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dnsmasq adblocking only working server-side

I'm trying to create a server-side adblocking mechanism through dnsmasq, but I only get results on the server itself, not the computers attached to my local network. First of all, my router is the ...
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“Unknown host machine name.” on FreeBSD + unixODBC + FreeTDS

I got some issues connecting to a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 from my FreeBSD 10.1 server. I installed FreeTDS and unixODBC via ports. I compiled FreeTDS with unixODBC support. This ist my ...
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ZFS, mdconfig, GELI and getting my head around

I want to create an encrypted virtual disk but I am struggling with understanding some basic concepts. Please correct me if any of these statements are wrong: I need a block device that geli can ...
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FreeBSD: netatalk3 daemon keeps restarting

I set up a netatalk3 / afpd daemon on my FreeBSD server about half a year ago and used it as networked TimeMachine for my MacBook Pro. Pretty much fire and forget. Then, beginning of this month, I ...
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FreeBSD pre-mount script for gnop device?

How do I run a script in FreeBSD before filesystems are mounted? I want to install a gnop device and mount it (no, not for ZFS). Is there any canonical place where I can put a gnop create ...?
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Apache 24 not serving PHP on FreeBSD 10

I've been at this for a few hours now. I cannot figure out WHAT is wrong with my configuration. When I navigate to any php file (wordpress installation is the intent), it opens the file for download ...
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best way to create perfect mirror of zfs based backup server

The existing system: I have a FreeBSD based backup/archive server, which pulls the backups from the live servers via rsync every night and does a zfs snapshot to archive the backup contents for a ...
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VMDK File Growing After copying it using CP?

Using FreeBSD and a mounted NetApp NFS Share. I'm trying to copy a file FROM: localdisk/something.vmdk (size 527776 kilobytes) TO: nfsmount/copy-something.vmdk (size 533168 kilobytes) But it seems ...
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ZFS booting troubles

I have FreeBSD 8.0, and rebooting arise while zfs scrub was runing. Now when system booting it frezee at moment with ZFS version and ZFS pool version. I can't even login. The question : Is the scrub ...
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Issues with StrongSwan on FreeBSD 10.0. Charon refuses to start

The charon.log with full debug levels (4) is as follows: Jan 21 16:09:47 00[DMN] Starting IKE charon daemon (strongSwan 5.0.4, FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE, amd64) Jan 21 16:09:47 00[LIB] plugin 'aes': ...
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Apache child died for unknown reason

For a long times i saw such errors on FreeBSD9.1 (Apache 2.2) server # dmesg pid 69320 (httpd), uid 80: exited on signal 11 pid 69307 (httpd), uid 80: exited on signal 11 pid 69416 ...
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syslogd filtering not working on FreeBSD

I am failing to get filtering by program or facility working in FreeBSD syslogd. I added local6.debug /var/log/test.log !testd *.debug /var/log/test.log to my ...
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FreeBSD Disable Serial Console from Bootloader?

I have a FreeBSD appliance (meaning I can't open the case or I will void the warranty) that was working well until I accidentally clicked 'Enable Serial Console' and rebooted... I went to plug in my ...
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Safely migrate from 3ware 9650SE-8LPML to a 3ware SAS 9750-8i?

I have a server with a potenially faulty 3ware 9650SE-8LPML. I can log in to the server but the interface keeps reseting causing the whole system to lock down for minutes. My host suspects its the ...
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How to suppress compilation output when using ports in FreeBSD?

Is it possible to configure the FreeBSD ports system to suppress the compilation output (like brew does in OS X)? The output is mostly useless for me and can be a waste of bandwidth (when working over ...
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blocking packets for a non established connection on freebsd pf

For a freebsd pf firewall; I want it to block packets for non established connections. For example , the attacker should not send Reset packets for an unknown not-yet-established connection. In Linux ...
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Xenserver 6.1 and ZFS file server

I want a paravirtualized ZFS server for Xenserver 6.1 supporting a 6+ TB zpool. The old templates for Xenserver 6.0.2 and FreeBSD 9 don't work. I have been unsuccessful ("Not a Xen-ELF image...") at ...
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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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readlink: illegal option — f

Recently the script was working fine, but from some days I'm receiving such message, while running the readlink -f "$0" command: readlink: illegal option -- f usage: readlink [-n] [file ...] I was ...
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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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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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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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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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Mounting fuse sshfs fails when invoked by Cron on FreeBSD 9.0

I have a remote server filesystem that I'm attempting to mount locally on a FreeBSD 9 machine via FUSE sshfs, and Cron for a backup routine. I have ssh keys between the boxes setup to allow for ...
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Machine boots GENERIC kernel after freebsd-update install

The last two times I ran freebsd-update install the machine (re)booted from the GENERIC kernel instead of my custom kernel. As suggested by Freebsd Update (section 25.2.2) I have a GENERIC kernel in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Remote Logging with syslog

I have two machines running FreeBSD, bsdclient and bsdserver. I am trying to setup remote logging such that bsdclient sends all the logs to bsdserver. My syslog.conf on bsdclient goes like this *.* ...
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Odd rsync issue - duplicating and uncompressing files

I have two servers: our production web server(freebsd) and a backup server(centos). The production server does mysql database dumps every 3 hours and compresses the dump file using bzip2. So we have a ...
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snmptrapd traphandle to php script

I have to receive snmptraps in php script, so what i've done is: snmptrapd.conf traphandle 1.3.6.1.4.1.3.1.1 /usr/home/user/trap/l.php l.php #!/usr/local/bin/php <?php $flow = ...
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Make a file accesible by PHP but not from the outside

My host gives me two folders for my use, a /home/public/ which is where the pages go, and /home/private/, which is for my personal use. I would like for PHP to create a file that's readable by me from ...
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What's the difference between Send-Q and S-BCNT in FreeBSD netstat -anx?

What's the exact meaning of Send Buffer byte count in the extended netstat statistics, and why is it always bigger than Send-Q? In other words, what's counted against the S-BCNT that's not counted ...
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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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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 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 (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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How to debug memc/memcached timeouts with Nginx?

Problem Regular timeouts from the memcached backends in Nginx (see example errors below) Things already tested: it occurs both on local and remote memcached servers so the network can't be the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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FreeBSD: how to associate disk serial numbers to device names when using a 3ware SATA card

When using a 3ware SATA/RAID card is there a way to associate the disk serial # with the /dev/daN device? I can get serial numbers by using "smartctl -d 3ware,0 /dev/twa0 -i", but I don't know if ...
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IPsec isakmp_natt problem on racoon.conf

I have this weird problem where racoon complains of the following error: WARNING: NAT-T is enabled in at least one remote{} section, but no 'isakmp_natt' address was specified! I've already ...