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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: ...
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Failure when make installworld is invoked to create a jail template in FreeBSD

I'm trying to follow this proceedure to install a jail template: make installworld DESTDIR=/usr/jails/mroot but get the following error: ===> lib/libcom_err/doc (install) install-info --quiet ...
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Squid 3.1 Not Allowing Cookies Possible SSL issue?

I'm doing a poor job finding this in the documentation, but as of right now attempting to login to sites like gmail through the proxy gets me into a redirect loop with sites saying cookies aren't ...
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Why apcupsd won't see the UPS connected to the USB posrt on FreeBSD 8.0 amd64

Recently I installed an apcusbd on a FreeBSD 8.0 amd64 box via ports system. It installed perfectly but it won't run. Here what is says in the log: FATAL ERROR in generic-usb.c at line 636 Cannot ...
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Why does ifconfig reset the default gateway route?

In FreeBSD, an ifconfig call seems to delete the default gateway route, even when given the same IP-address (e.g. when updating the netmask only). Is it a bug or a feature? As fas as I remember Linux ...
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FreeBSD 8 and Samba 3.3 smb_panic

What is causing samba to crash? Need help diagnosing ... [2010/06/14 16:11:42, 0] lib/fault.c:fault_report(40) =============================================================== [2010/06/14 16:11:42, ...
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What should the hostname/domain be when installing FreeBSD?

I am trying to configure a fresh installation of FreeBSD using VMware workstation. I get to a screen where I have to configure the Network Interfaces (some values are set automatically because I've ...
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freebsd does not recognise that php was installed via ports

I have php 5.2.12 installed on FreeBSD 8.0-STABLE. It was installed from ports and I am trying to upgrade it to 5.3.2. However for some reason my system is not recognising that php was installed via ...
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Is FreeBSD more suitable than CentOS for firing 40k concurrent connections (for Jmeter)?

I am trying to run Jmeter to simulate 40k concurrent users and stress test a particular system. Putting aside the possibility that Jmeter may not be able to push such a high number (although I have ...
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Nginx Static Content Server Maxing Out?

I use nginx to serve the static content for a decently busy website of mine. I have the logging disabled, and 4 worker processes enabled with 5,000 connections per worker (which should yield a max ...
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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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Find the source of malware?

I have a server that was running an older version of lighttpd (1.4.19 on a freebsd 6.2-RELEASE (yea, old) machine) and google alerted me that it had found malware embedded on one of my server's pages. ...
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Simple web-frontend for remote svn administration? [closed]

We run a SVN repository. Some of our more advanced users need to be able to perform some SVN administration without relying on the system administrator. They need to be able to do things like create ...
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FreeBSD DHCP server on multiple interfaces

I have FreeBSD server (7.2) which has a lot of interfaces (vlans, count near 100). I want to configure DHCP server with separate pools for each interface. What program should I use? Thanks for any ...
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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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Freebsd 7.2: View firmware version for disks?

I'm running FreeBSD 7.2, with Seagate Cheetah (Model ST####) drives. We are having some problems with the SCSI drives on these machines. Our vendor says that updating the firmware on the drives may ...
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Best way to install multiple versions of Apache, PHP and MySQL on a single FreeBSD host

I want a test- and development-environment for web using Apache, PHP and MySQL. I need to be able to test a single web-application with multiple versions of PHP (5.2, 5.3, etc) and multiple versions ...
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Freebsd write access to group directory

I'm confused. I have two users in system: u1 and u2, and group u1. both u1 and u2 belong to u1. I've created directory /opt/d with properties: drwxrwxr-x 2 u1 u1 512B May 26 17:55 d AFAIK, ...
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Link aggregation with freebsd8 and a cicso 3550, what am i doing wrong?

Hey, I am trying to setup Link Aggrigation with LACP (well, anything that provides increased bandwidth and failover using my setup will work). I'm running FreeBSD 8.0 on 3 machines. M1 is running 2 ...
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Moving live files on a unix like system

On a recent job posting for a general Unix admin at a datacenter, a listed requirement was to move live files in a data center setting. What does this mean and how can one move live files?
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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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Hosting provider that allows you to host your own VM image?

I've already looked at the 'Best Hosted VM Provider' question and checked the recommendations there, but I seem to have slightly odd requirements. Basically, I am looking for a host that allows me to ...
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Cloud Providers that support FreeBSD? [closed]

NOTE: Even though I've accepted an answer for this, if you have a better one, please put it below. Thanks! I'm looking for recommendations from the wise and all-knowing Server Fault community on ...
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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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Writing files directly in zpool

We're on freebsd 8, and i created a zpool of 3 drives. # zpool create mypool da1 da2 da3 Now my question is, can i begin saving files to this?.. we´re talking 1TB of pictures (photography). Or is ...
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PXE boot FreeBSD iso from pxelinux server

I'm using FOG as a TFTP / PXE server and would like to be able to boot a FreeBSD LiveCD (specifically pfSense, but it could be any LiveCD, really); I've found HOWTOs for booting a "netboot" BSD but ...
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OpenVPN - client-to-client traffic working in one direction but not the other

I have the following VPN configuration: +------------+ +------------+ +------------+ | outpost |----------------| kino |----------------| guchuko | ...
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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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Header set Access-Control-Allow-Origin not working with mod_rewrite + mod_jk

My first question on here on SF so please forgive me if I manage to bork the post. :) Anyways, I'm using mod_rewrite on one of my machines with a simple rule that redirects to a webapp on another ...
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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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Increasing FreeBSD threads

For network apps that create one thread per connection (like Pound), threadcount can become a bottleneck on the number of concurrent connections you can server. I'm running FreeBSD 8 x64: $ sysctl ...
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CARP: two machines think they're the master, but only on one interface

I have two machines, each configured identically as a firewall/load balancer for a busy website. I have set them up with CARP and pfsync on both the internal and external interfaces. The internal ...
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Two Tomcat SSL Providers & One FreeBSD

Versions used: JDK 1.6 Apache Tomcat 6.0.2X CryptoPro CSP 3.6 provider (www.cryptopro.ru) Question: On FreeBSD8 I need to have two opened HTTPS different ports (443 and 444, for example). In other ...
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How do I automatically start supervisor on boot in FreeBSD?

Is there a pre-existing startup script for supervisord on FreeBSD? If not, is there a good guide for writing rc.d scripts for FreeBSD? I'm pretty new to the platform. Thanks. UPDATE: I now have the ...
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BSD route(8) MAN page bug

http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=route Route is a utility used to manually manipulate the network routing tables. It normally is not needed, as a system routing table management ...
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GCCVERSION not found error when installing a FreeBSD port

I am trying to install a program using port on FreeBSD 4.7. I get this error: Couldn't find your current GCCVERSION (OSVERSION=470000) How would you fix an error like this?
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/server-status shows over 240 requests like “OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0” 200 - “-” “Apache (internal dummy connection)”

Some details: Webserver: Apache/2.2.13 (FreeBSD) mod_ssl/2.2.13 OpenSSL/0.9.8e OS: FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE This is a FreeBSD Jail. I believe I use the Apache 'prefork' MPM (I run the default for ...
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“watching” a log on FreeBSD vs Linux

On Linux systems I can watch -n1 tail /var/log/whatever.log or watch -n1 grep somestuff /var/log/whatever.log To show updates to a log every 1 seconds. On FreeBSD however, the watch command does ...
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Upgrade Postgres 8.3 to 8.4 using Ports (on FreeBSD)

I'm trying to upgrade PostgreSQL 8.3 to 8.4 using Ports on FreeBSD (7.2). I found a few good guides, such as this one, but they won't work. Upon running 'portupgrade -o databases/postgresql84-client ...
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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 ...