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Installing embedded pfsense, stuck at boot loader

I am trying to install pfSense embedded image 1.2.3 RC1 onto a CF card. The box looks like it is ready to boot, but gets stuck at "Loading /boot/defaults/loader.conf" followed by "/". Can anyone ...
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CVS does not run properly as nonroot user

I get an "rejected acces to DIR for user USER" message, when I try an "cvs login" to my local cvs... BUT everything works just fine, when cvs is set to run as root... Im running FreeBSD 7.2, here is ...
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Easy multi-level authentication for sudo

I have a FreeBSD server with password-based SSH enabled. I would like to enable sudo, but I do not want a potential attacker to be one password away from root access. My current solution is logging ...
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FreeBSD's VPN & Mac OS X IPSecuritas

I need to be able to VPN in to my FreeBSD server from my Mac using IPSecuritas. I was wondering if anyone ever done something, I'm reading VPN over IPsec but that mainly covers if you had 2 nodes with ...
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I cannot use screen stuff command from cron, but I can from a shell script (same user)

I have a shell script on FreeBSD that sends a few screen stuff commands to a running screen session (which runs a Minecraft server). The commands work when I execute it manually. But if I put the ...
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Email Address Generator

I'm developing a service which requires me to generate a new email for every "sign up." For example, person000@name.com, person001@name.com, person002@name.com, and so forth. My first attempt was ...
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test if master dns has transfered copy to slave

I setup my master and slave using FreeBSD. I'm currently running the Bind 9.X version, so far everything is working successfully. Just one small problem. I can't get the master copy of my DNS to ...
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amazon ec2 instance stopped being accessible

Up until this morning, I had a website running on ec2 (freeBSD, ami-8cce3fe5, running django/uwsgi/nginx), with an elastic ip of 50.19.97.56 . The site was being served, and I could ssh into the ...
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how to view history command for user root

On FreeBSD 8.1 how to view history command for user root. Detail many sesion , because user root use by 3 people system admin. Thank all
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ZFS on FreeBSD: upgrade from 7.x to 8.2?

I set up a ZFS pool of 8 harddrives under FreeBSD 7.2 a couple of years ago. This pool is storing data, the OS itself runs on a separate harddrive with conventional UFS2. Now I am thinking about ...
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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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Sharing distfiles between FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and Gentoo

Currently I have a few FreeBSD servers with one of them acting as build box sharing its /usr/ports and /usr/ports/distfiles (as separate file systems) through NFS. Recently I've added OpenBSD and ...
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Is it safe to replicate from Solaris ZFS to FreeBSD ZFS?

Is it safe to replicate from a Solaris 10 ZFS v22 to a FreeBSD 8.3 ZFS v28? Are there someone that have done this with specific versions of ZFS, where it worked perfectly?
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Why can't I ping an address on the loopback device under FreeBSD?

From Wikipedia: The most commonly used IP address on the loopback device is 127.0.0.1 for IPv4, although any address in the range 127.0.0.0 to 127.255.255.255 is mapped to it. This is not ...
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FreeBSD istgt - how to limit iscsi target discoverability to IP address

How can I setup an ISCSI target that is only visible to a certain IP address? For example, if a client runs iscsiadm discover from 10.1.1.130, I only want target iqn.2011-03.domain.org.istgt.ded130 ...
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choise option when install syscp on freebsd

I install syscp on freeport (install from port). Guide me install syscp with choise option (ex: remover ftp or apache on syscp because I intalled ftp server)
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I need an affordable, mass storage system. For under £1000. Possible? [closed]

I've got a budget of £1000, but really I'd like it for less than that. I want to set up a 20TB+ storage system for a project I'm working on that will use roughly 15TB, and the rest for storing photos, ...
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Syslogd: translate facility on log messages going to a server

I want to send some log messages out to a remote log server, and change the facility on them to a configured value so the log server can tell more easily that they came from my hardware. That is, all ...
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Upgrading old FreeBSD system

I have a very old FreeBSD server at work. atlas:~>uname -mprs FreeBSD 6.4-RELEASE-p8 i386 i386 I'd like to update it. I'm quite familiar and comfortable with the "make world" methods. I've just ...
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Keeping freebsd up to date with only binary packages

Here's what I want: I want to install RELEASE-8.2, and want to keep the system and packages up to date with security patches only. I want to avoid ports b/c I do not want my machines to start ...
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Samba config and Mac OS X mounting

I'm aware that his question should maybe be posted on SuperUser. But as it probably has something to do with the Samba server, i'm posting it here. I'm trying to mount one of my Samba shares in Mac ...
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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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Make: Permission Denied (until I `cd .`)

I have an account on a shared host running FreeBSD 5.5-STABLE. I was compiling my own version of Ruby today, and encountered this anomaly: If I tried to execute 'make', I get a "permission denied" ...
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How to redirect request to second host if the first one is off-line?

I have two hosts in different networks (different ISPs). I would like to redirect all traffic to second host only in case if first one is off-line (unexpectedly). What are technical solutions to ...
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M0n0wall won't pass traffic on different LAN subnets unless “Bypass firewall rules” is checked

I have a working configuration, but a question is bugging me. The question centers around having multiple subnets on a single interface. LAN: 10.10.10.1/24 OpenVPN Server LAN IP: 10.10.10.250 ...
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FreeBSD 7.0 Kerberos Login over SSH, But Not Console

I assume there is an easy solution to this, but I prefer to ask before mucking up our intranet server. During a support session, my co-worker and I realized we could login in with our Kerberos ...
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need help with resolv.conf

my freebsd server runs a nameserver. the nameserver has information about a single domain. a common, I think, setup for a dedicated server. I also have an upstream nameserver that i would like to ...
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Reducing ZFS stream size for offsite backup

NOTE: My understanding of this question has changed significantly since I first asked it (see Edit 2 below) but I've left the original version intact. We've put together an offsite backup system (...
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Why can't add a hot spare in freebsd? Can anybody help me fix it?

Why can't add a hot spare? # mfiutil add e1:s1 mfid0 mfiutil: Drive 1 is not available I found the reason is e1:s1 is marked online, it must be Marked as an unconfigured good drive, and to mark ...
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FreeBSD and Linux VLAN

I have a LAN and i need to create a LAB with three VLAN on my boxes, Linux and FreeBSD. Well i create a VLAN 1 on the linux box as follow: sudo vconfig add eth0 1 sudo ifconfig eth0.1 inet6 add 2001:...
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Disable ALTQ for internal network traffic

I currently have a FreeBSD 8.2 media server set up on my LAN that I use to stream my music from. I also have an SSH login that I use to do file transfers to and from this server remotely. I would ...
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FreeBSD 8.2 + Apache 2.2 + mod_auth_pam2: unable to authenticate

I've installed Apache 2.2 and mod_auth_pam2 from ports, but I can't get local UNIX authentication to work. When I access the protected part of my local website, I do get the authentication request, ...
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MySQL is 2 hours behind system time

Have a FreeBSD box with MySQL server on it. The system time is correct - For Denmark (Europe/Copenhagen) currently summertime. # date Fri Jun 17 12:09:56 CEST 2011 The MySQL server has timezone ...
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Problem using BASH in cron (FreeBSD)

Scenario: We have a legacy system running FreeBSD 4.7 (please, no laughing. It's being retired at the end of the year.. I just need to keep it alive and backed up until then) and I have some database ...
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How to get the CentOS 5.6 alsa drivers which will really work with one shot, without any internet

I have one chance to install this in my server on site. Server that i am running is CentOS 5.6 (Dell R310, RAID1) where i need to install alsa-sound driver so that anything related to audio recording ...
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I am going to chop the FreeBSD automounter into little pieces and boil them in oil

I am trying to expose a hierarchy of home directories to a number of FreeBSD jails. The home directories are configured such that each is a unique ZFS dataset. The jails are used for development ...
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FreeBSD Dump with cURL/rsync

I'm trying to create a backup script using FreeBSD's dump to take a snapshot of a filesystem, but instead of storing the snapshot on disk I want to pipe the output from dump into cURL or rsync so its ...
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Most secure webserver software

I was reading about Hiawatha and I was wondering if really Freebsd+Hiawatha could be considered safer than Linux+Lighttpd or any other webserver. Moreover, if you were to have to host a very ...
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How and what kind of mail server software to install on FreeBSD [closed]

I have a server running on FreeBSD 7.2. I'd like to install a mail server on it for purposes of receiving emails at my domain name whose nameservers are pointing to that server on the registrar ...
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pipe multiple files, single ssh connection, remote commands

I'd like to pipe several files to a remote server, piped as input to commands run on the remote server, over ssh, but only one ssh connection/command is permitted. (In the remote authorized_keys file, ...
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How to check pf's queues?

I use FreeBSD and working with pf+ALTQ now. Something doesn't work and I need a tool to view what requests are marked and moved to a queue "queue_name" Need something like pftop but showing queues. ...
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Automatically throttle network bandwidth for users causing bulk traffic

Is anybody aware of a FreeBSD, Linux, or Windows based product that can automatically lower the priority of network packets of users that have caused a high amount of network traffic during the last ...
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Horrible PostgreSQL locking performance

I recently noticed a very horrible PostgreSQL locking performance drop after running the DB server for a couple month. The load of the website increased a lot these weeks but the speed is getting ...
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OpenLDAP client configuration headache in FreeBSD

I am using FreeBSD 7.2 as an NFS server, and as a client to an OpenLDAP server (which runs Debian etch). When users access their files on the NFS server, the users' UIDs are looked up in the ldap ...
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Dell R210 & FreeBSD

I'm trying to get FreeBSD installed on a Dell R210 server with the H200 hard drive controller. I can boot with the 8.2-RELEASE ISO and the 8-STABLE-20110522 ISO. My problem is getting it to boot ...
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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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Сan I configure FreeBSD to use DHCP or a static IP depending on the detected ssid?

I have a FreeBSD 8 machine which can use several wireless access points. I want it to use the first available network and automatically use DHCP or a static address as required. Is it possible under ...
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IPsec isakmp_natt problem on racoon.conf

I have this weird problem where racoon complains of the following error: WARNING: NAT-T is enabled in at least one remote{} section, but no 'isakmp_natt' address was specified! I've already ...
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How do I securly update a *BSD system?

Security is a major concern. Every major Linux distribution uses signed packages. But the FreeBSD systems in the office downloading unsigned packages/ports via FTP. Is there a solution that would ...
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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 -...