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Unable to read file with permissions of 777

I have a file which was saved to a CIFS share from Outlook. The file permissions are 777, so I should be able to read the file from the Linux host the file goes to. However when I try, I get file ...
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Any high-level and cross-platform wrappers for security event auditing

There exists some high-level wrappers for system file events, for here it is an example of usage of Listen ruby gem: Listen.to('some/path', 'some/another/path', :filter => [/\.tmp$/]) do ...
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syslog-ng show errors every time start

everyone! After i install syslog-ng in my freebsd9.1 and use it for my log systerm. Every time i start it there display an error: Error opening plugin module; module='afuser', ...
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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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Which process is eating my hard drives?

Today, after I logged in with ssh, I see a lot of lag on my FreeBSD server. Something is eating 100% of my both hard drives (RAID1 with gmirror). systat -vmstat 5 users Load 0,06 0,16 ...
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How do I use the excape characters properly in csh's builtin echo command?

I'm trying to build my fstab during install with a script, so I want to have something like this: printf '# Device\t\tMountpoint\tFSType\tOptions\t\tDump\tPass#' >> /mnt/etc/fstab printf ...
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Lighttpd can not start when including mod_rewrite

Here is my server modules list (modules.conf), its working without any problems, and lighttpd is running correctly while using this list: server.modules = ( "mod_access", # "mod_alias", # ...
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How to view the disk bandwidth used by each process on FreeBSD

top than m (view disk iops) than o than write (order by write desc) Will show a sort of iotop ordering by the process that uses the most write operation per second. Any way to se the bandwidth used ...
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Freebsd 9 on Z68 chipset support

Does Freebsd 9 support Z68 chipset like in Intel DZ68BC motherboard? Will I have any "unrecognized device" issues ? What about Freebsd 8? What's the best way to find it out ?
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How to find a file that contains the specified string in FreeBSD?

I'm searching for the way to find a file that contains specified string text. It should be fast as possible but its not that important. I was reading the manual, and I've build something like that: ...
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proftpd overwrite permission denied ftp user

I have a freebsd server with proftpd installed. When I chmod 777 the directory I can overwrite files, but using 755 permissions on the folder I can not overwrite files in the folder. In the conf ...
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freebsd bcrypt install error

/usr/ports/security/bcrypt when I'm trying to install it I get this: cc -O2 -pipe -fno-strict-aliasing -c main.c cc -O2 -pipe -fno-strict-aliasing -c blowfish.c cc -O2 -pipe -fno-strict-aliasing ...
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FreeBSD on Home Routers? [closed]

Is it possible to install FreeBSD on a typical home router such as the NetGear DG834G? Or is there an alternative that is suitable for a home setup?
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Using FreeBSD to tunnel IPv6 over IPv4 WAN

On a WAN I have 5 different locations connected by point to point T1s via Cisco 2801s, with one central location routing each location to all the others, sort of a star configuration. The routers' ...
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How to combine partitions in FreeBSD

I have FreeBSD 8.3, two HDD drive. 1 HDD /var partition 80GB 2 HDD /var partition 300Mb How they can be combined into single /var partition like Linux LVM?
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FreeBSD hardware recommendations [closed]

I'm looking for hardware to run FreeBSD. I really like the chassis of the Dell R210, because two of them can stack up on a shelf in my wiring closet and take up the space of a single tower (laying on ...
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FreeBSD guests running on ESX hang without panic log

We have three servers running on a same ESX host, all virtual disks are from a remote SAN storage controller. These tree servers hanged and restarted several days ago, and it happened to the DB server ...
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Both DC's able to connect to branch office, Branch DC can only connect to one local DC

I am stumped on this one, I appreciate any help with this scenario because this just seems odd. We have 3 domain controllers: DC1 - 192.168.1.2 - main office (LAN port of PFSense) DC2 - 192.168.1.4 ...
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Portsnap error, doesn't work anymore FreeBSD 8.2

I can't seem to run portsnap anymore, there seems to be an error and /usr/ports/sysutils/portsnap doesn't exist for a reinstallation. The error I'm getting when running portsnap is: ...
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PF rules and configuration to allow a local IP alias to NAT on FreeBSD?

Here's exact details of my configuration: Firewall/DNS Server: 192.168.2.1 (local lan) which routes out to the internet. <-- NOT UNDER MY CONTROL My FreeBSD Server: 192.168.2.23 (LAN) "Inside" ...
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Install MySQL on FreeBSD 8.2 without ports

I have downloaded and extracted the latest MySQL package from their website on my FreeBSD machine, I would like to install it. But I don't want to use the inbuilt ports, I want the latest version to ...
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What's required to configure VPN (over IPsec) server with FreeBSD which can accept connections from iPhone?

What's required to configure VPN (over IPsec) server with FreeBSD which can accept connections from iPhone? As I guess, the server should have ability to manage incoming connections, but I don't know ...
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How can I check disk slices and part status on FreeBSD?

How can I check disk slices and part status on FreeBSD?
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Is GHC porting to FreeBSD stopped?

I'm playing with GHC package on FreeBSD 8.1. I installed GHC with pkg_add -r ghc. But it was not worked well. I tried some more but I realized the installed GHC version is just 6.10.x. This version is ...
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How to configure hostname for `apache22` package on FreeBSD?

I'm configuring development & test FreeBSD machine on VM. I installed apache22 package and restarted. But the daemon does not started with this error: %apachectl start httpd: ...
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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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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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java for freebsd

I am trying to install java on freebsd 7.X and i have done following thing so far download the tar file from this link and store the file in cd /usr/ports/distfiles/ after that i run cd ...
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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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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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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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Is it possibile to alow port forwarding only for specific IP public addresses

I have freeBSD router and it host public IP address, I am using ipnat.rules to configure port forwarding prom public network inside my private network. Now I wondering can I restrict only specific ...
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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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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 ...
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Should I mount the procfs on a FreeBSD server?

The procfs manpage states that procfs is required for the complete operation of programs such as ps and w. I want to mount it but wonder if there are any security implications of doing this.
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How to install JRE on FreeBSD 8?

I'm newbie on FreeBSD. How to install JRE on FreeBSD 8.x?
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FreeBSD 7.2 problem with libjpeg.so.10

Greetings all. I am not well experienced FreeBSD user and somtimes being completely stuck. While installing webalizer port couple days ago, I did something bad (I am not sure what certainly). Today I ...
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t_delta too long error on Freenas 0.7.1

I am using FreeNas 0.7.1 (FreeBSD 7.2-release-p6) Recently I have been getting a series of these error messages to the console. I am using ZFS pools mirrored on the FreeNAS system, and they report as ...
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Data grapsh for local IP addresses in pfSense

I am using pfSense as router with LightSquid transparent proxy. Reports that LightSquid offers me are great, I can see amount of data transfered trought router, grouped by hours,months,weeks, Also I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...