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FreeNAS versus a regular (CentOS/Ubuntu) linux server?

I'm looking to build a medium sized (6TB, mini ITX board) server for personal use. Most importantly, it will serve as a seedbox and will store a whole lot of data. I will be accessing the data over my ...
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Bridging/Sharing a networkable printer in freebsd

I'm trying to "bridge" a ricoh laser printer to the rest of my network with a freebsd box, I have some other services running on there, such as mediatomb and have been using it as a file/media server. ...
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Why is PC-BSD using software rendering instead of the nvidia driver?

I recently installed PCBSD 10.0 and upgraded it to PC-BSD 10.1 (which, while automatic, is a somewhat complex process due to the fact that it migrates AppCafe from PBI to PBIng). However, after the ...
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Total CPU usage and CPU usage under processes list is different in FreeBSD top implementation?

For some reason, overall CPU usage on my FreeBSD machine fluctuates between 1% and 85%, but the CPU usage in processes column never adds up to this amount. For example here the overall CPU usage is ...
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FreeBSD boot problem, UEFI or LEGACY and GPT disk

i have a computer based on GPT disks with triple boot. For the moment i have two OSes working on my computer (OSX and Windows). I want to make a FreeBSD installation, he work perfectly when i boot on ...
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Linux LXC vs FreeBSD jail

Are there any notable differences between LXC (Linux containers) and FreeBSD's jails in terms of security, stability & performance? On first look, both approaches look very similar.
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Trap: can't su as root, can't change group to wheel, ssh as root prohibited

Is this a trap? I made these steps in FreeBSD 10: 1) ssh as root prohibited 2) logged as user 3) su as root 4) as root chsh changed name of user "user" to "luser" 5) exit from ...
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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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“File unavailable (eg, file not found, no access)” while installing flashplugin from FreeBDS ftp site

I tried with this tutorial: https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/desktop-browsers.html but an error occurs in this part: /usr/ports/www/linux-f10-flashplugin11 # make install clean ... fetch: ...
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How to switch between the virtual consoles ttyv1, ttyv2 10 on FreeBSD?

The CTRL+ALT+F1..F12 keybinding does not work. I'm using kde interface.
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FreeBSD - delete a partially installed gnome2?

I've been trying to compile x11/gnome2 under FreeBSD 10.0-REL, but have been running into all sorts of issues. Eventually I found things indicating that gnome2 is no longer really supported, and that ...
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FreeBSD 10: CARP & LAGG interface incorrectly chooses state

I'm having an issue with my CARP configuration on a pair of FreeBSD 10 servers acting as NAS units. I'm using CARP so that the servers share a virtual IP with the goal of making failover somewhat ...
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FreeBSD and StrongSwan routing issue

Good day, gentlemen. I have recently faced a problem when a device connected to the FreeBSD server via StrongSwan can't route outside its subnet. Let me explain in details: FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE, ...
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Why is FreeBSD deprecating GCC in favor of Clang/LLVM?

So I was surfing the net and stumbled upon this article. It basically states that FreeBSD, starting from Version 10 and above will deprecate GCC in favor of Clang/LLVM. From what I have seen around ...
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FreeBSD Process and Thread Control Block

I need an overview of what data is kept in FreeBSD 9.3's Process Control Block and in it's Thread Control Block. Where can I find that information?
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Dual boot Linux Mint and Unix (FreeBSD)?

Currently i am using Linux mint 17 currently i am using FreeBSD on Virtual machine but now i want to dual boot Freebsd and Linux How can i dual boot linux mint 17 and freeBSD 10 ?
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Installing XBMC and X server on FreeBSD

I couldn't find how to install X server and XBMC on FreeNAS. So without any opinion if it's good or not, what are the steps to do it?
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Cyrus create mail box gives error permissions denied

On freebsd91 64 bit i installed exim as mta and cyrus as imap server. I use saslpasswd2 root cyradmin -user root localhost localhost> cm INBOX.Sent It gives permissions denied error. In my ...
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“no such user” but user is in passwd file

Looking at the files in /etc/: /etc/group:lbutler:*:1005: /etc/master.passwd:lbutler:$6$s..../:1005:1005::0:0:L Butler:/home/lbutler:/bin/bash /etc/passwd:lbutler:*:1005:1005:L ...
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Fix partition alignment in FreeBSD

I'm working on a FreeBSD 8.x (pfSense 2.1) system and post-install, realised that the partition is misaligned to the disk (starts at sector offset 63). GParted doesn't recognise UFS so that is out. ...
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How to create MBR partition /dev/ nodes FreeBSD for mounting

I currently have FreeBSD version FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE. Installed using a ZFS root. I'm attempting to mount a MBR partitioned drive but I can't get the partition nodes, /dev/ada4p1, etc. The partitions ...
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How to destroy existing disk partitions

I added some disks to my system, which were in use before. I tried to create them: $ gpart create -s GPT ada0 gpart: geom 'ada0': Operation not permitted $ gpart show ada0 gpart: No such geom: ada0. ...
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Why does FreeBSD require terminal programs to be started as root?

On FreeBSD all graphical terminal programs (e.g. xterm, rxvt) seem to be installed setuid root, or with setuid root wrappers. On Linux, this is not the case on any distribution I have ever used. Why ...
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How do I configure my Linux computer to provide Internet to a FreeBSD computer via Ethernet port?

I have FreeBSD computer to which I want to provide with an Internet connection via the Ethernet port. I bought a single board computer (SBC Wangboard DUAL) onto which I have installed Ubuntu. I ...
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Is FreeBSD's “sh” shell vulnerable to Shellshock?

I've got a server for personal use running FreeBSD 10, and it doesn't have Bash installed and never did. However, it comes with the its own POSIX-compliant shell "sh". Do I have to worry about the ...
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How to combine multiple HDDs into one big HDD in Linux?

I'm very new to Linux, being mainly a Windows 7 user, so I may not understand Linux-specific commands without explanation. I've decided to build a NAS running some form of Linux (probably FreeBSD or ...
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FreeBSD doesn't show on grub menu after installing onto DualBoot. (Now TriBoot system)

I've got Windows 7, Ubuntu and FreeBSD installed on one separate partitions on one harddrive. When I boot, I only have the option to choose Ubuntu or Windows 7. After a successful FreeBSD install, it ...
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How can i dual-boot FreeBSD and PC-BSD — with GRUB2 in MBR?

I have a computer with several operating-systems installed on different partitions: FreeBSD PC-BSD Solaris Extended Partition / -partition for Linux-Mint Swap for Linux-Mint /home for Linux-Mint / ...
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FreeBSD 10 root certificate store

Is on a default FreeBSD 10 no root certificate store? When I install one by hand it is in /usr/local/share/certs/ca-root-nss.crt, which I symlink to /etc/ssl/cert.pem and thats the main places I ...
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Force fsck at boot time on the root file system (prior to mounting file systems, without Single-User mode)

I just wonder if there are any solutions available at all (Googled for 2 hours). How to automatically force fsck disks after crash in `systemd`? - does not mean anything. Setting fsck_y_enable="YES" ...
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CMake fetch failed on FreeBSD when installing KDevelop

I'm trying to install KDevelop on my machine, How do I solve this issue Steps followed cd /usr/ports/devel/kdevelop-kde4 make install clean Output # make install clean ===> Found saved ...
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SpellCheck in FreeBSD

In FreeBSD; the SpellCheck doesn't work for me. For example I installed midori from the ports. In dependencies it installed enchantand enchant had the option for some dictionary (i.e. Hspell, Aspell ...
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Writing a simple rc.d script in FreeBSD

I would like to run the ELK stack in a FreeBSD Jail on an FreeNAS host. I have a hard time to get an simple init/rc.d script to work. #!/bin/sh . /etc/rc.subr name=logstash rcvar=logstash_enable ...
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How To create a FreeBSD 10 bootable USB?

Currently I am Using Linux Mint 17 and I want to dual boot FreeBSD and Linux Mint 17. How can I create Bootable USB for FreeBSD 10? I tried Unetbootin, Image writer and powerISO but it's not ...
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unable to boot after installation : freeBSD

I have Ubuntu installed in my system. I just installed FreeBSD 10.0 in to my system. Here is the screenshot of GParted.     Where /dev/sda1 is where my Ubuntu is installed, and ...
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Resolving FreeBSD pkg conflicts

I'm having some problems getting my FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE-p7 system to update via pkg, when I run pkg upgrade, I get a worrying list of conflicts; I usually get scared about how much it's going to ...
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FreeBSD 9 and Windows 7 Dual Boot

I have two hard drives installed on my machine. I installed Windows 7 on one hard drive and FreeBSD 9 on the other. I used GPT for FreeBSD. My question is: how can I install a boot manager so that I ...
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How to set proxy with a config file provided in freebsd

I'm currently trying to update and install packages and other things on a FreeBSD server, but I’m blocked by my proxy. I'm in an university, and there are a few proxies before to go on the internet. ...
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Set environment variable and run node.js server

In Ubuntu I have this: $ DEBUG=* node server.js But in FreeBSD I try this and got the following error: # setenv DEBUG * node server.js setenv: Too many arguments. How can I do this?
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How to set a different directoy for a FTP folder in FreeBSD

I am kind of new to FreeBSD and the idea is to set up a FTP server with specific users. I have created the users but I don't want to use their home directory to store the uploaded files. I want to set ...
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Enabling support for AddressSanitizer in FreeBSD

The question essentially is how to compile a program that uses AddressSanitizer in FreeBSD. I use FreeBSD 10.0 (64-bit). I am trying to compile the following code with -fsanitize=address flag: int ...
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How To Download All FreeBSD distfiles

How can I download all FreeBSD distfiles into /usr/ports/distfiles so that I have them for offline use? I realize it will be a huge download. I remember reading how to do this (possibly in the ...
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Virtualbox: Mount a shared folder in Guest FreeBSD from Host Ubuntu

I have Ubuntu 12.10 as Host OS and FreeBSD 9 as Guest OS in Virtualbox 4.1.18. I have Samba installed in both Ubuntu and FreeBSD and shared a few folders from virtualbox, also ticking the automount ...
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pkg: fail to extract pkg-static, New to UNIX

I am very new to UNIX, running FreeBSD 10 on an ASUS M50VM series laptop. I was following along with the handbook to the point at which it gets into using pkg to find software. Every time I run pkg, ...
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bloated font size rendered in webkit based browsers

Recently after a complete ports update in FreeBSD-10-p7 X86_64, my BSD system is also infected with font problem under webkit browsers such as vimb and dwb or even xombrero. But the difference is ...
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How to remove or shorten F1 Boot Prompt on NanoBSD 4G USB disk that fail with “fdisk: /boot/mbr: Device not configured”?

I have read the pfSense documentation Remove F1 Boot Prompt, however that doesn't seem to apply to our pfSense-2.1.1-PRERELEASE-4g-amd64-nanobsd_vga-20140131-1030.img installation. The fdisk -B da0 ...
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user disappeared, pw says user exists when trying to add, no such user when trying to mod in freebsd

I was following the steps at http://bin63.com/how-to-setup-a-git-repository-on-freebsd to setup git on a server and when I went to setup the user with pw useradd the server said the user disappeared ...
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Allowed and safe characters for ZFS filesystem in FreeBSD

Which characters are allowed and safe for ZFS file system name? Are this characters only ASCII or UTF-8 is supported? '@' is not allowed because it is reserved for snapshots. PS: I play with FreeBSD ...
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Restart specific racoon tunnel

I have several gif* interfaces on my FreeBSD box. They are representing tunnels, encrypted using racoon+ipsec. If, at some moment, one of the tunnels hangs up, I am forced to reset racoon this way: ...
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Linux: Is there handy way to exec a program binding it to IP-address of choice?

In FreeBSD 4.9 it was very easy to accomplish with just a single command like jail [-u username] path hostname ip-number command if path was / you had running just the same program as usual but ...