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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 ...
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New rule to .htaccess file don't work on live site

I had to add a rule to the .htaccess file of existing site, which redirect some old images urls to the new ones. So, directly after the RewriteEngine On I added my new rule: RewriteRule ...
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FreeBSD jail and patch-levels

I am a newbie server manager and trying jails. It's too hard to configure it. So I decided to use ezjail utility. It seems working, but I got an issue. When I installed my FreeBSD box, it was ...
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FreeBSD jails vs virtualization performance

I'll soon buy myself a nice server (something like the quad-cpu HP DL585) for personal use (home related stuff, data-mining projects, web server and some cron jobs), and I wonder how to separate all ...
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FreeBSD XEN kernel not booting in XenServer 6.2

I have a XenServer 6.2 host, and I am trying to get a FreeBSD-9.1-i386 guest to run in PV mode. The installation of the guest is fine, but after a reboot with the new kernel the system does not boot. ...
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FreeBSD guests running on ESX hang without panic log

We have three servers running on a same ESX host, all virtual disks are from a remote SAN storage controller. These tree servers hanged and restarted several days ago, and it happened to the DB server ...
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mysql on freebsd makes 1GB binary log files every 20 minutes filling free disk space very fast

I have a problem with MySQL on FreeBSD. It makes a lot of 1GB binary files every 20 minutes and it's filling free disk space rapidly. -rw-rw---- 1 mysql mysql 1073741982 2013-09-14 18:26 ...
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How to commit update to ports?

5.5.32 version of MariaDB (MySQL replacement) was released in 18th july but in FreeBSD ports we still have 5.5.31. What ways I have to commit this update to ports?
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ssh-copy-id in one line with password, possible?

I'm trying to setup an automated script in Ansible to set a new server, and i'm using ssh-copy-id to add the Ansible master server to the new server's authorized ssh keys. I created a script which ...
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How to clone pfsense 2.0 (FreeBSD) server for backup?

I'd like to routinely clone my live pfSense 2.0 server for backup purposes. I am a FreeBSD n00b. What I'm doing now: 1. Manually install pfSense to an identical hardware 2. Backup config file from ...
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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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Configuring Proftpd users without system users

I'm running a web server with proftpd on FreeBSD 9. I want to add few ftp users to the server so they will have the option to upload files to their own sites. When trying to do it with proftpd i ...
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mysqlbinlog: unknown option '--ssl'

I am running FreeBSD 7. running MySQL 5.1.36 from ports. I am trying to check some data in the MySQL binary log files, and I get the following error: # mysqlbinlog mysql-bin.000021 mysqlbinlog: ...
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need some help figuring out clamav & monit monitoring error…unixsocket

I need a bit of help figuring something out. First off, I'm not very well versed with FreeBSD servers, etc. but with some direction hopefully I can get this fixed. I'm using FreeBSD and installed ...
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PF, redirecting SSH to internal VM

I run a FreeBSD server with VirtualBox on it. There's a VM in there I'd like to contact via SSH directly using Port 20000. Client and FreeBSD server are connected through OpenVPN via tun. The ...
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FreeBSD portupgrade error: Packages are not yet suported

I'm trying to update one of packages that I installed earlier but I'm running into this error: # portupgrade -PP wget USING PKGNG Packages are not yet suported. Use pkg(8) directly. # uname -a ...
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syslogd filtering not working on FreeBSD

I am failing to get filtering by program or facility working in FreeBSD syslogd. I added local6.debug /var/log/test.log !testd *.debug /var/log/test.log to my ...
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How to bridge Network interfaces on Debian/kFreeBSD

I have had problems finding a way to bridge network interfaces on Debian/kFreeBSD. My primary goal is to create 2 - 4 tap interfaces and bridge them with two physical Interfaces. The Syntax in ...
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Why can't I chown to nobody over nfsv4?

Server: FreeBSD 9.2-RC1, ZFS Client: FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE-p3 Filesystem is exported with "alldirs,maproot=root". On the client, I can chown a file to any user but nobody. client# touch foo client# ls ...
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HTTPD dies on FreeBSD if multiple connenctions are open from same client

I've asked this question on StackOverflow, but nobody answered, until yesterday... and the answer was a suggestion... to ask this here :). So... can someone help me with this : I'm new in networking ...
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ZFS Reporting (on FreeBSD and Linux via ZoL)

As a longtime mdadm user is was just experiencing a disk error and remembered that I configured a Auto Mail reporting for mdadm on disk errors. Therefore i just had to insert my Mail address inside ...
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how to access physical memory in BSD platform from terminal or using any system call ?

i just not know how to use mem command in BSD to access physical memory or virtual memory to get the ACPI tables and their Address ....... $mem Enter mem command not found .... so what can i do ? ...
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How to read the address of the XSDT table, as provided by `acpidump`?

I want to access Physical memory in BSD. acpidump -t XSDT > xsdt_dump.asl it is giving: /* RSD PTR: OEM=ALASKA, ACPI_Rev=2.0x (2) XSDT=0x9aae8070, length=36, cksum=164 */ /* XSDT: ...
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Missing perl modules error for properly installed perl modules on FreeBSD 8.3, perl 5.16

Trying to run a Nagios plugin on 8.3-RELEASE-p3, I get the error: Missing perl modules: Net::SMTP::SSL I have rebuilt the ports for both p5-Net-SMTP-SSL and perl5.16. cpan -i Net::SMTP::SSL reports ...
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How to change rc.d startup order in FreeBSD?

My question exactly same as this question except I want to change services in FreeBSD. I made some research and I found rcorder command which gives full order of services with below paramaters. ...
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Join multiple filesystems (on multiple computers) into one big volume

Scenario: Have 10 computers, each have 12x2TB HDDs (currently) in raidZ2 (10+2) configuration, so, in the each computer i have one approx. 20TB volume. Now, need those 10 separate computers ...