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Why can't I ping an address on the loopback device under FreeBSD?

From Wikipedia: The most commonly used IP address on the loopback device is 127.0.0.1 for IPv4, although any address in the range 127.0.0.0 to 127.255.255.255 is mapped to it. This is not ...
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I need an affordable, mass storage system. For under £1000. Possible? [closed]

I've got a budget of £1000, but really I'd like it for less than that. I want to set up a 20TB+ storage system for a project I'm working on that will use roughly 15TB, and the rest for storing photos, ...
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Installing PostgreSQL 9.0 on FreeBSD

My installation of databases/postgresql90-client fails on a FreeBSD box. The installation blocks on configure, at the following step (while CPU usage tops 100%): checking thread safety of required ...
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Upgrading old FreeBSD system

I have a very old FreeBSD server at work. atlas:~>uname -mprs FreeBSD 6.4-RELEASE-p8 i386 i386 I'd like to update it. I'm quite familiar and comfortable with the "make world" methods. I've just ...
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choise option when install syscp on freebsd

I install syscp on freeport (install from port). Guide me install syscp with choise option (ex: remover ftp or apache on syscp because I intalled ftp server)
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Keeping freebsd up to date with only binary packages

Here's what I want: I want to install RELEASE-8.2, and want to keep the system and packages up to date with security patches only. I want to avoid ports b/c I do not want my machines to start ...
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postfix logs missing (freebsd)

I'm trying to debug an unfamiliar mail server and I can't find any logs for postfix. In the documentation it says: Postfix logs all failed and successful deliveries to a logfile. The file is usually ...
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Syslogd: translate facility on log messages going to a server

I want to send some log messages out to a remote log server, and change the facility on them to a configured value so the log server can tell more easily that they came from my hardware. That is, all ...
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Apache PATH very long with duplicate entries

When showing phpinfo() the sheet show that Apache PATH enviroment variable is very very long and with duplicate entries? Why is that? And how to fix? ...
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How to redirect request to second host if the first one is off-line?

I have two hosts in different networks (different ISPs). I would like to redirect all traffic to second host only in case if first one is off-line (unexpectedly). What are technical solutions to ...
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M0n0wall won't pass traffic on different LAN subnets unless “Bypass firewall rules” is checked

I have a working configuration, but a question is bugging me. The question centers around having multiple subnets on a single interface. LAN: 10.10.10.1/24 OpenVPN Server LAN IP: 10.10.10.250 ...
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OpenBSD/FreeBSD Firewall w/ GUI that is compatible with Intel 82574L Gigabit LAN NICs

I recently purchased a server to run m0n0wall or pfSense but I've learned since then that both of these firewall products are based on versions of FreeBSD which weren't yet compatible with the NICs in ...
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Would NetBSD be a good choice for a web server?

I've the choice of crafting a NetBSD image for a Xen VPS host, and was just wanting to play around as I like BSD and wished to use it for my general web hosting. I will be hosting a low-mid traffic ...
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need help with resolv.conf

my freebsd server runs a nameserver. the nameserver has information about a single domain. a common, I think, setup for a dedicated server. I also have an upstream nameserver that i would like to ...
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Why can't add a hot spare in freebsd? Can anybody help me fix it?

Why can't add a hot spare? # mfiutil add e1:s1 mfid0 mfiutil: Drive 1 is not available I found the reason is e1:s1 is marked online, it must be Marked as an unconfigured good drive, and to mark ...
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FreeBSD and Linux VLAN

I have a LAN and i need to create a LAB with three VLAN on my boxes, Linux and FreeBSD. Well i create a VLAN 1 on the linux box as follow: sudo vconfig add eth0 1 sudo ifconfig eth0.1 inet6 add ...
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Reducing ZFS stream size for offsite backup

NOTE: My understanding of this question has changed significantly since I first asked it (see Edit 2 below) but I've left the original version intact. We've put together an offsite backup system ...
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FreeBSD 8.2 + Apache 2.2 + mod_auth_pam2: unable to authenticate

I've installed Apache 2.2 and mod_auth_pam2 from ports, but I can't get local UNIX authentication to work. When I access the protected part of my local website, I do get the authentication request, ...
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How to get the CentOS 5.6 alsa drivers which will really work with one shot, without any internet

I have one chance to install this in my server on site. Server that i am running is CentOS 5.6 (Dell R310, RAID1) where i need to install alsa-sound driver so that anything related to audio recording ...
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MySQL is 2 hours behind system time

Have a FreeBSD box with MySQL server on it. The system time is correct - For Denmark (Europe/Copenhagen) currently summertime. # date Fri Jun 17 12:09:56 CEST 2011 The MySQL server has timezone ...
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FreeBSD Dump with cURL/rsync

I'm trying to create a backup script using FreeBSD's dump to take a snapshot of a filesystem, but instead of storing the snapshot on disk I want to pipe the output from dump into cURL or rsync so its ...
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Most secure webserver software

I was reading about Hiawatha and I was wondering if really Freebsd+Hiawatha could be considered safer than Linux+Lighttpd or any other webserver. Moreover, if you were to have to host a very ...
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I am going to chop the FreeBSD automounter into little pieces and boil them in oil

I am trying to expose a hierarchy of home directories to a number of FreeBSD jails. The home directories are configured such that each is a unique ZFS dataset. The jails are used for development ...
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FreeBSD vs Linux performance? [closed]

I know that FreeBSD is famous for being highly stable, secure and of course open source. So I am going to try it on one of my servers. However, I am wondering what are the pros and cons of Using ...
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Problem using BASH in cron (FreeBSD)

Scenario: We have a legacy system running FreeBSD 4.7 (please, no laughing. It's being retired at the end of the year.. I just need to keep it alive and backed up until then) and I have some database ...
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pipe multiple files, single ssh connection, remote commands

I'd like to pipe several files to a remote server, piped as input to commands run on the remote server, over ssh, but only one ssh connection/command is permitted. (In the remote authorized_keys file, ...
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FreeBSD: OpenLDAP, SASL, and GSSAPI

I've run into some problems getting OpenLDAP on FreeBSD (8.2-STABLE) to authenticate using Kerberos tickets. I hope I've just had a brain glitch, so please feel free to let me know that I've missed ...
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How to check pf's queues?

I use FreeBSD and working with pf+ALTQ now. Something doesn't work and I need a tool to view what requests are marked and moved to a queue "queue_name" Need something like pftop but showing queues. ...
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Is there a tool for managing FreeBSD jails that knows about ZFS?

ZFS under FreeBSD lets one assign filesystems to a jail, such that an account in the jail with the appropriate privileges can access the filesystem, create new subordinate filesystems, and so forth. ...
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Horrible PostgreSQL locking performance

I recently noticed a very horrible PostgreSQL locking performance drop after running the DB server for a couple month. The load of the website increased a lot these weeks but the speed is getting ...
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FreeBSD: periodic(8) is too noisy. How can I control the noise level?

FreeBSD & MacOSX ship with the the periodic(8) utility, which is a neatly organized set of utilities to periodically run system functions like ZFS filesystem checks, security checks, checking for ...
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FreeBSD hardware recommendations [closed]

I'm looking for hardware to run FreeBSD. I really like the chassis of the Dell R210, because two of them can stack up on a shelf in my wiring closet and take up the space of a single tower (laying on ...
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Dell R210 & FreeBSD

I'm trying to get FreeBSD installed on a Dell R210 server with the H200 hard drive controller. I can boot with the 8.2-RELEASE ISO and the 8-STABLE-20110522 ISO. My problem is getting it to boot ...
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freebsd 8 mail log status, what do these mean?

I'm new at some of the server stuff and need a bit of help understanding what the /var/log/maillog file is saying. I've sent 200 emails for an email newsletter I'm running. In the "maillog" file I ...
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Is it safe to install several apps from ports at the same time?

Can multiple make installs cause problems for the package system? For example: cd /usr/ports/*/nmap && make install cd /usr/ports/*/firefox && make install
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Сan I configure FreeBSD to use DHCP or a static IP depending on the detected ssid?

I have a FreeBSD 8 machine which can use several wireless access points. I want it to use the first available network and automatically use DHCP or a static address as required. Is it possible under ...
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FreeBSD guests running on ESX hang without panic log

We have three servers running on a same ESX host, all virtual disks are from a remote SAN storage controller. These tree servers hanged and restarted several days ago, and it happened to the DB server ...
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How do I securly update a *BSD system?

Security is a major concern. Every major Linux distribution uses signed packages. But the FreeBSD systems in the office downloading unsigned packages/ports via FTP. Is there a solution that would ...
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Both DC's able to connect to branch office, Branch DC can only connect to one local DC

I am stumped on this one, I appreciate any help with this scenario because this just seems odd. We have 3 domain controllers: DC1 - 192.168.1.2 - main office (LAN port of PFSense) DC2 - 192.168.1.4 ...
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PAM: Execute a command before pam_mkhomedir?

When a user logs into a system and there is no home directory, we would like to to create the user's home directory using pam_mkhomedir. This is a common practice. Here's a quick description of ...
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FreeBSD server - certified compatible hardware?

I am looking for recommendations for hardware that is "certified" with FreeBSD (8+) I suspect I am looking for a small server manufacturer that will build me a server that "just works". I have read ...
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rsync to remote server that does not have the same users setup as local server produces permission error

I'm setting up a backup of my linux-based webserver to a NAS running FreeBSD. I've created a backup user on the FreeBSD box and ran rsync as root on the local (web server) box using the following ...
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Why no one seems to use FreeBSD to host Rails app? [closed]

I'm moving this thread previous adressed to stackoverflow. (Original Thread) We use FreeBSD 8.2, Rails 3.0.7, postgresql 8.3, passenger and nginx for our production servers. (More Infos) We seems to ...
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Protecting against UDP flood

One of my servers is being flooded with udp packets on random ports. 12:11:54.190442 IP 182.48.38.227.60173 > localhost.51523: UDP, length 1 12:11:54.190447 IP 182.48.38.227.60173 > ...
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Rewrite sh script for freebsd

I have an sh script: #!/bin/bash fullpath="$1" filename="${fullpath##*/}" dir="${fullpath:0:${#fullpath} - ${#filename}}" base="${filename%.[^.]*}" ext="${filename:${#base} + 1}" if [ -f ...
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Portsnap error, doesn't work anymore FreeBSD 8.2

I can't seem to run portsnap anymore, there seems to be an error and /usr/ports/sysutils/portsnap doesn't exist for a reinstallation. The error I'm getting when running portsnap is: ...
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PF rules and configuration to allow a local IP alias to NAT on FreeBSD?

Here's exact details of my configuration: Firewall/DNS Server: 192.168.2.1 (local lan) which routes out to the internet. <-- NOT UNDER MY CONTROL My FreeBSD Server: 192.168.2.23 (LAN) "Inside" ...
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uWSGI touch-reload feature not working with 100% CPU

On my development box, I have configured uWSGI to reload every time a file gets touched (using the --touch-reload command line argument). When I specify a non-existent file, I get a warning in the ...
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Make: Permission Denied (until I `cd .`)

I have an account on a shared host running FreeBSD 5.5-STABLE. I was compiling my own version of Ruby today, and encountered this anomaly: If I tried to execute 'make', I get a "permission denied" ...
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Adding FreeBSD user upon first login

Is it possible, to achieve the proposed behavior on my FreeBSD 8.2 server: New user ssh's into my server. He supplies as 'Login:' his student index number and a new, locked account is created with ...