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top process state column under FreeBSD

When running top interactively, I can see various words in the state column : nanslp, biord, select, uwait, lockf, pause, kqread, piperd, sbwait ... Some like nanslp or kqread are self ...
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Does NFSv3 respect ZFS ACL's?

NFSv3 of course doesn't support ZFS ACL's, but what will happen if I have the following setup?: +-----------------------------------------+ +-------------+ | FreeBSD ZFS serv1 ...
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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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Migrating ZFS from using partitions to using the entire disk

I have a simple ZFS setup that I've been running for a few years now. When I originally set it up, I created a number of partitions and created a zpool from a partition on each of my two drives, and ...
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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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FreeBSD 9 (amd64) reboot/shutdown process is very slow

I have a Dell Poweredge 2900 III with FreeBSD 9 (amd64), the server uses mfi wich handles a raid10, I had to reboot the server, but notice that either when rebooting or shutting down the server, ...
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How can I make an alias expand to a list of recipients returned by a command?

I have an rarely used /etc/aliases entry vmailusers: :include:/usr/local/etc/vmailusers The /usr/local/etc/vmailusers file is generated by a cronjob executing ls /home/vmail | grep -v lists > ...
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SSH connection closes as shell fails to load

I have FreeBSd running with OpenSSH. I set up everything and the connection via SSH worked perfectly. Then I decided to get rid of some not used ports and I obviously uninstalled one that was used by ...
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booting FreeBSD 9 from USB stick: boot error

I am trying to boot FreeBSD 9 from a USB stick that I created following the official guidelines: dd if=FreeBSD-9.0-RELEASE-i386-memstick.img of=/dev/da0 bs=64k Booting fails with a simple 'boot ...
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How much overhead does ZFS have? [closed]

Adding a file system to a raw device of course takes up some overhead. The question is how many percent does ZFS take? And does overhead differ depending on the ZFS raid set? Update The purpose is ...
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Why won't FreeBSD reboot after a kernel crash?

Once in a while I get my server running FreeBSD 8.0 amd64 fail due to bad memory (incompatible with motherboard) modules. Each time it happens, the box stalls with the last note saying that it will ...
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Windows 2008 NFS, find command not working recursively on unix client

I have a Windows 2008 Storage server configured for NFS service. I am using a FreeBSD client to mount share from the storage server. Every thing works fine like copying, deleting files etc. However, ...
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Can't remove zfs log device from pool

I run a FreeBSD 9.0 server with ZFS pool version 28 and ZFS version 5. I had two pools with a log on ssd's two partitions. These pools was created on FreeBSD 8.2 with ZFS pool version 15, and ZFS ...
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How can I list when was all my installed FreeBSD ports built?

I have a FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE system which I now upgrading to 9.0-RELEASE. In this process I need to rebuild all my ports installed. How can I list the date of last build for each installed port, to be ...
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FreeBSD Listen Queue Overflows - can't increase max queue size

I have a decently high trafficked FreeBSD Nginx server, and I'm starting to get a large number of listen queue overflows: [root@svr ~]# netstat -sp tcp | fgrep listen 80361931 listen queue overflows ...
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solution for an offline server

I'm trying to setup a development server at work that will ideally be able to test drive a couple of projects in PHP, Rails, or Django (not always running at the same time). I develop the apps locally ...
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Mounting fuse sshfs fails when invoked by Cron on FreeBSD 9.0

I have a remote server filesystem that I'm attempting to mount locally on a FreeBSD 9 machine via FUSE sshfs, and Cron for a backup routine. I have ssh keys between the boxes setup to allow for ...
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Mpd as pppoe server with authorisation by freeradius2

I install freeradius2, add to raddb/users: test Cleartext-Password := "test1" Service-Type = Framed-User, Framed-Protocol = PPP, Framed-IP-Address = 10.36.0.2, Framed-IP-Netmask = ...
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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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FreeNas 7.x - Create user via SSH

Hello i'm using FreeNas 7.x I need to access my webadmin-interface but i can't login with my credentials (that works with SSH). I've SSH Access, is it possibile to create a user (with access to ...
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recursive grep started at / hangs

I have used following grep search pattern on multiple platforms: grep -r -I -D skip 'string_to_match' / For example on FreeBSD 8.0, FreeBSD 6.4 and Debian 6.0(squeeze). Command does a recursive ...
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php5.4 + freebsd8.3+nginx can't get errors

I have a confusing behaviour. I can't get any error into log file or screen. I made a file index.php with content like this: "<?php a();".Normally, I will get message like this: "Call to ...
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How to put freebsd configuration under Revision Control?

I heard once that in linux it's possible to put whole /etc/ directory into repository. In fact i already done too much crap on server and I quite disoriented what exactly is setup in there at all. ...
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FreeBSD 8.3 LATCH. After a few minutes, that connects the Internet

I installed FreeBSD 8.3 DISC1 production in VirtualBox. I'm trying to install xorg, Or another package: pkg_add -r xorg or cd usr/ports/x11/xorg && make install clean It starts the download, ...
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RAID 10 — still a little unclear on the concept [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the different widely used RAID levels and when should I consider them? I haven't had any trouble building mental images of the simpler RAID forms, but for some ...
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Is there FreeBSD-based equivalent of SmartOS or opennode? [closed]

Both SmartOS and opennode seem to do the same thing: take a kernel and basic OS installation add OS-level virtualization possiblity add true virtualization possibility add management SmartOS is ...
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Shell script to fix bad filenames? [closed]

I'm IT at my small firm; and, despite my dire warnings, everyone puts files on the server with awful names, including leading & trailing spaces, bad characters (including \ ; / + . < > - ...
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choose the outgoing interface for a default route

I have a FreeBSD 8.0 virtual box with two ethernet interfaces, em0 and em1. em0 is 192.168.1.99 and em1 is 192.168.1.100. Both are "Attached to: Bridged Adapter". When both are up, if I say # route ...
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FreeBSD: How to know real file size on zfs with compression on?

I'm using zfs on my FreeBSD 9.0 x64 and pretty happy with it, but I find it hard to count directory real, not compressed, size. Surely I can walk over the directory and count every file size with ...
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How to monitor ZFS with SNMP in FreeBSD?

I'd like to monitor these with SNMP: zpool iostat -v 1 Per drive and sum. zpool status Scrubbing as 1 and not scrubbing as 0. zpool status -x Monitor $? (return value). Send trap when value ...
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How can I make exim deliver a single incoming mail to multiple local maildirs?

I'm maintaining an IMAP server running FreeBSD which uses exim 4.80 as its MTA. Right now I try to create an email alias so that I can address all users of the system for informing them about ...
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Symbolic Links and Multiple Mount Points

I am sure this may seem like a simple question, but I cannot seem to ask Google the correct question for the life of me. In short, I am having trouble understanding how symbolic links function when a ...
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Should I consolidate multiple identical VMs into BSD jails?

We run a number of Openfire XMPP/Jabber servers. Due to the way Openfire works, we cannot easily run multiple Openfire instances on one server, so I have 5 identical VMware ESXi VMs, each with CentOS, ...
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Does kern.hz still have any relevance in FreeBSD if “dynamic tick mode” is enabled?

I'm running a FreeBSD 9.0 setup as a virtual machine in a KVM setup. In previous versions of FreeBSD it was common to force the kern.hz setting to a lower value so that the virtual machine does not ...
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Has anybody tried to create a really big storage with ZFS and plain SAS controllers? [closed]

I'm considering to build one with something like this: http://www.supermicro.com/products/chassis/4U/847/SC847E26-R1400U.cfm (a chasis with two dual port multipath expanders) ...
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linux : netstat listeting queue length

Is there a way to view queue length on listening socket under linux, the same way as netstat -L outputs for freebsd? I.e. you can see X/Y/Z in netstat -L output, but netstat under linux doesn't ...
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Freebsd jail for an small company - checklist - what shouldn't forget

Looking for an checklist for an "small company freebsd/jail server". Having pretty common starting point: FreeBSD jail (remote/headless) for the company: public web, email, ftp server, and private ...
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Snmpd update interface counters slowly or something like this

I update one my freebsd box to 9-stable (totally new installation) and install net-snmp for monitoring. uname -r 9.1-PRERELEASE pkg_info net-snmp-5.7.1_7 Information for net-snmp-5.7.1_7: ...
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How to make proxy on nginx?

How would I set my webservers to work in way described below? Http request: mypublic.com ---> handled normally by nginx as it is set up already (listen 80;) Http request: myprivate.com ---> handled ...
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Changed root's shell to non-existing path

I just made a bit of a mistake: Fresh install of FreeBSD 8.2 logged in as root installed bash from ports created users, setting bash as shell vipw (edit passwd file) changed root's shell from ...
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How do you manage and deploy FreeBSD's ports in a large environment?

I'm curious to how people are deploying FreeBSD's ports in their environment. I assume that most people using FreeBSD are indeed using Ports (and often portupgrade for upgrading with binaries). I am ...
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Debian mirror syncing error

I'm running the Debian mirror syncing tool 'ftpsync' on a FreeBSD 8.2 system. I changed the script a bit only to adapt to the FreeBSD system (e.g., path of bash). And I followed the steps from ...
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How to apply patches to phantomjs port in FreeBSD 9?

I have installed FreeBSD 9 and I need to install phantomjs. It is available in /usr/ports/lang/phantomjs but the version is 1.0 while I need a more recent version. There is a patch to update to ...
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ZFS for offline backups

I'm thinking of using ZFS to backups files to single drives that are going to be kept mostly offline. Does anyone know if the FreeBSD ZFS implementation still uses memory if a dedupped pool is ...
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FreeBSD 9-RELEASE-p3, vlan over lagg trunk (bce)

I have a Dell Server with 2 onboard bce(4) NICs. Those two are trunked together using LACP to lagg0 on a EX2200 Juniper Switch. Over lagg0 i have 2 vlans. Everything works fine when i only have one ...
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Machine boots GENERIC kernel after freebsd-update install

The last two times I ran freebsd-update install the machine (re)booted from the GENERIC kernel instead of my custom kernel. As suggested by Freebsd Update (section 25.2.2) I have a GENERIC kernel in ...
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What is the difference of FreeBSD and Linux? [closed]

I give you a basic question. Because I 'm a beginner. I want to build a server with Web application. I am troubled whether I choose FreeBSD or Linux What is the difference of FreeBSD and Linux? ...
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FreeBSD vs Linux performance? [closed]

I know that FreeBSD is famous for being highly stable, secure and of course open source. So I am going to try it on one of my servers. However, I am wondering what are the pros and cons of Using ...
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WAN and LAN setup for IPv6

We just got a IPv6 /48 range (a gateway and an IP address) for our company, but I'm unsure about how to set it up. We use FreeBSD 8.4 (pfSense 2.1) as a router/firewall. Currently we have IPv4 setup ...
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ZFS Sync over unreliable, slow WAN. ZFS replication, or rsync?

I've been tasked with making an off-site backup work over the WAN. Both storage boxes are FreeBSD based NAS boxes running ZFS. Once or twice a week, 15-60 gigs of photography data gets dumped to the ...