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How can I make bash to log shell commands to syslog?

Bash 4.1 is able to log the history to syslog. However I can't seem to make it work under FreeBSD 8. I've tried re-compiling bash from ports with -DWITH_SYSLOG= but to no avail. Has anyone managed to ...
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Router advertisement for ipv6 is advertising link-local adress

I have the following situation: I configured a FreeBSD 9.1 machine as the endpoint of a heartbeat SixXS tunnel on a gif0 interface. It works so far, and I can ping6 via IPv6. I assigned to another ...
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“route add default -iface em1” in rc.conf on FreeBSD

I have two NICs on my FreeBSD server, which are set up like this in rc.conf: ifconfig_em0="10.0.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0" # LAN NIC ifconfig_em1="DHCP" ...
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Why won't FreeBSD reboot after a kernel crash?

Once in a while I get my server running FreeBSD 8.0 amd64 fail due to bad memory (incompatible with motherboard) modules. Each time it happens, the box stalls with the last note saying that it will ...
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Freebsd doesn't show command output correctly in Putty

I have just installed the latest stable version of FreeBSD to a computer and I have the following problem: If, in Putty, I issue a command like ps uxa which gives long lines of output, they get ...
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FreeBSD IP aliases in different subnets and default outgoing IP address

I have a FreeBSD VPS that until recently had assigned 3 public ip addresses in a /29 subnet. When making outgoing connections, the IP address used was always the non aliased one ".20", however now I ...
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Does kern.hz still have any relevance in FreeBSD if “dynamic tick mode” is enabled?

I'm running a FreeBSD 9.0 setup as a virtual machine in a KVM setup. In previous versions of FreeBSD it was common to force the kern.hz setting to a lower value so that the virtual machine does not ...
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Supermicro + IPMI + FreeBSD: Kernel prints at 1-bps

I am running FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE. The machine is a Supermicro 5015M with a IPMI 2.0 daughterboard. When I boot this host, the boot process proceeds fine. I see the BIOS, the RAID BIOS, the first and ...
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BIND 9.10 constantly killed on FreeBSD 10.0 with out of swap space

In one of our slave DNS servers BIND, version bind910-9.10.0P2_3, constantly get killed with the following message in /var/log/messages: Jul 30 01:00:10 cinnabar kernel: pid 602 (named), uid 53, was ...
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FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE: No lagg0 after reboot

I have a server running Freebsd 10.0-RELEASE. I'm trying to create bridge interface with three participant interfaces, ix0, ix1 and lagg0. Lagg0 is virtual interface made from ix2 and ix3. My problem ...
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lacp, cicso 3550, 3560, help with configuration

Hey all this is a repost from a question I asked on the cisco forums but never got a useful reply. Hey I'm trying to convert the FreeBSD servers at work to dual-gig lagg links from regular gigabit ...
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OpenVPN - client-to-client traffic working in one direction but not the other

I have the following VPN configuration: +------------+ +------------+ +------------+ | outpost |----------------| kino |----------------| guchuko | ...
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SSH_ORIGINAL_COMMAND variable not getting set

I am working with two servers, both of which run FreeBSD 8.4-RELEASE-p1 and OpenSSH_6.1p1. Both servers' ssh_config files, located in /etc/ssh, are identical. Both servers are configured to allow ...
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Unix nslcd login with sAMAccountName and/or userPrincipalName from Active Directory

I'm trying to setup authentication from Active Directory in FreeBSD 10.0 using nslcd (nss-pam-ldapd-sasl package) and would like to allow both sAMAccountName and userPrincipalName as valid login ...
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strange ZFS disk space usage report for a ZVOL

We have a 100G ZVOL on a FreeBSD 10.0-CURRENT host which claims to use 176G of disk space: root@storage01:~ # zfs get all zroot/DATA/vtest NAME PROPERTY VALUE ...
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freebsd does not recognise that php was installed via ports

I have php 5.2.12 installed on FreeBSD 8.0-STABLE. It was installed from ports and I am trying to upgrade it to 5.3.2. However for some reason my system is not recognising that php was installed via ...
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httpready problem on Apache httpd restart on FreeBSD?

I run Apache HTTPD 2.2 on my FreeBSD 7.2 webserver. I have enabled the httpready and dataready in my /boot/loader.conf, like this: accf_http_load="YES" accf_data_load="YES" That works great when ...
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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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“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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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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Can I change a user password in Linux from the command line with no interactivity?

I have a specific use case where I would really like to be able to change a user's password with a single command with no interactivity. This is being done in a safe fashion (over SSH, and on a system ...
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Web site kills hard disk I/O, how to prevent?

The situation: I have a server, on which we have 2-3 projects. Starting not long ago, the server started hanging up (We could not connect to it by ssh, and the connected clients had to wait 20 minutes ...
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FreeBSD server - certified compatible hardware?

I am looking for recommendations for hardware that is "certified" with FreeBSD (8+) I suspect I am looking for a small server manufacturer that will build me a server that "just works". I have read ...
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FreeBSD 9 - default file system?

What will the default file system be in FreeBSD 9?
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How to install python3.4-pip in FreeBSD 10.1?

I searched in the ports and can't find a pip installation package other than the pip for python27 py27-pip-6.1.1. Which way is the best for installing pip for python 3.x in FreeBSD 10.1? Or is it ...
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Identify Disks on SuperMicro server running FreeBSD

I am running on a SuperMicro 2U server with 6 disks in a ZPool. I want to identify each drive bay using the Drive Carrier LED from running a command from a tool in FreeBSD. Is there a way to do this? ...
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Will Debian (GNU/kFreeBSD) + official ZFS support be a stable configuration?

Looks like Debian 6.0 (Squeeze) will be supporting ZFS via the official GNU/kFreeBSD kernel. This opens a possibility of converting our Debian GNU/Linux cluster's dedicated NAS server from ...
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Where are zfs settings written?

On FreeBSD 10.0, when one creates zfs partitions and configures where they are mounted (permissions, etc.), where is this information stored? /etc/fstab is largely empty. i.e.: $ zfs mount ...
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Serial Over LAN on FreeBSD 10.0 with SuperMicro X9-SCM-F

How can I setup Serial-Over-Lan (SOL) on FreeBSD 10.0 with a SuperMicro X9-SCM-F motherboard? There are a few resources out there but they contradict each other, are unclear, and don’t actually allow ...
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How do I update PHP and all its modules on FreeBSD in one go?

Basically, I usually do something like this: # portsnap fetch # portsnap update # portmaster -L | grep -B1 "New version" ===>>> php5-5.2.11 ===>>> New version available: ...
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Binary zone file on BIND9

Binary Zone File Problem (FREEBSD) DNS Master transfered zone file to slave But I cannot read zone file less db.example.com "db.example.com "may be a binary file. See it anyway? This happend ...
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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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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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Building one big filesystem with JBOD and ZFS

How to build a really big ZFS filesystem? The above question is vague in the 1st reading, so more precise. I know how to build big ZFS volume with one computer. e.g. get a good computer with ECC ...
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What emulator should I use to run Windows as a guest OS on FreeBSD?

What's the best emulator for running windows on FreeBSD as a guest OS? Any references would be appreciated.
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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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No space left on device - wrong size

I'm running an FreeBSD dedicated server. I am getting messages that I have ran out of space on the device. df -h is saying that I have no space left but du -sh /* doesn't even show the directiories ...
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How can I quickly install FreeBSD ports?

I am a Linux system administrator, so my knowledge of the specifics of FreeBSD are very literal, and not very thorough; I've been configuring packages and what not a for a few days now and every one ...
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executing a command again once it stops (rsync, FreeBSD)

I started doing backups via rsync to a remote server. This works all fine and good but 40 gig take their time and as I get a dynamic IP it gets interrupted every day. So every morning when I wake up I ...
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Snmpd update interface counters slowly or something like this

I update one my freebsd box to 9-stable (totally new installation) and install net-snmp for monitoring. uname -r 9.1-PRERELEASE pkg_info net-snmp-5.7.1_7 Information for net-snmp-5.7.1_7: ...
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How to grant su access to wheel without asking for password on FreeBSD?

I would like to grant users of the wheel group (other sysadmins) su access without being asked for password. I know how to do it with pam in linux, but the question now is for FreeBSD. I am not ...
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How do I securly update a *BSD system?

Security is a major concern. Every major Linux distribution uses signed packages. But the FreeBSD systems in the office downloading unsigned packages/ports via FTP. Is there a solution that would ...
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Handling FreeBSD package upgrades using pkg_add

I'm trying to use FreeBSD's pkg_add command to install and upgrade binary packages in a build-once-install-on-multiple-machines sort of scenario. It works well when installing a new package, but ...
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Freenas — Choosing the right redundant storage regime (RAID, ZFS, Rsync?)

I've been running a freenas box for a few months as a proof of concept and all seems to be well now reliability wise. So it's time to up the storage capacity and build it into production mode. I was ...
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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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Pfsense mbuf full, what to do?

I noticed today that the MBUF usage has hit its limit. Apparently the site I'm running under pfsense is having some troubles too, I'd like to know if it would be safe to just sysctl ...
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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 to install Java JRE on FreeBSD with as few dependencies as possible

I've been trying to get Java working on my FreeBSD 7.1 server. I just want the runtime, since the JDK drags all kinds of unnecessary dependencies with it, and I just need it to run a jar file ...
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where does uname get version number in FreeBSD RELEASE?

I installed FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE, after binary upgrading to 9.2-RELEASE using freebsd-update, all files I checked are correctly in 9.2-RELEASE-p4. For example: the kernel contains the new version: ...
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routing table vs PF precendence

I am wondering when a packet reaches an interface and I have some PF rules, which gets checked first, the routing table or the ruleset? ext_if = "em0" int_if = "em1" localnet = $int_if:network ...