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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 ...
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Disabling timer in ACPI on FreeBSD 10

My server is failing to boot because of what I suspect is an error with the timeclock in ACPI, so I'd like to try to disable it in the course of troubleshooting it. Per the handbook: ...
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Resilvering for data transfer?

I currently have a production server with four drives in raidz2 and a backup server that is identical in configuration and hardware. I'm currently doing a transfer of data using rsync between the ...
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gstat output on FreeBSD: does it show an average over time?

When you run the gstat command on FreeBSD to get information about i/o performance, you can pass the -I (interval) option to change the default interval from 1 sec to some other time frame. My ...
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Nginx virtual host servername, root

I installed nginx-1.6.2,2 on FreeBSD-9.2-RELEASE-p5 and here is my configuration: # tail -2 nginx.conf include _includes/*.conf; } # cat _includes/XXX.conf server { server_name XXX; root ...
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Completely stuck on a new mariadb-server initialization

New install of mariadb-server 5.5.38 on FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE-p5 amd64 refuses to start. Currently refusing to start for this reason: 140808 14:12:28 [ERROR] mysqld: Can't find file: ...
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upgrading to Apache 2.4: VirtualHost Invalid command 'AssignUserID'

I have many Apache 2.2 Virtual Hosts with same configuration: <VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin webmaster@site.com ServerName site.com ServerAlias www.site.com DocumentRoot ...
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Allow user to bind only certain ports on Linux [closed]

Welcome, I'm looking for equivalent of mac_portacl from FreeBSD. I want to assign to one user only certain ports. Filtering it by iptables isn't enough, because when process works, the port is blocked ...
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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 ...
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freenas zfs read performance sucks .. why?

I just set up a freenas zfs raid-z2 with 4 drives sata enterprise drives and doing some performance tests. Right now I'm pushing and pulling linux images into the storage. My notebook has a samsung ...
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backup multiple websites daily automatically [closed]

this is my situation i have a web server pc with many websites in it (using vhost) running freebsd. just in case something bad happened to my server, i want to backup every websites in it every ...
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Looking for VCS wrapper that tracks system files changing across the whole *nix OS and sends diffs through email

I need some software that looks after custom directories across the whole OS (i.e. /etc) and alerting me if someone edit something file inside. Additionally, this tool must automatically commit and ...
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mongodb : Can create new thread on FreeBSD?

We experienced some strange thing in our mongodb gridfs platform. The platform actually is a bi Xeon E5 (bi quad core) with 128GB of memory, running on freebsd 9 with a zfs pool dedicated for mongodb. ...
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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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Force sendmail to ignore local domain when sending mail (FreeBSD)

I send mail using PHP. Everything works good until I send mail to domain (@example.com) which I have in /etc/rc.conf >> hostname="box.example.com". I guess sendmail catches mail for this domain (even ...
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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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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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OSPF routing (quagga) FreeBSD. Routing tables doesn't change. Help please

I have a problem with my lab work. I need to provide network routing with ospf. My Net has the following layout: So... When I start 3 virtual machine with all working interfaces, everything is ok - ...
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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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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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Build Freebsd from source (LFS like)

Do you know any project/document similar to Linux from Scratch for FreeBSD? Any pointers to build FreeBSD from scratch is appreciated. It is for learning purpose similar to LFS.
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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 ...