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Migrate FreeBSD jail

I need to create a freebsd jail for web hosting, that will be frequently migrated between hosts. How feasible is it? Can I use domains instead of IPs? can I use wildcard IPs? I need this to ...
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How can I quickly install FreeBSD ports?

I am a Linux system administrator, so my knowledge of the specifics of FreeBSD are very literal, and not very thorough; I've been configuring packages and what not a for a few days now and every one ...
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Need to configure multiple default gateways for four seperate physical network ports for a FreeBSD Webserver

I need to configure default gateways for four separate physical network interfaces for a FreeBSD Webserver. Basically, this is a web server that needs to be accessed by multiple WANS. I've been ...
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How can the root password on FreeBSD 9.1 be changed for the system for the purposes of root logins?

I've never encountered this before when using FreeBSD, but I recently got a new BSD VPS, and when I logged in as a wheel user and su to root, I used "passwd" to change the root password, but this only ...
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Bacula backup on Linux, restore on FreeBSD

I'd like to migrate my storage server from Linux (Debian) to FreeBSD. Biggest part of this is restoring backups saved on Linux to tape volumes on the newly installed FreeBSD. Unfortunately I don't ...
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Errror ERROR 1064 (42000) on MySQL import

Been trying to import a WordPress database using the command line on a FreeBSD server: uname -a FreeBSD host.com 8.3-i386-20120831 FreeBSD 8.3-i386-20120831 #0: Fri Aug 31 10:36:09 UTC 2012 ...
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Freebsd local mail, disable mailbox but enable sending from php

and thanks ahead. My systems are FreeBSD 8/9, and i am trying to disable the local mailboxes for all users, but keeping the possibility to send outbound emails using PHP's mail command. My local ...
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freebsd creating a script to check if service is active and start the service if not

Here's the deal: I'm running a freebsd webserver with apache solr on a jetty every now and then ( few times a month ) jetty quits and I have to restart it by typing: service jetty start I'm kinda ...
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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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Having a ball re-selecting PHP make config settings…FreeBSD

I am installing PHP 5.3 and having accidentally hit enter when selecting options failed to enable a module. After the installation make no longer gives me options but continues with saved options. ...
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Identify which process is responsible for heavy disk i/o under FreeBSD

I wonder how I can monitor which process takes out all my IO bandwith. The only command i know is gstat but it shows cumulative info. Is there any tools i can use to inspect the running processes for ...
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MySQL NDB Cluster on FreeBSD 7.1

Got a problem with a MySQL Cluster, All the nodes connect fine to the ndb management node, however when I try to create a table on one of the nodes it returns this error : mysql> use foo; Database ...
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FreeBSD high load loopback interface

I have a problem with a FreeBSD server. There is a FreeBSD 9.0 amd64, two network cards em1 (internet), em0 (local network) configured firewall ipfw, natd, squid (not transparent), the server acts as ...
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Can not establish connection after adding the IP Failover

I've bought an dedicated server some days ago, and now its time to setup some more IP failovers to handle my services, unfortunately, it seems like I can not access certain ports anymore if I'm using ...
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Is FreeBSD more suitable than CentOS for firing 40k concurrent connections (for Jmeter)?

I am trying to run Jmeter to simulate 40k concurrent users and stress test a particular system. Putting aside the possibility that Jmeter may not be able to push such a high number (although I have ...
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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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How to grant su access without password to one user only in wheel group (FreeBSD)?

I know how to enable su without a password for all wheel group users by adding the appropriate configuration line in /etc/pam.d/su. I do not want to enable this for all wheel users but only one ...
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FreeBSD: Error creating new slice using gpart

The virtual hard disk of one of my VPS has been enlarged, and I want to create a new ZFS slice using the extra space, but I couldn't be able to perform that. # gpart add -s 10G -t freebsd-zfs da0 ...
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Changing user password with passwd not passible. Error “passwd: sorry”

I have a FreeBSD Server and a strange problem. Everytime some tries to change a password he gets this ~$ passwd Changing local password for <USER> Old Password: passwd: sorry The root account ...
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How can I scroll back the output in FreeBSD's console without Scroll Lock?

I've installed FreeBSD inside a VM on a laptop. As it turns out, the laptop keyboard has no Scroll Lock key, which is used for scrolling the screen back in FreeBSD's console. How can I scroll back the ...
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Freebsd ports installing with parameters

I'm trying to create a install script for some FreeBSD machines. I want to install a few ports but change several configurations before installing, and without the dialog popup. I've tried almost ...
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Running commands on FreeBSD Live CD

I'm running FreeBSD 9.1-PRERELEASE on a vps running on XEN virtualization, I tried to update it to 9.1-RELEASE but mergemaster toasted my /etc/master.passwd and /etc/passwd so what i have now is a ...
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What is the ZFS ACL limit?

Does anyone know how many user ACL's ZFS can handle? With other words: for how many users can I set ACL's like this one for the same directory? setfacl -m user:test1:rwxpDdaARWcCos:fd----:allow /mnt/...
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Managing multiple linux\freebsd server? [closed]

I currently have 5 FreeBSD servers that I'm handling on my own. I just bought 10 more servers and I want to start using some centralized configuration system like Puppet. I was wondering if there ...
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mysqld - master to slave replication using rsync innodb, sequence number issues

I've read several of the related topics posted here, but I have not been able to avoid this innodb error. The steps I've taken to replicate data from a Slackware server - 5.5.27-log (S) to a FreeBSD ...
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sSMTP rewritting From field in emails

My problem is that whenever my server sends emails, the sender field gets overwritten. From: should be: Web Site Name <admin@mywebsite.com> But email is delivered to the address from: World ...
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Allow connection to certain port from specified domain

I got two domains, which are pointing on the same IP address, I can use both to connect to the server or certain port (TeamSpeak), the problem is that I would like the only one domain from those two ...
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How I can create a FTP-only account, in FreeBSD?

I created an account to be used only for FTP sessions: # adduser Username: test Full name: Uid (Leave empty for default): Login group [test]: Login group is test. Invite test into other groups? []: ...
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FreeBSD restore of /rescue

I'm running a restore from a previous backup of my FreeBSD system, and run into trouble when restoring / (excluding mount-points). The problem is that /rescue fills the / partition (to the extent that ...
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Any freebsd/PfSense realtime bandwidth monitoring tool?

i need to know if there is any Tool (specifically for FreeBSD) , through which i can get the Realtime network traffic usage of any Host/IP , and which should also run on Multiple interfaces as well? i ...
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FreeBSD 9 unattended installation: how to perform?

That is, like you do with kickstart on Redhat or autoyast in SuSE or jumpstart in Solaris? The OS docs do not seem to answer that simple question.
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How to configure jailed apache to be accessible on the network

I have jailed apache on freebsd on a private network with ip address 192.168.100.174, I have another apache server running on the host but it is configured to listen on its other IP addresses but this....
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Block Google requests to 16k using pf firewall

I'd like to block access to Google search using PF after the threshold of 17500 requests (connection established) in 24h, from a host running FreeBSD 9. What I came up with, after reading pf-faq is ...
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link aggregation in esxi5 + aggregation on the switch + freebsd9 = an aggregated link that do not work

i have a 6 port intel server nic. under the settings on ESXi5, i aggregated 4 of the ports. i have ZFSGuru running on the VM, which is based off of FreeBSD 9, iirc. this VM has two interfaces, an ...
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executing a command again once it stops (rsync, FreeBSD)

I started doing backups via rsync to a remote server. This works all fine and good but 40 gig take their time and as I get a dynamic IP it gets interrupted every day. So every morning when I wake up I ...
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FreeBSD Serial IO card installation

I am trying to install a PCI serial IO card on a FreeBSD 9.1 (Prerelease) box. I had no success during hours of work. I recompiled kernel using puc and COM_MULTIPORT options. No success. This is ...
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top process state column under FreeBSD

When running top interactively, I can see various words in the state column : nanslp, biord, select, uwait, lockf, pause, kqread, piperd, sbwait ... Some like nanslp or kqread are self ...
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Does NFSv3 respect ZFS ACL's?

NFSv3 of course doesn't support ZFS ACL's, but what will happen if I have the following setup?: +-----------------------------------------+ +-------------+ | FreeBSD ZFS serv1 ...
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Why is ZFS replication single threaded?

On my 8 core NAS I see only one core maxed out when ZFS replication over SSH is running. I would expect that transferring a snapshot would scale perfectly with the number or cores, as the snapshot ...
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Migrating ZFS from using partitions to using the entire disk

I have a simple ZFS setup that I've been running for a few years now. When I originally set it up, I created a number of partitions and created a zpool from a partition on each of my two drives, and ...
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Is there a way to make a 32-bit variant of port under an amd64 system?

Is there a way to make a 32-bit package variant of mysql-client, for example ? Because I need some libraries for some binary software, and it would be good to maintain them from ports instead of ...
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FreeBSD 9 (amd64) reboot/shutdown process is very slow

I have a Dell Poweredge 2900 III with FreeBSD 9 (amd64), the server uses mfi wich handles a raid10, I had to reboot the server, but notice that either when rebooting or shutting down the server, ...
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How can I make an alias expand to a list of recipients returned by a command?

I have an rarely used /etc/aliases entry vmailusers: :include:/usr/local/etc/vmailusers The /usr/local/etc/vmailusers file is generated by a cronjob executing ls /home/vmail | grep -v lists > /...
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SSH connection closes as shell fails to load

I have FreeBSd running with OpenSSH. I set up everything and the connection via SSH worked perfectly. Then I decided to get rid of some not used ports and I obviously uninstalled one that was used by ...
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How much overhead does ZFS have? [closed]

Adding a file system to a raw device of course takes up some overhead. The question is how many percent does ZFS take? And does overhead differ depending on the ZFS raid set? Update The purpose is ...
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Why won't FreeBSD reboot after a kernel crash?

Once in a while I get my server running FreeBSD 8.0 amd64 fail due to bad memory (incompatible with motherboard) modules. Each time it happens, the box stalls with the last note saying that it will ...
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Windows 2008 NFS, find command not working recursively on unix client

I have a Windows 2008 Storage server configured for NFS service. I am using a FreeBSD client to mount share from the storage server. Every thing works fine like copying, deleting files etc. However, ...
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Can't remove zfs log device from pool

I run a FreeBSD 9.0 server with ZFS pool version 28 and ZFS version 5. I had two pools with a log on ssd's two partitions. These pools was created on FreeBSD 8.2 with ZFS pool version 15, and ZFS ...
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How can I list when was all my installed FreeBSD ports built?

I have a FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE system which I now upgrading to 9.0-RELEASE. In this process I need to rebuild all my ports installed. How can I list the date of last build for each installed port, to be ...