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FreeBSD is an advanced operating system for a variety of architectures. It is derived from BSD, the version of UNIX® developed at the University of California, Berkeley; and is developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. It is a complete Operating System, including the kernel, drivers, and userland utilities such as shells.

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Forward traffic between hosts

Please suggest the easiest way to forward all connections from host:port(external interface) to host2:port(external interface) When i use ssh -L local_port:remote_host:remote_port -N -l user ...
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Recommendations on ZFS on FreeBSD as a NAS box?

Please note that the answers on this page are from 2009, and should not be relied on as gospel. If you have a specific question about zfs then please click the Ask a Question button and ask a specific ...
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Network monitoring tool for FreeBSD [closed]

I am using FreeBSD 6.1 as router. Now I looking for Network Traffic Monitoring software to see what's happening with internet link. I have two installed LAN cards in my system, one for lan and other ...
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Gjournaling a general purpose server on small network

I have a general purpose (mail, web, file, etc) server running on a small mixed (Windows/FreeBSD) network. I'm not pleased with how I laid out the disk originally and since it's rather out of date ...
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Change default crontab editor to nano in FreeBSD

When I edit the crontab using crontab -e it opens the crontab in vi. I'd prefer it to use nano. How can I change this? EDIT: For some reason the export command returns command not found. And ...
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Best practices to block social sites

In our company we have around 100 workstations with Internet access, and the day-to-day situation is getting worse and worse from the perspective of using Internet access for the purpose of doing ...
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How can I prevent denyhosts from adding the same host to the denied file over and over

I am using denyhosts on my FreeBSD (6.2) box, and everything appears to be working fine, except denyhosts keeps adding the same 4 hosts to my denied file over and over. eli18.internetdsl.tpnet.pl mx-...
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FreeBSD jails vs virtualization performance

I'll soon buy myself a nice server (something like the quad-cpu HP DL585) for personal use (home related stuff, data-mining projects, web server and some cron jobs), and I wonder how to separate all ...
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MySQL NDB Cluster on FreeBSD 7.1

Got a problem with a MySQL Cluster, All the nodes connect fine to the ndb management node, however when I try to create a table on one of the nodes it returns this error : mysql> use foo; Database ...
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cpulimit for FreeBSD

Does any one know of an equivalent of the GNU/Linux utility cpulimit for FreeBSD? I'm not talking about process niceness or setting limits on a user account, but actually limiting the percentage of ...
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How can I adjust subversion repository file permissions automatically for use w. Apache/DAV?

I've set-up a subversion server accessible with Apache/DAV and after screwing up the repositories file permissions a couple of days ago I started wondering if there's a better way to do this than the ...
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What's your suggested mail server configuration for a FreeBSD server?

What would be your suggestion if installing a FreeBSD 7 (7.2, actually) email server? I am interested in: SMTP agent Imap/Pop backend Authentication (OS users, OpenLDAP) Anti-Spam server side tools ...
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Fix missing library on FreeBSD

When starting samba on my FreeBSD machine, I get an error that says /libexec/ld-elf.so.1 : Shared object "libgcrypt.so.15" not found, required by "smbd" It is essential to say that I somehow "broke" ...
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Problem installing ntop on FreeBSD 6.2

I'm following the instructions at http://www.ntop.org/download.html. At some point during the ./configure phase of the install, I get this error message: configure: error: Unable to find RRD at /usr/...
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Why does slice C or slice 2 cover the entire disk

Something that I was discussing with a couple of friends and we were unable to figure it out. In FreeBSD and OpenSolaris/Solaris when you partition a drive a partition is created that covers the whole ...
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What "FreeBSD for Linux Geeks" Guides Exist? [closed]

I have been using linux for quite some time now, usually Ubuntu these days, but have used Debian and Gentoo too, and have been meaning to get started with FreeBSD for a long time. While both are very ...
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How to Find a file in FreeBSD

I'm trying to locate all copies of example.filename on my FreeBSD server. What's the best / easiest / most efficient way to do this?
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How to install Java JRE on FreeBSD with as few dependencies as possible

I've been trying to get Java working on my FreeBSD 7.1 server. I just want the runtime, since the JDK drags all kinds of unnecessary dependencies with it, and I just need it to run a jar file ...
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