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how to mount extra disk in freebsd

I am trying to mount extra storage on my pfsense installation running in virtualbox. I have added an extra virtual drive and can see it attached when running fdisk /dev/da1. I want to mount it in ...
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Configuring Proftpd users without system users

I'm running a web server with proftpd on FreeBSD 9. I want to add few ftp users to the server so they will have the option to upload files to their own sites. When trying to do it with proftpd i ...
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Mysql is not running

In my opinion this happens only because of rackspace build (Freebsd 9.1) root@office:/root # uname -a FreeBSD office 9.1-RELEASE-p4 FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE-p4 #1: Fri Jun 21 04:11:23 UTC 2013 ...
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Problems migrating ZFS pool from Openindiana build 151a7 to FreeBSD 9.1

I'm currently running Openindiana on ESXi with RDM access to the 2 disks in my ZFS pool. I used to run Ubuntu with ZFS on Linux but since ESXi 5.1 supports my hardware I wanted to move away from that ...
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Increase size of multiple FreeBSD slices

I have a KVM virual machine running FreeBSD 9.1, with a typical one-partition layout with slices for swap, /, /tmp, /var, /usr. Now I need to upgrade that virtual server, beside others to a larger ...
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Changing WebServer to use BSD Jails

I'm thinking of changing my web server so that Apache (and all of django web apps) run inside of a jail rather then on my host machine. I want to make this change for two reasons, the first and ...
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freebsd pf squid transparent

I have broken my brain dealing with this. Squid was built from ports /usr/ports/www/squid32 with PF_TP enabled. I have internet but strangely it bypasses squid. Obviously, squid logs are empty. I ...
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FreeBSD rc.d scripts do not return to proper shell

My interesting problem is that when running some rc.d scripts they do not actually drop back to the root shell, but leave me at an intermediate shell as the user they're supposed to be running as. A ...
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Missing link between local IPv6 and SixXS tunnel

I have acquired an IPv6 tunnel from SixXS that I want to use on my local FreeBSD 9.0 box. I have set up the Aiccu tunnel with sixxs-aiccu and rtadvd is already working. As long as I am using the gif0 ...
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FreeBSD, VirtIO, and Virtualbox

I have no experience with VirtIO drivers, and am trying to figure out if it's possible to use them on this server. The server is a FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE host and ZFS file system, with a Virtual ...
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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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splitting crontab into several files under FreeBSD

Using FreeBSD 9, I would like to know what is the good way to split /etc/crontab into several files. For example, I would like to put all postfix related jobs in /etc/cron.d/postfix, all logrotate ...
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freebsd-update for live installation (8.2 to 8.3)

At the end of this month, our FreeBSD 8.2 installation will no more be supported by the FreeBSD Security team. I'd like to use freebsd-update since it looks the more convenient way to update the ...
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Server freeze on flushing ipfw

I got strange problem with ipfw on FreeBSD 8.2, the problem is when I'm trying to flush the ipfw , by the following command: /sbin/ipfw -q -f flush or /sbin/ipfw flush and then y My dedicated ...
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Debian mirror syncing error

I'm running the Debian mirror syncing tool 'ftpsync' on a FreeBSD 8.2 system. I changed the script a bit only to adapt to the FreeBSD system (e.g., path of bash). And I followed the steps from ...
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Redirecting port 80 requests to local web server with IPFW

I'm setting up a freebsd router and want certain IPs on my network to be forwarded to our local webserver if they make port 80 requests. An example would be - banned user tries to surf the web, but ...
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freebsd shell package not execute after successfull install

After successfull installing midnight commander with pkg_add - mc i try to load it from shell command "mc", but it did not work. Leaving the root and going root again fixes that problem. The same ...
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What may cause apache slowing down

I have a server setup with FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE running Apache/2.2.22. Since this morning it became very slow. Connections are quickly established, but the response is very slow. This is valid even for ...
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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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PHP Warning: PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library

I have tried to run my script via cron, but it was not working... */1 * * * * /usr/local/bin/php -f /usr/local/www/maintain.php > /usr/local/www/php.log So I decided to try to run this script ...
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qmail not working

I recently installed qmail in one of my freebsd machines. But whenever I telnet to its port 25 from the same machine or from remote machine, i get instantly disconnected. Trying 127.0.0.1 Connected ...
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nagios nrpe plugin output not complete

I have written a small script to check the states of PfSense, and using this script to get the output in nagios, through NRPE... Here is the script used=`pfctl -s state | wc -l | bc | cut -c1-5 | ...
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how to change mysql data directory

I use FreeBSD 8.2, mysql 5.1.58. I want change mysql default directory. I config datadir= /path OR my-data-dir= /path on my.cnf but not done. Note: i permission for /path is 755 and owner mysql:mysql. ...
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Apache: Failed to enable the 'httpready' Accept Filter

So kernel modules are loaded!! what goes on?? accf_http_load="YES" accf_data_load="YES" trying to load ... dev# kldload accf_data.ko kldload: can't load accf_data.ko: File exists and still ...
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using “include” like statement in pf.conf to include some parts from other files

I want to be able to include some parts of my pf.conf from other set of files. For example I will include "set timeout" vs like statements in another file. Using anchors and "load anchor from ...
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hosts.deny file missing

On a freeBSD server, I have a hosts.allow and a hosts.equiv, but no hosts.deny file. Does freeBSD not use the deny file? If it does, can I make the file myself or does it have to be generated by ...
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Is it possible to mount NFS volume serving from FreeBSD server via SSH tunnel on Mac OS X?

I heard that NFS share via SSH tunnel is impossible on Mac OS X: http://biowiki.org/MountingNFSThroughSSHTunnel I have been trying 2 days to make it, but I failed. Is it really impossible? Or what ...
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How to restrict anonymous FTP access to downloads only?

I have a server running FreeBSD and have enabled anonymous FTP access, but wish to restrict the access to only being able to download files I have put on the server myself, because I don't want people ...
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Postfix: relay access denied

I never got my SMTP service working, now i'm ready to try again. The server is a FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE-p1, postfix was installed as part of the Webmin/Virtualmin install.sh I have read Postfix Virtual ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Secondary DNS is not up to date

I have a primary DNS on my FreeBSD server ns0.dddddd.eu and secondary DNS on Xname.org. But secondary DNS's on Xname.org are not up to date! Commands """#dig @ns0.xname.org dddddd.eu mx"""" and ...
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FreeBSD after motherboard replacement; should I have any concerns?

So after three years my motherboard (Asus M2N-0MX) has died off. As I go shopping for its replacement tomorrow I have a concern about the data that I currently have on the drives wtihin. I'm currently ...
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Upgrade processes between FreeBSD/Ubuntu

Are there significant differences between FreeBSD and Ubuntu Linux when it comes to upgrading? FreeBSD appears to offers a more reliable path for upgrades with "freebsd-update" though I think "apt-get ...
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pecl-ssh2-0.11 Freebsd Compile error after upgrading to php 5.3.2

Hi I've been looking for answers for this all day and can find nothing to solve my issue. I also came across a question about this port on serverfault that I just answered and will hopefully help ...
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Permission problem with Git (over SSH) on FreeBSD

We're having permission problem with Git on FreeBSD. The setup is fairly straight forward. We have a few different repos on the same server. For simplicity, let's say they reside in /git/repo1 and ...
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Securing access through specific ports on public IP address

We have public IP address hosted on FreeBSD router. We have also a lot of service running inside our LAN network, some of our services need to be accessible outside our home network trough public IP ...
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Mysql auto start on freebsd 5.3

I can't seem to figure out how to have mysql start up when booting up for a server than I am now managing. root@: uname -a FreeBSD .server1 5.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE #0: Fri Nov 5 04:19:18 UTC ...
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install SSH2 (server?) on FreeBSD

At work we have freeBSD testmachine. And we have a PHP script that uses SSH2 protocol to connect with the freeBSD server. With this script I'm not able to connect to the freeBSD server. I wanted to ...
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Forward port to another machine on FreeBSD 6.2

I'm in the process of shutting down an old FreeBSD 6.1 server, but I need to port foward 80 & 443 to its replacement while I wait for those naughty ISPs that cache DNS records longer than my TTL ...
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VMware ESXi - varying CPU time (CPU reservation)

I'm running FreeBSD 7.2 under VMware ESXi 3.5. Host has 2 physical CPUs and the BSD box is currently the only running VM. Only one virtual CPU is assigned to the VM. When measuring CPU time of a ...
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Install FreeBSD kernel

I'm trying to setup Asterisk, and one of the pre-installation tasks is setting up zaptel. I get the message that I need to install the FreeBSD kernel source code to /usr/src. When I run make ...
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VirtualBox Monitor Resolutions with XP Host, BSD Client and xfce

I'm running VirtualBox on an XP host and I have installed FreeBSD 7.2 using xfce as my window manager. Everything works fine except for the monitor resolution. I can only access the old standard ones: ...
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PF tagging then adding to table

could someone please provide an example on how to add a tagged packet to a table? I have found commands to do it from the command line but can you setup a specific rule to do it inside of pf.conf? ...
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httpd.conf got trashed on FreeBSD

My httpd.conf got trashed on FreeBSD uname -a FreeBSD ares 7.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE #0: Thu Jan 1 14:37:25 UTC 2009 root@logan.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386 I am ...
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MySQL NDB Cluster on FreeBSD 7.1

Got a problem with a MySQL Cluster, All the nodes connect fine to the ndb management node, however when I try to create a table on one of the nodes it returns this error : mysql> use foo; Database ...
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Configure IPv6 on FreeBSD webserver

Seems I just can't nail the right rc.conf configuration for IPv6 on my FreeBSD 10 VPS. I'd like to go completely IPv6 and tutorials/instructions i followed aren't really working for me somehow. It's ...
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Recompiling FreeBSD-10 release from SVN source

I run 10.0-RELEASE on my server and I'm wondering something. If I do buildworld with official source from svn, will i be able to use freebsd-update to upgrade in the future or I have to settle with ...
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How to install deleted port on FreeBSD

I am maintaining a code base that depends on Postgis 1.5. My local dev VM is running FreeBSD 9.2. I have recently been tinkering with packages and inadvertently deleted postgis, so I attempted to ...