FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for a variety of architectures. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley; and is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. It is a complete Operating System, including the kernel, drivers, ...

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
730 views

Dell Perc 6i with FreeBSD 8.1 errors with mfi0: COMMAND xxxxxxxx TIMEOUT AFTER xxx SECONDS

We've recently bought two Dell PowerEdge R710 servers with Perc 6i controllers and 6x 135GB SAS Drives. We'd done some pretty extensive testing on a Dell PowerEdge R510 server with a Perc 6i and 4x ...
1
vote
1answer
988 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

FreeBSD: Samba performance over GBit-Ethernet

I'm using a FreeBSD NAS with RAID-Z. I can read ~300MB/s from the ZFS disks to /dev/null on the box, but only get about 50MB/s over GBit-Ethernet with SMB to Windows 7 (Samba 3.5.6). Both systems ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

PHP Warning: PHP Startup: apc.shm_segments setting ignored in MMAP mode

Any ideas on how i can fix this warning? Getting this while executing it from shell, on FreeBSD 8.x # /usr/local/bin/php --run 'echo "test";' PHP Warning: PHP Startup: apc.shm_segments setting ...
0
votes
2answers
124 views

What package is dirname located in for freebsd

I am trying to install some software on pfsense 1.2.3 but the scripts are complaining about not finding the dirname binary. I have done a find on the system but cannot find it, and google is not ...
0
votes
1answer
437 views

Disable ALTQ for internal network traffic

I currently have a FreeBSD 8.2 media server set up on my LAN that I use to stream my music from. I also have an SSH login that I use to do file transfers to and from this server remotely. I would ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

:/: RPCPROG_NFS: RPC: Program not registered

I tried to share the root / from a fedora 9 to a freeBSD while when I tried to mount the / folder it complained with "[tcp] nfs_server:/: RPCPROG_NFS: RPC: Program not registered". I followed the ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
4answers
4k views

How do I recover from a hung machine with an 'nfs server *** not responding' error?

nfs server *** not responding nfs server *** not responding nfs server *** not responding nfs server *** not responding nfs server *** not responding nfs server *** not responding I am getting this ...
3
votes
3answers
998 views

What's the difference between BSD-style and Unix-style command line options?

I tried to google it but to no avail. Can anybody help me with this?
0
votes
1answer
222 views

need some help figuring out clamav & monit monitoring error…unixsocket

I need a bit of help figuring something out. First off, I'm not very well versed with FreeBSD servers, etc. but with some direction hopefully I can get this fixed. I'm using FreeBSD and installed ...
2
votes
2answers
928 views

Mounting Solaris UFS partition on Debian(with FreeBSD kernel)

I have some disks that were being used on a Solaris system. The disks are formatted as UFS. I attached them to a Debian system (with FreeBSD kernel. Debian/kFreeBSD), but I cannot mount them. $ ...
1
vote
1answer
243 views

suggestions for firewall/router project using *BSD or Linux [closed]

I have a project in mind and I'd love to hear some ideas on some open source solutions with COTS hardware. I have a few 24 and/or 48 port managed layer2 switches with customers potentially on each ...
2
votes
1answer
191 views

Monitor Web Browsing Habits of Networked Users

I've been tasked with generating dynamic, real-time (or as close to real-time as possible) reports on the web browsing habits of my users. Basically we need a way of charting the amount of time user ...
0
votes
1answer
334 views

Is it possibile to alow port forwarding only for specific IP public addresses

I have freeBSD router and it host public IP address, I am using ipnat.rules to configure port forwarding prom public network inside my private network. Now I wondering can I restrict only specific ...
0
votes
2answers
80 views

freebsd server access remotely

I want to install freeBSD on a used dell server that I just bought. Can I put that box in a room and manage it remotely (no keyboard, monitor attached to it) from my linux laptop?
3
votes
3answers
4k views

Handling FreeBSD package upgrades using pkg_add

I'm trying to use FreeBSD's pkg_add command to install and upgrade binary packages in a build-once-install-on-multiple-machines sort of scenario. It works well when installing a new package, but ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
6k views

Check OpenSSH version and update instructions on FreeBSD system

On a FreeBSD system (8.1), I am looking for instructions on how to check the running version of OpenSSH and also instructions on the best way to download install an update of OpenSSH
1
vote
2answers
904 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
221 views

Update to “FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE #1”

I've updated my FreeBSD system with "freebsd-update" but "uname -a" still sais it runs the ""FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE #0" kernel. How do I get #1? Its important because I need ZFS v15.
4
votes
6answers
1k views

Will Debian (GNU/kFreeBSD) + official ZFS support be a stable configuration?

Looks like Debian 6.0 (Squeeze) will be supporting ZFS via the official GNU/kFreeBSD kernel. This opens a possibility of converting our Debian GNU/Linux cluster's dedicated NAS server from ...
0
votes
1answer
697 views

Why does dhclient only work if its not specified in /etc/rc.conf

I have just set up a FreeBSD 8.1 in a VM and am trying to get it to do DHCP automatically. Right now, if I leave /etc/rc.conf like so: #ifconfig_de0="DHCP" then I can do dhclient de0 and it gets ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Minimum hardware requirements of a loadbalancer?

I'm going to use a FreeBSD system as a loadbalancer which routes 1gbps public traffic to back-end webserver cluster. What are the minimum hardware specs for this job? Thanks.
10
votes
6answers
2k views

OpenBSD, FreeBSD: your update philosophy?

I've used FreeBSD for about 5 years - server/Desktop - and I've tended to take my apt-get/yum upgrade everything habits along with me ( I admin Debian/RHEL/Cent boxes as well -- I know, I know ...
0
votes
5answers
709 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
223 views

FreeBSD: Syslog configuration for wireless routers ( BlueSocket )

Problem: Trying to isolate the issue preventing one of our BlueSocket routers from logging to a FreeBSD syslog box. The one that is not logging has identical logging settings to the other but is on a ...
2
votes
1answer
627 views

Where do ack-only sent packets come from (on FreeBSD)?

I run the systat -tcp command on a moderately loaded system and see something like this for a 5 second window: /0 /1 /2 /3 /4 /5 /6 /7 /8 /9 /10 Load Average ...
0
votes
1answer
253 views

FreeBSD machine not responding to first few packets of a stream

I have two machines running as reverse proxy caches/load balancers in front of a site I admin. Recently at peak times I've been seeing a problem where the first few packets from any stream of packets ...
0
votes
3answers
248 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

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?
1
vote
1answer
4k views

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. ...
0
votes
5answers
453 views

TCP attack invisible to netstat

we are hit by a strange attack, the attacker even emailed to challenge us. The output of "netstat -n" is just a few "ESTABLISHED" and "TIME_WAIT" typically, yet the server's website cannot be reached ...
0
votes
2answers
409 views

Should I mount the procfs on a FreeBSD server?

The procfs manpage states that procfs is required for the complete operation of programs such as ps and w. I want to mount it but wonder if there are any security implications of doing this.
0
votes
1answer
703 views

Postfix can't receive mail, Relay access denied

I'm currently having some troubles, i have recently setup a server with FreeBSD and Virtualmin/Webmin. I have somehow changed something yesterday, while trying to get the SMTP to work. But now the ...
1
vote
2answers
434 views

FreeBSD: how can I make “top” not cut off commands?

I use top in a perl script for storing information about the system in DB. The actual command is: top -b -d1 -a all However the COMMAND field seems to be 60 chars max and everything else is cut ...
6
votes
3answers
2k views

FreeBSD ZFS RAID-Z2 performance issues

I'm trying to build my own network attached storage based on FreeBSD+ZFS+standard components, but there are strange performance issues. The hardware specs are: AMD Athlon II X2 240e processor ASUS ...
1
vote
3answers
1k views

Why is it necessary to set a netmask of 255.255.255.255 for “alias” addresses in FreeBSD?

From FreeBSD handbook on the topic of virtual hosts: For a given interface, there must be one address which correctly represents the network's netmask. Any other addresses which fall within ...
2
votes
4answers
10k views

How to format a partition under FreeBSD

I want to format a partition under FreeBSD and change it to UFS filesystem. I searched the web but even the "fdisk" man page is not clear at all. Any help would be clearly appreciated ! My current ...
1
vote
4answers
150 views

Download FreeBSD print system

Where can I get to download FreeBSD print system? I have webmin installed on mac os x 10.6.4 and when i want to setup printer administration i get this error The spool directory /var/spool/lpd does ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How to install JRE on FreeBSD 8?

I'm newbie on FreeBSD. How to install JRE on FreeBSD 8.x?
1
vote
1answer
794 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
2k views

Xen vs KVM: Which will have likely better support (read:bugfixes) in the future?

I don't care about GUI or tools, but I do care about stability and performance. If I'm running a FreeBSD firewall and a Opensolaris file server as guests, will I get better stability or performance ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Free space on ZFS file system unexpectedly missing

Going to completely rephrase this question since it's still an outstanding production issue several months later. I have a FreeNAS 0.7.2 box, based on FreeBSD 7.3-RELEASE-p1, running ZFS with 4x1TB ...
1
vote
0answers
496 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
760 views

Which processes are swapped out?

Is there a way to easily find exactly which processes are currently "swapped out" (i.e. currently taking up my swap space). I know that processes are dynamically swapped in and out as needed, but ...
1
vote
4answers
2k views

Slow VM on esxi 4.1

We have a FreeBSD 64bit running on a esxi 4.1, the hardware platform is a DELL R710 with 2 x 56xx (intel 6core cpu) and 48 GB ram. The FreeBSD vm is very slow, when we compiles/builds something on it, ...
2
votes
1answer
362 views

FreeBSD: usernames longer than 16 chars

Can someone give me the complete process to change FreeBSD from a 16 char max to 64 char max on unsername length? Essentially this is to add some support for Virtualmin/Webmin. Inspired from ...
0
votes
1answer
284 views

FreeBSD 7.2 problem with libjpeg.so.10

Greetings all. I am not well experienced FreeBSD user and somtimes being completely stuck. While installing webalizer port couple days ago, I did something bad (I am not sure what certainly). Today I ...
1
vote
1answer
248 views

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 ...