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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 ...
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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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Centralized syslog-ng logging on FreeBSD

I've managed to successfully switch from syslogd to syslog-ng for my logging. I would however like to have the syslog-ng box receiving all logs from the all boxes running syslog on the network. How ...
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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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FreeNAS: “swap_pager: I/O error - pagein failed”

Our FreeNAS server log is constantly filling up with Apr 5 15:13:49 Wheelhouse NAS kernel: swap_pager: I/O error - pagein failed; blkno 524312,size 4096, error 6 Apr 5 15:13:49 Wheelhouse NAS ...
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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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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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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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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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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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FreeBSD: problem with Postfix after updating LDAP

At the server I installed openldap-server, at this computer open-ldap client has already been installed. Version of openldap-client (2.4.16) was older then new openldap-server (2.4.21) and the ...
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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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What should the hostname/domain be when installing FreeBSD?

I am trying to configure a fresh installation of FreeBSD using VMware workstation. I get to a screen where I have to configure the Network Interfaces (some values are set automatically because I've ...
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Hosting provider that allows you to host your own VM image?

I've already looked at the 'Best Hosted VM Provider' question and checked the recommendations there, but I seem to have slightly odd requirements. Basically, I am looking for a host that allows me to ...
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Creating pflog interface

I'm attempting to create a pflog interface using ifconfig so I can log to more than one file and when I attempt to execute the following command I get this error. I'm attempting this on a vanilla ...
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FreeBSD security log message: “Received data after socket was closed”

I am running FreeBSD 7 and I get this in /var/log/security : +++ /tmp/security.AIKARuA1 2009-06-30 03:05:17.000000000 +0500 +TCP: [69.147.83.36]:80 to [115.186.130.56]:50488 tcpflags ...
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FreeBSD load splitting and failover with 2 WANs (dynamic routing)

I have a freebsd server (ipfw, dhcp, dns) with one LAN interface and 2 WAN interfaces (2 different ADSL lines). The WAN interfaces (re0 and re1) are aggregated into one lagg0 failover ...
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SSLProtocol: Illegal protocol 'TLSv1.2'

I'm using FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE with apache24-2.4.10_2 package. [root@alexus ~]# uname -a FreeBSD alexus.org 9.2-RELEASE-p5 FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE-p5 #0 r265974: Wed May 14 07:57:04 PDT 2014 ...
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Should I create ZFS zpools with whole disks or partitions?

I am making zpools on FreeBSD machine. While creating zpools i observe these two cases:- If i take raw disks and create zpool then i am able to form zpools and they are working perfectly. If i ...
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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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403 statuses on nginx at FreeBSD

I'm trying to switch from an Apache hosting solution to nginx with php-fpm on FreeBSD 9.2. I'm rewriting my script for creating vHosts and stuff for nginx now and get 403 statuses when I try to ...
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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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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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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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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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nslookup fails inside freebsd jail

I posted on the freebsd forums. I've been trying all night and I've made some progress but still I can't connect to the internet from my freebsd jail. Please just give me a hint here. I get the ...
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Managing multiple linux\freebsd server? [closed]

I currently have 5 FreeBSD servers that I'm handling on my own. I just bought 10 more servers and I want to start using some centralized configuration system like Puppet. I was wondering if there ...
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Installing multiple php versions plus extensions on freebsd

I'm a currently learning how to work with freebsd. Lately I have been trying to run multiple php versions along with their respective packages. However, I seem to be running into issues while making ...
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ipfw strange rules after reboot

I set this lines in my rc.conf: firewall_enable="YES" firewall_type="/etc/ipfw.rules" cat /etc/ipfw.rules add 02020 deny ip from table(10) to any add 02030 deny ip from table(11) to any ...
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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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How do I find out my CD ROM hardware specifics on FreeBSD?

I can usually use dmesg soon after bootup to display hardware info that my kernel loads. After my system has been up for a while however, dmesg no longer produces anything of value concerning ...
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How much does FreeBSD differ from Linux?

I was trying to setup a NAS box for my ESXi server using linux, I was going to install ZFS and iSCSI and I thought everything was going to be awesome. I was wrong... ZFS on Linux is not the most ...
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FreeBSD Jail Authentication and Commands

I have setup a jail on FreeBSD-8.2 following the manual. After the setup, I copied these files rc.conf, /etc/passwd from base to jail. And this is what I did in order: jexec id passwd (to change the ...
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Using two network interfaces for FreeBSD VM

How do I turn on/off one network interface without affecting the other in FreeBSD? I have a FreeBSD 8.2 virtual machine (Virtual Box 4.1.4), with two network interfaces, one bridged to my Ethernet ...
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Move data from root ZFS into child filesystem

I have a zpool (pool verion 13, FS version 3, called tank0) with about 2.5TB of data in the root of the pool (i.e. directly in /mnt/tank0). OS is FreeBSD, actually FreeNAS version 0.7.2. I would like ...