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exim produces failed to read delivery status for user

OS: FreeBSD9 64 Bit MTA: Exim with SA-Exim, Auth-Radius, Content Scan options I use exim -v user with default install (without even tweaking anything) LOG: MAIN PANIC failed to read delivery ...
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freenas zfs read performance sucks .. why?

I just set up a freenas zfs raid-z2 with 4 drives sata enterprise drives and doing some performance tests. Right now I'm pushing and pulling linux images into the storage. My notebook has a samsung ...
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Why does zfs fail to cache this workload when “normal” filesystems cache it completely?

Update: because recordsize defaults to 128k, the amount of data read by the test program is much larger than the ARC on an 8GB system and still slightly larger than the ARC on a 16GB system. Reducing ...
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FreeBSD - Unable to install GNOME Desktop Environment [closed]

I'm unable to install GNOME Desktop Environment on FreeBSD-10 w/ pkgng. I'm following FreeBSD's handbook - 6.7. Desktop Environments: root@:~ # pkg install gnome2 Updating repository catalogue pkg: ...
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Issues with StrongSwan on FreeBSD 10.0. Charon refuses to start

The charon.log with full debug levels (4) is as follows: Jan 21 16:09:47 00[DMN] Starting IKE charon daemon (strongSwan 5.0.4, FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE, amd64) Jan 21 16:09:47 00[LIB] plugin 'aes': ...
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CPU usage command for monitor script

Is there a command for FreeBSD (except the top -P) I could use to monitor my dedicated server CPU usage? I am in progress of writting my bash script which will notify me as soon as any of the CPU core ...
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FreeBSD's pkg “No trusted fingerprint found matching package's certificate”

I just installed FreeBSD 10 and trying to get pkg going, but something isn't working: # uname -a FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE #0 r260789: Thu Jan 16 22:34:59 UTC 2014 ...
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How can I set default versions of MySQL, Postgres, Apache, etc. prior to installing anything from ports in FreeBSD?

When I install software from ports on a FreeBSD system, sometimes rather outdated versions of Apache/MySQL/Perl/etc are installed as dependencies. Is there any way to set the versions of these ports ...
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Check-state counter is always zero

My firewall rules are: 00010 660 73050 allow ip from any to any via lo0 00011 0 0 deny ip from any to 127.0.0.0/8 00012 0 0 deny ip from 127.0.0.0/8 to any ...
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Local file server needs root access to change permissions

The previous developers set up a local Linux file server (FreeNAS 8.1) and while we can log in through the username they provided we do not have root access so we can not change permissions or do ...
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backup multiple websites daily automatically [closed]

this is my situation i have a web server pc with many websites in it (using vhost) running freebsd. just in case something bad happened to my server, i want to backup every websites in it every ...
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What Emacs package should I install for command-line on FreeBSD?

I'm newbie on BSD. I installed FreeBSD with minimal configuration, so there's no package installed. I tried pkg_add -r emacs, the command tried installing many of X11 related packages (not sure, but ...
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403 statuses on nginx at FreeBSD

I'm trying to switch from an Apache hosting solution to nginx with php-fpm on FreeBSD 9.2. I'm rewriting my script for creating vHosts and stuff for nginx now and get 403 statuses when I try to ...
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Shared object “libarchive.so.5” not found, required by “pkg”

I just updated my FreeBSD from 9.x to 10.0 (using freebsd-update) and now my pkg isn't working. # pkg Shared object "libarchive.so.5" not found, required by "pkg" # I know I can use pkg-static ...
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FreeBSD ipnat(8) rdr - not redirecting

I'm using FreeBSD-10.0-RELEASE: root@fx:~ # uname -a FreeBSD fx.alexus.org 10.0-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE #0 r260789: Thu Jan 16 22:34:59 UTC 2014 ...
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Freebsd change default Internet channel route

I have two Internet channel and Gateway on freebsd. When I switch channel with the command route change default chan2, the command netstat -nr shows changed default route. But traceroute shows that ...
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freebsd 7.2 kern.threads.max_threads_per_proc doesn't change after reboot

I have some multithread apps on my server machine based on FreeBSD 7.2, so because of this I need to increase kern.threads.max_threads_per_proc to 4000 (default value is 1500). I changed it using ...
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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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High disk overloads slows the server

My server get very slow as soon at my gstat output shows high amount of busy%. Look at the gstat results: Here is the top -m io -o total and the gstat commands running at the same time: How ...
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mongodb : Can create new thread on FreeBSD?

We experienced some strange thing in our mongodb gridfs platform. The platform actually is a bi Xeon E5 (bi quad core) with 128GB of memory, running on freebsd 9 with a zfs pool dedicated for mongodb. ...
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How to compile mysql56-client to USE_OLD_FUNCTIONS on FreeBSD 10?

EDIT: I solved my issue - I was editing the wrong include file. See the end of this post for the fix. I'm migrating some applications from an old FreeBSD 4.3 server to a new FreeBSD 10 server. ...
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Remotely automate optimization of mysql database

I am not a mysql or sql expert by any means, and not too savy on FreeBSD, either. We have a server that regularly needs one table to have data deleted < a time frame that leaves only 1 month of ...
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CARP changes in FreeBSD 10

I am having trouble configuring carp interfaces in FreeBSD 10-RELEASE. The following configuration works. #/boot/loader.conf carp_load="YES" #/etc/rc.conf ifconfig_em1="inet 192.168.1.10 netmask ...
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How to compile FreeTDS on FreeBSD10.0-64 in a right way

When i try compile freetds-stable from source (today is a 0.91 version) with: ./configure --with-iodbc=/usr/local --with-tdsver=7.2 --disable-libiconv make make install i didn't find the ...
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How to get access to Icinga on Apache 2.4?

I am trying to install Icinga on a FreeBSD 9.1 box with Apache 2.4. I use the Apache config which was provided with the Icinga port. But when i try to access the web frontend, i get the following ...
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How to set up two-factor authentication with OTP on FreeBSD?

I have a FreeBSD server that I like to be able to get to from anywhere. Normally I use SSH publickey to log in, or if I don't have my SSH private key available then I might use regular password over ...
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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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FreeBSD static routing set gateway to link

I am running FreeBSD 8.1 and configuring static routes. What is the route command to set the gateway to link#1 and not an IP address? I tried route add default link#1 but FreeBSD doesn't take it. ...
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How to fix geometry of two identical disks?

I have two identical HDD. First has geometry 3876021/16/63 and second has geometry 3876018/16/63. First disk's capacity is 50% already. I want to add second disk to mirror (first disk is master). How ...
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How to use nginx PAM module?

I would like to use nginx PAM module to authenticate a site with existing users on a FreeBSD system. I tried to use pam_unix.so, but no luck. It's just not let me in with my usr/psw pair. :( nginx ...
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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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frebsd-update IDS reports wrong SHA256 on every single file on my system

How come freebsd-update says following on every single file on my file system? # freebsd-update IDS > freebsd-update.IDS # tail -1 freebsd-update.IDS /var/db/mergemaster.mtree has SHA256 hash ...
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Executing a command on link state change in freebsd

In freebsd when a cable gets plugged/unplugged the following lines are written to dmesg buffer: em0: link state changed to DOWN em0: link state changed to UP I would like to run a script when either ...
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Why does a failed ZFS disk still seem to work fine?

Two disks just failed in my zpool with read/write errors, so I took them out and inserted them in another host, created a zpool just with them, and filled the file system with dd if=/dev/zero ...
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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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PF firewall frontend

I'm running FreeBSD 9.2 and the PF firewall. I'm looking for an easier/faster way of adding and modifying my PF rules. Preferable a simple web ui. Is there any software like this available? I've ...
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Installing pfSense on amazon ec2 instance [closed]

I was searching for AMI's with pfsense but seems like they are all vanished somehow :S How cuold I install pfsense on a FreeBSD ec2 instance besides creating a local image -> converting into raw than ...
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Can't install p5-Digest-SHA1 on FreeBSD 8.3

I am trying to instasll rkhunter on a FreeBSD 8.3 box. However, during make install one of the dependencies failed to build: ===> Building package for p5-Digest-SHA1-2.13 Creating package ...
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Optimize Apache performance

I'm looking for ways to optimize our current web server hosted in-house. I'm trying to supply as much relevant information below. Please let me know if you would require additional information in ...
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Digitally signed FreeBSD package

In nasty world of Windows you can digitally sign installation package (exe) and during installation check if its authentic or not. Any idea how to check same under FreeBSD(preferably in conjunction ...
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How to learn max/min value of a sysctl parameter can be in FreeBSD?

I have a simple question. I want to learn max/min value of a sysctl parameter can be. Where can I find bounds of these parameters? Thanks
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Configuring an IPv6 FreeBSD router works on boot only

I am trying the following: I am having a DHCPv6 server (machine A) with a /48 subnet which will delegate /64 subnets to other routers using the prefix delegation mechanism. One of these routers is a ...
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Choosing a zpool size?

Is there a rule of thumb when to create a new zpool instead of expanding the current? Right now I have 100TB and can either expand with another 100TB or create an extra.
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FreeBSD pf Egress Filtering

I am attempting to build a simple pf.conf which includes NAT allowing traffic out of the network from all systems on a select series of ports. In my basic configuration I have an internal server that ...
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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 ...
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What's with these “Bad prime description in line xxx” errors?

FreeBSD box, throws that error (from sshd) on every new connection. Doesn't appear to impact the functioning of the system, but is kind of annoying. Sounds like it's unhappy about something in the ...
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IPFW Forward outgoing traffic

So i have a single BSD firewall using NATD and IPFW. This firewall has 5 static IP's assigned to it. Using NATD i can easily forward and entire external ip to an internal ip. But when the internal ...
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HP MDS 600 compatibility questions

I've bought a used HP MDS 600 to use as JBOD to a ZFS filesystem. Originally I just assumed that it was a pretty 'dumb' box and I'd be able to use a SAS card like the 16-port LSI one, and most any ...
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FreeBSD 9.2 shows SATA3 drives as SATA2

I'm running FreeBSD 9.2 on an Intel S2600GZ server board with 4 Intel SSDs. Both the server board as well as the disks are SATA3 capable. However, FreeBSD seems to think they are SATA2. Nowhere in ...
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Redirection with natd flags on FreeBSD

I am trying to setup a basic NAT server. I want all traffic coming from the outside world to the NAT server to be redirected to another machine, where I have a lipcap service running to parse this ...