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awarded  Caucus
Nov
9
answered SSH connection closes as shell fails to load
Jul
17
comment KVM attach drive to FreeBSD guest
Is the FreeBSD kernel detecting the image as a device? Check the output of dmesg and see if it shows up in the boot messages.
Jul
16
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Jul
16
comment What's the best way to auto clean distfiles after using make/portupgrade in FreeBSD?
Yes, I meant @reboot - sorry about the typo. If you're not using a separate /tmp, then my comment doesn't really apply. It's still something to be aware of, I think. I haven't done a fresh install of FreeBSD for a while (I do source upgrades in-place) so I don't know what the default layout is like these days, so it could well be a single partition, in which case this point is moot.
Jul
13
comment What's the best way to auto clean distfiles after using make/portupgrade in FreeBSD?
Bear in mind that /tmp is often a small file system, and some distfiles can be quite big, so don't be surprised if a port build fails with a "file system full" error during the fetch stage, if you adopt this approach. If you want the distfiles to be deleted automatically, you can script one of the other suggested approaches. An @boot system cronjob, for example, could be set up to carry out the steps in one of the other answers at startup.
Jul
10
comment Ubuntu - How limit access to machine ports by ip address
If you have an Internet connected host, you really do need to invest the time and effort in learning the host platform's firewall and security utilities. IPTables is a complex topic, but Internet security is also a complex topic. You'll be glad you made the investment.
Jul
10
comment Apache not running from rc.d on FreeBSD
The ports system allows you to override the default installation locations. I'm not going to give you any more than that, though, because as @ChrisS said, you're saving up for a bleak future for your successors by not following FreeBSD's long established and very sensible conventions. If you insist on doing it, you can read the docs to find out how. Let the ports system do as much for you as possible. That's what it's for.
Apr
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comment freebsd pid file not created
See my edited answer for more information. We'll get there!
Apr
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revised freebsd pid file not created
Provided a more detailed answer.
Apr
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answered freebsd pid file not created
Mar
21
comment CentOS expanding directory
That's very clever. Took me a few seconds to work out how it could work. And yes - use RAID!
Mar
21
answered CentOS expanding directory
Mar
17
comment MySQL performance on FreeBSD after moving db files from /var
Looks like you've gone through file system config with Chris S already. If no differences show up there, then I wonder if either reinstalling with a rearranged partitioning scheme and/or adding a new disk (preferably on a different controller) might be possibilities? Both are a lot of work up front, but depending on your use case, may be worth the hit.
Mar
16
answered MySQL performance on FreeBSD after moving db files from /var
Mar
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awarded  Yearling
Mar
16
answered How to increase /var directory size?
Mar
15
comment Unable to send or receive emails using VPS
See nobody's answer - try the format suggested there. It's been a while since I edited a zone file, so my knowledge of the syntax is evidently a little rusty!
Mar
15
answered Unable to send or receive emails using VPS
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