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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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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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Limit ftp connections with pf firewall at FreeBSD

I want to limit simultaneous FTP connections to my FreeBSD server with the pf firewall. For example that only 10 simultaneous connection are possible to the port 20 or 21 from one source IP. I use ...
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Apache httpd processes in lockf state

We run Apache on a FreeBSD system, it has multple web apps on it (Wordpress, Magento, custom PHP). As the traffic increases, we see more and more httpd processes in status "lockf" (using 'top'). The ...
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Previously-working rsync operation failling in recent Windows 8.1 update showing “error in socket io”

I have been running rsync and rsyncd on my Windows boxes for years and only recently have I had an issue. Apparently, when my Linux and FreeBSD boxes try to sync their data with what's on the Windows ...
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Why Permission Denied with NFS after reboot?

I have Ubuntu and CentOS clients nfsv3 mounting to a FreeBSD box, which got rebooted while the nfs clients were connected. Now the clients get a permission denied when they try to access the mount ...
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ipfw based firewall slows down Apache web server

I have an Apache web server running on a FreeBSD 8.3 machine. That machine has an ipfw firewall with these rules: root@aigamedev:~# ipfw -a list 00005 0 0 deny ip from 67.212.xxx.xxx to any ...
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How can I solve http_port 3129 intercept with squid?

My system: uname -a FreeBSD server.local.jmorenov.com.co 9.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE #0 r243825: Tue Dec 4 09:23:10 UTC 2012 root@farrell.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC amd64 ...
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rsync freebsd client, rsync linux server

Many hours to check this script but nothing of good... I've a linux rsync server and with linux client I use: rsync --password-file=/usr/home/user/.rsync.pass --log-file=/var/log/docs.log --progress ...
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FreeBSD how to rebuild all p5-* Perl 5 ports

On a FreeBSD system, instructions say to rebuild all p5-* ports - how do I do that? A bit of background... I'm an experienced Linux person, trialling (and liking) the latest PC-BSD ...
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How often should I defrag ZFS pools?

I ZFS scrub once a month which takes ~24 hours for the 72TB. For what I can find about how often I should scrub is: very busy pools, once per week not so busy pools, once per month or run a scrub, ...
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boot from pendrive FREEBSD Mounting from cd9660 :/ dev/iso9660 error :/ dev/iso9660/FREEBSD_INSTALL failed with error 19

I am trying to install FreeBSD from a pen drive. But it returns an error on boot. cd9660 :/dev/iso9660 error :/dev/iso9660/FREEBSD_INSTALL failed with error 19 and appears mountroot> command ...
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PHP Warning: PHP Startup: apc.shm_segments setting ignored in MMAP mode

Any ideas on how i can fix this warning? Getting this while executing it from shell, on FreeBSD 8.x # /usr/local/bin/php --run 'echo "test";' PHP Warning: PHP Startup: apc.shm_segments setting ...
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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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FreeBSD CPU serial number

I trying to read out CPU serial number information from a server which has FreeBSD. I tried these with no effort: sysctl dmesg cpucontrol These utility is not exists on the system: Dmidecode ...
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Dropping Cached Memory on FreeBSD

i use FreeNAS server which is built on OS version FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE-p6. I use ZFS file system with 13TB HDD on my 8GB physical ram installed box. It almost uses all of RAM installed while ...
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pf not execute udp port specific block rule

The traffic I want to block can be sniffed as below with tcpdump: 19:16:22.391164 IP 95.95.95.95.2036 > 10.10.10.10.443: UDP, length 8192 So I wanted to write a rule block any udp destination ...
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FreeBSD Ngnix installation error

I have a VPS which has Apache webserver installed. I'm trying to install Ngnix on it since my new server will be needing to handle large amount of connection simultaneously. I used this install guide ...
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Looking for VCS wrapper that tracks system files changing across the whole *nix OS and sends diffs through email

I need some software that looks after custom directories across the whole OS (i.e. /etc) and alerting me if someone edit something file inside. Additionally, this tool must automatically commit and ...
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What are main differences between Linux and FreeBSD system from sysadmin point of view? [closed]

What are main differences between Linux and FreeBSD system from sysadmin point of view ? What specifically and significantly differs Linux from BSD (memory/resources/users management, other ...
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Cannot create zpool, how to get rid of intel raid volume?

This is a FreeBSD 9.1 amd64 computer. It has 5 disks installed. The ada0 and ada1 disks are used with a hw raid to provide the root filesystem: root@gw:/home/gandalf # ls /dev | grep ada ada0 ada1 ...
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Netatalk 3.0.1 disconnects with Bad file descriptor on FreeBSD

I am having trouble with my netatalk server 3.0.1 on FreeBSD-9.1 RELEASE. Netatalk was installed from the ports collection and is sharing some directories over the network. Update also netatalk ...
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Undefined symbol “php_libxml_disable_entity_loader”

I have php5.4 installed.It runs on freebsd server I also use soap.so extension. But when I start php script (new SoapClient) it stopped. Apache logs: tail -f /var/log/httpd-errors.log : ...
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Creating you own FreeBSD ami in EC2

I'm running XVM on my laptop. XVM has got FreeBSD installed with all the required ports to run APACHE/PHP. I want this .vdi file to be imported into an EC2 instance. Is it possible to import a ...
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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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Reporting historical system activity in FreeBSD

I'd like to record data about system activity under FreeBSD for future analysis. If I were running a SysV system, I'd just sar and its related utilities, but that doesn't exist in the BSDs. (And ...
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How to use precompiled ports collection with pkgng?

I am trying pkgng to install postfix. # pkg install postfix Updating repository catalogue Repository catalogue is up-to-date, no need to fetch fresh copy pkg: Package 'postfix' was not found in the ...
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Hardware RAID0: what happens when a drive fails?

With a hardware-based RAID0, what happens when a drive fails? For example, on brand name servers like HP DL120G7 with HP P410, when running FreeBSD on a zfs with a zpool mirror, or DragonFly BSD with ...
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How to find non-ports installations in FreeBSD?

Is there way to find all non-ports installations in FreeBSD? I'm using 8.4 version. Update: I need this for audit installed binaries for system "trusted" versions.
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(bsnmpd), uid 0: exited on signal 6 (core dumped) / Syntax error: word unexpected (expecting “then”)

I'm using FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE: # uname -a FreeBSD f9.alexus.org 9.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE #0 r255898: Thu Sep 26 22:50:31 UTC 2013 root@bake.isc.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC ...
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How to NFSv4 share a ZFS file system on FreeBSD?

Using FreeBSD 9, and created a ZFS file system like so zfs create tank/project1 zfs set sharenfs=on tank/project1 There are many howto's on setting up NFSv3 on FreeBSD on the net, but I can't find ...
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Unable to update using “freebsd-update” on FreeBSD 7.4-RELEASE

Is there a way to upgrade 7.4-RELEASE-p5 to 7.4-RELEASE-p12 using freebsd-update now? bash-4.2# freebsd-update upgrade -r 7.4-RELEASE-p12 Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors... 5 mirrors found. ...
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recursively mounting ZFS filesystems?

I'm aware this more of a beginners question, but manpages, google and FreeBSD Handbook provided no solution. I'm using ZFS Version 28 on a 8.2 Stable FreeBSD and my problem is the following: When I ...
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Where is the central ZFS website now?

Oracle dumped OpenSolaris in Fall 2010, and it is unclear if Oracle will continue to publicly release updates to ZFS, except maybe after they release their next major version of Solaris. FreeBSD now ...
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How can I setup PCI passthrough for my HighPoint 1144A USB 3.0 card under ESXi 5.1?

I have an Apple Mac Pro (MacPro5,1) running VMware ESXi 5.1.0 (799733) with a HighPoint RocketU 1144A USB 3.0 PCI-express card installed. Given that VMware ESXi 5.1 doesn't support USB 3.0 for ...
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Apache child died for unknown reason

For a long times i saw such errors on FreeBSD9.1 (Apache 2.2) server # dmesg pid 69320 (httpd), uid 80: exited on signal 11 pid 69307 (httpd), uid 80: exited on signal 11 pid 69416 ...