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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 ...
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Email Address Generator

I'm developing a service which requires me to generate a new email for every "sign up." For example, person000@name.com, person001@name.com, person002@name.com, and so forth. My first attempt was ...
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pipe multiple files, single ssh connection, remote commands

I'd like to pipe several files to a remote server, piped as input to commands run on the remote server, over ssh, but only one ssh connection/command is permitted. (In the remote authorized_keys file, ...
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Сan I configure FreeBSD to use DHCP or a static IP depending on the detected ssid?

I have a FreeBSD 8 machine which can use several wireless access points. I want it to use the first available network and automatically use DHCP or a static address as required. Is it possible under ...
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rsync to remote server that does not have the same users setup as local server produces permission error

I'm setting up a backup of my linux-based webserver to a NAS running FreeBSD. I've created a backup user on the FreeBSD box and ran rsync as root on the local (web server) box using the following ...
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Protecting against UDP flood

One of my servers is being flooded with udp packets on random ports. 12:11:54.190442 IP 182.48.38.227.60173 > localhost.51523: UDP, length 1 12:11:54.190447 IP 182.48.38.227.60173 > ...
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Running script when FreeBSD boots, but changing cwd first

I want to run a script when FreeBSD boots. I tried symlinking to it from /usr/local/etc/rc.d, but the script itself (myscript.sh) uses paths such as ./init-site.sh. These don't resolve correctly when ...
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nss_ldap: could not search LDAP server - Server is unavailable

I have an OpenLDAP server installed on FreeBSD 8.x. I am getting this error: Mar 25 16:11:45 ldap2 slapd[1268]: nss_ldap: could not search LDAP server - Server is unavailable I have included my LDAP ...
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Booting FreeBSD from whole-disk ZFS pool?

I have a FreeBSD fileserver configured with one ZFS pool created from whole disk devices. That is, the pool was created like this: zpool create pool0 raidz ada0 ada1 ada2 This means the disks have ...
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Where do ack-only sent packets come from (on FreeBSD)?

I run the systat -tcp command on a moderately loaded system and see something like this for a 5 second window: /0 /1 /2 /3 /4 /5 /6 /7 /8 /9 /10 Load Average ...
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'pargs' command in FreeBSD or Linux

What's the FreeBSD (or Linux) equivalent to the 'pargs' command, available in Solaris? Many times I want to know what are the environment variables for a given process space, with no help from these ...
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Binary won't execute when run with a path. Eg >./program won't work but >program works fine

I'm getting some weird behaviour for a binary file I'm trying to run. I'm using Mac OSX snow leopard, and the binary itself is part of labkey software .. built from source. If I try to run the file ...
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What is the best way to convert a block number to a file name in FreeBSD?

Today I found the following message in the daily log mail I get from a FreeBSD server: ad2c: hard error reading fsbn 1081249272 of 540624636-540624639 (ad2 bn 1081249272; cn 1072667 tn 14 sn 54) ...
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How to enable gjournal on FreeBSD after upgrade from 6.x?

We have one server that was upgraded via buildworld etc. from FreeBSD 6.4 to 7.2. As you know one of the best new features in 7.* freebsd's branch is gjournal, but it seems to me that it is impossible ...
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zfs pool failing import with online disks and status

While preparing to move a zfs pool to another server chassis I did an 'zfs export' while in multi-user mode. Hindsight I should have have done this from a rescue disk. After the export, which ...
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Setup ZFS on freeBSD from bsd-rescue

I have a server from OVH and have the following procedure of setting ZFS on FreeBSD10 on OVH server following the https://wiki.freebsd.org/RootOnZFS/GPTZFSBoot/Mirror Creating a bootable ZFS ...
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Why does zfs fail to cache this workload when “normal” filesystems cache it completely?

Update: because recordsize defaults to 128k, the amount of data read by the test program is much larger than the ARC on an 8GB system and still slightly larger than the ARC on a 16GB system. Reducing ...
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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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How to fix geometry of two identical disks?

I have two identical HDD. First has geometry 3876021/16/63 and second has geometry 3876018/16/63. First disk's capacity is 50% already. I want to add second disk to mirror (first disk is master). How ...
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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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Update FreeBSD ports to specific version/time [duplicate]

I know that i can use the command Portsnap fetch update in order to update the ports tree. My issue rises because i have 2 servers, one running php 5.2 (server a) and the other running 5.3 (server b) ...
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FreeBSD 2 network cards

We have server with 2 network cards with FreeBSD on it. 1 card used for internet (works fine) and another one for local network connection (to 192.168.227.0/24 net). When i try to ping gateway of ...
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Shared authentication across FreeBSD Jails

I am using FreeBSD with ZFS to run several jails. For jail management I'm using ezjail, and I have a template jail which I use for provisioning. I want to share passwd, groups, and authentication ...
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Running commands on FreeBSD Live CD

I'm running FreeBSD 9.1-PRERELEASE on a vps running on XEN virtualization, I tried to update it to 9.1-RELEASE but mergemaster toasted my /etc/master.passwd and /etc/passwd so what i have now is a ...
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How I can create a FTP-only account, in FreeBSD?

I created an account to be used only for FTP sessions: # adduser Username: test Full name: Uid (Leave empty for default): Login group [test]: Login group is test. Invite test into other groups? []: ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...