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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 ...
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FreeBSD security log message: “Received data after socket was closed”

I am running FreeBSD 7 and I get this in /var/log/security : +++ /tmp/security.AIKARuA1 2009-06-30 03:05:17.000000000 +0500 +TCP: [69.147.83.36]:80 to [115.186.130.56]:50488 tcpflags ...
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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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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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Option 82 and dhcpd. “No free leases” for second computer

There is DHCP server in network (isc-dhcpd-server-3.0 on FreeBSD 7.2) than gives one IP per switch port to every user via Option 82 The problem appears when user disconnects one of his computers and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Network monitoring tool for FreeBSD [closed]

I am using FreeBSD 6.1 as router. Now I looking for Network Traffic Monitoring software to see what's happening with internet link. I have two installed LAN cards in my system, one for lan and other ...
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Gjournaling a general purpose server on small network

I have a general purpose (mail, web, file, etc) server running on a small mixed (Windows/FreeBSD) network. I'm not pleased with how I laid out the disk originally and since it's rather out of date ...
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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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FreeBSD jails vs virtualization performance

I'll soon buy myself a nice server (something like the quad-cpu HP DL585) for personal use (home related stuff, data-mining projects, web server and some cron jobs), and I wonder how to separate all ...
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MySQL NDB Cluster on FreeBSD 7.1

Got a problem with a MySQL Cluster, All the nodes connect fine to the ndb management node, however when I try to create a table on one of the nodes it returns this error : mysql> use foo; Database ...
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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 ...
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How can I adjust subversion repository file permissions automatically for use w. Apache/DAV?

I've set-up a subversion server accessible with Apache/DAV and after screwing up the repositories file permissions a couple of days ago I started wondering if there's a better way to do this than the ...
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What's your suggested mail server configuration for a FreeBSD server?

What would be your suggestion if installing a FreeBSD 7 (7.2, actually) email server? I am interested in: SMTP agent Imap/Pop backend Authentication (OS users, OpenLDAP) Anti-Spam server side tools ...
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Fix missing library on FreeBSD

When starting samba on my FreeBSD machine, I get an error that says /libexec/ld-elf.so.1 : Shared object "libgcrypt.so.15" not found, required by "smbd" It is essential to say that I somehow ...
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Problem installing ntop on FreeBSD 6.2

I'm following the instructions at http://www.ntop.org/download.html. At some point during the ./configure phase of the install, I get this error message: configure: error: Unable to find RRD at ...
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Historical Question: Why does slice C or slice 2 cover the entire disk

Something that I was discussing with a couple of friends and we were unable to figure it out. In FreeBSD and OpenSolaris/Solaris when you partition a drive a partition is created that covers the whole ...