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FreeBSD ports: Set make defines not exposed as Options

In FreeBSD, when you do make config, lots of ports have options that can be set. These options are saved so that when you update the port, they are used again. Some ports have additional items that ...
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Completely stuck on a new mariadb-server initialization

New install of mariadb-server 5.5.38 on FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE-p5 amd64 refuses to start. Currently refusing to start for this reason: 140808 14:12:28 [ERROR] mysqld: Can't find file: ...
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Will pfctl -sr show ordered rules when using -o profile?

When I enable the -o profile option with pf will pfctl -sr show me the new order of the rules?
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Apache recompile does not find new OpenSSL

I'm trying to upgrade both Apache and OpenSSL at the same time. I've gotten Apache compiled with all the modules I need, and it pops up and runs, but still shows an old version of OpenSSL. Here is ...
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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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ZFS on FreeBSD: recovery from data corruption

I have several TBs of very valuable personal data in a zpool which I can not access due to data corruption. The pool was originally set up back in 2009 or so on a FreeBSD 7.2 system running inside a ...
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PXE boot FreeBSD iso from pxelinux server

I'm using FOG as a TFTP / PXE server and would like to be able to boot a FreeBSD LiveCD (specifically pfSense, but it could be any LiveCD, really); I've found HOWTOs for booting a "netboot" BSD but ...
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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 to format a partition under FreeBSD

I want to format a partition under FreeBSD and change it to UFS filesystem. I searched the web but even the "fdisk" man page is not clear at all. Any help would be clearly appreciated ! My current ...
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Real-time layer 7 (http.request.uri) filtration on freebsd

I have a freebsd 9.0 router with 250-300Mbit/s traffic, and need to filter small list of pages (http.request.uri). I do not care about tor, anonymizers, proxy etc. Just prevent direct access from my ...
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PAM_LDAP Authentication failure with correct credentials on freebsd

I need to get our freebsd servers to auth via AD, but it is giving me problems. Environment: AD backend (Win 2k8r2). This works with other linux hosts which auth via SSSD FreeBSD 9.1 for client ...
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FreeBSD's ng_nat stopping pass the packets periodically

I have FreeBSD router: #uname 9.1-STABLE FreeBSD 9.1-STABLE #0: Fri Jan 18 16:20:47 YEKT 2013 It's a powerful computer with a lot of memory #top -S last pid: 45076; load averages: 1.54, 1.46, ...
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Access Apache22 server installed on guestOS(FreeBSD) from Host(Win7)

(I asked this question on SuperUser 3 days ago and had no answer...) I would like to access my freshly installed apache server (via ports) on my FreeBSD guestOS from Windows 7. So I set my virtual ...
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FreeBSD - How can I let server A get web access via server B over a specific port?

Setup: Server A: FreeBSD 10 - IP: 100.100.100.100 Server B: FreeBSD 9 - IP: 200.200.200.200 Both servers use pf.conf. Desired result: I want server A to be able to get web access (port 80) via ...
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Allow user to bind only certain ports on Linux [closed]

Welcome, I'm looking for equivalent of mac_portacl from FreeBSD. I want to assign to one user only certain ports. Filtering it by iptables isn't enough, because when process works, the port is blocked ...
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Mounting partition in FreeBSD is not working

I am new to FreeBSD and I try to mount a partition p2 of ada1 on a new FreeBSD installation by entering: sudo mkdir -p /mnt/ada1p2 sudo mount /dev/ada1p2 /mnt/ada1p2 This leaves me with mount: ...
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GELI / ELI at FreeBSD - changing passphrase

How can I change/replace the passphrase of an encrypted eli provider in FreeBSD? Do I have to recreate the entire provider and copy data, or is there a simpler and faster way? I've looked in the man ...
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Configure IPv6 on FreeBSD webserver

Seems I just can't nail the right rc.conf configuration for IPv6 on my FreeBSD 10 VPS. I'd like to go completely IPv6 and tutorials/instructions i followed aren't really working for me somehow. It's ...
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Encrypted User Directory on FreeBSD?

I'm running FreeBSD and I'd like to have user's files stored encrypted using his/her password, and have seamless SSH access to those files as well (provided that the user always uses password-based ...
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OpenLDAP modify member is not allowed

I am Struggeling with my LDAP attributes. I already created a few test users and groups, but I am unable to add users to the groups. #!DATE 2014-05-22T11:48:16.324 #!ERROR [LDAP: error code 65 - ...
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Comparing “user time” for same operations on different cpu

In my accounting system i limit using cpu-time by user. But on servers with different cpu's same operation may take different cpu-time. Now i want compare perfomance for my servers to introduce factor ...
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FreeBSD 10 IPFW IPv6

I'm struggling to allow IPv6 connections on my FreeBSD 10 server. I have a working IPv6 connection. But IPFW blocks all the IPv6 traffic. #!/bin/sh # # flush existing rules ipfw -q flush # allow ...
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Piping stream into tar on FreeBSD

I am trying to pipe a tar/gzip archive into tar to decompress it. The script I have is part of a self extracting installer, where my archive is appended to the script. This works fine on linux, and ...
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Setting enviromental variables for login shells under root account in FreeBSD

I am currently in the process of configuring Open Grid Scheduler in FreeBSD. As part of this process I need to set the environmental variableSGE_ROOTas root. To do this I have been experimenting with ...
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Installing oracle 7 JDK on FreeBSD 10 — Wants i586, but on AMD64

I need to install Oracle Java 7 on my FreeBSD 10 server but I am a bit confused. I am using the ports, and when I do a make install in the /usr/ports/java/linux-sun-jdk17 directory I get the ...
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Mounting NFSv4 share from Debian Linux 6 to Freebsd 9-RC3 “server requires stronger authentication”

I've run into a strange problem while trying to mount from FreeBSD 9.0-RC3 to a Debian Linux box. The command I'm using is: sudo mount -v gorkon:/dustbin /tmp/test This returns the following ...
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Redis connection issue

We are currently experiencing a lot of Redis errors with the message Unable to connect: read error on connection, trying next server We run Redis on FreeBSD using PHP Redis and we have a hard ...
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Recompiling FreeBSD-10 release from SVN source

I run 10.0-RELEASE on my server and I'm wondering something. If I do buildworld with official source from svn, will i be able to use freebsd-update to upgrade in the future or I have to settle with ...
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Conflicting information about the running kernel version in FreeBSD

I asked a related question about uname before and now want to ask from another angle, because the following simple yet obvious conflicting outputs may mean there is something many people did not think ...
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How to connect FreeBSD Jail to network

So recently I successfully installed and configured a freebsd jail and I would like to install software within my jail but I cannot connect to the network. I'm trying to setup an apache+php+mysql ...
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FreeBSD jail with IPFW with loopback - unable to connect loopback interface

I am trying to configure a one IP jail with loopback interface, but I am unsure how to configure the IPFW rules to allow traffic to pass between the jail and the network card on the server. I have ...
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How to install deleted port on FreeBSD

I am maintaining a code base that depends on Postgis 1.5. My local dev VM is running FreeBSD 9.2. I have recently been tinkering with packages and inadvertently deleted postgis, so I attempted to ...
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Mimicking Google's Persistent Disks — Is this a logical FreeBSD disaster recovery strategy?

I am looking into FreeBSD to provide a more comprehensive backup and disaster recovery strategy for database servers. Ideally I want to mimic what google is doing with "Persistent disks" ...
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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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Understanding PAM authentication procedure on FreeBSD with security/sssd

I'm trying to understand what's behaving errantly on my PAM configuration on FreeBSD 10.0 The machine is configured with two different authentication realms, one is the default Unix authentication ...
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FreeBSD default MySQL basedir, port, etc., for my.cnf

I'm working on a FreeBSD 9.2 server and have run mysqltuner.pl to check the memory and cache needs of MySQL. Now I need to add a my.cnf file to FreeBSD so it uses that instead of the auto cnf file. I ...
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correctly setup PF with loopback interfaces for nginx proxy

I am trying to run couple of freebsd jails for my web server and application server, which is running node.js I have one network card (igb0) with a custom loopback interface (lo666) for which i have ...
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readlink: illegal option — f

Recently the script was working fine, but from some days I'm receiving such message, while running the readlink -f "$0" command: readlink: illegal option -- f usage: readlink [-n] [file ...] I was ...
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Server suddenly stops responding and then resumes an hour later

My FreeBSD server had been perfectly working for over 2 years without any major changes to the system. Recently I installed SSL certificate using Apache's mod_ssl, and after 10 days of running fine ...
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FreeBSD routing for multiple subnets

I have to access a network 10.1.0.0/16 through a gateway 10.4.0.2. I issue the command: route add -net 10.1.0.0/16 10.4.0.2 The machine's IP address where I doing this is 10.4.0.22 and it's default ...
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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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How to recover root password?

I have a FreeBSD box which I forgot the root password to. I do have physical access, so I can reboot the box if I need to. How do I reset my password?
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what exactly does fsck do under the covers (for UFS)?

If a computer crashes then the filesystem is an inconsistent state. What exactly is fsck(8) doing to restore to a usable filesystem? Is there a backup table? Is it cross-checking metadata? ...
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FreeBSD pkg query by automatic flag?

You can do a pkg set -A ... to set the automatic flag, but how do you do a pkg query for all packages with that automatic flag set? I see you can do pkg query -e '%#r != 0', but that's surely not the ...
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ZFS booting troubles

I have FreeBSD 8.0, and rebooting arise while zfs scrub was runing. Now when system booting it frezee at moment with ZFS version and ZFS pool version. I can't even login. The question : Is the scrub ...
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Setup ZFS on freeBSD from bsd-rescue

I have a server from OVH and have the following procedure of setting ZFS on FreeBSD10 on OVH server following the https://wiki.freebsd.org/RootOnZFS/GPTZFSBoot/Mirror Creating a bootable ZFS ...
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configure single /32 ip address to FreeBSD server

Our upstream provider assigned us a single /32 ip address. How can we configure our FreeBSd server to use it? So far we have this in /etc/rc.conf: ifconfig_em0="inet a.b.c.d/32 netmask ...
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WARNING: failed to start git_daemon

I follow this http://bin63.com/how-to-setup-a-git-repository-on-freebsd tutorial to the letter and edit: /etc/rc.conf with: git_daemon_enable="YES" git_daemon_directory="/git" ...
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VMDK File Growing After copying it using CP?

Using FreeBSD and a mounted NetApp NFS Share. I'm trying to copy a file FROM: localdisk/something.vmdk (size 527776 kilobytes) TO: nfsmount/copy-something.vmdk (size 533168 kilobytes) But it seems ...
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PF: Block all, but one subnet firewall rule?

I'm trying to do something that I thought would be relatively simple: Block all the traffic to a test server, other than my company's subnet. I've tried things along these lines (111.111.0.0 is my ...