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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I drop all connections to a given host under FreeBSD?

I know about tcpdrop which is in base distribution. But this tool requires port numbers to be specified. Is there any tool to drop connections by IP?
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Samba35 configuration on FreeBSD 8.1 RELEASE

I'm currently trying to create a Samba share on a lightweight home network, and I'm having a bit of trouble configuring Samba 3.5.6 compiled from the ports tree. What I'm looking for is pretty basic. ...
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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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FreeBSD: how can I make “top” not cut off commands?

I use top in a perl script for storing information about the system in DB. The actual command is: top -b -d1 -a all However the COMMAND field seems to be 60 chars max and everything else is cut ...
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FreeBSD ZFS RAID-Z2 performance issues

I'm trying to build my own network attached storage based on FreeBSD+ZFS+standard components, but there are strange performance issues. The hardware specs are: AMD Athlon II X2 240e processor ASUS ...
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Why is it necessary to set a netmask of 255.255.255.255 for “alias” addresses in FreeBSD?

From FreeBSD handbook on the topic of virtual hosts: For a given interface, there must be one address which correctly represents the network's netmask. Any other addresses which fall within ...
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How to format a partition under FreeBSD

I want to format a partition under FreeBSD and change it to UFS filesystem. I searched the web but even the "fdisk" man page is not clear at all. Any help would be clearly appreciated ! My current ...
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Download FreeBSD print system

Where can I get to download FreeBSD print system? I have webmin installed on mac os x 10.6.4 and when i want to setup printer administration i get this error The spool directory /var/spool/lpd does ...
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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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What's the diablo-jre? (FreeBSD)

This link mentions about diablo-jre. http://serverfault.com/questions/1077/how-to-install-java-jre-on-freebsd-with-as-few-dependencies-as-possible What's that and why should I use it instead of ...
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Xen vs KVM: Which will have likely better support (read:bugfixes) in the future?

I don't care about GUI or tools, but I do care about stability and performance. If I'm running a FreeBSD firewall and a Opensolaris file server as guests, will I get better stability or performance ...
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Free space on ZFS file system unexpectedly missing

Going to completely rephrase this question since it's still an outstanding production issue several months later. I have a FreeNAS 0.7.2 box, based on FreeBSD 7.3-RELEASE-p1, running ZFS with 4x1TB ...
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FreeBSD 8.0 - Samba 3.4.9 with ADS support Segfault 11

I'm running FreeBSD 8.0 and whenever I compile Samba 3.4.9 with ADS support it segfaults when I start the service. If I remove ADS support on Samba, it fixes it but I need ADS support. I saw from ...
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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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Slow VM on esxi 4.1

We have a FreeBSD 64bit running on a esxi 4.1, the hardware platform is a DELL R710 with 2 x 56xx (intel 6core cpu) and 48 GB ram. The FreeBSD vm is very slow, when we compiles/builds something on it, ...
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FreeBSD: usernames longer than 16 chars

Can someone give me the complete process to change FreeBSD from a 16 char max to 64 char max on unsername length? Essentially this is to add some support for Virtualmin/Webmin. Inspired from ...
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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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MySQL: Not much activity, but thousands of network connections remain in TIME_WAIT"

We are running MySQL 5.1.33 on FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE. This is a development database server attached to a development webserver running Silverstripe and PHP 5.3. This morning, the development ...
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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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I just did a chmod -x chmod

So I did a chmod -x chmod. How I can fix this problem? How do I give execute rights back to chmod?
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ZFS Sync over unreliable, slow WAN. ZFS replication, or rsync?

I've been tasked with making an off-site backup work over the WAN. Both storage boxes are FreeBSD based NAS boxes running ZFS. Once or twice a week, 15-60 gigs of photography data gets dumped to the ...
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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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Best OS for a web server hosting dynamic content in Apache?

I have the freedom to pick an OS for a server, so I want to dedicate my time and effort in learning one platform. My main objective is to start with something that would be as efficient as possible ...
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How to identify DDoS attack? [closed]

I am experiencing intermittent, very odd jumps in server load that generally end in server being unavailable. Server runs a pretty high traffic website on Wordpress, Apache, MySQL. There is a ...
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FreeBSD tcsh and terminal window size

When I'm working on my FreeBSD server's ssh, it always assume that terminal width is 80 columns. E.g. man pages show up in one thin column and all programs that use COLUMNS and LINES environment ...
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How to automatically create a dir in user's home when adding new user?

I am toying with Apache and FreeBSD. I'm using UserDir in Apache, and configured it to look at the 'www' dir under each user's $HOME. My question is: which is the best way to automatically create ...
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Where is the central ZFS website now?

Oracle dumped OpenSolaris in Fall 2010, and it is unclear if Oracle will continue to publicly release updates to ZFS, except maybe after they release their next major version of Solaris. FreeBSD now ...
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Migrating from IPv4 to IPv6 with three WAN, 1 LAN

I'm in a bind right now. Here I got this wonderful thing called Google, but I am stumped for resources that will allow me to better develop my basic desire. I run the internet for a local special ...
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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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FreeBSD crash course for a Debian administrator?

Can someone please post a quick FreeBSD administration crash course, targeted at a Debian administrator? The environment is a production web server. Some things I'd like to know: package ...
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apache won't start up

we just got through a power outage. All our servers came back up properly, except out web server gives me this error when attempting to start apache: # apachectl start no listening sockets available, ...
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'pargs' command in FreeBSD or Linux

What's the FreeBSD (or Linux) equivalent to the 'pargs' command, available in Solaris? Many times I want to know what are the environment variables for a given process space, with no help from these ...
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What emulator should I use to run Windows as a guest OS on FreeBSD?

What's the best emulator for running windows on FreeBSD as a guest OS? Any references would be appreciated.
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Extremely stupid FreeBSD mistake

I accidently did a echo "" > /etc/rc.conf on my box and I locked my self out completely stupidly tring to get the rc.conf back then rebooted making my self locked out.
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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: ...