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How to configure hostname for `apache22` package on FreeBSD?

I'm configuring development & test FreeBSD machine on VM. I installed apache22 package and restarted. But the daemon does not started with this error: %apachectl start httpd: ...
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How to make a normal user can install package with `pkg_add` on FreeBSD?

How to make a normal user can install package with pkg_add on FreeBSD? pkg_add -r command fails with normal user with sudo. Downloading succeeds, but installation fails with this error message. Equal ...
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What does “WPA” mean in ifconfig_wlan0=“WPA DHCP”

The handbook suggests that these settings can be used for WPA in FreeBSD: wlans_ath0="wlan0" ifconfig_wlan0="WPA DHCP" But as far as I'm concerned this very settings can be used for WEP. So what ...
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java for freebsd

I am trying to install java on freebsd 7.X and i have done following thing so far download the tar file from this link and store the file in cd /usr/ports/distfiles/ after that i run cd /usr/...
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How to deploy Rails 3 on FreeBSD 8?

I'm pretty nooby to FreeBSD and I only have worked before with ROR on Mac OS and Heroku. Now I've got VPS with installed FreeBSD 8 and found it problematic to install ror 3 with mongrel properly. ...
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Dell Perc 6i with FreeBSD 8.1 errors with mfi0: COMMAND xxxxxxxx TIMEOUT AFTER xxx SECONDS

We've recently bought two Dell PowerEdge R710 servers with Perc 6i controllers and 6x 135GB SAS Drives. We'd done some pretty extensive testing on a Dell PowerEdge R510 server with a Perc 6i and 4x ...
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What package is dirname located in for freebsd

I am trying to install some software on pfsense 1.2.3 but the scripts are complaining about not finding the dirname binary. I have done a find on the system but cannot find it, and google is not ...
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Is it possibile to alow port forwarding only for specific IP public addresses

I have freeBSD router and it host public IP address, I am using ipnat.rules to configure port forwarding prom public network inside my private network. Now I wondering can I restrict only specific ...
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freebsd server access remotely

I want to install freeBSD on a used dell server that I just bought. Can I put that box in a room and manage it remotely (no keyboard, monitor attached to it) from my linux laptop?
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TCP attack invisible to netstat

we are hit by a strange attack, the attacker even emailed to challenge us. The output of "netstat -n" is just a few "ESTABLISHED" and "TIME_WAIT" typically, yet the server's website cannot be reached ...
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Should I mount the procfs on a FreeBSD server?

The procfs manpage states that procfs is required for the complete operation of programs such as ps and w. I want to mount it but wonder if there are any security implications of doing this.
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How to install JRE on FreeBSD 8?

I'm newbie on FreeBSD. How to install JRE on FreeBSD 8.x?
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FreeBSD 7.2 problem with libjpeg.so.10

Greetings all. I am not well experienced FreeBSD user and somtimes being completely stuck. While installing webalizer port couple days ago, I did something bad (I am not sure what certainly). Today I ...
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t_delta too long error on Freenas 0.7.1

I am using FreeNas 0.7.1 (FreeBSD 7.2-release-p6) Recently I have been getting a series of these error messages to the console. I am using ZFS pools mirrored on the FreeNAS system, and they report as ...
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Data grapsh for local IP addresses in pfSense

I am using pfSense as router with LightSquid transparent proxy. Reports that LightSquid offers me are great, I can see amount of data transfered trought router, grouped by hours,months,weeks, Also I ...
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NGINX, Rails & MySQL on Debian or FreeBSD - what's better security & performance-wise?

I'm about to set up a web-server which runs NGINX and MySQL. In FreeBSD I can totally separate the Webserver and the Database Server and run them in separate jails. In Debian I could run them in ...
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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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Avahi & cups on FreeBSD

I set up cups and avahi on FreeBSD 8.0. However cups printer does not shows in avahi-browse -a on client (other things like ssh server are shown). Additionally if I try to run avahi-browse -a on ...
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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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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 /usr/home/...
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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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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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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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test if master dns has transfered copy to slave

I setup my master and slave using FreeBSD. I'm currently running the Bind 9.X version, so far everything is working successfully. Just one small problem. I can't get the master copy of my DNS to ...
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FreeBSD 8 Kernel Configuration Error Using the VESA Option

I'm trying to reconfigure FreeBSD 8 (amd64) to allow for a high resolution terminal by following these instructions. The problem is that when I add the two lines: options VESA options SC_PIXEL_MODE ...
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What possible events could cause a MySQL database to revert to a previous state?

A client of mine recently had a strange event with their MySQL database. Several days ago, one database suddenly "went back in time". All the data was in the state it was in several months ago. Even ...
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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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Setting up a NFS Server on FreeBSD

I need to setup an NFS Server on FreeBSD, I have gone through a couple guides to try and get it running but can't quite get it going. I have the server running, but I seem to be having trouble ...
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Cannot use integrated audio on GA-MA74GM-S2 on FreeBSD

I'm trying to configure a home-server for using as sound-server among other uses. MB is GA-MA74GM-S2 (dmidecode confirmed), with Realtek ALC888 codec on it. As I understand, this soundcard must work ...
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Can fsck on ufs cause data loss?

I'm on FreeBSD8. I have a problem with a partition. I can't mount it. It says "Operation not permitted." I run fsck -t ufs /dev/da0p1. After it finish the operation, I can mount it successfully. But ...
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How to find out the memory cost of each mysql connection?

I want to find out the memory cost of each mysql process. Right now, I have 800+ mysql connections but I have no idea when will the system start swapping. I use FreeBSD.
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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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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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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 sk0:...
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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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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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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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Set an network interface in FreeBSD as DHCP-enabled, but totally silent until explicitly enabled

I'm setting up a FreeBSD carp router/firewall backup, my provider is giving out IP by DHCP, it's static and tied to MAC address of my NIC, so when carp switches state I'm trying to switch off the ...
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Why is outbound bandwidth on VPS much less than reversed inbound from same host?

I have a FreeBSD 10.1 VPS in Europe using the VirtIO Ethernet device that sees significantly smaller outbound bandwidth than inbound from the same distant hosts. This problem was originally noticed ...
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Best practice for setuid and setgid in /root and user directories

ZFS allows to created datasets with setuid turned off, which (AFAIK) means that setuid bit can't be set on files stored in those datasets. Assume now that there are two datasets, one for the /root ...
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IPSEC passes only ICMP

I have FreeBSD and Mikrotik with IP 1.1.1.1 and 2.2.2.2. Local subnets are 192.168.1.0/24 and 192.168.2.0/24. Firewall is disabled for testing. I am bringing up gre tunnel between them. FreeBSD: ...
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NGINX PROXY 0000 1204 0000 0000 0000 0300 0000 8000

After last update of nginx all my pages are getting: 0000 1204 0000 0000 0000 0300 0000 8000 0400 0000 0000 0500 ffff ff00 0004 0800 0000 0000 7fff 0000 0000 0807 0000 0000 0000 0000 ...
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ezjail-admin adds a faulty path to repo url when installing base.txz

today I've burned my brains trying to solve this and decided to post here. Here the problem: I have a local test freebsd 10.2 server and installed ezjail, but when I try to run ezjail-admin install ...
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Can not start OpenVpn service within a FreeBSd Jail

Recentrly I've been fiddling with my FreeBSD VPS. I have it installed with FBSD 10.3, I created a jail with ezjail and installed openvpn from ports following the guide in http://bit.ly/1T6qg4G and ...
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ZFS mirror migrated to other system with dd -> zpool import fails

I'm pretty new to ZFS and this might be an easy problem (but I don't find any discussions about how to do this): I've messed up a FreeBSD installation on a Root-on-ZFS mirrored ZFS Pool on a ...
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One domain on Apache goes to default page without www

I'm using Apache/2.4.16 on FreeBSD 10.2. I have two instances of Apache running, each serving several domain names. The server has two network interfaces, one for the public Internet, one only ...
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Remote port forwarding via ssh tunnel fails

I am trying to do some remote port forwarding via a ssh tunnel on my NAS (NAS4Free running FreeBSD), which is behind a firewall. I have added gateway_enable="YES" in /etc/rc.conf and also net.inet.ip....