Hot answers tagged guides
Most rack mount servers come with rails. There are two types of racks: square hole, and round hole. If you got an APC rack, it's probably a square hole rack. Depending on the manufacturer of the rack mount server, you can either mount the server rails "toollessly" or with screws. The toolless method is preferable as it is easier and faster. Any server ...
djb as in Daniel J. Bernstein? He has a limited set of software that he has written, you are not going to replace many FreeBSD "utilities" with his software. I am not confident that you understand what you're asking. I use his software regularly and greatly appreciate his approach to secure software development. However, his lack of consideration of ...
Really, just hang in the community of SysAdmins and let the goodness rub off and the badness roll off. Read blogs, hang on forums, don't be afraid to ask questions and let the flames burn the dross off (should any come your way... which I hope not). I'll give you some pointers to groups and resources I like: SysAdmin Network (A little slow, but there are ...
Slightly dated, but the following articles go over a few of the differences including startup scripts, kernel, software installation, etc.: Comparing GNU/Linux and FreeBSD FreeBSD for Linux Users
In addition to Warner's Answer, there are ports for: QMail: /usr/ports/mail/qmail DJBdns: /usr/ports/dns/djbdns Publicfile: /usr/ports/www/publicfile As a side note I'm not a fan of these software packages. I am a fan of the more popular packages: Sendmail - Built in Postfix: /usr/ports/mail/postfix Courier: /usr/ports/mail/courier (less popular, but my ...
If you are looking for guides to getting you started, besides the FreeBSD handbook which is amazing there is BSDguides.org, while slightly dated in terms of material and the website itself it is still very good and contains a lot of information for people looking for particular solutions to problems.
Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible