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Serve an NFS mount over TFTP

I have a FreeBSD server on which I would like to run a TFTP server (for PXE). My daemon of choice is tftp-hpa and I have it configured to serve from /tftpboot properly. It works unless I mount ...
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Issues installing packages on FreeBSD 8.2

I'm running into an issue installing some packages on FreeBSD 8.2. I realize some of what the problem is but am not certain on the process for remedying the issue. For example, I'm trying to install ...
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iftop bandwidth monitor shows rates=0 (but do show connected hosts) on tun0 (ppp)

On my FreeBSD box, working as my LAN's router, I tried using iftop (from ports/net-mgmt) to monitor bandwidth usage. The program works well for monitoring the server's LAN interface-card, but not for ...
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how to force stop/delete a VirtualMachine under XenServer (possible bug)

I was testing XenServer 5.6 100-47101p, I installed four VM's, two FreeBSD and two Windows. After installing the four VM's, I recompiled the VM containing FreeBSD 8.2 i386 kernel to enable/support ...
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Freebsd, ipfw sched - config type = QFQ get frozen

I have some freebsd soft-router $uname -r 8.2-STABLE code for ipfw: pipe 50 config bw 70Mbit/s sched 50 config type QFQ queue 502 config sched 50 weight 1 mask dst-ip 0xffffffff queue 501 ...
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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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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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How can I drop all connections to a given host under FreeBSD?

I know about tcpdrop which is in base distribution. But this tool requires port numbers to be specified. Is there any tool to drop connections by IP?
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FreeBSD 8.0 - Samba 3.4.9 with ADS support Segfault 11

I'm running FreeBSD 8.0 and whenever I compile Samba 3.4.9 with ADS support it segfaults when I start the service. If I remove ADS support on Samba, it fixes it but I need ADS support. I saw from ...
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MySQL: Not much activity, but thousands of network connections remain in TIME_WAIT"

We are running MySQL 5.1.33 on FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE. This is a development database server attached to a development webserver running Silverstripe and PHP 5.3. This morning, the development ...
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apache won't start up

we just got through a power outage. All our servers came back up properly, except out web server gives me this error when attempting to start apache: # apachectl start no listening sockets available, ...
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trying to “setup apache fastcgi”

my system is: wx3# uname -a FreeBSD wx3 9.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE #0: Tue Jan 3 07:46:30 UTC 2012 root@farrell.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64 wx3# packages ...
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FreeBSD Traffic Shaping

I'm trying to do traffic shaping with FreeBSD, here are my rules su-3.2# ipfw show | grep pipe 08380 1514852 125523804 pipe 1 tcp from any to any dst-port 80 su-3.2# ipfw pipe 1 show 00001: 2.000 ...
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Strange ZFS hidden filesystem problem

Half of my ZFS filesystems are hidden in ZFS-fuse. Here's my story: So, I love ZFS. I used it for about six months on FreeBSD, but due to it crashing the kernel during heavy inter-filesystem IO load, ...
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FreeBSD determine if reboot was due to power loss

We are running FreeNAS (which is built on FreeBSD) to run our data storage systems. It is running on an APC Smart-UPS 750VA X. On a couple of occasions, I have been alerted to the fact that the ...
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Smallest footprint OS [closed]

Many FreeBSD users tell me that FreeBSD has the smallest footprint in terms of CPU & RAM usage. I'm looking for a server OS with the smallest possible CPU & RAM usage, so I will try FreeBSD ...
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NFS server for storing ESX images

In the interests of avoiding FCvsNFS religious wars, let me first say that I prefer NFS over a standard FC SAN, and also I don't really have the option of using using FC for this anyhow. I'm ...
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How and what kind of mail server software to install on FreeBSD

I have a server running on FreeBSD 7.2. I'd like to install a mail server on it for purposes of receiving emails at my domain name whose nameservers are pointing to that server on the registrar ...
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How to make proxy on nginx?

How would I set my webservers to work in way described below? Http request: mypublic.com ---> handled normally by nginx as it is set up already (listen 80;) Http request: myprivate.com ---> handled ...
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install mysql on freebsd [closed]

How to install Mysql on freebsd , i have tried a lot but after i am getting lot many error so i have removed it , but now i want to reinstall it so , can anyone suggest me the link / commands to ...
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Apache recompile does not find new OpenSSL

I'm trying to upgrade both Apache and OpenSSL at the same time. I've gotten Apache compiled with all the modules I need, and it pops up and runs, but still shows an old version of OpenSSL. Here is ...
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DDoS - How to detect an attacker IP address [duplicate]

Someone keep attacking my server, but unfortunately I've switched my OS to the FreeBSD, as I've earlier used Debian 5.0 Lenny, and none of netstat or tcpdump commands I used on Debian, works on ...
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FreeBSD running in Hyper-V

I'd like to install FreeBSD 8.0 in a Hyper-V VM but I get a kernel panic whenever I try to boot the install ISO. I've tried both i386 and amd64; with and without APIC enabled; with and without ...
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Does PF support divert like IPFW?

I'm currently using IPFW on 3 dedicated firewall servers, and I would like to convert them to PF for some of its functionalities, but I need divert to work. Specifically I am teeing packets to a ...
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FreeNAS: “/var: write failed, filesystem is full”

Upon logging into our FreeNAS via shell, it says /var: write failed, filesystem is full So I did > df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on /dev/ufs/FreeNASs2a ...
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FreeBSD static routing set gateway to link

I am running FreeBSD 8.1 and configuring static routes. What is the route command to set the gateway to link#1 and not an IP address? I tried route add default link#1 but FreeBSD doesn't take it. ...
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How to make my FreeBSD machine visible automatically on Mac within same local network?

The Mac machines within a local network is visible automatically to the other Macs. They're visible on Finder and can be accessed with their names via console. As I know this is multicast-local-DNS. ...
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How to see an application network protocol communication in real time

I would like to see the protocol used by client-server application in real-time. I'm not interested in any statistics. All I want to see is the message sent by server and the client. This is FreeBSD ...
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Extremely stupid FreeBSD mistake

I accidently did a echo "" > /etc/rc.conf on my box and I locked my self out completely stupidly tring to get the rc.conf back then rebooted making my self locked out.
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Apache22 displays PHP source

I've just install Apache22, PHP 5 with Apache module, and MySQL. The Apache conf file has the PHP LoadModule line, but it still displays the PHP source code. Are there any other reasons why this ...
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Best OS for a web server hosting dynamic content in Apache?

I have the freedom to pick an OS for a server, so I want to dedicate my time and effort in learning one platform. My main objective is to start with something that would be as efficient as possible ...
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Server suddenly stops responding and then resumes an hour later

My FreeBSD server had been perfectly working for over 2 years without any major changes to the system. Recently I installed SSL certificate using Apache's mod_ssl, and after 10 days of running fine ...
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CPU usage command for monitor script

Is there a command for FreeBSD (except the top -P) I could use to monitor my dedicated server CPU usage? I am in progress of writting my bash script which will notify me as soon as any of the CPU core ...
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how can I force puppet to use port collection in freebsd?

I've just tried basic puppet manifest which actually takes around 23 seconds to apply. root@ovh:/root # cat freebsd.pp package { '*./editors/vim': ensure => installed, } after adding --debug ...
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FreeBSD vs. Illumos [closed]

I am using FreeBSD since some years now for server use and archlinux for desktop. I really use many features of FreeBSD (ports, zfs, jails, pf, ...) now I read about Illumos an OpenSolaris derivate. ...
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How do I update the ports tree on FreeBSD with portsnap?

I'm trying to update the ports tree on FreeBSD with portsnap, but it's taking a tremendous amount of time. These are the commands that I run every time: $ portsnap fetch $ portsnap extract Are ...
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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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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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How to make my normal account can execute `sudo`?

I installed bare-bone FreeBSD, and added a new user. And added sudo package with command pkg_add -r sudo. When I logged into the box with new user account, it cannot run sudo command. What procedure ...
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How can I install man pages from FreeBSD server via console command?

How can I install man pages from FreeBSD server via console command?
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How can i acess a shell of a jail on FreeBSD?

I have access to a a previously set up FreeBSD box with a number of jails on it. One of the jails is an SQL server and does not have ssh enabled on it. How can i gain access to a shell on that sql ...
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Reserve Web Server - How to synchronize them almost in real time [closed]

Maybe my question is a little bit stupid, but idea is to have a reserve web server, which will be activated WHEN main web server becomes inactive (DDos, or any other incident). Please name common ...
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choose the outgoing interface for a default route

I have a FreeBSD 8.0 virtual box with two ethernet interfaces, em0 and em1. em0 is 192.168.1.99 and em1 is 192.168.1.100. Both are "Attached to: Bridged Adapter". When both are up, if I say # route ...
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Who provides the best and/or most affordable VPS hosting for FreeBSD guests? [closed]

I've seen plenty of recommendations for Linux VPS hosting, but not as much for FreeBSD. Who's the Linode/Slicehost of the BSD world? As an added bonus, who provides cheap but serviceable BSD hosting?
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cant ssh to hostname of server, but can ip

On a local LAN I am unable to connect to my FreeBSD8 server with OpenSSH. I can on the other hand ssh directly by IP address and it works fine. The server as well as my workstation are behind the ...
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Python program not being started by rc.d in FreeBSD 7.1

I have a python program which I wrote and would like to run on startup in FreeBSD 7.1. For my current installation, the script lives at /home/devuser/project/trunk/src/proj. At the beginning of my ...
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setting up svn on a FreeBSD server with SSH access

I'm not too familiar with this, and not a network administrator in general, but I am attempting to set up multiuser access to an svn repository on a local server. So far I have installed subversion ...
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Strange GD error when working on PNG images from PHP on FreeBSD

I have a problem with my FreeBSD 7.1 server. PHP's GD implementation no longer works on PNG images. Whenever the system tries to work with PNG images, I get these three error messages: [Sat Jul 18 ...
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problem installing netbeans on freeBSD

I want to install netbeans on my freeBSD7.2 machine.I followed the instructions listed in http://typo.submonkey.net/articles/2007/7/13/netbeans-on-freebsd But, when i try the third step, which is ...
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FreeBSD disk partitioning for web-application server(Apache/MySQL/PHP)

Folks, how would you recommend to partition a server disk? Server would operate under FreeBSD, with primary use as a web-app server(i.e. apache, mysql, php) for multiple applications/websites. Disks ...