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Is it possible to avoid umask 0002?

Is it possible to give an automatic ability to modify files(folders and all recursively) created by one user to another within one specified folder (let's say "shared") on the basis of both users ...
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How can I automatically install Perl modules from ports in FreeBSD?

I need to automate installation of a multitude of Perl modules. Most of them are present in ports. But some modules are located in bundles, for example www/p5-HTML-Tree prvides HTML::Element, HTML::...
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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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Apache22 on FreeBSD - Starts, does not respond to requests

I'm running Apache 2.2.17 with the peruser MPM on FreeBSD 8.2-RC1 on Amazon's EC2 (so it's XEN). It was installed from ports. My problem is that, although Apache is running, listening for, and ...
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FreeBSD: Samba performance over GBit-Ethernet

I'm using a FreeBSD NAS with RAID-Z. I can read ~300MB/s from the ZFS disks to /dev/null on the box, but only get about 50MB/s over GBit-Ethernet with SMB to Windows 7 (Samba 3.5.6). Both systems ...
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PHP Warning: PHP Startup: apc.shm_segments setting ignored in MMAP mode

Any ideas on how i can fix this warning? Getting this while executing it from shell, on FreeBSD 8.x # /usr/local/bin/php --run 'echo "test";' PHP Warning: PHP Startup: apc.shm_segments setting ...
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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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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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:/: RPCPROG_NFS: RPC: Program not registered

I tried to share the root / from a fedora 9 to a freeBSD while when I tried to mount the / folder it complained with "[tcp] nfs_server:/: RPCPROG_NFS: RPC: Program not registered". I followed the ...
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FreeBSD 8.1 unstable network connection

I have three FreeBSD 8.1 running on three different hardware and therefore consist of different network adapter as well (bce, bge and igb). I found that the network connection is kind of unstable ...
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How do I recover from a hung machine with an 'nfs server *** not responding' error?

nfs server *** not responding nfs server *** not responding nfs server *** not responding nfs server *** not responding nfs server *** not responding nfs server *** not responding I am getting this ...
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What's the difference between BSD-style and Unix-style command line options?

I tried to google it but to no avail. Can anybody help me with this?
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need some help figuring out clamav & monit monitoring error…unixsocket

I need a bit of help figuring something out. First off, I'm not very well versed with FreeBSD servers, etc. but with some direction hopefully I can get this fixed. I'm using FreeBSD and installed ...
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Mounting Solaris UFS partition on Debian(with FreeBSD kernel)

I have some disks that were being used on a Solaris system. The disks are formatted as UFS. I attached them to a Debian system (with FreeBSD kernel. Debian/kFreeBSD), but I cannot mount them. $ ...
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suggestions for firewall/router project using *BSD or Linux [closed]

I have a project in mind and I'd love to hear some ideas on some open source solutions with COTS hardware. I have a few 24 and/or 48 port managed layer2 switches with customers potentially on each ...
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Monitor Web Browsing Habits of Networked Users

I've been tasked with generating dynamic, real-time (or as close to real-time as possible) reports on the web browsing habits of my users. Basically we need a way of charting the amount of time user ...
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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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Handling FreeBSD package upgrades using pkg_add

I'm trying to use FreeBSD's pkg_add command to install and upgrade binary packages in a build-once-install-on-multiple-machines sort of scenario. It works well when installing a new package, but ...
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Need to configure multiple default gateways for four seperate physical network ports for a FreeBSD Webserver

I need to configure default gateways for four separate physical network interfaces for a FreeBSD Webserver. Basically, this is a web server that needs to be accessed by multiple WANS. I've been ...
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Check OpenSSH version and update instructions on FreeBSD system

On a FreeBSD system (8.1), I am looking for instructions on how to check the running version of OpenSSH and also instructions on the best way to download install an update of OpenSSH
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Can I automatically create a passworded user with pw adduser on freebsd?

Can I automatically create a passworded user with pw adduser on freebsd? pw useradd [name] [switches] -V etcdir alternate /etc location -C config configuration file ...
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Update to “FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE #1”

I've updated my FreeBSD system with "freebsd-update" but "uname -a" still sais it runs the ""FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE #0" kernel. How do I get #1? Its important because I need ZFS v15.
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Will Debian (GNU/kFreeBSD) + official ZFS support be a stable configuration?

Looks like Debian 6.0 (Squeeze) will be supporting ZFS via the official GNU/kFreeBSD kernel. This opens a possibility of converting our Debian GNU/Linux cluster's dedicated NAS server from ...
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Why does dhclient only work if its not specified in /etc/rc.conf

I have just set up a FreeBSD 8.1 in a VM and am trying to get it to do DHCP automatically. Right now, if I leave /etc/rc.conf like so: #ifconfig_de0="DHCP" then I can do dhclient de0 and it gets ...
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Minimum hardware requirements of a loadbalancer?

I'm going to use a FreeBSD system as a loadbalancer which routes 1gbps public traffic to back-end webserver cluster. What are the minimum hardware specs for this job? Thanks.
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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 off....
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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 I'...
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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 http://...
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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 ...