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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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VM Tools failing to install on FreeBSD Virtual Machine VMWare [closed]

Im attempting to install VM Tools so I may use shared folder functionality between my host and vm. I am using the FreeBSD virtual machine file as from: http://vmware.com/appliances/directory/121983 ...
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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 ...
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Failed to enable the 'dataready' Accept Filter

I'm not sure why, but I'm getting this warning when I start my apache... su-3.2# /usr/local/apache2/bin/apachectl start [Wed Sep 23 13:40:42 2009] [warn] (2)No such file or directory: Failed to ...
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SATA Drive and RAID Controller Recommendation for FreeNAS [closed]

I'm looking to build a RAID Array for storage of media (Audio, Video), file server for both CIFS/NFS and as a repository for backups. Performance isn't a huge concern but reliability is as this is ...
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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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What is the best way to convert a block number to a file name in FreeBSD?

Today I found the following message in the daily log mail I get from a FreeBSD server: ad2c: hard error reading fsbn 1081249272 of 540624636-540624639 (ad2 bn 1081249272; cn 1072667 tn 14 sn 54) ...
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How do I spamtrap with Postfix?

How do I setup spamtraps with Postfix so clients that send to trapped addresses are prevented from sending me more spam?
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FreeBSD nat via PF: how to change from random UDP ports to incremental?

I'm testing NAT penetration code and need a symmetric NAT. I have configured FreeBSD with PF, very simple rule: # rl0 in WAN on DHCP, sk0 is LAN with computers behind this NAT. nat on rl0 from ...
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Centralized syslog-ng logging on FreeBSD

I've managed to successfully switch from syslogd to syslog-ng for my logging. I would however like to have the syslog-ng box receiving all logs from the all boxes running syslog on the network. How ...
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FreeBSD's sendmail

-bash-3.2# hostname name.foo.bar.domain.tld -bash-3.2# whenever I send an email it leaves as userid@name.foo.bar.domain.tld, I need to have sendmail change it to userid@domain.tld how do I do ...
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VirtualBox Monitor Resolutions with XP Host, BSD Client and xfce

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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FreeBSD performance tuning. Sysctls, loader.conf, kernel

I wanted to share knowledge of tuning FreeBSD via sysctl.conf / loader.conf / KENCONF / etc. It was initially based on Igor Sysoev's (author of nginx) presentation about FreeBSD tuning up to ...
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Is MINFREE old hat?

On FreeBSD systems, and presumably a bunch of others, there is an amount of space reserved for root which is MINFREE% of the total capacity. With multi-terabyte filesystems, the default of 8% is a ...
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Installing and setting up SVN on FreeBSD Server

Firstly thank you to everyone who responded to my earlier question - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1393827/setting-up-svn-web-based-services-vs-your-own-svn-server As much as I would prefer to ...
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HTTP request pause for one minute

I have this website which works very smoothly but occasionally when I click a link it pause for around one minute before I get the page, and when I open the same page in a new window, it open smoothly ...
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Using the -H Option to Create Users with the pw Utility

I'm using pw to add users to a FreeBSD system and I'd like to use the -H option, e.g., pw add user userfoo -H pwfile The man page says that I need to have a password "supplied already encrypted in ...
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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 Box hangs on boot loader

I have a freebsd box that seems to not want to boot past the boot loader. It wont go past the initial boot loader phase and just lists the version number for the boot loader(btx loader). It hangs ...
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ZFS and non Sun OS's

Is there any other Unix like distros that can read and write to ZFS filesystems. I know its currently unstable in FreeBSD :( The reason I am asking is I love ZFS but don't get on so well with Solaris. ...
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Is playing Flash Videos on Freebsd still a problem, or is it ok now?

So am thinking about trying out Freebsd. But I heard stories that FreeBSD is really having problems with Flash, like it always crash, or it has to run through a linux emulator to get it to work ... ...
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NFS server for storing ESX images

In the interests of avoiding FCvsNFS religious wars, let me first say that I prefer NFS over a standard FC SAN, and also I don't really have the option of using using FC for this anyhow. I'm ...
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FreeBSD Virtual consoles hang

I'm running FreeBSD 7.2 on a relatively new Dell Desktop, and when I switch between virtual consoles (ALT-f1, f2 etc) it works the first few times, but then just stops. It doesn't matter which ...
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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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Discovering external IP from FreeNAS command line

Is there some command line function within FreeNAS (FreeBSD) derivative which could return my external address? Since that same address is synchronized with DynDns (via router), in C# I retrieved that ...
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How to install DHCP server on FreeBSD 7.2?

I have a clean install of FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE. I want to install a simple DHCP server for a few windows computers. But, unfortunately, following don't work: pkg_add -r isc-dhcp3-server Error is: ...
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Creating pflog interface

I'm attempting to create a pflog interface using ifconfig so I can log to more than one file and when I attempt to execute the following command I get this error. I'm attempting this on a vanilla ...
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How to discover current time-zone (FreeNAS shell)?

How can I find which time-zone is currently in effect on my system and get offset to it? I need this information in order to offset some time calculations and I cannot make it constant because of ...
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Command to output panic/reboot history in FreeBSD

Many years ago while dealing with a FreeBSD (5.3?) box that randomly panic'ed and reboot (bad memory as it turned out), I came across a command in some forum post that when used would output ...
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How can I tell how much RAM is installed on a FreeBSD server?

As per the title: How can I tell how much RAM is installed on a FreeBSD server? Thanks!