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Force sendmail to ignore local domain when sending mail (FreeBSD)

I send mail using PHP. Everything works good until I send mail to domain (@example.com) which I have in /etc/rc.conf >> hostname="box.example.com". I guess sendmail catches mail for this domain (even ...
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FreeBSD rc.d scripts do not return to proper shell

My interesting problem is that when running some rc.d scripts they do not actually drop back to the root shell, but leave me at an intermediate shell as the user they're supposed to be running as. A ...
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Missing link between local IPv6 and SixXS tunnel

I have acquired an IPv6 tunnel from SixXS that I want to use on my local FreeBSD 9.0 box. I have set up the Aiccu tunnel with sixxs-aiccu and rtadvd is already working. As long as I am using the gif0 ...
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splitting crontab into several files under FreeBSD

Using FreeBSD 9, I would like to know what is the good way to split /etc/crontab into several files. For example, I would like to put all postfix related jobs in /etc/cron.d/postfix, all logrotate ...
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freebsd-update for live installation (8.2 to 8.3)

At the end of this month, our FreeBSD 8.2 installation will no more be supported by the FreeBSD Security team. I'd like to use freebsd-update since it looks the more convenient way to update the ...
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Server freeze on flushing ipfw

I got strange problem with ipfw on FreeBSD 8.2, the problem is when I'm trying to flush the ipfw , by the following command: /sbin/ipfw -q -f flush or /sbin/ipfw flush and then y My dedicated ...
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Debian mirror syncing error

I'm running the Debian mirror syncing tool 'ftpsync' on a FreeBSD 8.2 system. I changed the script a bit only to adapt to the FreeBSD system (e.g., path of bash). And I followed the steps from http://...
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Redirecting port 80 requests to local web server with IPFW

I'm setting up a freebsd router and want certain IPs on my network to be forwarded to our local webserver if they make port 80 requests. An example would be - banned user tries to surf the web, but ...
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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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freebsd shell package not execute after successfull install

After successfull installing midnight commander with pkg_add - mc i try to load it from shell command "mc", but it did not work. Leaving the root and going root again fixes that problem. The same ...
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What may cause apache slowing down

I have a server setup with FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE running Apache/2.2.22. Since this morning it became very slow. Connections are quickly established, but the response is very slow. This is valid even for ...
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qmail not working

I recently installed qmail in one of my freebsd machines. But whenever I telnet to its port 25 from the same machine or from remote machine, i get instantly disconnected. Trying 127.0.0.1 Connected ...
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nagios nrpe plugin output not complete

I have written a small script to check the states of PfSense, and using this script to get the output in nagios, through NRPE... Here is the script used=`pfctl -s state | wc -l | bc | cut -c1-5 | ...
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how to change mysql data directory

I use FreeBSD 8.2, mysql 5.1.58. I want change mysql default directory. I config datadir= /path OR my-data-dir= /path on my.cnf but not done. Note: i permission for /path is 755 and owner mysql:mysql. ...
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Apache: Failed to enable the 'httpready' Accept Filter

So kernel modules are loaded!! what goes on?? accf_http_load="YES" accf_data_load="YES" trying to load ... dev# kldload accf_data.ko kldload: can't load accf_data.ko: File exists and still ...
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using “include” like statement in pf.conf to include some parts from other files

I want to be able to include some parts of my pf.conf from other set of files. For example I will include "set timeout" vs like statements in another file. Using anchors and "load anchor from file"...
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hosts.deny file missing

On a freeBSD server, I have a hosts.allow and a hosts.equiv, but no hosts.deny file. Does freeBSD not use the deny file? If it does, can I make the file myself or does it have to be generated by ...
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Is it possible to mount NFS volume serving from FreeBSD server via SSH tunnel on Mac OS X?

I heard that NFS share via SSH tunnel is impossible on Mac OS X: http://biowiki.org/MountingNFSThroughSSHTunnel I have been trying 2 days to make it, but I failed. Is it really impossible? Or what ...
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How to restrict anonymous FTP access to downloads only?

I have a server running FreeBSD and have enabled anonymous FTP access, but wish to restrict the access to only being able to download files I have put on the server myself, because I don't want people ...
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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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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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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 I'...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Permission problem with Git (over SSH) on FreeBSD

We're having permission problem with Git on FreeBSD. The setup is fairly straight forward. We have a few different repos on the same server. For simplicity, let's say they reside in /git/repo1 and /...
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Securing access through specific ports on public IP address

We have public IP address hosted on FreeBSD router. We have also a lot of service running inside our LAN network, some of our services need to be accessible outside our home network trough public IP ...
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Mysql auto start on freebsd 5.3

I can't seem to figure out how to have mysql start up when booting up for a server than I am now managing. root@: uname -a FreeBSD .server1 5.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE #0: Fri Nov 5 04:19:18 UTC ...
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Forward port to another machine on FreeBSD 6.2

I'm in the process of shutting down an old FreeBSD 6.1 server, but I need to port foward 80 & 443 to its replacement while I wait for those naughty ISPs that cache DNS records longer than my TTL ...
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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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Install FreeBSD kernel

I'm trying to setup Asterisk, and one of the pre-installation tasks is setting up zaptel. I get the message that I need to install the FreeBSD kernel source code to /usr/src. When I run make ...
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VirtualBox Monitor Resolutions with XP Host, BSD Client and xfce [closed]

I'm running VirtualBox on an XP host and I have installed FreeBSD 7.2 using xfce as my window manager. Everything works fine except for the monitor resolution. I can only access the old standard ones: ...
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PF tagging then adding to table

could someone please provide an example on how to add a tagged packet to a table? I have found commands to do it from the command line but can you setup a specific rule to do it inside of pf.conf? ...
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httpd.conf got trashed on FreeBSD

My httpd.conf got trashed on FreeBSD uname -a FreeBSD ares 7.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE #0: Thu Jan 1 14:37:25 UTC 2009 root@logan.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386 I am ...
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MySQL NDB Cluster on FreeBSD 7.1

Got a problem with a MySQL Cluster, All the nodes connect fine to the ndb management node, however when I try to create a table on one of the nodes it returns this error : mysql> use foo; Database ...
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ps aux | grep result depends on terminal size on FreeBSD

From experimenting, it seems that even when using ps aux | grep ... the output depends on the terminal size. This seems seriously weird for me. Isn't a pipe supposed to make command's output behave ...
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How to let FreeBSD get IP address automatically in VMware?

I use FreeBSD 10.2 VM image in VMware workstation. Although I set bridge mode in VMware: I find the OS can't get an valid IP address: How can I let FreeBSD get IP address automatically in VM?
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Unknown why my FreeBSD NAS is synchronizing with another FreeBSD NAS?

I have two FreeBSD (rel 9.3) NAS, I recently took on this new position and found out that these two NAS are synchronizing data (specifically to /mnt/Store folder) but I can't seem to find where/how ...
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freebsd 10.x apache 2.4.12 and active directory auth

So I'm trying to get apache 2.4 talking to active directory running on a freebsd box with 10.x apache built from ports ... with the ldap turned on.... 2.4.12 Windows 2012 R2 active directory.... I ...
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FreeBSD pkg_add dependencies too new

I'm trying to install Bash on a FreeBSD 8.3 (pfSense 2.1.2) system as follows: pkg_add -r http://ftp-archive.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD-Archive/old-releases/amd64/8.3-RELEASE/packages/Latest/bash.tbz ...
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freebsd's newsyslog.conf daily logs rotate

I'm trying to utilize newsyslog.conf -- newsyslog(8) configuration file to rotate my apache/nginx/squid log files: # uname -a FreeBSD X 9.2-RELEASE-p17 FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE-p17 #0 r282430: Mon May 4 ...
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mongod bind_ip bind to wrong ip

I'm trying to setup a mongodb in a FreeBSD jail. I found in the documetation that I can set the bind_ip to 127.0.0.1 to allow only access from localhost. But when I check with sockstats it's bound to ...
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BIND 9 : rndc reload has no effect

I'm running a BIND 9.10.2 port on FreeBSD 10 in a jailed configuration, and I'm having a problem that rndc reload does not pick up any (primary master) zone file changes, even though the SOA serial is ...
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Unable to install PHP on FreeBSD 9.3

I tried to install Php5 on my FreeBSD server I just got, following a tutorial. So first I did cd /usr/ports/lang/php5 then make config didn't change any option there, finally I did make ...
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SW ZFS vs. HW RAID controller

I run a FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE webserver, and I have 2 sata HDD on a HW RAID1 controller, but when I installed the OS, it won't do it on a ZFS filesystem (for mirroring as I intended to) but I was ...
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IMAP proxy setup to allow use of IMAP IDLE?

First-time poster, long-time lurker/reader. Sorry for the obscenely-verbose question...I intended to keep it more concise. Also, sorry about the links not being "actual" links -- I don't have the ...
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FreeBSD: mariadb55 conflicts mysql55

I'm trying to install percona-toolkit as package/port on my system: [root@alexus ~]# uname -a FreeBSD alexus.org 9.2-RELEASE-p5 FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE-p5 #0 r265974: Wed May 14 07:57:04 PDT 2014 ...
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using pf for packet filtering and ipfw's dummynet for bandwidth limiting at the same time

I would like to ask if it's fine to use pf for all packet filtering (including using altq for traffic shaping) and ipfw's dummynet for bandwidth limiting certain IPs or subnets at the same time. I am ...