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How to use rsync for backing up the entire filesystem – include/exclude rules file

I am trying to set up rsync backup for my FreeBSD servers. I’ve put together an rsync-command that looks like this: rsync -avzhe ssh --progress --delete --delete-excluded \ ...
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Every command i'm entering is returning “Abort”

I'm running FreeBSD and I started an instance of php-fpm. After that, every command I type (except kill and cd) just return "Abort". Last time this happened host said I had a memory leak, probably ...
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How to make setting of kern.ipc.somaxconn persistent?

Want to rise value of kern.ipc.somaxconn With sysctl works ok $ sudo sysctl kern.ipc.somaxconn=2048 $ kern.ipc.somaxconn: 128 -> 2048 check it: $ sysctl -a|grep somaxconn ...
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Squid 3.1 Not Allowing Cookies Possible SSL issue?

I'm doing a poor job finding this in the documentation, but as of right now attempting to login to sites like gmail through the proxy gets me into a redirect loop with sites saying cookies aren't ...
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How I can redirect DNS requests trought FreeBSD to another DNS

How to configure FreeBSD to redirect all DNS requests to other DNS. We have set up FreeBSD as router for our company. We have two cards, one for lan and second for WAN whic is configured as Public ...
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FreeBSD 8.0 “Watchdog Timeout” drops ethernet connection

Recently my FreeBSD 8.0 (GENERIC) box was hit with a large amount of requests from an IP in Taiwan, trying to guess passwords and all of that stuff. Anyway, long story short, I noticed at a certain ...
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Openvpn, FreeBSD, Linux and routing

There is a network in the office. There are a router powered by FreeBSD in the network and a server powered by CentOS outside. Task: provide an access from anywhere to the network in the office. ...
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Installing MySQL on freebsd

I have a server running Freebsd 6.3, and I'm trying to install mysql-server. I went to the /ports/databases/mysql51-server directory and did: make make install And everything seemed to go smooth. ...
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Does FreeBSD suffer from SMP issues?

This is not a FreeBSD vs [insert favorite linux server distro]. My interest is in knowing the why and how to remedy sch issues if they exist. Primarily, I'm looking to implement a FreeSwitch based ...
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PF firewall issues with FTP inside FreeBSD jail

I have recently tried to set up jails on one of my FreeBSD servers, and I’m running into strange errors while trying to download FreeBSD packages via FTP. I have these rules in the PF firewall to ...
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On a freeBSD box - CPU idle from TOP is 0% but no process taking up cpu

On a freeBSD box, when I do TOP after starting a process x: CPU states: 34.4% user, 0.0% nice, 64.8% system, 0.8% interrupt, 0.0% idle Here, 0% idle. But the highest cpu using process is x ...
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FreeBSD switching name and size different files after upload

I`ve faced with strange problem. When I uploaded files via FTP (using FileZilla as FTP-client) to server with FreeBSD7.3, i see strange things: some (4-5%) of all uploaded files changed their ...
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How will BSD fair in the future for servers? [closed]

How do you think the BSD's like FreeBSD will fair in the future for servers against various distributions of Linux? Considering many servers will be moved to a cloud like environment, how will this ...
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Multiple directories update with changing user permissons

I have multiple users on one machine with FreeBSD7.3. Each user has his own site (only one). Each site is a copy of master-site with slight differences (ie. database configuration, template files). ...
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Why is there less latency on loopback than on a carp interface?

Stack Overflow Careers is served up something like so: user -> internet -> our fw -> nginx -> haproxy -> web farm FreeBSD is the operating system in use no firewalling or QoS is in ...
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Ping size limit - FreeBSD

In the man page for FreeBSD ping: -s packetsize Specify the number of data bytes to be sent. The default is 56, which translates into 64 ICMP data bytes when combined with the 8 ...
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slow interactive response time

VMWare ESXi4 with 2 VM's (FreeBSD-amd64). When doing a reboot on one of the VM's, the reboot is done in normal speed, but after that, the interactive response time on the other gets very slow: ...
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automatic ssh logout not working due to screen caption setting

I have set up an automatic logout for idle ssh session using "ClientAliveInterval 7200" However I do not get logged out everyone else who uses the server gets logged fine. I have tracked the ...
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Is there a good guide to using “The DJB Way” with FreeBSD?

I'm rapidly becoming a FreeBSD convert (from Linux). I'm also intrigued by djb's software. Is there a good guide to replacing the standard set of FreeBSD utilities with their djb equivalent? It would ...
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How to install newer port (PHP >5.1) on older release/world?

On my FreeBSD (home) server I have installed 6.2-RELEASE-p8. This "includes" PHP 5.1. I need to install PHP 5.2 now (because of a dependency, 5.3 would probably also work). Now my (newbie) question ...
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How to perform action when given syslog message arrives on UDP port

I need to perform given action when specific message (matching for example regexp) arrives at the UDP port (syslog format). How to do this (i.e. by using already avaible softwere as opposed to writing ...
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What are the alternatives to using allow.sysvipc in a jail running PostgreSQL in FreeBSD

This question is prompted by this one. I've set up a jail to run PostgreSQL but without allow.sysvipc when creating the jail (or setting the relevant rc.conf entries), the system call to shmget are ...
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Running PostgreSQL Inside a Jail Using FreeBSD

I'm using FreeBSD 8.0 and I've setup a jail, pgsql, to act as a database server. After installing, I've tried to run initdb but get the following error: $ /usr/local/pgsql/bin/initdb -D ...
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freebsd 8.0 release won't boot after upgrade - can't find kernel

What would be the simplest method of repair; upgrade via disk, single user mode using disk? Thanks.
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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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Analyze contents of a dump file

Is it possible to extract some details from a file generated with the dump(8) command on a FreeBSD system? Preferably, I'd like to see the file sizes for each file inside, to see what exactly makes my ...
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CARP: two machines think they're the master, but only on one interface

I have two machines, each configured identically as a firewall/load balancer for a busy website. I have set them up with CARP and pfsync on both the internal and external interfaces. The internal ...
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Freebsd write access to group directory

I'm confused. I have two users in system: u1 and u2, and group u1. both u1 and u2 belong to u1. I've created directory /opt/d with properties: drwxrwxr-x 2 u1 u1 512B May 26 17:55 d AFAIK, ...
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Upgrade Postgres 8.3 to 8.4 using Ports (on FreeBSD)

I'm trying to upgrade PostgreSQL 8.3 to 8.4 using Ports on FreeBSD (7.2). I found a few good guides, such as this one, but they won't work. Upon running 'portupgrade -o databases/postgresql84-client ...
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What next after Ubuntu? Arch Linux / FreeBSD / Gentoo

I have been using Ubuntu, mainly as a production system for a very long time. Fedora Core and Mandrake before that. I am a developer, mostly working over networking core - L3/L4. I wish to graduate to ...
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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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FreeBSD 8 and Samba 3.3 smb_panic

What is causing samba to crash? Need help diagnosing ... [2010/06/14 16:11:42, 0] lib/fault.c:fault_report(40) =============================================================== [2010/06/14 16:11:42, ...
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What should the hostname/domain be when installing FreeBSD?

I am trying to configure a fresh installation of FreeBSD using VMware workstation. I get to a screen where I have to configure the Network Interfaces (some values are set automatically because I've ...
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Nginx Static Content Server Maxing Out?

I use nginx to serve the static content for a decently busy website of mine. I have the logging disabled, and 4 worker processes enabled with 5,000 connections per worker (which should yield a max ...
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/server-status shows over 240 requests like “OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0” 200 - “-” “Apache (internal dummy connection)”

Some details: Webserver: Apache/2.2.13 (FreeBSD) mod_ssl/2.2.13 OpenSSL/0.9.8e OS: FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE This is a FreeBSD Jail. I believe I use the Apache 'prefork' MPM (I run the default for ...
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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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FreeBSD DHCP server on multiple interfaces

I have FreeBSD server (7.2) which has a lot of interfaces (vlans, count near 100). I want to configure DHCP server with separate pools for each interface. What program should I use? Thanks for any ...
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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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problem installing netbeans on freeBSD

I want to install netbeans on my freeBSD7.2 machine.I followed the instructions listed in http://typo.submonkey.net/articles/2007/7/13/netbeans-on-freebsd But, when i try the third step, which is ...
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Best way to install multiple versions of Apache, PHP and MySQL on a single FreeBSD host

I want a test- and development-environment for web using Apache, PHP and MySQL. I need to be able to test a single web-application with multiple versions of PHP (5.2, 5.3, etc) and multiple versions ...
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Freebsd 7.2: View firmware version for disks?

I'm running FreeBSD 7.2, with Seagate Cheetah (Model ST####) drives. We are having some problems with the SCSI drives on these machines. Our vendor says that updating the firmware on the drives may ...
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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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Writing files directly in zpool

We're on freebsd 8, and i created a zpool of 3 drives. # zpool create mypool da1 da2 da3 Now my question is, can i begin saving files to this?.. we´re talking 1TB of pictures (photography). Or is ...
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Hosting provider that allows you to host your own VM image?

I've already looked at the 'Best Hosted VM Provider' question and checked the recommendations there, but I seem to have slightly odd requirements. Basically, I am looking for a host that allows me to ...
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Two Tomcat SSL Providers & One FreeBSD

Versions used: JDK 1.6 Apache Tomcat 6.0.2X CryptoPro CSP 3.6 provider (www.cryptopro.ru) Question: On FreeBSD8 I need to have two opened HTTPS different ports (443 and 444, for example). In other ...
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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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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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How do I automatically start supervisor on boot in FreeBSD?

Is there a pre-existing startup script for supervisord on FreeBSD? If not, is there a good guide for writing rc.d scripts for FreeBSD? I'm pretty new to the platform. Thanks. UPDATE: I now have the ...
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“watching” a log on FreeBSD vs Linux

On Linux systems I can watch -n1 tail /var/log/whatever.log or watch -n1 grep somestuff /var/log/whatever.log To show updates to a log every 1 seconds. On FreeBSD however, the watch command does ...
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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 ...