mode ...
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How can I disable NTP in pfsense?

I am running my pfSense gateway in a ESXi server. right now the server gets its time from the NTP server specified in the general settings section of the WebGUI. I want to disable this so pfSense ...
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Adding the IP Failover on FreeBSD

I've just bought a dedicated server in OVH.com and they are sending me some warnings in email that I haven't configured my IP Failover address correctly and they're going to block this failover within ...
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FreeBSD aliased user identification and GNU screen

The situation is the following. I have FreeBSD user M, which is an alias for root, i.e., its UID equals to 0. I have a daemon started as M (as a shell for an autologin console, if it matters). The ...
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Web site kills hard disk I/O, how to prevent?

The situation: I have a server, on which we have 2-3 projects. Starting not long ago, the server started hanging up (We could not connect to it by ssh, and the connected clients had to wait 20 minutes ...
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Is SASL not supported in Postfix on FreeBSD?

I'm managing a mail server that was set up on FreeBSD that runs Postfix and Dovecot. When I type postconf -a, nothing is returned. As I understand it, this command should tell me if SASL is supported ...
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Port-Forward for all IPs on an interface

I'm running a java-based web server as a non-privileged user. Therefore it listens on ports 8080 and 8443 instead of 80 and 443. Right now I'm using the following pf rules to forward the ports ...
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Alternative to Ntop on FreeBSD

ntop is a great tool for recording network throughput statistics for FreeBSD based firewalls. The statistics can be displayed as graphs using a web browser. Ntop, however, has the limitation that it ...
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Unable to load dynamic libraries (pcre,spl,gettaxt,mhash,snmp,sockets,tokenizer)

I'm a bit new to freeBSD and trying to set up a webserver. I've managed to get phpmyadmin installed and phpinfo(); works fine. But when i typ in 'php -v' i get some warnings: PHP Warning: PHP ...
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How much does FreeBSD differ from Linux?

I was trying to setup a NAS box for my ESXi server using linux, I was going to install ZFS and iSCSI and I thought everything was going to be awesome. I was wrong... ZFS on Linux is not the most ...
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Can I change a user password in Linux from the command line with no interactivity?

I have a specific use case where I would really like to be able to change a user's password with a single command with no interactivity. This is being done in a safe fashion (over SSH, and on a system ...
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How to log every login (SSH) on FreeBSD

I want to log every SSH login attempts, both successful and not, to my FreeBSD server to a file, and daily mail this log to root. I could accomplish something like this by parsing /var/log/auth.log, ...
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Issues installing packages on FreeBSD 8.2

I'm running into an issue installing some packages on FreeBSD 8.2. I realize some of what the problem is but am not certain on the process for remedying the issue. For example, I'm trying to install ...
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Pfsense mbuf full, what to do?

I noticed today that the MBUF usage has hit its limit. Apparently the site I'm running under pfsense is having some troubles too, I'd like to know if it would be safe to just sysctl ...
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FreeBSD Ports: How can I see all dependencies for a port, and all subdependencies for those dependencies?

I'm trying to build a port which depends on apache-ant. I thought I could run make build-depends-list to see all dependencies required by this port: # make build-depends-list ...
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Locally redirect Domain1.com to Domain2.com/subdir on one computer

I am running a FreeBSD server and I want to redirect a specific website domain to another domain including subdirectory. I want to bypass that domain to alter the XML results it returns. I tried the ...
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Building NanoBSD inside a jail

I'm trying to setup a jail to enable building a NanoBSD image. It's actually a jail on top of a NanoBSD install. The problem I have is that I'm unable to mount the md device in order to do the 'build ...
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KVM: how to confirm does kvm uses kvm-kernel-module?

This can sound a little bit paranoid but I really have a doubt that my configured libvirt+kvm uses any hardware acceleration in debian. I setuped it with this guide. in fact i've checked already, ...
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Making a user with FTP only access in FreeBSD. How? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I create a user only for sftp I can't seem to find any brief explanation on how do i allow or add a user with an FTP only access.. This is what i did in order: ...
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Newsyslog wildcards - rotate all logs in a directory

I am running FreeBSD 8.1. I am trying to make newsyslog rotate logs defined by a dynamic path: # logfilename [owner:group] mode count size when flags [/pid_file] [sig_num] ...
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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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freebsd iso install on KVM - timer freezes

Trying to boot freebsd iso on KVM/libvirt [debian host] Timer shows: 10 sometimes is 9 or even 7. and that's it, count down stops.. Found some information that it's a bug with newest qemu and my ...
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FreeBSD 8.1 64bit logrotate - ELF interpreter /libexec/ld-elf-so.1 not found

I am trying to get logrotate running on a FreeBSD 8.1 virtual machine. I installed the logrotate with pkg_add, I have created the logrotate.config file and also run: mkdir /var/lib/ touch ...
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FreeBSD Jail Authentication and Commands

I have setup a jail on FreeBSD-8.2 following the manual. After the setup, I copied these files rc.conf, /etc/passwd from base to jail. And this is what I did in order: jexec id passwd (to change the ...
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Error starting oidentd (FreeBSD8.2)

I'm new to BSD and I have already tried searching on google about this error but no one seems to have encountered it or what. When I try to run oidentd via "/usr/local/etc/rc.d/oidentd.sh start". It ...
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How do I learn IPSec VPN implementation on FreeBSD from pfSense

I've been trying to figure out a complete working solution for IPSec VPN implementation on FreeBSD but with no luck till now. pfSense seems did a fantastic job on supporting IPSec and even for mobile ...
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Digitally signed FreeBSD package

In nasty world of Windows you can digitally sign installation package (exe) and during installation check if its authentic or not. Any idea how to check same under FreeBSD(preferably in conjunction ...
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Using two network interfaces for FreeBSD VM

How do I turn on/off one network interface without affecting the other in FreeBSD? I have a FreeBSD 8.2 virtual machine (Virtual Box 4.1.4), with two network interfaces, one bridged to my Ethernet ...
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Will a freebsd installation run on a different system without reinstalling?

I want to move my freebsd 8.2 installation from a dual-core AMD machine to a quad-core intel machine. Ideally I'd just like it to re-detect all the changed hardware and load whatever drivers it needs ...
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freebsd bcrypt install error

/usr/ports/security/bcrypt when I'm trying to install it I get this: cc -O2 -pipe -fno-strict-aliasing -c main.c cc -O2 -pipe -fno-strict-aliasing -c blowfish.c cc -O2 -pipe -fno-strict-aliasing ...
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Turn server back on after power loss with FreeBSD

I have a VIA M'SERV S2100 with FreeNAS 8. Since I upgraded from FreeNAS 7, the M'SERV no longer turns back on after suffering a power failure. As I remember it, there was a setting for it in the old ...
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How to send multicast traffic from one vlan to 100-500 other

In addition to prev question How to share multicast traffic to many vlans I recieve answer that solution for my task is mrouted on my freebsd router. But for now i see this problems: mrouted ...
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Freebsd: invalid ipv4 address

params are: ip: 94.23.147.56 netmask 255.255.255.255 broadcast 94.23.147.56 gw: 176.31.248.254 what's wrong in here? this params works perfectly with debian.. it's not my fault that stupid ...
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How can I make bash to log shell commands to syslog?

Bash 4.1 is able to log the history to syslog. However I can't seem to make it work under FreeBSD 8. I've tried re-compiling bash from ports with -DWITH_SYSLOG= but to no avail. Has anyone managed to ...
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How to share multicast traffic to many vlans

I have linux computer , this computer connected with entire my network via zyxel gs-2200. In this zyxel also connected router with 500 vlans, one by client. On linux computer i have vlc program ...
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iftop bandwidth monitor shows rates=0 (but do show connected hosts) on tun0 (ppp)

On my FreeBSD box, working as my LAN's router, I tried using iftop (from ports/net-mgmt) to monitor bandwidth usage. The program works well for monitoring the server's LAN interface-card, but not for ...
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FreeBSD (pfSense) Routing - Can't find the default route

I have been banging my head against the wall on this for a couple of days now - thought I had tried everything, but obviously not... I have the following networking scenario... ISPs Router Edge ...
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FreeBSD on Home Routers? [closed]

Is it possible to install FreeBSD on a typical home router such as the NetGear DG834G? Or is there an alternative that is suitable for a home setup?
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How to install postgresql on FreeBSD

Here is a step-by-step description of what I am doing cd /usr/ports/databases/postgresql91-server/ make install clean adding postgresql_enable="YES" to /etc/rc.conf trying to start sudo ...
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How do I update the ports tree on FreeBSD with portsnap?

I'm trying to update the ports tree on FreeBSD with portsnap, but it's taking a tremendous amount of time. These are the commands that I run every time: $ portsnap fetch $ portsnap extract Are ...
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FreeBSD netstat -di, Idrop vs Drop and drop count from NIC or kernel?

On FreeBSD what's the difference between Drop and Idrop in the netstat output? $ netstat -di Name Mtu Network Address Ipkts Ierrs Idrop Opkts Oerrs Coll Drop bge0* 1500 ...
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GELI / ELI at FreeBSD - changing passphrase

How can I change/replace the passphrase of an encrypted eli provider in FreeBSD? Do I have to recreate the entire provider and copy data, or is there a simpler and faster way? I've looked in the man ...
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FreeBSD vinum striped (RAID0) volume - performance issues

I've experimented with different striped volumes in vinum under FreeBSD 8.2-release. I have current hardware (Intel i5 processor, adequate MB and 8GB RAM). My test-setup consists of 2 or 4 disks in a ...