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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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PF tagging then adding to table

could someone please provide an example on how to add a tagged packet to a table? I have found commands to do it from the command line but can you setup a specific rule to do it inside of pf.conf? ...
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How to enable gjournal on FreeBSD after upgrade from 6.x?

We have one server that was upgraded via buildworld etc. from FreeBSD 6.4 to 7.2. As you know one of the best new features in 7.* freebsd's branch is gjournal, but it seems to me that it is impossible ...
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adduser without creating a home directory (BSD)

Should be a very simple question: I'm on a FreeBSD server, running adduser asks for the home directory with a default in /home/username. I'd like to not bother adding a home directory, but I would ...
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Source based distros vs Prebuilt package based distros

I wonder what is the general preference and where does it come from. Having used FreeBSD actively for a couple of years I'm leaning towards Gentoo, but I've had an unpleasant experience of wasting ...
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Monitorable Inter-company Messaging and XMPP Server on FreeBSD

We are looking to give access to some of our employees to chat with each other - however we are worried about them abusing the privilege and chatting we friends outside work. We have decided to deploy ...
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Convert dedicated server from Linux to FreeBSD

I have a dedicated server with CentOS 4 on it. I want to put FreeBSD 7 on it, but I do not have console access nor physical access. I was thinking of doing a generic install of FreeBSD on a local ...
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Best tools for keeping a FreeBSD 7.x system up to date?

I have had on-and-off contact with FreeBSD for 15 years, but I haven't maintained a FreeBSD system since 4.x. Now I need to install and maintain a couple of 7.x systems; first for development, then an ...
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How to migrate a VMWare Fusion OS to an actual partition?

As the title says. How can I migrate a VMWare Fusion OS to run on bare metal hardware?
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setting up freebsd kerberos key server windows client log in musts

Very few texts talk about a unix key server a client windows (lets say XP) to authenticate. The texts that I have read will mention this topic but more or less skip the details. When setting ...
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httpd.conf got trashed on FreeBSD

My httpd.conf got trashed on FreeBSD uname -a FreeBSD ares 7.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE #0: Thu Jan 1 14:37:25 UTC 2009 root@logan.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386 I am ...
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Installing and running MySql on FreeBSD

Yet for a while I trying to install and run MySql on FreeBSD rooter that We using at office. I am totally beginner in Linux OS and I do not know what could go wrong on My installation, So please have ...
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FreeBSD disk partitioning for web-application server(Apache/MySQL/PHP)

Folks, how would you recommend to partition a server disk? Server would operate under FreeBSD, with primary use as a web-app server(i.e. apache, mysql, php) for multiple applications/websites. Disks ...
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FreeBSD load splitting and failover with 2 WANs (dynamic routing)

I have a freebsd server (ipfw, dhcp, dns) with one LAN interface and 2 WAN interfaces (2 different ADSL lines). The WAN interfaces (re0 and re1) are aggregated into one lagg0 failover ...
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Is there any reason to upgrade from FreeBSD 6.x?

I currently run FreeBSD 6.x, and everything is running smoothly. Is there any reason for me to upgrade to 7 or 8 when it comes out? Am I missing any hot new feature, that I would just have to have?
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OpenCMS throwing Java Exception on TomCat Start

The Setup:- OpenCMS running on TomCat5.5 System running on FreeBSD with the DiabloJVM The OpenCMS system was working then after a restart of TomCat it stopped loading. The Database server ...
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Dual WAN failover issue with squid and bind on FreeBSD

When we route http or Https traffic over our backup T1 our squid proxy server stops being able to reach anything. This has worked in the past, however we recently replaced the T1.(mere hours ago) ...
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How to check who is logged in on jail?

Is there an easy way to check who is logged in on any jail?
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Forward traffic between hosts

Please suggest the easiest way to forward all connections from host:port(external interface) to host2:port(external interface) When i use ssh -L local_port:remote_host:remote_port -N -l user ...
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Change default crontab editor to nano in FreeBSD

When I edit the crontab using crontab -e it opens the crontab in vi. I'd prefer it to use nano. How can I change this? EDIT: For some reason the export command returns command not found. And ...
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How can I prevent denyhosts from adding the same host to the denied file over and over

I am using denyhosts on my FreeBSD (6.2) box, and everything appears to be working fine, except denyhosts keeps adding the same 4 hosts to my denied file over and over. eli18.internetdsl.tpnet.pl ...
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cpulimit for FreeBSD

Does any one know of an equivalent of the GNU/Linux utility cpulimit for FreeBSD? I'm not talking about process niceness or setting limits on a user account, but actually limiting the percentage of ...