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Apache 2.2 umask in FreeBSD

I have Apache 2.2 running under FreeBSD 7 (and 8). It runs with the system default umask of 022, and I need it to be 002 so that www group members can make changes without having to chase it with ...
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procmail don't execute php script

I have setup a kannel SMS gateway on my FreeBSD 7.2 - the service works great. I'm now trying to setup a email2sms feature. For this i have created a system user called kannel and all mails are ...
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Apache22 on FreeBSD - Starts, does not respond to requests

I'm running Apache 2.2.17 with the peruser MPM on FreeBSD 8.2-RC1 on Amazon's EC2 (so it's XEN). It was installed from ports. My problem is that, although Apache is running, listening for, and ...
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FreeBSD 8.1 unstable network connection

I have three FreeBSD 8.1 running on three different hardware and therefore consist of different network adapter as well (bce, bge and igb). I found that the network connection is kind of unstable ...
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Can I automatically create a passworded user with pw adduser on freebsd?

Can I automatically create a passworded user with pw adduser on freebsd? pw useradd [name] [switches] -V etcdir alternate /etc location -C config configuration file ...
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Samba35 configuration on FreeBSD 8.1 RELEASE

I'm currently trying to create a Samba share on a lightweight home network, and I'm having a bit of trouble configuring Samba 3.5.6 compiled from the ports tree. What I'm looking for is pretty basic. ...
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What's the diablo-jre? (FreeBSD)

This link mentions about diablo-jre. http://serverfault.com/questions/1077/how-to-install-java-jre-on-freebsd-with-as-few-dependencies-as-possible What's that and why should I use it instead of ...
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A jail that is accessible from network without port forwarding

I am using FreeBSD 7.1 and on my server I have two different jails. One for database and second one for game server. What I need to know is if it is possible to assign game server's jail to public IP ...
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FREEBSD creating new port

I have a script here that I want to create as a port in freebsd and then make it as package so that I can install on some machines. script is below. #!/usr/local/bin/bash if [ ! -f "/suid.old" ] then ...
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Ierrs on Network Interface - Pfsense/Freebsd

We're using PfSense as an internal router/firewall (no connection to WAN). Using the Web-GUI, under Status ---> Interfaces, there's one particular interface where I have some errors: In/out errors ...
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Apache doesn't autostart because vpn isn't up yet

I have a FreeBSD8 server, and VPN connection to my ISP. I use mpd5 and it works fine. Also I have an Apache server whch works fine, if I start it manually, after VPN is get up. But when I add it to ...
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What SATA drive should I install FreeBSD onto? i.e. ar0 vs da0 vs ad4/5

I'm installing FreeBSD 8.0 on a server that has hardware SATA Raid. I'm just wondering. What is the difference between these devices. i.e. ar0, da0, ad4, ad5 I take it that ad4 & 5 are my two ...
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Incoming SSH stopped working on FreeBSD 7.2

Somehow sshd stopped running and no amount of start, restart or onestart will make it go again. I normally ssh into it from a dual-boot laptop computer that shows up on the network as gabi-buntu when ...
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How to tell spam-assassin not to quarantine tagged emails?

I'm running my own postfix mail-server at home with a setup similar to this one. I opted to deliver tagged spam via dovecot to the user's spam-mailbox, so that they can review tagged emails if they ...
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FreeBSD with nginx can't connect networks after running for a while

My server is a FreeBSD system, I run nginx on it to proxy user requests to another real server. My problem is I can't visit my freebsd server after a while. The server is in another place, so I ...
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Installing PostgreSQL on FreeBSD (with ports)

Hey everyone, I am trying to install (using ports) PostgreSQL on a virtual server, running FreeBSD. My one question is this: Which of the following should I install? postgresql-contrib ...
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FreeBSD ipfw firewall_type

I'm trying to create my own firewall script inside of FreeBSD and I'm running in a bit problems, I was wondering if someone done something smilier and could show me an example? su-3.2# grep ...
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Freebsd Box hangs on boot loader

I have a freebsd box that seems to not want to boot past the boot loader. It wont go past the initial boot loader phase and just lists the version number for the boot loader(btx loader). It hangs ...
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Is playing Flash Videos on Freebsd still a problem, or is it ok now?

So am thinking about trying out Freebsd. But I heard stories that FreeBSD is really having problems with Flash, like it always crash, or it has to run through a linux emulator to get it to work ... ...
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Installing and running MySql on FreeBSD

Yet for a while I trying to install and run MySql on FreeBSD rooter that We using at office. I am totally beginner in Linux OS and I do not know what could go wrong on My installation, So please have ...
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Forward traffic between hosts

Please suggest the easiest way to forward all connections from host:port(external interface) to host2:port(external interface) When i use ssh -L local_port:remote_host:remote_port -N -l user ...
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Gjournaling a general purpose server on small network

I have a general purpose (mail, web, file, etc) server running on a small mixed (Windows/FreeBSD) network. I'm not pleased with how I laid out the disk originally and since it's rather out of date ...
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How can I prevent denyhosts from adding the same host to the denied file over and over

I am using denyhosts on my FreeBSD (6.2) box, and everything appears to be working fine, except denyhosts keeps adding the same 4 hosts to my denied file over and over. eli18.internetdsl.tpnet.pl ...
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smbd processes in uninterruptable sleep

I have fileserver running FreeBSD 10.1. The server's storage consists of two HDDs in a mirrored ZFS pool. This server is running Samba 4.1, as domain member. The domain controller is running on ...
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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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SVN merge with HTTPS hangs on FreeBSD

I was asked to post it on here instead (original here) I setup SVN and Apache, and when I do a checkout it executes normally, but whenever I try to run svn merge for some reason it just hangs. Here ...
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Nginx: Tags in Syslog output on wrong position

I'm trying to output the logs of several Nginx servers in FreeBSD jails to the jails' host. I'm using FreeBSD 10 syslog and Nginx 1.7.10. In Nginx (in this case the hostname is web) I have set: ...
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freebsd cannot start mysql for the first time

I am having the same issue as this person serverfault link but the solution completely does not work for me. I cannot start mysql5.5 for the very first time. At first start of mysql with cd ...
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FreeBSD pkg upgrade not working for jails with -j parameter

On an FreeBSD 8.4 system I have jais running with EZjail, and PKGNG (pkg) to maintain my ports. pkg works fine on the host but refuses to update software in jails. pkg -j 5 version -v gives the ...
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Convert raidz1 to raidz2 via a temporary drive

I set up a new NAS server a few months ago and set it as RaidZ. I'm re-thinking that decision and would like to grab an extra drive and move to RaidZ2. Before everyone replies that this isn't possible ...
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Building custom bootable image from installed and customized FreeBSD 10.1

I am using FreeBSD 10.1 amd64. I customized it and now i want to make a bootable image so that I can install it on any machine with usb stick. How can I make the Bootable image from the Pre- installed ...
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FreeBSD 10.1 how to autoreboot on kernel panic

Recently I installed FreeBSD 10.1 on machine that for years was working fine with FreeBSD 6.2. Since machine is located in datacenter I configured remote access via serial console. After installation ...
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How Do I get unbound to only use DNSSEC?

I have a pfsense box, that I am in the process of configuring for the first time I would like to use DNSSEC. I used this site to check my DNSSEC status. When I go to this site I am told that my ...
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FreeBSD 10.1 routing issues

I have FreeBSD based router in my campus. Trivial configuration for these types of routers: two interfaces, one of them looking to the outer internet, second - to the local net. In my local net ...
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freenas disc problems - smart error - how to repair zfs raid?

I have troubles with my freenas 9.2.1. It crashed today. Its running a fileserver on zfs jbod raid 2. I'm not sure what exactly causes the problems. The system is booting however reacting pretty slow. ...
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FreeBSD L2TP/IPsec not routing traffic to vpn server

I have configured a VPN server on my FreeBSD server, it all seems to be running, but the VPN traffic is not routing through to the local VPN server and I cannot figure out as to why. So my question ...
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Dummynet Filtering not working on FreeBSD 10

I am trying to do network emulation using dummynet in FreeBSD 10. I have this working in 9.3 however things must have changed and I cant determine exactly what but my setup no longer works. I have ...
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FreeBSD/FreeNAS: How to change group for multiple users?

I need to change group membership for a bunch of users. How do I list all users? change multiple users to nogroup primary group? add secondary/auxiliary groups to multiple users? Basically I need ...
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FreeBSD 9.2 networking issues on latest VMWare ESXi, any workarounds?

We just updated our VMWare servers over the weekend and have noted that all of our FreeBSD 9.2 guests are having networking issues. Specifically, ipv4 no longer functions (they can't even see ...
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Heavy traffic causes ethernet link to go down

I have a FreeBSD (10) host connected to a Linux (Debian 7) box directly with a Cat 6 cable. Both hosts have Intel X-540 10GBe NICs (ixbge). Whenever there is heavy traffic (high PPS) from the ...
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Mounting partition in FreeBSD is not working

I am new to FreeBSD and I try to mount a partition p2 of ada1 on a new FreeBSD installation by entering: sudo mkdir -p /mnt/ada1p2 sudo mount /dev/ada1p2 /mnt/ada1p2 This leaves me with mount: ...
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configure single /32 ip address to FreeBSD server

Our upstream provider assigned us a single /32 ip address. How can we configure our FreeBSd server to use it? So far we have this in /etc/rc.conf: ifconfig_em0="inet a.b.c.d/32 netmask ...
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Moving MRTG Installation

We have an MRTG installation that has been working for the last 3 years, I noticed that after 18 or so months the data would start recording a fresh. Now I wanted to transfer the installation and all ...
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Increase number of connections per socket

How do I increase the number of connections each socket can accept? I know that you can increase the total number of connections using: # sysctl kern.ipc.somaxconn=4096 But each connection is then ...
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Why's Tomcat not responding, but looks normal?

I don't have much info to go on here, looking for ideas as I've run out. I did a server certificate update on our tomcat box (FreeBSD 9.2). After reboot, any connections to it fail immediately (page ...
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emulate shared hosting load

I want to emulate some shared-hosting activity in testing environment. Is particularly interested I/O performance. Need to emulate: many sql queries, http queries, and some additional activity, ...
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LA problems while serving 40M requests daily with php-fpm, nginx

I have server with FreeBSD (16 cores with HT, SSD, 32Gb RAM) which is getting about 40M http requests daily. All requests are served by nginx + php-fpm. At these graphs you see that we have a ...
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Check-state counter is always zero

My firewall rules are: 00010 660 73050 allow ip from any to any via lo0 00011 0 0 deny ip from any to 127.0.0.0/8 00012 0 0 deny ip from 127.0.0.0/8 to any ...
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How to compile mysql56-client to USE_OLD_FUNCTIONS on FreeBSD 10?

EDIT: I solved my issue - I was editing the wrong include file. See the end of this post for the fix. I'm migrating some applications from an old FreeBSD 4.3 server to a new FreeBSD 10 server. ...
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FreeBSD pkg query by automatic flag?

You can do a pkg set -A ... to set the automatic flag, but how do you do a pkg query for all packages with that automatic flag set? I see you can do pkg query -e '%#r != 0', but that's surely not the ...