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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!
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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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What is the equivalent in FreeBSD 7.2 to yum/yast/apt-get?

I'm new to the FreeBSD release, but am very familiar with many Linux releases. I'm attempting to (1) keep my system updated, and (2) install new packages under FreeBSD 7.2. So is there an equivalent ...
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running freebsd on linode

How do I setup a linode to run FreeBSD? There is an example for NetBSD and references to successful attempts at getting FreeBSD to run but no actual document I can find.
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Max total files in a directory in FreeBSD 6 ufs?

Is there an upper limit to the total number of files stored in a single subdirectory in FreeBSD 6? The filesystem is ufs
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Checking whether disk is in sleep state (FreeNAS)

How to check whether disk is in sleep? I am doing some reports in background and, if disk is already sleeping, I would like to avoid waking it up. Which command can I use to check its status without ...
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MySQL dump-restore replaces characters with 3Fh

FreeBSD Server with Mysql and make.conf like that .if ${.CURDIR} == ${PORTSDIR}/databases/mysql50-server WITH_CHARSET=cp1251 WITH_COLLATION=cp1251_bin BUILD_OPTIMIZED=yes BUILD_STATIC=yes .endif .if ...
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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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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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How and what kind of mail server software to install on FreeBSD

I have a server running on FreeBSD 7.2. I'd like to install a mail server on it for purposes of receiving emails at my domain name whose nameservers are pointing to that server on the registrar ...
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FreeBSD Server .htaccess issues

Server Details: FreeBSD PHP Version 4.3.11 Apache Appache Modules: mod_throttle, mod_php4, mod_speedycgi, mod_ssl, mod_setenvif, mod_so, mod_unique_id, mod_headers, mod_expires, mod_auth_db, ...
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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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Strange GD error when working on PNG images from PHP on FreeBSD

I have a problem with my FreeBSD 7.1 server. PHP's GD implementation no longer works on PNG images. Whenever the system tries to work with PNG images, I get these three error messages: [Sat Jul 18 ...
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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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Is there a command for monitoring network connections in realtime on FreeBSD?

I'm having problems all over our LAN where Firefox is not closing network connections when using our internal webapp. It closes some but not all of the connections, repeat this often enough and your ...
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Can Mono 2.4 Ahead-Of-Time (AOT) compile on FreeBSD x86 (or x64)?

I use a shared web server (NearlyFreeSpeech.net, highly recommended!) running FreeBSD 7.2 and would love to write CGI scripts for it using C# but they have not installed Mono on there yet. If I use my ...
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What is the difference of FreeBSD and Linux? [closed]

I give you a basic question. Because I 'm a beginner. I want to build a server with Web application. I am troubled whether I choose FreeBSD or Linux What is the difference of FreeBSD and Linux? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...