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Berkeley Software Distribution is a UNIX-derived operating system developed at the University of California from 1977 through 1995.

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Install Java 9, 10, 11, or 12 on FreeBSD 11.1

When I look to my up-to-date Ports collection: cd /usr/ports/java && ls -d openjdk* … I see only versions 6, 7, and 8 of Java in the OpenJDK releases: openjdk6 openjdk6-jre openjdk7 ...
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fial2ban0.9.7 crashing when system.log rotates on macOS10.10.5

I'm trying to install fail2ban0.9.7 (https://github.com/fail2ban/fail2ban/) on a Mac running macOS10.10.5 Yosemite. It is a great program that I run perfectly fine on Unix, Linux and macOS10.6. But ...
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How to force Apache to skip binding to failed interface? [closed]

I run Apache inside VirtualBox on a laptop. I also used IP based VirtualHost-s. I want to be able to have LAN access whenever I move about, to certain pre-known networks. The IP, however, is not "...
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accidentially modifying the binary of a file whilst it is running

I have several FreeBSD boxes mix of V10 and V11 that all have some binaries mounted over nfs. unfortunately a situation came about when one was executed whilst it was still being uploaded to the nfs ...
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During OpenBSD installation, what is “DNS domain name” for?

During the installation of OpenBSD 6.1, right after setting up network interfaces, the installer prompts me: DNS domain name? (e.g. 'bar.com') [my.domain] I am not sure what this setting is for, I ...
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Where is Apache's 000-default.conf in FreeBSD?

Where is Apache 2.4's 000-default.conf in FreeBSD 11? It seems it does not exist in FreeBSD 11.
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BSD jail availability in the event of NFS server failure

I have some BSD systems where I am considering the use of jails for processes that should be isolated from the rest of the system. The host system has some NFS mounts, and there is the issue that in ...
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How do you expand /var in pfsense when you run it in memory?

I have a pfsense box running 32GBs of RAM. I enabled /var and other directories to be in RAM due to have so much space and wanted to improve performance. How do you alter and increase the size of /...
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Using bash shell when logging into FreeBSD ssh

I'm searching a way to be sure my commands are executed by bash on some FreeBSD 11 machines that use csh as default shell. The following is my code that works on Linux CentOS / Debian / MacOS X / ...
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pf shortcuts for block quick

Looking at https://www.openbsd.org/faq/pf/shortcuts.html it's not clear to me if these are the same- block quick from <bruteforce> and- block in quick from <bruteforce> to any block out ...
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Default http proxy under FreeBSD

I'd like to set default http proxy for all users under my FreeBSD environment. I modified /etc/login.conf file by adding HTTP_PROXY variable: default:\ :passwd_format=sha512:\ :copyright=/etc/...
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BSD nc (netcat) does not terminate on EOF

Host A: tar cf - stuff | dd | nc -N -l 12987 Host B: nc a.example.com 12987 | dd | tar tf - On host A dd prints its summary after tar completes. Thus it is clear, that tar closes the pipe/file -...
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How do I make su wait before retries in freebsd?

I want to make attempts at using the su command timeout for 1 second between tries. Alas, the Google and StackExchange, and rtfm have not yielded results.
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BSD Connection 'Drops'

I've been setting up a BSD server and every thing went fine. It still works fine except on my own IP address I cannot connect to my webserver at all and with SSH I can login but then as soon as I type ...
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Layer 3 routing based on HTTP packet content

I'm running a HTTP proxy service and want to route traffic to various Layer 3 TUNs based on the contents of HTTP packets (e.g. HTTP headers). I'm using BSD and Linux to do this but it doesn't look ...
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What's a good choice for a general-purpose “non-advanced” filesystem with Linux R/W and Windows/BSD R/O support?

I'd like advice and recomendations as to what filesystem would be ideal for me to use for a 320GB HDD that will replace what appears to be an aging/failing 250GB one. Ideally, I'd like something I ...
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Setting up a FreeBSD Server for packet filtering and routing [closed]

I have heard the many goods of using FreeBSD in Networking over Linux with utils such as pf and ipfw I currently have an multi tier application hosted on a vSphere environment with seperate servers ...
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Should I create ZFS zpools with whole disks or partitions?

I am making zpools on FreeBSD machine. While creating zpools I observe these two cases: If I take raw disks and create zpool then I am able to form zpools and they are working perfectly. If I format ...
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MariaDB service won't start on FreeBSD jail

Just set up a dedicated database jail running databases/mariadb55-server and for some reason it won't start on demand nor on boot. Any suggestions? # service mysql-server start Starting mysql. /usr/...
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What operating system is used according to enclosed picture? [closed]

Sorry for the beginner question but can one guess what OS this is from the named folder in the structure? I was not allowed to post the picture but perhaps the link works. (have no text-based img).
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FreeBSD 10 won't boot to ZFS root after power failure

While installing new hardware today, I involuntarily disconnected the power to one of our servers. This server is running FreeBSD 10 with Root-on-ZFS as offered by the installer. It has a total of 36 ...
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Configure IPv6 on FreeBSD webserver

Seems I just can't nail the right rc.conf configuration for IPv6 on my FreeBSD 10 VPS. I'd like to go completely IPv6 and tutorials/instructions i followed aren't really working for me somehow. It's ...
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Recompiling FreeBSD-10 release from SVN source

I run 10.0-RELEASE on my server and I'm wondering something. If I do buildworld with official source from svn, will i be able to use freebsd-update to upgrade in the future or I have to settle with ...
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pfsense live cd and boot options

I donwloaded pfsense live cd 2.1.3 and now I want to run pfsense from an usb cdrom drive. It loads a while and than crahses with "unable to mount ..." I know I have to choose boot option 3 in order ...
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Can't boot FreeBSD 10 iso by PXE

I'm trying to boot FreeBSD 10 bootonly iso from with pxelinux and tftp, unfortunately the following error appears during freebsd boot: cd9660 :/dev/iso9660 error :/dev/iso9660/FREEBSD_INSTALL ...
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pfSense memory reporting

I have a box onto which I just installed pfSense 2.1. The box has 16GB of RAM and is a quad-core processor (yeah, we're planning on doing some serious traffic and using a proxy filter with a lot of ...
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What are main differences between Linux and FreeBSD system from sysadmin point of view? [closed]

What are main differences between Linux and FreeBSD system from sysadmin point of view ? What specifically and significantly differs Linux from BSD (memory/resources/users management, other ...
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Need help finding (linux compatible) source code for 'pathchar' program

Am unable to locate the source for pathchar (Van Jacobson's wonderful hack - http://www.caida.org/tools/utilities/others/pathchar/) inspite of searching over many places. What happened to it and is it ...
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How to bridge Network interfaces on Debian/kFreeBSD

I have had problems finding a way to bridge network interfaces on Debian/kFreeBSD. My primary goal is to create 2 - 4 tap interfaces and bridge them with two physical Interfaces. The Syntax in /etc/...
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how to access physical memory in BSD platform from terminal or using any system call ?

i just not know how to use mem command in BSD to access physical memory or virtual memory to get the ACPI tables and their Address ....... $mem Enter mem command not found .... so what can i do ? ...
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Linux as AD DC or use with 2012 Essentials [closed]

We have a network of XP machines, with a 2003 Standard DC running in 2000 mode. We really only need Windows for an app that uses SQL Server. Is it feasible to get a Linux or BSD server going as an ...
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How to get a kernel panic count [closed]

Is there any way to check the number of kernel panic that happened on a system ? If not, any idea on how to do make this new functionality ? I would like to hear about an answer for most Unix-like ...
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OpenBSD Apache version 1.3.29? [closed]

I recently installed OpenBSD and went to check the version of Apache HTTPD and when I run httpd -v it tells me the version is Apache/1.3.29 (Unix). Surely this can't be right? I am using the latest ...
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VMWare vSphere ESXi vs Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 in a mixed environment [closed]

I'm considering some virtualization technologies in our University. And I really don't know which of them to use. VMWare seem to be the default choice, but with the free version of vSphere 5.1 (atual ...
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Difference between chroot and jail

I read this tutorial - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BasicChroot - and what I understood is that, chroot is the process of changing the / while the new restricted environment created is the "jail"....
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ezjail-admin update -i can't create tank/ezjail/basejail

I updated the server FreeBSD 8.2-p10 amd64 to 9.1-p1 amd64, and I want to update jails started ezjail. I downloaded the source, built the world and run the command: ezjail-admin update -i but got ...
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Altq/Pf trouble on OpenBSD

I'm having some trouble with pf/altq on OpenBSD but as I'm new to it I'm not sure if its because I'm misunderstanding how to use anchors, or if something is wrong with my system. I'm trying to add ...
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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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nslookup fails inside freebsd jail

I posted on the freebsd forums. I've been trying all night and I've made some progress but still I can't connect to the internet from my freebsd jail. Please just give me a hint here. I get the ...
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How can the root password on FreeBSD 9.1 be changed for the system for the purposes of root logins?

I've never encountered this before when using FreeBSD, but I recently got a new BSD VPS, and when I logged in as a wheel user and su to root, I used "passwd" to change the root password, but this only ...
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How can I port forward over a VPN NAT?

I have a multi-site VPN currently running with pfSense boxes and currently using OpenVPN. However I can change the OS and VPN type if need be. The main router has a 10.13.0.0/16 subnet and a series ...
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Securing a server for service provider [closed]

I am looking at setting up a host that users can host services from. These are specific types of games and will require the user to log in. I'm bouncing between either bsd oor Debian to host, but I ...
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How to configure DNSMasq to allow wildcards for dns entries from DHCP?

I'm using PFSenses 2.0 in our development environment. I'm depending on the DNS Forwarder to add DNS entries for new DHCP leases. This is working well, though I need to add support for wildcards to ...
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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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Openbsd init script for ssh VPN tunnel

I have a server hosting SSH tunnels and Openbsd 4.5 clients connecting to it. Things work just fine but I am in the need of automating the connection from the client to the server. So that if the ...
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bonding NICs w/o switch

(This may not be possible, but I thought I'd ask just in case it is, as it will save a considerable amount of cash.) I'm building cluster of sorts that has one shared storage unit and two computing ...
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Resource consumption of FreeBSD's jails

Just for curiosity. An example machine: an dedicated amd64 server with the last stable version of FreeBSD and UFS for the partitions. How much resources consume FreeBSD for each empty jail? I mean, I ...
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FreeBSD Jail own network stack with vimage

I want to throw all services from the host system and put them in jails. Unfortunatly this doesn't work for file sharing (e.g. nfsd) because the jails don't have there own network stack by default. I ...
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FreeBSD Jail with Ruby multiple web deployment

I am looking to offer a free deployment system for ruby web applications (based on rack and not ruby on rails) so essentially I will allow users to upload a file with their app and the app will show ...
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Is it ever good to share a userid?

On Un*x, Is it ever a good idea to have one userid that many different people log into when they do stuff? Often I'm installing software or something on a Linux or BSD system. I've developed software ...