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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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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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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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Clear tcsh/csh history in FreeBSD 10.0

This is a little embarrassing but I'm unable to delete the root user shell history from a FreeBSD 10.0 server. The root user is using the default csh. I've tried the classic history -c command to ...
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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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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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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 ...
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apache taking old openssl libraries when doing apachectl graceful

Due to heartbleed vulnerability I have recompiled apache with non vulnerable latest openssl(I had to keep old vulnerable openssl due to some dependency problem). It is running fine and when doing ...
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PF firewall frontend

I'm running FreeBSD 9.2 and the PF firewall. I'm looking for an easier/faster way of adding and modifying my PF rules. Preferable a simple web ui. Is there any software like this available? I've ...
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FreeBSD portupgrade error: Packages are not yet suported

I'm trying to update one of packages that I installed earlier but I'm running into this error: # portupgrade -PP wget USING PKGNG Packages are not yet suported. Use pkg(8) directly. # uname -a ...
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Changing user password with passwd not passible. Error “passwd: sorry”

I have a FreeBSD Server and a strange problem. Everytime some tries to change a password he gets this ~$ passwd Changing local password for <USER> Old Password: passwd: sorry The root account ...
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RAID 10 — still a little unclear on the concept [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the different widely used RAID levels and when should I consider them? I haven't had any trouble building mental images of the simpler RAID forms, but for some ...
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WAN and LAN setup for IPv6

We just got a IPv6 /48 range (a gateway and an IP address) for our company, but I'm unsure about how to set it up. We use FreeBSD 8.4 (pfSense 2.1) as a router/firewall. Currently we have IPv4 setup ...
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How to install a certain version of Apache Web-server to FreeBSD?

I have a newly installed FreeBSD OS and I need to install an Apache web-server on it. Need it to test some software. But I need not the last version but exactly apache-2.2.17_1. How can I do that? ...
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freebsd dmesg has a lot of “Limiting icmp unreach response from 1293 to 200 packets/sec”

I has a simple freebsd 9.0 machine.But everytime i start my freebsd and use command dmesg. There aren't any hardware information there but full of "Limiting icmp unreach response from 1293 ...
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How to chroot VirtualHosts on a Apache server?

I have a FreeBSD server (company's OS of choice). Currently we run several websites on each of the webservers. Websites are in PHP which is run in Apache Module mode. At the Apache is not chrooted so ...
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puppet: freebsd - installing package error

I have this module: class bash { package { "shells/bash": ensure => "installed", } } After the execution, I found this in the puppet dashboard: change from absent to present ...
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How to redirect request to second host if the first one is off-line?

I have two hosts in different networks (different ISPs). I would like to redirect all traffic to second host only in case if first one is off-line (unexpectedly). What are technical solutions to ...
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FreeBSD 4.7 missing IPFW - How do I install it?

I have two FreeBSD servers that are on 4.7. These are two older servers that were already configure and setup when I got here. Now that the original admins are gone, I've started looking a bit more at ...
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setlock analog for FreeBSD

Is there something similar to setlock available or built into FreeBSD?
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How can I see dumps of wholе HTTP packets in FreeBSD?

I need to see whole HTTP packets sent and recieved by an application for debugging purposes. How can this be done in command-line?
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Clone ports from bsd installation to another

I have a production FreeBSD webserver which I would like to "clone" to create a development/preproduction server. I've installed a clean FreeBSD server and now I would like to know if there's an easy ...
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freebsd syslog server limit [closed]

whats the max numbers of syslog servers can I configure on a freebsd machine?
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How I can redirect DNS requests trought FreeBSD to another DNS

How to configure FreeBSD to redirect all DNS requests to other DNS. We have set up FreeBSD as router for our company. We have two cards, one for lan and second for WAN whic is configured as Public ...
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PF firewall issues with FTP inside FreeBSD jail

I have recently tried to set up jails on one of my FreeBSD servers, and I’m running into strange errors while trying to download FreeBSD packages via FTP. I have these rules in the PF firewall to ...
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How will BSD fair in the future for servers? [closed]

How do you think the BSD's like FreeBSD will fair in the future for servers against various distributions of Linux? Considering many servers will be moved to a cloud like environment, how will this ...
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Fastest OS for Java applications

I have a multithreaded Java program. I am dealing with certain perfomance problems. I have improved everything. Hardware + Software. Now I think that it's time to move to proper Operating System. I ...
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OS router distribution with very low memory footprint?

I'm looking for an os router distribution with a very low memory footprint. I want to start it in a VM to join multiple VM subnets together in a lab environment. Anything that requires that the host ...
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Removing files of a specific extension unix

Quick question, how do I recursively remove files of a specific extension? I wish to remove all .svn folders from a project. rm -Rf www/ "*.svn" The above seems to remove everything. Im using ...
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adduser without creating a home directory (BSD)

Should be a very simple question: I'm on a FreeBSD server, running adduser asks for the home directory with a default in /home/username. I'd like to not bother adding a home directory, but I would ...