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How do I set a script that it will run on start up in FreeBSD?

I am using FreeBSD 9 and I want to make a script that will check if an Ethernet cable is connected, and if so, connects to it. I want to set it so that it runs whenever the machine starts up, or ...
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Network interfaces for Jails

I have been reading over the creation of Jails on FreeBSD, and one stumbling block I have is regarding network interfaces. Say my local router is 10.0.2.1, and the BSD box is 10.0.2.5. I would like ...
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Easily connecting to the internet with FreeBSD

I am a beginner at using UNIX, and I have a small Toshiba notebook computer which I installed FreeBSD 9.x on. I looked at the online handbook to try to find out how to connect to the internet, but ...
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Is it possible to keep a FreeBSD system up to date (base system + packages) using only binaries?

I have been using Debian and NetBSD systems for a long time, and I have got used to do binaries upgrades for the base system and for packages (using pkgin with NetBSD) Now the NetBSD kernel does not ...
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Differences between UNIX, BSD and FreeBSD? [closed]

Could somebody tell me the difference between UNIX, BSD and FreeBSD? I've been using Linux from always, but now I'm curious about FreeBSD and BSD, because maybe there are more "unix-legacy"... What's ...
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How do I set the mysql server character set in FreeBSD 8.2?

My mysql server's current server character set is latin1. My server is started on startup via rc.conf setting mysql_enable="YES". How to set my server to use utf8 as the server character set?
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Reconnect if the link is stale

I run FreeBsd box with pppd over Ethernet. Everything works just fine with only one exception. Sometimes, not too often, the connection becomes stale. Everything looks like if it is ok: ifconfig shows ...
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Changing partition sizes on FreeBSD using bsdlabel

I have recently installed FreeBSD but I don't like the partition sizes that I accepted during installation and would like to change them. I have followed the instructions to do so in the man pages, so ...
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Get the chmod numerical value for a file

In FreeBSD and also in Linux, how can I get the numerical chmod value of a file? For example, 644 instead of -rw-r--r--? I need an automatic way for a Bash script.
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How to install FreeBSD on Thinkpad?

I am trying to install FreeBSD but I am having a problem. My computer is a Thinkpad T400. I followed the instructions to install so I have downloaded the file FreeBSD-8.3-RELEASE-amd64-dvd1.iso and ...
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FreeBSD: Remove symlinks in devfs

Background I have been rebuilding a small home NAS. This server represents my first 'real' foray into the world of server administration and it has taught me quite a bit already. Originally, the ...
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NAT and source IP filtering in PF, using OpenBSD >= 4.7

I just read a book about PF (The Book Of PF, No Starch), but there's one question not answered by it. If I have a gateway machine using two interfaces, $int_if and $ext_if, and I NAT the packages ...
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Can I run Bash scripts in FreeBSD without modifying them?

Correct me if I'm wrong: "sh" script != "bash" script Linux script are written in Bash Bash script usually #!/bin/sh In GNU/Linux, /bin/sh is Bash In FreeBSD, /bin/sh is not bash, it's the true sh ...
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How to deal with FreeBSD's move to pkgconf?

It seems that the FreeBSD ports tree is busy transitioning from pkg-config to pkgconf. http://www.mail-archive.com/freebsd-ports-announce@freebsd.org/msg00018.html I first thought as an end user this ...
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Replacing Mac OSX with Linux Distro, or FreeBSD [closed]

I have a Macbook Pro 8,2 and really want to make the switch to something a little less stubborn and a little more flexible than the proprietary Mac OS X. I am a bit frustrated with MacPorts lately and ...
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FreeBSD 9.0 install NOT configuring ports

We have a new FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE with a ports tree generated via portsnap and none of the ports perform make config. To some degree it is behaving as though BATCH=yes was set. However, that variable ...
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How to Install BASH in FreeBSD

I really find that using bash helps a lot, when you need to retrieve strings of text that you used previously. But how can I install it on FreeBSD? I have tried typing bash into the terminal, but ...
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FreeBSD and Windows show different times

In a dual-boot system, I usually use FreeBSD 9 but when I boot to Windows 7 my system time in both OS automatically change and show incorrect time. What's the problem and How can I solve it?
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How to autoboot boot0?

How can automatically boot FreeBSD in boot0 and, when needed, manually load win by pressing a shortcut button?
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Korn Shell: End, pgup, pgdown, and delete key not working

So basically my End, Pageup/Pagedown, and Delete key are not working in ksh93. I'm running FreeBSD by the way. My arrow keys are working, and so is my home key. Those keys work when I put this in my ...
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Is there a way to create cow-copies in ZFS?

I am trying to make cow-copies of some files/directories, but of the several ways I know of, all seem sub-optimal. For example, btrfs can, with the use of cp --reflink=auto quickly generate ...
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How to use Public IP in case of Two ISP which difers from each other Pfsense [closed]

Please bare with my long explanation but this is important to explain the actual problem. Please also pardon my knowledge with PFsense as i am new to this. I have single PFSense box with 3 Ethernet ...
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FreeBSD USB devices - given /dev/da* device is on which speed?

I use machine with USB 2 and USB 3 ports, and I have USB 3 external disk which works perfectly in term of speed (I use it as backup drive so during the night new files are nicely transfered to this ...
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How to mount FreeBSD 9.0 iso file writable mode?

I want to edit bsdinstall script of freebsd 9.0 iso file. I tried to extract files,edit and recreate iso but I couldn't boot it.I realized that some of files missed while extracting. I also use ...
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Enabling bwn in FreeBSD

I am trying to load the bwn driver as a module as mentioned in the man page. However, when I attempted to edit /boot/defaults/loader.conf I could not write the changes to the file, this was attempted ...
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Sharing folder from Windows Host to Freebsd Guest

First of all, let me say that though I use Linux (Red Hat, at work) regularly, I am a complete beginner when it comes to actually administrating it. What I am trying to accomplish: I have (at home) ...
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How to completely hide stuff from a user?

I want to let some of my friends access my computer by making them user accounts. They will mostly access my computer by sftp and ssh, but they could also sometimes access it at my home. However I ...
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OpenSSH, chroot user: Root needs to own the user directory, is there any consequence?

I want to create an account for my friend on my computer, but I don't want my friend to be able to view all my files. I saw that with OpenSSH, there is an option for that. Inside the SSHD ...
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Media server RAID difficulties (on FreeNAS)

Disclaimer: I've never used FreeNAS or any type of RAID before, so this is a first. I've decided to build a media server in my new apartment. I'm going to be going with a total 10TB of space (6x2TB ...
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FreeBSD on ARM architecture?

Can FreeBSD be used for ARM architecture devices? Also, is there a camera driver for FreeBSD?
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installed teamspeak 3 on freebsd using portinstall but can't connect [closed]

I installed teamspeak 3 on freebsd 7 using portinstall. When i do service teamspeak status i see teamspeak is running but somehow I cannot connect to the server. did I miss something? I followed ...
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stderr redirection not working in csh

I run the following command: pkg_add emacs-23.4,2.tbz 2> output.log The output still displays in the terminal. When I press ↑, I get pkg_add emacs-23.4,2.tbz 2 > output.log with a space ...
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what is inode for, in FreeBSD or Solaris

I know a little about linux kernel. BUt for Freebsd, the "vnode" actually is similar to the "inode" in Linux kernel. And there is a "inode" concept in FreeBSD or Solaris. So my question is: what is ...
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Manually setting environment variables for Metasploit

How do I set manually environment variables for Metasploit, when I execute db_driver I get this message: [*] No Active Driver [*] Available: [*] DB Support: Enable the postgresql driver ...
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FreeBSD source and how to build

A few questions about FreeBSD Where/how should I obtain the source code (ex. through terminal, Download off website) How (on ubuntu) should I build it? Before I build it can I customize it (in other ...
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Recompile Apache22 with threading seamlessly?

I just found out today that our apache installation was installed without threading support (we need this for mod_wsgi). Will the following in the apache22 ports folder reinstall our apache with ...
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Java on FreeBSD

Is it possible to get the latest Java (Java 7u3 or Java 6u31) on FreeBSD? Everything i found on the internet is outdated. I currently have 6u24 from the packagemanager which works for now but may get ...
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Best practice when installing programs in FreeBSD?

Just started with FreeBSD and I am not sure whether I need to be root to install programs or not? For example, the manual for installing X11 never says that we should issue su command. However - it ...
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Which shell should I learn for FreeBSD and Debian?

I have read many articles that say the official shell in FreeBSD is tcsh, and in Debian, its dash. However, when I either echo $shell (FreeBSD) or env in Debian, it says that the shell is csh in the ...
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How to set up FreeBSD for my region?

im currently installing FreeBSD. Im at the "Time Zone Selector" screen. I don't know what should i choose. Normally, since i live in Quebec (Canada), i choose Eastern time GMT -5, but there is no such ...
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VirtualBox Hangs when installing freebsd 9.0

When installing Freebsd 9.0 as virtualbox guest, it hangs. Freezes the guest OS, other VirtualBox windows works fine. Logs attached, hardware is pentium D, 4 GB ram, Asus p5ld2 deluxe mainboard, OS - ...
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Installing new Operating System such as FreeBSD with PXE boot?

I am no expert on this issue, I am maybe even using the wrong technical term. Anyway, my goal is this: to install a new OS from a server that has the installation documents etc so some settings in ...
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switching from user to root and revers (FreeBSD)

I want to make some modification with root and then with my user, in fact I want to install sudo and he give me the error in the first step: cd /usr/ports/security/sudo make install clean ...
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How do I setup two or more IPv6 address on one NIC in FreeBSD?

How can I assign two or more IPv6 address on one NIC. I tried Google but no luck. I've done it with ipv4 but ipv6 can not.
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Error when I want to create a user on FreeBSD

I'm trying to run FreeBSD (.iso) in a virtual VMWare machine. The useradd command gives me an error: # useradd pstnc useradd: Command not found Why is that? The command is correct and very simple, ...
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how to get out from the command iostat on unix?

I was installing a .iso 8,2 version in a vmware to learn unix., and i am stuck with iostat command, i run iostat 3 and is keep going to show me the results, but whem i put exit or q or q! to exit, he ...
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Hamachi for Web Surfing

I recently installed Hamachi on my FreeBSD 9 and I want to know how can I browse web anonymously by this software?
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Can I use divert as an alternative to ipfw fwd?

I would like to lead some traffic through a transparent proxy (which actually is on another server and connected with an ssh tunnel). Normally I could do this: ipfw add forward localhost,8080 tcp ...
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user disappeared during update error

I did a upgrade to FreeBSD 9 a few weeks ago and just started using it, and when I try and create a new user, I get the follow: pw: user 'todd' disappeared during update adduser: ERROR: There was an ...
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Which virtual terminal is a given X process running on?

When X starts, it searches for the lowest unused VT, and attaches to it. My problem is that when there are several running X processes, I need to be able to identify which one is the currently active ...