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Hosting multiple private VPNs on PFSense

We are running PFSense 2.0.1-RELEASE and need to make the following scenario work: 1..n remote offices for company A need to connect to a private VPN (VPN server hosted in our datacenter). All the ...
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ping6: sendmsg: Operation not supported on FreeBSD

I'm trying to set up IPv6 on FreeBSD 8.2. I added to the /etc/rc.conf the following lines: ipv6_enable="YES" ipv6_gateway_enable="YES" ipv6_ifconfig_le0="ff00::2" and restarted IPv6: ...
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Apache not running from rc.d on FreeBSD

I'm using FreeBSD 8.3 and Apache 2.2. I didn't install Apache from ports, instead compiled it from source because I wanted to move the binary and configuration to a different path (I'm centering all ...
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What is the easiest way to upgrade my existing Perl 5.14 to Perl 5.16 on FreeBSD 9 using the ports system?

I use the ports system on FreeBSD. What is the easiest way to upgrade Perl using ports? I currently uninstall all of perl and it's dependencies. I'd think there would be a cool way to upgrade Perl and ...
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ftp.exe does not convert end of line characters while transferring to FreeBSD ftp server

I am having problems transferring a text file from Windows 7 using ftp.exe to a FreeBSD server. After the file transfer the end-of-line characters are not changed from \r\n to \n, Instead they remain ...
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Debian mirror syncing error

I'm running the Debian mirror syncing tool 'ftpsync' on a FreeBSD 8.2 system. I changed the script a bit only to adapt to the FreeBSD system (e.g., path of bash). And I followed the steps from ...
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Create a rule using shell in fresh pfSense installation to open up WAN access to WebConfigurator

I am in a situation where I require WAN access to be opened up to the WebConfigurator through pfSense because I do not have another node connected to the same network to access WebConfigurator from ...
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freeBSD9.0 autoinstall [closed]

Everybody, Hello! We use Freebsd9.0 for our workstation. Everytime, we start a new machine. We must install freeBSD manually. And what we want just autoinstall it. That is, we insert the installation ...
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freebsd dmesg has a lot of “Limiting icmp unreach response from 1293 to 200 packets/sec”

I has a simple freebsd 9.0 machine.But everytime i start my freebsd and use command dmesg. There aren't any hardware information there but full of "Limiting icmp unreach response from 1293 ...
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Resource consumption of FreeBSD's jails

Just for curiosity. An example machine: an dedicated amd64 server with the last stable version of FreeBSD and UFS for the partitions. How much resources consume FreeBSD for each empty jail? I mean, I ...
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freebsd-update from 8.3-RELEASE to 9.0-RELEASE: How to deal with dozens of diffs?

I am upgrading a FreeBSD 8.3-RELEASE system to FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE using freebsd-update. This is my first time performing a major version upgrade in FreeBSD. At one point in the process, ...
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freebsd/vsftpd: file size greater 64kb upload not completing

For very few customers, we are having problem in uploading any file greater then 64 kb. The server OS is FreeBSD running vsftpd over ssl. When we move these customers to a ftps server hosted on ...
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Change apache22 in FreeBSD 8.2 from itk to apache22-worker (or prefork, event)

Can I simple remove apache22 and install apache22-worker? I has ispmanager hosting panel with existing apache configuration (some vhosts, working as nginx backend), does all that config files will ...
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FreeBSD slow transfers - RFC 1323 scaling issue?

I think I may be having an issue with window scaling (RFC 1323) and am hoping that someone can enlighten me on what's going on. Server: FreeBSD 9, apache22, serving a static 100MB zip file. ...
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FreeNas 7.x - Create user via SSH

Hello i'm using FreeNas 7.x I need to access my webadmin-interface but i can't login with my credentials (that works with SSH). I've SSH Access, is it possibile to create a user (with access to ...
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Does ZFS replace the need for hardware/software RAID?

I want to provide protection against data loss on my servers. Typically, I'd use hardware RAID 1 or 5, but I've been reading up on ZFS. Is it correct that ZFS itself provides RAID 1 or 5 like data ...
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Postfix logs missing information on delivery status (postfix/smtp message)

I noticed a problem with postfix logs, that information on some of emails delivery status is missing. The issue affects about 1% of emails. "Healthy" log: <server># grep 8EB992EFBB44 ...
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Join multiple filesystems (on multiple computers) into one big volume

Scenario: Have 10 computers, each have 12x2TB HDDs (currently) in raidZ2 (10+2) configuration, so, in the each computer i have one approx. 20TB volume. Now, need those 10 separate computers ...
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How can I get VirtIO network drivers working on FreeNAS or NAS4Free KVM host?

I'm trying to run either FreeNAS 8.0.4 or NAS4Free 9 as a KVM guest on my Ubuntu 12.04 (server) but the network connection is unusably slow in either guest OS (when testing with rsync for example the ...
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FreeBSD jails access

I want to run an application inside jail so that allowed uses can only connect to the jailed env (application) and nothing else on my box. But they need to be able to connect to the jail over the ...
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Redirecting port 80 requests to local web server with IPFW

I'm setting up a freebsd router and want certain IPs on my network to be forwarded to our local webserver if they make port 80 requests. An example would be - banned user tries to surf the web, but ...
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Should pam_mkhomedir go in /etc/pam.d/login , sshd or system-auth?

I want to enable pam_mkhomedir.so for users who authenticate to our system. I want a user's home directory to be created when they SSH into the box. One common convention seems to be to put ...
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FreeBSD - monitor aggregate bandwidth of individual local network devices

I'm looking for ways to monitor the Internet usage - the total amount of data transferred - of individual devices on my network. I'm using FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE with pf for filtering and NAT. I'm not ...
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How do I find out my CD ROM hardware specifics on FreeBSD?

I can usually use dmesg soon after bootup to display hardware info that my kernel loads. After my system has been up for a while however, dmesg no longer produces anything of value concerning ...
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PHP5 OCI8 FreeBSD

I'm running a FreeBSD server with Apache and PHP 5.3. I'm trying to get the Oracle DB extension (OCI8) running with PHP but I can't find a port or anything for it. Half of the Internet says it's no ...
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OSPF routing (quagga) FreeBSD. Routing tables doesn't change. Help please

I have a problem with my lab work. I need to provide network routing with ospf. My Net has the following layout: So... When I start 3 virtual machine with all working interfaces, everything is ok - ...
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How to filter out “bad-len 0” packets with tcpdump?

When I listen internal network interface of router on freebsd, I get outputs like this 10:36:02.372026 IP 192.168.1.11.8888 > 192.168.1.2.49831: Flags [.], ack 1097, win 65050, length 0 ...
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Which process is eating my hard drives?

Today, after I logged in with ssh, I see a lot of lag on my FreeBSD server. Something is eating 100% of my both hard drives (RAID1 with gmirror). systat -vmstat 5 users Load 0,06 0,16 ...
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Will dropping only SYN packets improve or decrease firewall performance?

I'm setting ipfw, and the following was suggested to me: If I make the rule only to drop SYN packets for TCP, no connection could be established and the firewall won't even have to look at other ...
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FreeBSD vs. Illumos [closed]

I am using FreeBSD since some years now for server use and archlinux for desktop. I really use many features of FreeBSD (ports, zfs, jails, pf, ...) now I read about Illumos an OpenSolaris derivate. ...
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FreeBSD Jail own network stack with vimage

I want to throw all services from the host system and put them in jails. Unfortunatly this doesn't work for file sharing (e.g. nfsd) because the jails don't have there own network stack by default. I ...
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DHCPD on FreeNAS?

I've got a FreeNAS install I've been using for a while, and wanted to set it up to serve as a network boot server. I downloaded and installed the isc-dhcpd-server, configured the tftp+iscsi+etc ...
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installing java on freeBSD

I have a FreeBSD server with root access and I'm trying to install java on it. I've tried to install diablo from the /usr/ports/java/diablo-jre15 directory, and it gave me a URL to download a file to ...
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How do I use the excape characters properly in csh's builtin echo command?

I'm trying to build my fstab during install with a script, so I want to have something like this: printf '# Device\t\tMountpoint\tFSType\tOptions\t\tDump\tPass#' >> /mnt/etc/fstab printf ...
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How do I use a shell builtin command rather than the system command?

I'm specifically asking about FreeBSD. I am using the default /bin/csh as my shell. There is a binary version of echo at /bin/echo, and there is an echo command built into the shell. The system ...
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Getting ;5D when hitting ctrl + arrow key in a Terminal on FreeBSD

On centos I can skip a word by hitting ctrl + arrow (left or right) in a terminal. When I ssh into a FreeBSD box and I try the same pattern I get: $ tail -f 20120412.log;5D;5D;5D (each try = ;5D) ...
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Lighttpd can not start when including mod_rewrite

Here is my server modules list (modules.conf), its working without any problems, and lighttpd is running correctly while using this list: server.modules = ( "mod_access", # "mod_alias", # ...
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How do I disable NFSv3/v2 connections to a FreeBSD NFSv4 server?

I am using a Kubuntu 11.10 client with a FreeBSD 9.0 server. The server has the following lines in /etc/rc.conf nfs_server_enable="YES" nfsv4_server_enable="YES" nfsuserd_enable="YES" and the ...
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Moving data from linux mirrors into freebsd ZFS

I got an 3 years old computer with 4GB RAM Dualcore/Intel, and 4 hotswapable SATA HDD's (500GB each, 2+2 in LINUX RAID-1 configuration - so i have 2 500GB mirrored volumes). Each volume is full of ...
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Moving files off volume and then back on while preserving all attributes?

I have a situation where I'm testing a new filesystem that has an issue with some metadata. All of the files are intact, however I ultimately have to effectively move every single file off to another ...
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Supermicro + IPMI + FreeBSD: Kernel prints at 1-bps

I am running FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE. The machine is a Supermicro 5015M with a IPMI 2.0 daughterboard. When I boot this host, the boot process proceeds fine. I see the BIOS, the RAID BIOS, the first and ...
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FreeBSD Netboot over TFTP

Is there a way to boot FreeBSD over TFTP? All the instructions I've seen require you to transition to NFS after PXEBOOT has loaded.
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Livestatus doesnt work with Nagios on FreeBSD

Im trying to use livestatus with nagios on FreeBSD. I've managed to compile and configure it, but Nagios doesnt seem to be loading the module and dont produce any errors. Other info: $ grep broker ...
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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 ...