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How to make a normal user can install package with `pkg_add` on FreeBSD?

How to make a normal user can install package with pkg_add on FreeBSD? pkg_add -r command fails with normal user with sudo. Downloading succeeds, but installation fails with this error message. Equal ...
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pkg_add Environment on FreeBSD

Suppose you want to add a package foo but when you invoke pkg_add via: pkg_add -r foo you get an error: Error: Unable to get ftp://.../foo.tbz: File unavailable ... It's not a problem since ...
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What does “WPA” mean in ifconfig_wlan0=“WPA DHCP”

The handbook suggests that these settings can be used for WPA in FreeBSD: wlans_ath0="wlan0" ifconfig_wlan0="WPA DHCP" But as far as I'm concerned this very settings can be used for WEP. So what ...
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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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Autocompletion on console?

I configured a bare-bone FreeBSD box. And I surprised that console does not support auto-completion. In fact, it supported on root account, but not in normal user account. I'm guessing it caused by ...
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ZFS + FreeBSD + virtualbox

I'm configuring a FreeBSD server hosting virtualbox serving half dozen mission critical busy mail servers. I just learned ZFS, I'm quite attracted, but have a few questions: what is the CPU ...
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How to measure data transfer between FreeBSD server and client workstation?

I have a FreeBSD 7.3-RELEASE-p2 server communication with various workstations (it is mainly a subversion server). I need to measure the amount of data that is transferred from my server to one ...
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“No space left on device” with FreeBSD

When I login with root, and run "mkdir test", the system says "No space left on device". But if I login with other user, it goes well. [/root]df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity ...
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How to deploy Rails 3 on FreeBSD 8?

I'm pretty nooby to FreeBSD and I only have worked before with ROR on Mac OS and Heroku. Now I've got VPS with installed FreeBSD 8 and found it problematic to install ror 3 with mongrel properly. ...
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Crontab: Not executing properly

(OS is FreeBSD 8.1) Yesterday I added 2 lines to crontab as root: 0 7 * * * curl --silent http://username:pass@dev.mydomain.tld/cron/execute/process/verbose/true ...
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FreeBSD: problem with Postfix after updating LDAP

At the server I installed openldap-server, at this computer open-ldap client has already been installed. Version of openldap-client (2.4.16) was older then new openldap-server (2.4.21) and the ...
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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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FreeBSD 32bit to 64bit migration

I need to transfer my FreeBSD 7.0 i386 server to another hosting. I would like to also upgrade to the 64bit version (to eliminate 4GB memory limit). The server has common open source software: ...
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syslog.conf - redirecting log entries from /var/log/messages

I'd like to redirect all messages from dhcpd to their own log file, rather than having them appear in /var/log/messages. When I put the following lines in /etc/syslog.conf: !dhcpd *.* ...
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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 ...
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Booting FreeBSD from whole-disk ZFS pool?

I have a FreeBSD fileserver configured with one ZFS pool created from whole disk devices. That is, the pool was created like this: zpool create pool0 raidz ada0 ada1 ada2 This means the disks have ...
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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 ...
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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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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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ZFS on top of Hardware Mirroring, or just mirror in ZFS?

I have an IBM x346 with dual 3.2Ghz Xeons and 2x36GB 15k SCSI disks. I'm running an entirely ZFS-based install of FreeBSD 8.1. I can configure the bios to mirror the two disks, and then put ZFS on ...
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Headless Browser for FreeBSD Server?

I'm looking for an open source headless browser to run on a FreeBSD shared Web server, which can do reasonably accurate rendering of current HTML/CSS/JS. As I'm not very skillfull with Unix/servers ...
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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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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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procmail don't execute php script

I have setup a kannel SMS gateway on my FreeBSD 7.2 - the service works great. I'm now trying to setup a email2sms feature. For this i have created a system user called kannel and all mails are ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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lacp, cicso 3550, 3560, help with configuration

Hey all this is a repost from a question I asked on the cisco forums but never got a useful reply. Hey I'm trying to convert the FreeBSD servers at work to dual-gig lagg links from regular gigabit ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. $ ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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FreeNas running on ESXi - sometimes gets very slugish

I have a ESXi server (dual quad core, 8GB of DDR3 ram, 6x 1TB WD Blacks running in RAid 5 on the PErc 6/i controller. I have a 64bit freenas VM running, on this VM I keep about 200Gigs of stuff that ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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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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 ...
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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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FreeBSD Server .htaccess issues

Server Details: FreeBSD PHP Version 4.3.11 Apache Appache Modules: mod_throttle, mod_php4, mod_speedycgi, mod_ssl, mod_setenvif, mod_so, mod_unique_id, mod_headers, mod_expires, mod_auth_db, ...
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Max open files (MySQL 5.0 on FreeBSD 7.0)

I'm getting "Can't open file: './databasename/tablename.frm' (errno: 24)" errors from MySQL but as far as I can tell, I've set the necessary limits far higher than I need. Other than the ...
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NFS headaches with FreeBSD 4.9

Once upon a time, this used to work, and I kept the configuration the same, but... now nothing. I'm just trying to get an NFS server set up on a FreeBSD 4.9 server. The process should be about as ...
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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 ...