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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Real-time layer 7 (http.request.uri) filtration on freebsd

I have a freebsd 9.0 router with 250-300Mbit/s traffic, and need to filter small list of pages (http.request.uri). I do not care about tor, anonymizers, proxy etc. Just prevent direct access from my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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XenServer and ZFS via NFS

I'm trying to connect a NFS share to XenCenter. The NFS server is a ZFSGuru distro (uses FreeBSD). The zfs volume was exported like this: /sbin/zfs set sharenfs="on" temppool/share According to ...
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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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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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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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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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Freebsd how detect ethernet loopback on interface

I have network based on stupid hubs. And freebsd router in center of this network. Today i see in 'systat -vmstat' : Interrupts 8005 em1:rx 0 That was a loop on one hub. Is there any way to ...
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Provide Internet access for different VLAN

I have several managed switches at work that connect all computer within our office to the ADSL modem. However I would like enforce a VLAN policy to isolate traffic within the network. Through my ...
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HighPoint RocketRAID 2680SGL and FreeBSD

I'm trying to get my RAID controller working with FreeBSD. But it seems it's not being recognized by FreeBSD: module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (pci/rr2680, 0xc0a45b90, 0xc61f0430) error 22 ...
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How can I scroll back the output in FreeBSD's console without Scroll Lock?

I've installed FreeBSD inside a VM on a laptop. As it turns out, the laptop keyboard has no Scroll Lock key, which is used for scrolling the screen back in FreeBSD's console. How can I scroll back the ...
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ZFS over iSCSI high-availability solution

I am considering a ZFS/iSCSI based architecture for a HA/scale-out/shared-nothing database platform running on wimpy nodes of plain PC hardware and running FreeBSD 9. Will it work? What are possible ...
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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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Import Active Directory users into Unix/Linux/FreeBSD group

I need to have FreeBSD 8.2 RELEASE p9 (running FreeNAS) import or associate Active Directory users (or Security Group) with a Unix/FreeBSD group. This way I can use FreeBSD group(s) security on a ...
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Unable to read file with permissions of 777

I have a file which was saved to a CIFS share from Outlook. The file permissions are 777, so I should be able to read the file from the Linux host the file goes to. However when I try, I get file ...
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Mount NFS directory as read-only for certain users

I have a server fileserver. Fileserver has an NFS export active that is called share. I have three users that need ssh/sftp access to share through a remote computer fileaccess: user1,user2, and ...
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splitting crontab into several files under FreeBSD

Using FreeBSD 9, I would like to know what is the good way to split /etc/crontab into several files. For example, I would like to put all postfix related jobs in /etc/cron.d/postfix, all logrotate ...
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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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FreeBSD encryption concept: automatic boot without password or key, when mounted by another system?

Recently, i installed FreeBSD for work and geli for encryption. (Full disk encyrption without boot partition.) When I finished getting it setup, I found that every time it boots, I need to enter the ...
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Internal traffic card and external traffic cards on the same server… how to configure?

This might sound like a noob question, but here is what I have to configure: FreeBSD 1 server with 2 network cards 1 network card for internal IP addresses (5 of them) 1 network card for external IP ...
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freebsd-update for live installation (8.2 to 8.3)

At the end of this month, our FreeBSD 8.2 installation will no more be supported by the FreeBSD Security team. I'd like to use freebsd-update since it looks the more convenient way to update the ...
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Any high-level and cross-platform wrappers for security event auditing

There exists some high-level wrappers for system file events, for here it is an example of usage of Listen ruby gem: Listen.to('some/path', 'some/another/path', :filter => [/\.tmp$/]) do ...
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syslog-ng show errors every time start

everyone! After i install syslog-ng in my freebsd9.1 and use it for my log systerm. Every time i start it there display an error: Error opening plugin module; module='afuser', ...
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6* HDD ,2*SSD, Freebsd, Raidz2 or hardware R6? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does ZFS replace the need for hardware/software RAID? I want to install Freebsd 9 on our servers. We have 6 HDD and 2SDD. SDD will be used for database. For now we're ...
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Networking between openvpn and pptp clients

Long uptime to everyone! OS FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE, pptpd-1.3.4. Network: em0 1.2.3.4 - external interface and ip tun0 10.18.1.0/24 - network for openvpn clients tun1 10.18.2.0/24 - network for pptp ...
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Route ssh traffic based on hostname using FreeBSD/pf?

I have a proxy/firewall machine running FreeBSD 9, using PF to route and filter traffic as needed. Now I'm setting up a git server, which runs over ssh, but I'm already using port 22 for ssh. I would ...
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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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HP MDS 600 compatibility questions

I've bought a used HP MDS 600 to use as JBOD to a ZFS filesystem. Originally I just assumed that it was a pretty 'dumb' box and I'd be able to use a SAS card like the 16-port LSI one, and most any ...
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How to install a certain version of Apache Web-server to FreeBSD?

I have a newly installed FreeBSD OS and I need to install an Apache web-server on it. Need it to test some software. But I need not the last version but exactly apache-2.2.17_1. How can I do that? ...
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KVM attach drive to FreeBSD guest

Im running FreeNas on a KVM guest. I need to add (attach) a virtual drive. I run: qemu-img create -f qcow2 morespace.img 10G virsh: attach-disk freenas /space/morespace.img vdb I restart the ...
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Server freeze on flushing ipfw

I got strange problem with ipfw on FreeBSD 8.2, the problem is when I'm trying to flush the ipfw , by the following command: /sbin/ipfw -q -f flush or /sbin/ipfw flush and then y My dedicated ...
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Can not establish connection after adding the IP Failover

I've bought an dedicated server some days ago, and now its time to setup some more IP failovers to handle my services, unfortunately, it seems like I can not access certain ports anymore if I'm using ...