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FreeBSD - monitor aggregate bandwidth of individual local network devices

I'm looking for ways to monitor the Internet usage - the total amount of data transferred - of individual devices on my network. I'm using FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE with pf for filtering and NAT. I'm not ...
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Moving data from linux mirrors into freebsd ZFS

I got an 3 years old computer with 4GB RAM Dualcore/Intel, and 4 hotswapable SATA HDD's (500GB each, 2+2 in LINUX RAID-1 configuration - so i have 2 500GB mirrored volumes). Each volume is full of ...
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HP NC107i (BCM5723) on freebsd 9

We've purchased 3 hp proliant dl120 servers. They come with 2 integrated network adapters - HP NC107i PCIe Gigabit Server Adapter which is based on BCM5723. After Freebsd 9 installation I've ...
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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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Keeping freebsd up to date with only binary packages

Here's what I want: I want to install RELEASE-8.2, and want to keep the system and packages up to date with security patches only. I want to avoid ports b/c I do not want my machines to start ...
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Apache PATH very long with duplicate entries

When showing phpinfo() the sheet show that Apache PATH enviroment variable is very very long and with duplicate entries? Why is that? And how to fix? ...
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FreeBSD: OpenLDAP, SASL, and GSSAPI

I've run into some problems getting OpenLDAP on FreeBSD (8.2-STABLE) to authenticate using Kerberos tickets. I hope I've just had a brain glitch, so please feel free to let me know that I've missed ...
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Horrible PostgreSQL locking performance

I recently noticed a very horrible PostgreSQL locking performance drop after running the DB server for a couple month. The load of the website increased a lot these weeks but the speed is getting ...
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I cannot use screen stuff command from cron, but I can from a shell script (same user)

I have a shell script on FreeBSD that sends a few screen stuff commands to a running screen session (which runs a Minecraft server). The commands work when I execute it manually. But if I put the ...
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monitoring a network for spammers/webscripts gone bad

I am going to be setting aside some IP space so that someone can use it as co-lo space and dedicated hosting. The network will have its own cisco router and several L2 managed switches that I'll admin ...
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Mounting Solaris UFS partition on Debian(with FreeBSD kernel)

I have some disks that were being used on a Solaris system. The disks are formatted as UFS. I attached them to a Debian system (with FreeBSD kernel. Debian/kFreeBSD), but I cannot mount them. $ ...
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FreeBSD: usernames longer than 16 chars

Can someone give me the complete process to change FreeBSD from a 16 char max to 64 char max on unsername length? Essentially this is to add some support for Virtualmin/Webmin. Inspired from ...
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How to set up two-factor authentication with OTP on FreeBSD?

I have a FreeBSD server that I like to be able to get to from anywhere. Normally I use SSH publickey to log in, or if I don't have my SSH private key available then I might use regular password over ...
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FreeBSD 8 and Samba 3.3 smb_panic

What is causing samba to crash? Need help diagnosing ... [2010/06/14 16:11:42, 0] lib/fault.c:fault_report(40) =============================================================== [2010/06/14 16:11:42, ...
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FreeBSD DHCP server on multiple interfaces

I have FreeBSD server (7.2) which has a lot of interfaces (vlans, count near 100). I want to configure DHCP server with separate pools for each interface. What program should I use? Thanks for any ...
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Link aggregation with freebsd8 and a cicso 3550, what am i doing wrong?

Hey, I am trying to setup Link Aggrigation with LACP (well, anything that provides increased bandwidth and failover using my setup will work). I'm running FreeBSD 8.0 on 3 machines. M1 is running 2 ...
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Difference between FreeBSD 8.0 CD and DVD

What is the difference between the Installation Media for FreeBSD 8.0. One is a CD and the other is the DVD...any place where I can find what packages are not present in the CD media that are in the ...
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Apache on FreeBSD not responsive but not busy

I run a fairly busy webserver. It's pretty standard: Apache with mod_php on FreeBSD 7.1. It connects to a separate MySQL server. It serves lots of static images. Users have been complaining of slow ...
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Unix nslcd login with sAMAccountName and/or userPrincipalName from Active Directory

I'm trying to setup authentication from Active Directory in FreeBSD 10.0 using nslcd (nss-pam-ldapd-sasl package) and would like to allow both sAMAccountName and userPrincipalName as valid login ...
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Shared object “libarchive.so.5” not found, required by “pkg”

I just updated my FreeBSD from 9.x to 10.0 (using freebsd-update) and now my pkg isn't working. # pkg Shared object "libarchive.so.5" not found, required by "pkg" # I know I can use pkg-static ...
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Redirection with natd flags on FreeBSD

I am trying to setup a basic NAT server. I want all traffic coming from the outside world to the NAT server to be redirected to another machine, where I have a lipcap service running to parse this ...
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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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How can I get an integer output on BSD ping?

I am trying to perform a simple check on an integer value output from ping. In Linux this was working quite nicely, but the FreeBSD ping outputs a float value with percentage sign suffixed. ...
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calcru: runtime went backwards (FreeBSD) [duplicate]

I have installed a fresh FreeBSD 9.1 machine running in a virtual KVM environment. After some days of uptime I always see the following messages for various PIDs in the system console: calcru: ...
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SVN via SSH not working on Windows with Tortoise SVN

I have SSH access to a FreeBSD machine which has svnadmin (and the rest of the necessary utilities) installed. svn is version 1.7.9 (r1462340). I am on Windows 7 x64, using Tortoise SVN 1.7.7. I have ...
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FreeBSD Nic Setup - Dual NICs with lagg

I have a server running FreeBSD 9.0. It has two NICs using the igb network drivers. I was given a range of IPs, for example's sake I'm just going to make up some IP addresses, so let's say ...
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FreeBSD raid issue

One of my machines (FreeBSD) has lost its raid (0/ stripe). If I go [root@torry /usr/home/bclark]# gstripe list Geom name: st0 State: UP Status: Total=3, Online=3 Type: AUTOMATIC Stripesize: 65536 ...
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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 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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nginx + Jetty - thousands of connections stuck in LAST_ACK

I have a FreeBSD machine with jails -- two in particular, one that runs nginx and another that runs a Java program that accepts requests via Jetty (embedded mode) Jetty receives upwards of 500 ...
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Is there an equivalent of LinuxIMQs in BSD?

Is there an equivalent of LinuxIMQs in BSD ? From linuximq.net: The imq device has two common usage cases: Ingress shaping: With linux only egress shaping is possible (except for the ingress ...
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FreeBSD istgt - how to limit iscsi target discoverability to IP address

How can I setup an ISCSI target that is only visible to a certain IP address? For example, if a client runs iscsiadm discover from 10.1.1.130, I only want target iqn.2011-03.domain.org.istgt.ded130 ...
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How to make setting of kern.ipc.somaxconn persistent?

Want to rise value of kern.ipc.somaxconn With sysctl works ok $ sudo sysctl kern.ipc.somaxconn=2048 $ kern.ipc.somaxconn: 128 -> 2048 check it: $ sysctl -a|grep somaxconn ...
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What are the security implications of using allow.sysvipc in a FreeBSD jail

The man page for jail says that allow.sysvipc enables "System V primitives [to] share a single namespace across the host and jail environments..." thus "... processes within a jail would be able to ...
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Setting up nameserver - bind [FreeBSD]

First of all sorry for bad English. I'm a newcomer to FreeBSD, and I'm going to like it. Before I tried FreeBSD, I had a Linux VPS (My ISP set it up for me). I decide to drop it in favor of FreeBSD ...
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Show tar file contents with 'less' on FreeBSD

Constantly switching between Linux and FreeBSD I keep bumping into this. When I do: less something.tgz Linux systems(well... Ubuntu to be precise) show me a list of files, which is what I ...
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How to increase /var directory size?

First question: When I run df -h I can see this: # df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Capacity Mounted on /dev/ad4s1a 9.7G 8.0G 918M 90% / devfs 1.0K 1.0K 0B ...
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Most secure webserver software

I was reading about Hiawatha and I was wondering if really Freebsd+Hiawatha could be considered safer than Linux+Lighttpd or any other webserver. Moreover, if you were to have to host a very ...
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How to automatically create a dir in user's home when adding new user?

I am toying with Apache and FreeBSD. I'm using UserDir in Apache, and configured it to look at the 'www' dir under each user's $HOME. My question is: which is the best way to automatically create ...
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Is there a command for monitoring network connections in realtime on FreeBSD?

I'm having problems all over our LAN where Firefox is not closing network connections when using our internal webapp. It closes some but not all of the connections, repeat this often enough and your ...
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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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will it work setting /etc/aliases root to gmail address on freebsd postfix

Is it possible to set the root mail address to my gmail address? And if so how? Would it work by just setting my email address in the following file? /etc/aliases : root: mygmail@gmail.com Or ...
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Download FreeBSD print system

Where can I get to download FreeBSD print system? I have webmin installed on mac os x 10.6.4 and when i want to setup printer administration i get this error The spool directory /var/spool/lpd does ...
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Problem installing ntop on FreeBSD 6.2

I'm following the instructions at http://www.ntop.org/download.html. At some point during the ./configure phase of the install, I get this error message: configure: error: Unable to find RRD at ...
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Will dropping only SYN packets improve or decrease firewall performance?

I'm setting ipfw, and the following was suggested to me: If I make the rule only to drop SYN packets for TCP, no connection could be established and the firewall won't even have to look at other ...
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Dovecot user lookup fails for email addresses

I have Dovecot v2.0.11 installed on a FreeBSD server and the user lookups for incoming email addresses are failing, but lookups for system users is successful. Dovecot is setup to use system users, ...
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Upgrading server motherboard while maintaining 12 SATA ports

My office has been using a FreeNAS server that was built with desktop hardware. We use it for storing RAW photos (~50mb each). We have 3 workstations that access (browse, retouch, save) the files ...
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Minimum hardware requirements of a loadbalancer?

I'm going to use a FreeBSD system as a loadbalancer which routes 1gbps public traffic to back-end webserver cluster. What are the minimum hardware specs for this job? Thanks.
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Is FreeBSD more suitable than CentOS for firing 40k concurrent connections (for Jmeter)?

I am trying to run Jmeter to simulate 40k concurrent users and stress test a particular system. Putting aside the possibility that Jmeter may not be able to push such a high number (although I have ...
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How to connect FreeBSD Jail to network

So recently I successfully installed and configured a freebsd jail and I would like to install software within my jail but I cannot connect to the network. I'm trying to setup an apache+php+mysql ...