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Discovering external IP from FreeNAS command line

Is there some command line function within FreeNAS (FreeBSD) derivative which could return my external address? Since that same address is synchronized with DynDns (via router), in C# I retrieved that ...
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Uninstall last n of ports/packages

While compiling some port, I realized that it depends on 1000+ of other ports and will install forever until I die or my disk is full (my hdd is really small). I interrupted make install clean. How ...
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What's the best way to auto clean distfiles after using make/portupgrade in FreeBSD?

I'm playing with a FreeBSD installation inside a Virtualbox vm, and I want to keep the size of the image relatively small. How can I configure FreeBSD to clean distfiles after installing a port (using ...
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FreeBSD 8.1 64bit logrotate - ELF interpreter /libexec/ld-elf-so.1 not found

I am trying to get logrotate running on a FreeBSD 8.1 virtual machine. I installed the logrotate with pkg_add, I have created the logrotate.config file and also run: mkdir /var/lib/ touch ...
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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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Free space on ZFS file system unexpectedly missing

Going to completely rephrase this question since it's still an outstanding production issue several months later. I have a FreeNAS 0.7.2 box, based on FreeBSD 7.3-RELEASE-p1, running ZFS with 4x1TB ...
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port in freebsd

I think this is a very basic question but I need some understanding. What does a port mean in freebsd?
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Firebird on FreeBSD

Does anybody know on how to install Firebird 2.0 on FreeBSD 7.2? I have updated the ports and the kernels, but when I try to do a "make install", I get the error: Please do not build firebird as ...
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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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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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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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FreeBSD pkg database deleted

after resolving repeated crashes on startup with fsck I noticed some files were removed, one of them was the sqlite pkg database, so now when I run for example pkg install somepackage I get this erro: ...
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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 do I non-interactively update FreeBSD system (and ports)?

Essentially, I am looking for a fully silent, non-interactive version of freebsd-update fetch freebsd-update install and portsnap fetch update
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How can the root password on FreeBSD 9.1 be changed for the system for the purposes of root logins?

I've never encountered this before when using FreeBSD, but I recently got a new BSD VPS, and when I logged in as a wheel user and su to root, I used "passwd" to change the root password, but this only ...
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Having a ball re-selecting PHP make config settings…FreeBSD

I am installing PHP 5.3 and having accidentally hit enter when selecting options failed to enable a module. After the installation make no longer gives me options but continues with saved options. ...
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FreeBSD 9 unattended installation: how to perform?

That is, like you do with kickstart on Redhat or autoyast in SuSE or jumpstart in Solaris? The OS docs do not seem to answer that simple question.
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Why is ZFS replication single threaded?

On my 8 core NAS I see only one core maxed out when ZFS replication over SSH is running. I would expect that transferring a snapshot would scale perfectly with the number or cores, as the snapshot ...
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Internal traffic card and external traffic cards on the same server… how to configure?

This might sound like a noob question, but here is what I have to configure: FreeBSD 1 server with 2 network cards 1 network card for internal IP addresses (5 of them) 1 network card for external IP ...
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UPS monitoring software for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris

Looking to configure auto shutdown for my servers once the UPS battery reaches a certain state. We have MGE / EATON Pulsar M3000 UPS units, and a heap of servers running Ubuntu, FreeBSD and Solaris - ...
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How to check pf's queues?

I use FreeBSD and working with pf+ALTQ now. Something doesn't work and I need a tool to view what requests are marked and moved to a queue "queue_name" Need something like pftop but showing queues. ...
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How to download a single port on FreeBSD?

How can I download a single port from freebsd site instead of downloading the whole port collection?
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Find the source of malware?

I have a server that was running an older version of lighttpd (1.4.19 on a freebsd 6.2-RELEASE (yea, old) machine) and google alerted me that it had found malware embedded on one of my server's pages. ...
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What should a computer science student include/run on his first server to learn the most?

A group of us CompSci students are trying to get our first server up and running. We're gonna try and install FreeBSD on this box. Would be great if you can suggest utilities/packages we should ...
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Dell “identify server” light in FreeBSD?

Does anyone know of a way to turn on the identification light on a Dell rack-mount server. This is the light which you can switch on locally by pushing the (i) button on the front of the server which ...
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Apache logging strategy on busy webserver: write contention?

We have a busy webserver (> 5 million hits/day) that serves about 500,000 unique files. We're running Apache on FreeBSD 7.2. According to iostat -x, the bottleneck seems to be the seek speed of the ...
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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 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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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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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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Can't boot FreeBSD 10 iso by PXE

I'm trying to boot FreeBSD 10 bootonly iso from with pxelinux and tftp, unfortunately the following error appears during freebsd boot: cd9660 :/dev/iso9660 error :/dev/iso9660/FREEBSD_INSTALL ...
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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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Best way to upgrade FreeBSD with non generic kernel (XENHVM)

Since manually upgrading from source (cvsup) is deprecated and the recommendation is to use freebsd-update: What's the best way to upgrade (e.g. 9.1 to 9.2) while keeping a non-generic (XENHVM) ...
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Templates for daily mail from my debian boxes (like freebsd)

From my FreeBSD boxes, I each day recieve reports daily: File systems used Network interfaces Uptime 4, Mail queue status security: ipfw deny counters login failures refused connections ...
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Disable syslog remote connections

I'm securing a server and closing all the ports that are not used, but i can't close the syslogd port, even worse I cannot find where the syslogd is called. This is what sockstat shows me: USER ...
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Building a router / NAT and need to compare performance of FreeBSD 8 v RHEL 6 [closed]

I am going to be setting up a router and NAT device but I am unable to choose between pfSense 2.x (FreeBSD 8) and RHEL 6. The device will need to forward a medium (2k hosts) sized network where ...
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Is there a way to make a 32-bit variant of port under an amd64 system?

Is there a way to make a 32-bit package variant of mysql-client, for example ? Because I need some libraries for some binary software, and it would be good to maintain them from ports instead of ...
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SSHing with the nobody user

I am on FreeBSD. Essentially, I am trying to have a php script (run by apache) ssh into another machine. I am running into the problem that nobody does not have a .ssh configuration file and so am ...
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Are there any PCIe SSD cards compatable with OpenIndianna (OpenSolaris) and/or FreeNAS (freebsd) 8+?

Has anyone had any success at all with any PCIx SSD cards around the 200GB+ mark under FreeNAS 8 or OpenIndiana? Specifically either of these platforms because of ZFS support for which we'd be using ...
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MySQL performance on FreeBSD after moving db files from /var

I was running out of space on /var so I moved my db dir to /usr and noticed a significate decrease in performance. In addition I noticed that performance is much slower as well under any Jailed ...
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Scripting GNU Screen sessions

I have a couple of VM images that I run on a regular basis on my FreeBSD 9.0 fileserver. I have scripts written that start them with my desired settings (startUbuntuVM and startWindowsVM). I would ...
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Is SASL not supported in Postfix on FreeBSD?

I'm managing a mail server that was set up on FreeBSD that runs Postfix and Dovecot. When I type postconf -a, nothing is returned. As I understand it, this command should tell me if SASL is supported ...
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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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FreeBSD vinum striped (RAID0) volume - performance issues

I've experimented with different striped volumes in vinum under FreeBSD 8.2-release. I have current hardware (Intel i5 processor, adequate MB and 8GB RAM). My test-setup consists of 2 or 4 disks in a ...
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Is it possible to restart a supermicro kvm with ipmitool? (the kvm not the server)

The KVM on my supermicro motherboard seems to have crashed or is otherwise not answering network requests on it's assigned IP address. I need to try to restart the KVM (not the server). Is this ...
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handle fork bomb on a virtualized environment XenServer / “FreeBSD jails”

I am used to work with FreeBSD jails but I wanted to give a try to XenServer 5.5 / Vmware ESXI 5, hoping it can really limit resources per VM, after installing a couple of Virtual Machines, I tried to ...
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Installing embedded pfsense, stuck at boot loader

I am trying to install pfSense embedded image 1.2.3 RC1 onto a CF card. The box looks like it is ready to boot, but gets stuck at "Loading /boot/defaults/loader.conf" followed by "/". Can anyone ...
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Sharing distfiles between FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and Gentoo

Currently I have a few FreeBSD servers with one of them acting as build box sharing its /usr/ports and /usr/ports/distfiles (as separate file systems) through NFS. Recently I've added OpenBSD and ...
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Monitor Web Browsing Habits of Networked Users

I've been tasked with generating dynamic, real-time (or as close to real-time as possible) reports on the web browsing habits of my users. Basically we need a way of charting the amount of time user ...
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FreeBSD 8.0 “Watchdog Timeout” drops ethernet connection

Recently my FreeBSD 8.0 (GENERIC) box was hit with a large amount of requests from an IP in Taiwan, trying to guess passwords and all of that stuff. Anyway, long story short, I noticed at a certain ...