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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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How can I determine what permissions my user is missing for receiving a ZFS dataset?

I have a FreeNAS (11.1-U1) and a FreeBSD (11.1-RELEASE-p6) machine. On the FreeNAS I'd like to zfs receive recursive snapshots as a non-root user with delegated privileges. This appears to work well ...
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How to automatically restart a process after a crash or reboot in FreeBsd 11?

What's the idiomatic way? I'd prefer the most standard and yet simple way with fewer additional dependencies. Something like an alternative to systemd of Linux.
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need to reset dirty bit on usb flash memory stick

We have a usb memory stick that FreeBSD-11 will not mount because its file system is not clean. It is not clean because it was removed from an extension cable while it was mounted on a FreeBSD-11 ...
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How to fix inode 2 on a FreeBSD ufs filesystem

My FreeBSD 11.1 system keeps panic-ing with this: kernel: panic: ufs_dirbad: /mnt: bad dir ino 2 at offset 0: mangled entry For such an error most forums suggest an older article (http://phaq....
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FreeBSD: Directory called ^C (really!) - how to remove?

I made a typo: $ history 169 9:34 la /usr/local/etc/ 170 9:35 sudo mkdir ^C 171 9:36 sudo mkdir /usr/local/etc/dnsmasq.d Now I have a file that is called ^C (ctrl+C)!! When I use ls I just ...
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sshd matching user config not working

On server i have only ssh auth, but for one user I need to add a specific folder and password based auth. So I created a user sudo adduser myuser then in /etc/ssh/sshd_config file I added: Match ...
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Does using jails in FreeBSD count as having a switch?

My network administrators don't like when I plug switch into the building network to fan-out to multiple computers. They want single link drop per physical NIC. Previously the blocked those MACs on ...
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How to enable users to manage certain groups on file server

Let's assume we are in a business environment and we want to configure a *nix/*BSD file server. The business does work for several customers, thus the folder structure has the clients' names on the ...
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php-fpm (PHP-7.1) cannot serve content to nginx on FreeBSD

I am trying to install nginx and php-fpm following this guide on a FreeBSD 11.1 system on a raspberrypi-B+. Everything behaves as described in the guide up to point 14, which involves opening a php ...
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doas on FreeBSD does not respect 5 minute timeout

I've setup doas to run on FreeBSD 11.1 as per these instructions and added the following line to my doas.conf: permit persist :wheel I've noticed that I need to insert my password every time I run ...
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What to set uwsgi uid and gid to?

I'm trying to have nginx connect to a uwsgi socket on FreeBSD. I've set the socket to 666 but whenever I issue a request in my browser I can see the following in my nginx logs: 2017/12/12 11:34:04 [...
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FreeBSD gateway between two private networks - NAT required?

I have two networks: 10.0.0.0/24 and 10.1.1.1/24. Default gateway to the Internet is 10.1.1.1 and my gateway system gets assigned 10.1.1.20 on the external interface and has 10.0.0.1 on the internal ...
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FreeBSD unecpected shutdown/power off

My digital ocean droplet have some unecpected shutdowns in the last days. The droplet ist off and i have to power it on again. If the system requested a power down then a log entry should exist. But ...
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How can I adjust the name of a process I run?

I have a rack/ruby application on a server. I run it as follows: nohup rackup -o 0.0.0.0 -p 1234 & In the output of "top" command it appears as simply "ruby" PID USERNAME THR PRI NICE ...
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3-drive RAID-1 on pfSense box

I have a pfSense box with a 2-drive RAID-1 using gmirror. Recently, a drive failed, and I replaced the drive, and the RAID-1 is now back to normal. But this incident also made me interested in ...
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Freebsd ssh gives no prompt

I'm trying to connect to a FreeBsd machine via ssh, but get no prompt in a client. I have changed these options in sshd_config: Port 253 PermitRootLogin no PasswordAuthentication yes It is possible ...
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Allowing Incoming Traffic over IPv6 with PF on FreeBSD

This is my current pf.conf on FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE. It allows incoming connections from OpenVPN/UDP and SSH, as well as allows everything on the private/vpn networks (vtnet1 and tun0 respectively). ...
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Samba, FreeBSD, ZFS: Group permissions are ignored

I am running Samba 4.6 on FreeBSD 11 with ZFS. Each user belongs to the fileserver group. In addition, there are additional groups for each department, such as sales group. And here comes my problem....
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FreeBSD equivalent for Linux configuration of OpenVPN

I'm following a tutorial (https://snikt.net/blog/2016/12/01/openvpn-over-https/) regarding OpenVPN via SSL on Linux machines. At one point it states: We modify /etc/default/openvpn to automatically ...
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How to fix zpool detach hanging the entire pool?

When trying to replace a disk in a zpool on a FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-p20 system yesterday, the zfs filesystems became unresponsive after issuing the zpool detach srv gpt/d0 command. The server acts as ...
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check if two ZFS filesystems are identical

I would like to verify that two ZFS filesystems (in this case on different pools) are identical. Is there a best practice way to do this?
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BTX halted error on FreeBSD

I understand there are a few threads about this out there but my issue seems particular. Recently my boot disk, an SSD, failed and I have just rebuilt it. Given the opportunity, I thought I might go ...
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Bhyve + IPv6 can't ping from guest to host until host ping guest

Both host/guest are using FreeBSD 11.1, I created the VM using vm-byhbe. This is host configuration in /etc/rc.conf ifconfig_igb0_ipv6="inet6 2a01:4f8:150:84ec::1 prefixlen 64" ...
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Configure Munin to monitor multiple instances on one node

I need to configure Munin to monitor multiple instances of a server daemon that run on a single host. I've tried creating a different named symlink for each instance, but unless I also pass an env ...
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A web app isn't visible from the Internet

I have a ruby webapp running on the port 5555 on FreeBsd 11. For some reason it's not visible from the Internet at all, although ipfw isn't running. $ curl -i 12.34.55.66:5555 curl: (7) Failed to ...
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Can't access FreeNAS Jail via router VPN

I have a VPN running on my Linksys router. I have been able to configure a client to connect to it, and can access my FreeNAS server via the web interface with no issues. I can also ping it. But, I ...
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Apache 403 Forbidden for Nagios on FreeBSD

I have the following conf file in /usr/local/etc/apache24/Includes and when I try to sign in to Nagios GUI, I get a 403 forbidden. I guess this a permissions issue with Apache accessing Nagios data, ...
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What is the Microsoft iSCSI initiator target limit?

What is the Microsoft iSCSI initiator target limit ? I mean - how many disks from single iSCSI server can the initiator handle ? I have a FreeBSD 11.x kernel iSCSI target, and hundreds of disks ...
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Trying to Reinstall FreeNAS 11 After Failed Upgrade

Yesterday, I tried to upgrade my FreeNAS 9.10.2 system to FreeNAS 11. The upgrade failed to set the boot environment to FreeNAS 11, so I did that manually after seeing a reboot simply took me back to ...
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How can I apply security patches to an offline freebsd machine?

Synopsis: We would like to use FreeBSD (version 11.0) on one of our products. Once the product leaves the company, it will be disconnected from the Internet for good. However, as part of our support ...
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DNS servers provided by dhcp are automatically routed to local MAC address

On my freebsd, when ip and network conf is given by the dhcp, these routes are added for unknown reason : 192.168.138.6 54:a0:xx:xx:xx:xx UHS re0_vlan100 192.168.138.5 54:a0:xx:xx:xx:xx ...
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Running an application in background

I have a web app on a freebsd server. An app is a single executable file, with a built-in webserver. My default shell is zsh. When I'm running it as "./my_website &" and close a connection, it ...
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FreeBSD rc.d script doesn't start as a daemon

I have developed the following script at location /usr/local/etc/rc.d/bluesky #!/bin/sh # PROVIDE: bluesky # REQUIRE: mysql sshd # BEFORE: # KEYWORD: . /etc/rc.subr name="bluesky" rcvar=...
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bind address of application on multihomed server

I have a multi-homed server running bgp via quagga If I fire up an application on this server that initiates a connection, by default it is going to choose the interface with the lowest metric, ie ...
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Locking down FreeNAS (FreeBSD) to just a single IP address

I want to host a FreeNAS server (Server B) on the Internet for remote ZFS replication. Server A is a FreeNAS server in an office with a dedicated IP behind a Firewall, which will be sending ZFS data ...
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Setting up SSH so that FreeNAS can connect to a Mac without a password

I would like to send a ZFS dataset to a Mac running OpenZFS. I have been able to replicate a FreeNAS dataset to a Mac running OpenZFS using the terminal. I did this using SSH password authentication. ...
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Synchronise Samba 4.4 passwords with the Unix password database

I run a small Samba 4.4 server, and I would like to keep the Samba password database in sync with the Unix password database. I would like the Samba password to be updated when a user changes their ...
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PHP update not recognized in Apache on FreeBSD

I'm trying to update the PHP installation on my FreeBSD machine. I ran portsnap fetch update cd /usr/ports/lang/php56 make reinstall cd /usr/ports/lang/php56-extensions make reinstall service ...
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Files saved to Samba share are randomly differing from originals?

I manage a small network of windows clients and a BSD file server running Samba 4.6.x. We had some odd issues which led to the discovery that when users save files to the server, about 12% of the ...
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What's the most common and recommended directory for a web application on FreeBsd? [closed]

I have a website on a FreeBSD server which is reachable from the Internet. I know I can run it from whichever directory I wish. But still, which directory is more right, common and recommended? At the ...
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Getting to enforcing google safe search using CNAME with unbound and nsd?

I am trying to implement this using Unbound and Nsd: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/186669?hl=en To force SafeSearch for your network, you’ll need to update your DNS. configuration. ...
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In Arch linux -- systemd, in FreeBsd -?

In Arch linux, for example, when I'm running my web application on it, I create a systemd service so it'll be supervised and restarted when needed. On FreeBsd systemd isn't installed by default, then, ...
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After installing a new port, the version of a software is still old

After installing "erlang-runtime20" from port without an exception, the version is still 19: $ erl Erlang/OTP 19 [erts-8.3.5.1] [source] [64-bit] [async-threads:10] [hipe] [kernel-poll:false] [dtrace]...
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Unable to install a new version of a port -- Elixir 1.5.1 -- in FreeBsd -- "1 out of 2 hunks failed--saving rejects to Makefile.rej"

I'm trying to install Elixir 1.5 and OTP 20. I did this: pkg install erlang-runtime20 portsnap fetch extract update and I've changed /usr/ports/lang/elixir/Makefile to point to the latest version ...
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Freebsd: pkg audit spread out in time over different servers

We have several Freebsd servers, where we check daily for vulnerabilities with pkg audit. Question: Very often, the same vulnerability is reported in some servers only, and then in some others the ...
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PF firewall on FreeBSD for allowing SSH and OpenVPN Traffic

I'm trying to create a simple ansible template for the packet filter on FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE. I have vtnet0 (public), vtnet1 (private, 10.10 address) and tun0 (openvpn, fully working/tested from a ...
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Cloud-init local stage on FreeBSD

I have installed cloud-init on FreeBSD, from the pkg repository. FreeBSD is running on oVirt, using the config-drive datasource. I use it to set a different hostname of the machine on boot. My ...
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FreeBSD 10 unable to boot ZFS pool - "unknown file system"

I have a server with FreeBSD 10.3 that I am suddenly unable to reboot. The server has been working fine for over 6 months but it not rebooted it since about 5 months ago, until now. I end up in "...
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How to hide/remove original source IP address when using OpenSMTPD?

I'm trying to figure out how to remove/hide the originating source IP address of every mail being sent using OpenSMTPD? To do the equivalent in postfix, it would be: http://integer13.wordpress.com/...
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Can't connect to a postgres server

I have a strange situation, I have created a second postgres server that will eventually become a slave to my current master, anyway for testing purposes I have currently installed postgres, and ...
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