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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 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 I'm not pleased with how I laid out the disk originally and since it's rather out of date ...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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FreeBSD interface up/down monitoring

How to get informed about specific interface status in FreeBSD? ifconfig <ifname> | grep "status: active" works fine but I want to avoid polling and be informed as fast as possible about ...
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FreeBSD snmpd on a single interface [duplicate]

I have a FreeBSD host with multiple IP interfaces. I would like to have snmpd listen on a single private IP interface, but I am getting the following error when trying to start the service. Error ...
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FreeBSD Bind locks up, only clue -> in6_ifadd: 2001:~ is already configured

I have an issue where my DNS locks up periodically (about twice a day). All normal and then suddenly denied access to net_if network: error: could not listen on UDP socket: permission denied When ...
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Is there limit to create ling-aggregation on FreeBSD 10 by default?

I'm new using FreeBSD and one of the things that we need is two link aggregation interfaces. Looking for on Internet I found out that we can put the configuration on /etc/rc.conf. I tried to config my ...
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NFSD lock up on FreeNAS 9.3

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2960 running FreeNAS 9.3, and a Dell PowerEdge 1955 Modular Chassis with a 5316M switch. I wanted to get a faster link between the two so I configured a LAGG with LACP over ...
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Permissions issue: why is user nobody needed in my second php-fpm pool?

I am running FreeBSD 10.2 with a custom-compiled Apache 2.4.17 with php-fpm. The default pool ([www], almost a stock php-fpm setup) ran on user/group nobody/nobody. Apache runs on user/group ...
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Simple anti DDoS protection in FreeBSD [duplicate]

I have a lot of request from data centers to my web server on FreeBSD and sometimes it've have a lot of performance problem with my web projects. Adding to IPFW list all IP's data centers is ...
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“Reinstall” FreeBSD using ZFS snapshots

I am using a dedicated server, and unlike on VPS providers or VM machines, getting back to a clean state (untouched, after install) is quite a laborious thing to do (lots of clicking around in a web ...
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clang does not see gcc installation

I have such a system: uname -a FreeBSD gpskomsa 10.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE #0: Thu Aug 20 18:25:34 VLAT 2015 root@gpskomsa:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64 with default clang: clang ...
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FreeBSD VMware and CAM status: SCSI Status Error

I'm running a FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p19 on a VPS (VMware). My ISP is experience a rapid data growth, and these messages spontaneous started to show up in our logs a week ago. Sep 25 09:00:50 srv03 ...
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Missing free space in new zfs raidz2 zpool?

I'm running Nas4Free 10.2.0.2 - Prester (revision 1814) which is based on FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE-p2 #0 r287260M: Fri Aug 28 18:38:18 CEST 2015. System has 24 GB memory. I've tried with ashift=9 and 12 ...
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Docker on freebsd11

I am trying to build a python application on freebsd11 and docker i have installed docker as per https://wiki.freebsd.org/Docker and all seems to work fine. my Dockerfile is like FROM python:2-slim ...
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libnss-mysql on freebsd 10.1

i have libnss-mysql installed on freebsd 10.1. Everything works except groups command. getent group - ok # getent group ....... froxlorlocal:*:1003:www <-- data from passwd vmail:*:2000 ...
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How to restore ntfs partition table in freebsd

I accidentally deleted my partition table on my old disk through: gpart delete -i ada3 gpart destory ada3 Which contains all files on it. How can restore these data on this disk? I tried testdisk, ...
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How to config user_prefs (SpamAssassin) individually per user in Redis DB?

I'm going to implement mail gateway with FreeBSD 10.1. So, I installed Postfix, Amavisd, Clamav, Spamassassin, Procmail (for filtering spam from maildir to spam folder), Bayes with Redis database. I ...
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Replacing a HDD in FreeNAS

I got a message that said one of my hard drive was degraded and im trying to figure out how to check which drive it is. I did zpool status and I got this zpool status pool: BiggyD state: ...
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FreeBSD pf with NFS

I'm having trouble establishing new NFS connections when my pf is turned on. When I turn off pf on the server and client I'm able to mount with no trouble. I tried keep state and flags S/SA on the ...
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(mysqld), uid 88 inumber 281675 on /: filesystem full

I created a swap file that was a little to big. So I deleted it. The swap file is gone, but the free space is never reallocated. I have rebooted, fdisk is no help, not sure where to go from here. The ...
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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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Two identical servers, one of them have 2x CPU load

Http requests are splitted 50/50 between two servers. Servers are running FreeBSD 9.2, their hardware, software & application configurations are absolutely identical. But one of servers is getting ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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How to learn max/min value of a sysctl parameter can be in FreeBSD?

I have a simple question. I want to learn max/min value of a sysctl parameter can be. Where can I find bounds of these parameters? Thanks
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Limit ftp connections with pf firewall at FreeBSD

I want to limit simultaneous FTP connections to my FreeBSD server with the pf firewall. For example that only 10 simultaneous connection are possible to the port 20 or 21 from one source IP. I use ...
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FreeBSD Ngnix installation error

I have a VPS which has Apache webserver installed. I'm trying to install Ngnix on it since my new server will be needing to handle large amount of connection simultaneously. I used this install guide ...
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FreeBSD XEN kernel not booting in XenServer 6.2

I have a XenServer 6.2 host, and I am trying to get a FreeBSD-9.1-i386 guest to run in PV mode. The installation of the guest is fine, but after a reboot with the new kernel the system does not boot. ...
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How to read the address of the XSDT table, as provided by `acpidump`?

I want to access Physical memory in BSD. acpidump -t XSDT > xsdt_dump.asl it is giving: /* RSD PTR: OEM=ALASKA, ACPI_Rev=2.0x (2) XSDT=0x9aae8070, length=36, cksum=164 */ /* XSDT: ...