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nslookup fails but ping succeeds for nonexistent domains

I have two different FreeBSD servers (different hosting companies), both exhibit this same behavior: They pick a specific IP address (216.239.120.238) for every domain that does NOT exist. nslookup ...
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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 ...
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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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Dropping Cached Memory on FreeBSD

i use FreeNAS server which is built on OS version FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE-p6. I use ZFS file system with 13TB HDD on my 8GB physical ram installed box. It almost uses all of RAM installed while ...
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How to perform action when given syslog message arrives on UDP port

I need to perform given action when specific message (matching for example regexp) arrives at the UDP port (syslog format). How to do this (i.e. by using already avaible softwere as opposed to writing ...
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CARP: two machines think they're the master, but only on one interface

I have two machines, each configured identically as a firewall/load balancer for a busy website. I have set them up with CARP and pfsync on both the internal and external interfaces. The internal ...
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Locked Out of FreeBSD

So I'm upgrading from FreeBSD 7.2 to FreeBSD 8.0 and after a while I get to the part where you have to rebuild all 3rd party applications (stuff from the ports tree or those compiled from source). I ...
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Is there any reason to upgrade from FreeBSD 6.x?

I currently run FreeBSD 6.x, and everything is running smoothly. Is there any reason for me to upgrade to 7 or 8 when it comes out? Am I missing any hot new feature, that I would just have to have?
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OpenCMS throwing Java Exception on TomCat Start

The Setup:- OpenCMS running on TomCat5.5 System running on FreeBSD with the DiabloJVM The OpenCMS system was working then after a restart of TomCat it stopped loading. The Database server ...
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PF: Block all, but one subnet firewall rule?

I'm trying to do something that I thought would be relatively simple: Block all the traffic to a test server, other than my company's subnet. I've tried things along these lines (111.111.0.0 is my ...
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Why Permission Denied with NFS after reboot?

I have Ubuntu and CentOS clients nfsv3 mounting to a FreeBSD box, which got rebooted while the nfs clients were connected. Now the clients get a permission denied when they try to access the mount ...
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Advice for inserting additional disks to a ZFS mirrored pool?

I am running FreeBSD 9.1 with root on a ZFS mirrored pool. At first the pool (labelled zroot) has a total of 1TB spanning two 1TB drives. Recently we have run into disk space issues in which the ...
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Rsync Backup from XFS to ZFS

I currently have a backup solution in place that uses rsync to backup all out Linux servers from remote sites, to an XFS drive in our HQ. I am now trying to rsync the folder from the XFS drive in our ...
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Possible to kill command after a timeout if not success?

I would like to use mbuffer to do ZFS replication with, but in order to do that, I have to start it in listening mode on the target host. That I would do from the master host by ssh 10.10.10.11 ...
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freebsd creating a script to check if service is active and start the service if not

Here's the deal: I'm running a freebsd webserver with apache solr on a jetty every now and then ( few times a month ) jetty quits and I have to restart it by typing: service jetty start I'm kinda ...
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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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FreeBSD jails access

I want to run an application inside jail so that allowed uses can only connect to the jailed env (application) and nothing else on my box. But they need to be able to connect to the jail over the ...
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How do I use a shell builtin command rather than the system command?

I'm specifically asking about FreeBSD. I am using the default /bin/csh as my shell. There is a binary version of echo at /bin/echo, and there is an echo command built into the shell. The system ...
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FreeBSD rc.d script doesn't work when starting up

I am trying to write a rc.d script to startup the fastcgi-mono-server4 on FreeBSD when the computer starts up - in order to run it with nginx. The script works when I execute it while being logged in ...
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start-stop-daemon freebsd

Have a line in sh script starting service from rc.d start-stop-daemon --quiet --start --background --chuid "$USER" --exec /usr/local/bin/env -- $ARGS RETVAL=$? it returns /etc/rc.d/spat: ...
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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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Any freebsd/PfSense realtime bandwidth monitoring tool?

i need to know if there is any Tool (specifically for FreeBSD) , through which i can get the Realtime network traffic usage of any Host/IP , and which should also run on Multiple interfaces as well? i ...
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How to install postgresql on FreeBSD

Here is a step-by-step description of what I am doing cd /usr/ports/databases/postgresql91-server/ make install clean adding postgresql_enable="YES" to /etc/rc.conf trying to start sudo ...
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Would NetBSD be a good choice for a web server?

I've the choice of crafting a NetBSD image for a Xen VPS host, and was just wanting to play around as I like BSD and wished to use it for my general web hosting. I will be hosting a low-mid traffic ...
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Monitor Dell thermal sensors in FreeBSD?

I'm trying to remotely monitor temperature sensors within two Dell PowerEdge 6850's. I have a fear that the building we are in is turning off the air conditioning on the weekends to save power, which ...
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FreeBSD - 'cd ~' takes me to /root instead of home directory

I just created a new user (I was logged in as root to do so) with the adduser utility. I gave the new user his own home directory. If I check the /etc/passwd file, it shows the users home folder is ...
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Does pfSense support AMD64?

Specifically I'm looking at running it on a node on this hardware: http://www.supermicro.com/Aplus/system/2U/2022/AS-2022TG-HTRF.cfm Any gotchas lurking out there? I'm assuming the AMD soft raid ...
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Headless Browser for FreeBSD Server?

I'm looking for an open source headless browser to run on a FreeBSD shared Web server, which can do reasonably accurate rendering of current HTML/CSS/JS. As I'm not very skillfull with Unix/servers ...
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suggestions for firewall/router project using *BSD or Linux [closed]

I have a project in mind and I'd love to hear some ideas on some open source solutions with COTS hardware. I have a few 24 and/or 48 port managed layer2 switches with customers potentially on each ...
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Migrating from IPv4 to IPv6 with three WAN, 1 LAN

I'm in a bind right now. Here I got this wonderful thing called Google, but I am stumped for resources that will allow me to better develop my basic desire. I run the internet for a local special ...
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System-wide bashrc on FreeBSD

On linux there's usually a global bashrc file (/etc/bash.bashrc or /etc/bashrc). On FreeBSD however bash doesn't seem to support this feature. What's the best way to add a system-wide bashrc then?
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FreeBSD switching name and size different files after upload

I`ve faced with strange problem. When I uploaded files via FTP (using FileZilla as FTP-client) to server with FreeBSD7.3, i see strange things: some (4-5%) of all uploaded files changed their ...
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Ping size limit - FreeBSD

In the man page for FreeBSD ping: -s packetsize Specify the number of data bytes to be sent. The default is 56, which translates into 64 ICMP data bytes when combined with the 8 ...
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FreeBSD+PF+Passive Firewall=Frustration

I have a FreeBSD server that I'm trying to get FTP working on. If I disable pf everything works great. If I connect while pf is running I can login successfully-but as soon as I run an ls I get this: ...
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Max open files (MySQL 5.0 on FreeBSD 7.0)

I'm getting "Can't open file: './databasename/tablename.frm' (errno: 24)" errors from MySQL but as far as I can tell, I've set the necessary limits far higher than I need. Other than the ...
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When does main www/mod_php5 port get updated?

I haven't been able to find any info regarding this anywhere while burying through the thousands of results I have been getting concerning php5 so here goes. We have several FreeBSD 9.2 machines and ...
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Installing oracle 7 JDK on FreeBSD 10 — Wants i586, but on AMD64

I need to install Oracle Java 7 on my FreeBSD 10 server but I am a bit confused. I am using the ports, and when I do a make install in the /usr/ports/java/linux-sun-jdk17 directory I get the ...
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Why is my server displaying openssl 0.9.8 when I have openssl1.0.1 installed?

I am creating a test server that is vulnerable to the heartbleed bug. My server is running Apache 2.4 on a FreeBSD VM. By default, FreeBSD seems to have OpenSSL 0.9.8 installed by default. I tried ...
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Need to identify disk in zpool … how?

I need to replace a bad disk in a zpool on FreeNAS. zpool status shows gptid/5fe33556-3ff2-11e2-9437-f46d049aaeca UNAVAIL 0 0 0 cannot open How do I find the serial # of that disk? ...
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Cannot create zpool, how to get rid of intel raid volume?

This is a FreeBSD 9.1 amd64 computer. It has 5 disks installed. The ada0 and ada1 disks are used with a hw raid to provide the root filesystem: root@gw:/home/gandalf # ls /dev | grep ada ada0 ada1 ...
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understanding disk space on ec2 freebsd instance

So I probably lack some basic fundamental understanding when it comes to unix drives. On amazon-ec2, I just created an instance where I specified the root device to be 30 GB. If I goto volumes I see ...
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How do I enable aio on nginx on FreeBSD?

I want to use asynchronous IO on nginx on FreeBSD. I see lots of documentation on how to configure it or how to compile nginx with it. However, I already have nginx installed so I need to re-compile ...
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What does the FreeBSD kernel message “vnode_pager_putpages: I/O error 5” mean?

Our FreeNAS file server's /var/log/messages and dmesg logs are filling up with: Nov 28 14:50:00 chef kernel: vnode_pager_putpages: I/O error 5 Nov 28 14:50:00 chef kernel: vnode_pager_putpages: ...
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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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Apache not running from rc.d on FreeBSD

I'm using FreeBSD 8.3 and Apache 2.2. I didn't install Apache from ports, instead compiled it from source because I wanted to move the binary and configuration to a different path (I'm centering all ...
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FreeBSD: Error creating new slice using gpart

The virtual hard disk of one of my VPS has been enlarged, and I want to create a new ZFS slice using the extra space, but I couldn't be able to perform that. # gpart add -s 10G -t freebsd-zfs da0 ...
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KVM: how to confirm does kvm uses kvm-kernel-module?

This can sound a little bit paranoid but I really have a doubt that my configured libvirt+kvm uses any hardware acceleration in debian. I setuped it with this guide. in fact i've checked already, ...
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freebsd 8 mail log status, what do these mean?

I'm new at some of the server stuff and need a bit of help understanding what the /var/log/maillog file is saying. I've sent 200 emails for an email newsletter I'm running. In the "maillog" file I ...
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LDAP loginShell on platforms with different paths

I'm using LDAP to deal with users and authentication across my network. I'm now adding FreeBSD hosts and have hit a problem with login shells. on Linux, shells tend to be in /bin/$shellname, so ...
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FreeBSD - Can't access jail from SSH

I need your help for solving an SSH+FreeBSD+jails authentication issue. I've (almost) successfully set up a jailed environment on my FreeBSD 8.2 box. My FreeBSD host has 2 network interfaces: ...