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Freebsd doesn't show command output correctly in Putty

I have just installed the latest stable version of FreeBSD to a computer and I have the following problem: If, in Putty, I issue a command like ps uxa which gives long lines of output, they get ...
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Fastest OS for Java applications

I have a multithreaded Java program. I am dealing with certain perfomance problems. I have improved everything. Hardware + Software. Now I think that it's time to move to proper Operating System. I ...
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Firebird on FreeBSD

Does anybody know on how to install Firebird 2.0 on FreeBSD 7.2? I have updated the ports and the kernels, but when I try to do a "make install", I get the error: Please do not build firebird as ...
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How do I update PHP and all its modules on FreeBSD in one go?

Basically, I usually do something like this: # portsnap fetch # portsnap update # portmaster -L | grep -B1 "New version" ===>>> php5-5.2.11 ===>>> New version available: ...
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Setting up nameserver - bind [FreeBSD]

First of all sorry for bad English. I'm a newcomer to FreeBSD, and I'm going to like it. Before I tried FreeBSD, I had a Linux VPS (My ISP set it up for me). I decide to drop it in favor of FreeBSD ...
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Can fsck on ufs cause data loss?

I'm on FreeBSD8. I have a problem with a partition. I can't mount it. It says "Operation not permitted." I run fsck -t ufs /dev/da0p1. After it finish the operation, I can mount it successfully. But ...
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Incoming SSH stopped working on FreeBSD 7.2

Somehow sshd stopped running and no amount of start, restart or onestart will make it go again. I normally ssh into it from a dual-boot laptop computer that shows up on the network as gabi-buntu when ...
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cant ssh to hostname of server, but can ip

On a local LAN I am unable to connect to my FreeBSD8 server with OpenSSH. I can on the other hand ssh directly by IP address and it works fine. The server as well as my workstation are behind the ...
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OS router distribution with very low memory footprint?

I'm looking for an os router distribution with a very low memory footprint. I want to start it in a VM to join multiple VM subnets together in a lab environment. Anything that requires that the host ...
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Smallest footprint OS [closed]

Many FreeBSD users tell me that FreeBSD has the smallest footprint in terms of CPU & RAM usage. I'm looking for a server OS with the smallest possible CPU & RAM usage, so I will try FreeBSD ...
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FreeBSD RAID rebuild by data center, now data in /var/logs and /var/db/mysql is *gone*, OH NO!

OK, our data center did a RAID rebuild (and possibly some other stuff) on our server overnight. Something failed at some point, I checked on things this morning, and it appears as if the /var ...
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How to tell spam-assassin not to quarantine tagged emails?

I'm running my own postfix mail-server at home with a setup similar to this one. I opted to deliver tagged spam via dovecot to the user's spam-mailbox, so that they can review tagged emails if they ...
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How to find out the memory cost of each mysql connection?

I want to find out the memory cost of each mysql process. Right now, I have 800+ mysql connections but I have no idea when will the system start swapping. I use FreeBSD.
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pkg_add Environment on FreeBSD

Suppose you want to add a package foo but when you invoke pkg_add via: pkg_add -r foo you get an error: Error: Unable to get ftp://.../foo.tbz: File unavailable ... It's not a problem since ...
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How can I verify the type of memory that my freebsd box supports?

I have an old pfsense router and want to see what type of memory it supports (e.g. DDR2 240 pin... PC100... DDR... etc). Is there a command that will show me this? I know I could just open the box ...
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Locked Out of FreeBSD

So I'm upgrading from FreeBSD 7.2 to FreeBSD 8.0 and after a while I get to the part where you have to rebuild all 3rd party applications (stuff from the ports tree or those compiled from source). I ...
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FreeBSD running in Hyper-V

I'd like to install FreeBSD 8.0 in a Hyper-V VM but I get a kernel panic whenever I try to boot the install ISO. I've tried both i386 and amd64; with and without APIC enabled; with and without ...
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install SSH2 (server?) on FreeBSD

At work we have freeBSD testmachine. And we have a PHP script that uses SSH2 protocol to connect with the freeBSD server. With this script I'm not able to connect to the freeBSD server. I wanted to ...
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Does PF support divert like IPFW?

I'm currently using IPFW on 3 dedicated firewall servers, and I would like to convert them to PF for some of its functionalities, but I need divert to work. Specifically I am teeing packets to a ...
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Difference between FreeBSD 8.0 CD and DVD

What is the difference between the Installation Media for FreeBSD 8.0. One is a CD and the other is the DVD...any place where I can find what packages are not present in the CD media that are in the ...
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Python program not being started by rc.d in FreeBSD 7.1

I have a python program which I wrote and would like to run on startup in FreeBSD 7.1. For my current installation, the script lives at /home/devuser/project/trunk/src/proj. At the beginning of my ...
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Max open files (MySQL 5.0 on FreeBSD 7.0)

I'm getting "Can't open file: './databasename/tablename.frm' (errno: 24)" errors from MySQL but as far as I can tell, I've set the necessary limits far higher than I need. Other than the ...
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Exim4 Configuration of Maildir Delivery

Documentation online is rather sparse on how to go about configuring Exim4 to use the Maildir delivery method instead of the default mbox format. This is on a FreeBSD system with Exim4 compiled from ...
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Mounting a share with spaces in FreeBSD fstab

I'm trying to mount a smb network share in fstab on FreeBSD, which works fine for a share without spaces, but fails if a space is in the name. I have replaced the space with \040 which is what ...
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IP Forwarding and traffic shaping

Is there any way to forward packets from network A to network B (just like a router) without changing source IP Address (and vice versa, from network B to network A) and also enforcing traffic shaping ...
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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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FreeBSD buildworld

When recently using a Perl script, I got an error message saying "Userland and kernel are out of sync". After Googling around I've found that probably I haven't yet done make buildworld I understand ...
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NFS headaches with FreeBSD 4.9

Once upon a time, this used to work, and I kept the configuration the same, but... now nothing. I'm just trying to get an NFS server set up on a FreeBSD 4.9 server. The process should be about as ...
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Install Apache22 in parallel to existing Apache13 installation on FreeBSD

I am running a FreeBSD (6.3-STABLE) production server with apache13 installed via ports. For various reasons I need to upgrade this to apache22, preferable also installed via ports. As my maintenance ...
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Linux alternative for FreeBSD systat tool

I'm looking for a Linux alternative for systat tool that is avalaible only for FreeBSD. What do you recommend?
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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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Dell “identify server” light in FreeBSD?

Does anyone know of a way to turn on the identification light on a Dell rack-mount server. This is the light which you can switch on locally by pushing the (i) button on the front of the server which ...
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Show tar file contents with 'less' on FreeBSD

Constantly switching between Linux and FreeBSD I keep bumping into this. When I do: less something.tgz Linux systems(well... Ubuntu to be precise) show me a list of files, which is what I ...
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FreeBSD with nginx can't connect networks after running for a while

My server is a FreeBSD system, I run nginx on it to proxy user requests to another real server. My problem is I can't visit my freebsd server after a while. The server is in another place, so I ...
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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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TCP/IP & throughput between FreeNAS (BSD) server & other LAN machines

I have got a question for someone that knows BSD a bit better than me that are in regards to my LAN setup at home/work here outside Chicago. I can't seem to fully optimize my network's (LAN) ...
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Installing PostgreSQL on FreeBSD (with ports)

Hey everyone, I am trying to install (using ports) PostgreSQL on a virtual server, running FreeBSD. My one question is this: Which of the following should I install? postgresql-contrib ...
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Forgotten Root Password FreeBSD - Have sudo accounts

This is a really stupid question. Is there a way of resetting the root users password on my FreeBSD machine? I have a user which has sudo capabilities so I can perform all admin functions. Thanks.
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Loading a project from a virtual machine into Eclipse

Here is the setup - I have a server with the svn repositories containing projects. I have a virtual machine on my Vista computer running FreeBSD acting as a server to test projects locally. Projects ...
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httpready problem on Apache httpd restart on FreeBSD?

I run Apache HTTPD 2.2 on my FreeBSD 7.2 webserver. I have enabled the httpready and dataready in my /boot/loader.conf, like this: accf_http_load="YES" accf_data_load="YES" That works great when ...
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FreeBSD Traffic Shaping

I'm trying to do traffic shaping with FreeBSD, here are my rules su-3.2# ipfw show | grep pipe 08380 1514852 125523804 pipe 1 tcp from any to any dst-port 80 su-3.2# ipfw pipe 1 show 00001: 2.000 ...
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Removing files of a specific extension unix

Quick question, how do I recursively remove files of a specific extension? I wish to remove all .svn folders from a project. rm -Rf www/ "*.svn" The above seems to remove everything. Im using ...
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phpmyadmin not installing on freebsd

Hi Im attempting to install phpmyadmin and have become unstuck with the following problem: # cd /usr/ports/databases/phpmyadmin/ # make install ===> Installing for phpMyAdmin-3.1.1 ===> ...
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Connecting to virtual machine on host computer

I ultimately wish to run a FreeBSD virtual machine on my Vista computer to act as a server so I can test several projects. Im getting the FreeBSD vm set up with apache, php etc but how do I connnect ...
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Apache on FreeBSD not responsive but not busy

I run a fairly busy webserver. It's pretty standard: Apache with mod_php on FreeBSD 7.1. It connects to a separate MySQL server. It serves lots of static images. Users have been complaining of slow ...
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Apache logging strategy on busy webserver: write contention?

We have a busy webserver (> 5 million hits/day) that serves about 500,000 unique files. We're running Apache on FreeBSD 7.2. According to iostat -x, the bottleneck seems to be the seek speed of the ...
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setting up svn on a FreeBSD server with SSH access

I'm not too familiar with this, and not a network administrator in general, but I am attempting to set up multiuser access to an svn repository on a local server. So far I have installed subversion ...
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FreeBSD ipfw firewall_type

I'm trying to create my own firewall script inside of FreeBSD and I'm running in a bit problems, I was wondering if someone done something smilier and could show me an example? su-3.2# grep ...
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Looking for FTP server recommendations for BSD [closed]

I'm currently deciding on what ftp server we should use for an internal system that we have running FreeBSD 6.2. The requirements that we'll need are the following: must be able to handle SSL, as ...
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Upgrade FreeBSD ZFS system to larger drives

I have a FreeBSD system with a 750GB boot drive (UFS boot, ZFS root) and a second data made from a three drive raidz setup. I'd like to swap the three 250GB drives for a trio of 2TB drives. Assuming ...