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NGINX, Rails & MySQL on Debian or FreeBSD - what's better security & performance-wise?

I'm about to set up a web-server which runs NGINX and MySQL. In FreeBSD I can totally separate the Webserver and the Database Server and run them in separate jails. In Debian I could run them in ...
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FreeBSD LDAP authentication, pam_ldap, can't bind

I've been able to get some of my linux servers authenticating users against my LDAP directory server, but I've been having some trouble trying to do this with nss_ldap and pam_ldap in FreeBSD. Going ...
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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 syslog server limit [closed]

whats the max numbers of syslog servers can I configure on a freebsd machine?
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What do the following lines in httpd-access.log mean?

The lines in question are 124.178.138.134 - - [03/Sep/2010:00:05:35 +1000] "\x1e\xaa\xb7P\xcfL\x1eeV*" 200 1617 "-" "-" 203.29.140.81 - - [03/Sep/2010:00:14:58 +1000] ...
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port in freebsd

I think this is a very basic question but I need some understanding. What does a port mean in freebsd?
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Strange local DNS bug

I have a strange problem with our local network at office. We have linksys router, wifi accesspoint (for laptops) and freebsd server which is connected directly to the linksys router. We have ...
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What Emacs package should I install for command-line on FreeBSD?

I'm newbie on BSD. I installed FreeBSD with minimal configuration, so there's no package installed. I tried pkg_add -r emacs, the command tried installing many of X11 related packages (not sure, but ...
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mysqlbinlog: unknown option '--ssl'

I am running FreeBSD 7. running MySQL 5.1.36 from ports. I am trying to check some data in the MySQL binary log files, and I get the following error: # mysqlbinlog mysql-bin.000021 mysqlbinlog: ...
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How to set up two-factor authentication with OTP on FreeBSD?

I have a FreeBSD server that I like to be able to get to from anywhere. Normally I use SSH publickey to log in, or if I don't have my SSH private key available then I might use regular password over ...
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FreeBsd file sharing option with Mac OS X?

I'm newbie on FreeBSD. I configured a BSD on VM for Erlang. For private use only, NOT for production service. It was very easy setup and installing, now I can call erl console. Next, I want to ...
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FBSD 8.0 RELEASE server lagging very badly

we need help on a FreeBSD 8.0 RELEASE server on production that is failing to respond in a timely fashion to any input. The server has a cPanel installed on it, and because of this we had to rebuild ...
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System-wide bashrc on FreeBSD

On linux there's usually a global bashrc file (/etc/bash.bashrc or /etc/bashrc). On FreeBSD however bash doesn't seem to support this feature. What's the best way to add a system-wide bashrc then?
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Uploaded Site Files not Displaying After Creating Virtual Host on FreeBSD

Good Morning, Newbie Alert!! :) I created a virtual host on my FreeBSD server and have the domain name pointing to the server. I uploaded site files to /home/servername/www/virtualhostname. I see ...
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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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How to use rsync for backing up the entire filesystem – include/exclude rules file

I am trying to set up rsync backup for my FreeBSD servers. I’ve put together an rsync-command that looks like this: rsync -avzhe ssh --progress --delete --delete-excluded \ ...
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How to make setting of kern.ipc.somaxconn persistent?

Want to rise value of kern.ipc.somaxconn With sysctl works ok $ sudo sysctl kern.ipc.somaxconn=2048 $ kern.ipc.somaxconn: 128 -> 2048 check it: $ sysctl -a|grep somaxconn ...
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Every command i'm entering is returning “Abort”

I'm running FreeBSD and I started an instance of php-fpm. After that, every command I type (except kill and cd) just return "Abort". Last time this happened host said I had a memory leak, probably ...
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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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FreeBSD 8.0 “Watchdog Timeout” drops ethernet connection

Recently my FreeBSD 8.0 (GENERIC) box was hit with a large amount of requests from an IP in Taiwan, trying to guess passwords and all of that stuff. Anyway, long story short, I noticed at a certain ...
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APC shared memory problems

i have nginx+php-fpm and APC installed on a freebsd server, and i'm experiencing constant problems with php-fpm connected somehow with APC. php-fpm freezes in 'lockf' state (in top) and thus site is ...
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Openvpn, FreeBSD, Linux and routing

There is a network in the office. There are a router powered by FreeBSD in the network and a server powered by CentOS outside. Task: provide an access from anywhere to the network in the office. ...
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Installing MySQL on freebsd

I have a server running Freebsd 6.3, and I'm trying to install mysql-server. I went to the /ports/databases/mysql51-server directory and did: make make install And everything seemed to go smooth. ...
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FreeBSD and Windows 2008 virtualization on primarily FreeBSD server

I have a FreeBSD machine that I want to also run Windows 2008 on. The machine is currently a file server, which is a role it will need to keep. All of the disks are formatted as BSD FFS and can't be ...
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FreeBSD 8.0 upgraded from 7.2 won't configure network interface from rc.conf

Prior to upgrade, the network interfaces were configured with brex_ifconfig statements in rc.conf. After upgrade, this fails. If I log in locally, and do ifconfig from the command line, and then ...
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Avahi & cups on FreeBSD

I set up cups and avahi on FreeBSD 8.0. However cups printer does not shows in avahi-browse -a on client (other things like ssh server are shown). Additionally if I try to run avahi-browse -a on ...
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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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A jail that is accessible from network without port forwarding

I am using FreeBSD 7.1 and on my server I have two different jails. One for database and second one for game server. What I need to know is if it is possible to assign game server's jail to public IP ...
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Does FreeBSD suffer from SMP issues?

This is not a FreeBSD vs [insert favorite linux server distro]. My interest is in knowing the why and how to remedy sch issues if they exist. Primarily, I'm looking to implement a FreeSwitch based ...
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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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FreeBSD switching name and size different files after upload

I`ve faced with strange problem. When I uploaded files via FTP (using FileZilla as FTP-client) to server with FreeBSD7.3, i see strange things: some (4-5%) of all uploaded files changed their ...
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On a freeBSD box - CPU idle from TOP is 0% but no process taking up cpu

On a freeBSD box, when I do TOP after starting a process x: CPU states: 34.4% user, 0.0% nice, 64.8% system, 0.8% interrupt, 0.0% idle Here, 0% idle. But the highest cpu using process is x ...
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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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Multiple directories update with changing user permissons

I have multiple users on one machine with FreeBSD7.3. Each user has his own site (only one). Each site is a copy of master-site with slight differences (ie. database configuration, template files). ...
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Wrong MIME-type while uploading files

I have a problem with MIME-type while uploading a file to server from the web-interface. I used CI as engine for my website. I have FreeBSD with Apache 2.2.15 on the board. The problem is: While i ...
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Ping size limit - FreeBSD

In the man page for FreeBSD ping: -s packetsize Specify the number of data bytes to be sent. The default is 56, which translates into 64 ICMP data bytes when combined with the 8 ...
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Why is there less latency on loopback than on a carp interface?

Stack Overflow Careers is served up something like so: user -> internet -> our fw -> nginx -> haproxy -> web farm FreeBSD is the operating system in use no firewalling or QoS is in ...
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ipnat.conf - map and rdr won't work!

I can't put my mind around it, before reboot I was able to ssh in from outside to my jail and right now I can't! I even rebuild the whole system and even that didn't help:( anyone have any ideas? ...
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Is there a good guide to using “The DJB Way” with FreeBSD?

I'm rapidly becoming a FreeBSD convert (from Linux). I'm also intrigued by djb's software. Is there a good guide to replacing the standard set of FreeBSD utilities with their djb equivalent? It would ...
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How to install newer port (PHP >5.1) on older release/world?

On my FreeBSD (home) server I have installed 6.2-RELEASE-p8. This "includes" PHP 5.1. I need to install PHP 5.2 now (because of a dependency, 5.3 would probably also work). Now my (newbie) question ...
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How to perform action when given syslog message arrives on UDP port

I need to perform given action when specific message (matching for example regexp) arrives at the UDP port (syslog format). How to do this (i.e. by using already avaible softwere as opposed to writing ...
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Use default options when compiling ports

I am compiling a few ports on FreeBSD, however during the compiling process I am often greeted with options for the dependencies of the port. This causes the compiling process to pause until I select ...
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What are the alternatives to using allow.sysvipc in a jail running PostgreSQL in FreeBSD

This question is prompted by this one. I've set up a jail to run PostgreSQL but without allow.sysvipc when creating the jail (or setting the relevant rc.conf entries), the system call to shmget are ...
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What are the security implications of using allow.sysvipc in a FreeBSD jail

The man page for jail says that allow.sysvipc enables "System V primitives [to] share a single namespace across the host and jail environments..." thus "... processes within a jail would be able to ...
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Running PostgreSQL Inside a Jail Using FreeBSD

I'm using FreeBSD 8.0 and I've setup a jail, pgsql, to act as a database server. After installing, I've tried to run initdb but get the following error: $ /usr/local/pgsql/bin/initdb -D ...
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automatic ssh logout not working due to screen caption setting

I have set up an automatic logout for idle ssh session using "ClientAliveInterval 7200" However I do not get logged out everyone else who uses the server gets logged fine. I have tracked the ...
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freebsd 8.0 release won't boot after upgrade - can't find kernel

What would be the simplest method of repair; upgrade via disk, single user mode using disk? Thanks.
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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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Analyze contents of a dump file

Is it possible to extract some details from a file generated with the dump(8) command on a FreeBSD system? Preferably, I'd like to see the file sizes for each file inside, to see what exactly makes my ...
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how to troubleshoot using rsyslog to output to a mysql database

Using FreeBSD 8.0 32 bit. I have installed rsyslogd 5.5.5 with ommysql. (installed ports /usr/ports/sysutils/rsyslog55 and /usr/ports/sysutils/rsyslog55-mysql) My rsyslog.conf file looks like: ...