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Configuring FreeBSD to get IP from my FreeBSD DHCP Server

I have a scenario where I have two FreeBSD machines. I setup one to be a DHCP server so it can lease IP address. I have provided IP ranges, default DNS , host name , and all other settings in my dhcpd....
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Freebsd porting and pkg-static

I am porting makemkv to freebsd 10.2 and for this reason I wrote the following makefile: # New ports collection makefile for: makemkv # Date created: 05 Mar 2012 # Date Updated: ...
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Use two differents keyboards in FreeBSD, in X env'

So I have bought a laptop and installed FreeBSD on it. I am now trying to finish this all. The laptop has a danish keyboard, but I have also a usb typematrix keyboard with bépo (french dvorak) layout ...
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safely unmount samba share in freebsd

I've mounted a samba share on my Freebsd 8.2 server. I tried sudo umount -a -t cifs -l as suggested by a number of users on forums. But this gave me "illegal argument -l" error when I tried it. What'...
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What is “Localhost” binding in DNS forwarder in pfSense?

Trying to debug some network problems, I found that my DNS forwarder is configured in the following way: Although many entries stands for my WAN interfaces and LAN stands for LAN one, I don't ...
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How to make load balancing work from the pfSense box itself?

pdSense is a special distro of FreeBSD for routing. It supports limited multi WAN load balancing, i.e. it is possible to configure pfSense so that each next request will connect via different WAN ...
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What does it mean 10.171.10.1 --> 10.171.10.2 in openvpn-created interface?

I have installed OpenVPN server in FreeBSD and it created interface, visible by ifconfig: ovpns4: flags=8051<UP,POINTOPOINT,RUNNING,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500 options=80000<...
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ext2 filesystem, files show up on one system but not another

I am in the process of converting my NAS from a D-Link DNS-321 running Alt-F. I formatted an external 3TB drive as ext2, and synced everything over to it. After that, I planned on putting the drives ...
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Move FreeBSD installation to smaller HDD [duplicate]

Good day! I have FreeBSD installation with next partitions: Now FreeBSD is installed in 500GB hard drive. I want to move it to 250GB hard drive. What is safest and correct way to do it? I'm afraid ...
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FreeNAS installation takes up the whole disk space

I'm very new to FreeBSD and I just installed the FreeNAS OS on a 1TB hard drive. After installing the OS, the remaining space on that specific disk seems not to available to be utilized as additional ...
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pfSense with Mellanox ConnectX-2 10GBit NICs

I recently picked up two Mellanox ConnectX-2 10GBit NICs for dirt cheap. I'm trying to get these to be recognized by a pfSense box. The BIOS recognizes the NICs, no problem whatsoever. However, ...
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pfctl - How to forward ip address in Mac OS Yosemite

How to forward all traffic to an external site 172.16.19.211:5001 to 127.0.0.1:5000 ? These docs have details about port forwarding but still ip forwarding is unclear. http://www.openbsd.org/faq/pf/...
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Using an older version of Node and NPM on FreeBSD

I need to install an older version of NODE and NPM on freebsd to work with GHOST, a pretty cool blogging platform. I want to do this on my own system, preferably on a FreeBSD VM. The system is setup,...
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trouble installing Oracle Virtual Box Guest Addition in freeBSD 10.2

I am following a procedure on freeBSD wiki to install Guest Additions in freeBSD. pkg install emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions I was able to install emulators/virtualbox-ose-additions without ...
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Accessing ports on public IP from within a FreeBSD jail

In a FreeBSD 10 setup, I have a jail running the publicly accessible nginx web server and another jail for the Java backend server based on Jetty. Each jail has its own internal IP address 127.0.1.x ...
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Is the (Free)BSD Codebase ANSI Compliant?

Google does not seem to shed any light on this topic - But the question is quite simple: Is the FreeBSD (Or any BSD) CodeBase ANSI (c89) Compliant, or does it use c99, c11 or non-standard features ...
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how to configure VirtualBox-5.0 host key and ctrl-c settings?

I'm new to VirtualBox, my platform is Fedora23 (host), VirtualBox-5.0, FreeBSD 10.2 (guest). I really don't know why I cannot use Ctrl in VirtualBox guests. (1) After switched the "get out of guest" ...
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Boot from GhostBSD iso partition with grub

I have downloaded an ISO image of GhostBSD, now it can be burned on to a usb and can be directly booted from it. However I would like to burn it on to a partition of my hard disk and boot from it ...
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Multi-user permissions setup

I've been trying to figure out a good permissions scheme for my multi-user file server. I currently have about 5 users, each storing files in their home directory. These files are also being ...
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PC-BSD command line approaches to sleep (suspend to RAM) and hibernate (suspend to disk)

Background Lumina offers a Suspend option, which works. KDE Plasma 4 offers Sleep and Hibernate options, neither of which work. As suspend to RAM can work with Lumina, so I'd like to try the same ...
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How to change Squid service UID in FreeBSD?

Strangely enough, it appears that Squid cannot start if the squid user is not affected to the UID 100. When trying to use another PID, the service systematically fails to start with the following ...
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ownCloud permissions wrong

I've got ownCloud running in a FreeNAS jail and it worked flawlessly until I rebooted the system. Now I get an error saying: The datadirectory (/media) is readable for other users. Change the ...
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FreeBSD - UFS equivalent of ZFS command

I'm trying to configure jails with this tutorial. Since I don't want to use ZFS, could anyone tell me the UFS equivalent of zfs create -o mountpoint=/local/jails zpool/jails chmod 700 /local/jails &...
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Error Installing FreeBSD “Unaligned pcb_user_save area”

When trying to install FreeBSD, I am hitting a kernel panic which I will paste below. This occurs just after the installer menu appears and it auto selects "multi-user mode" (I have also tried booting ...
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What is each group's permissions, and what is the “ranking” of each group (most privileged to least)?

My question is basically the title, but for further clarification with the ranking part, I'm asking about who inherits permissions from who, along with any additional permissions for the group as well?...
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State of ZFS xattr support in FreeBSD

I'm trying to work out whether or not, or rather to what extend, xattrs are supported in FreeBSD using ZFS. I've read some conflicting information. zfs get xattr lists it as on (default) for /, /usr ...
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How to “at now” on FreeBSD?

Is there a way to run at immediately on FreeBSD? On Ubuntu, when I run a script with "at now" it runs immediately. With FreeBSD, there is a delay because at is running through crontab. Default is 5m. ...
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Do I need to write man pages for C library?

I wrote a small C library for Linux and FreeBSD, and I'm going to write the documentation for it. I tried to learn more about creating man pages and not found the instructions or descriptions of best ...
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Create binary package without ports?

I am trying to build a binary package on freebsd. All the guides which i am finding are saying basically to build binary package from already installed software using ports. What i am searching for a ...
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Isolating all audio for a specific user account with Pulseaudio

I've done some Googling on this subject, and looked around on Stack Exchange, but I haven't yet found a question canonically similar to mine. If this is the wrong section of Stack Exchange to ask this ...
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fdisk: could not detect sector size of USB hard disk on FreeBSD

I have an NTFS formatted USB hard disk that works fine (mounts and unmounts cleanly) on my windows desktop. I can't however seem to mount it on my freebsd box at all. Stripping this back to the ...
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HAST sync complete FreeBSD 10.2

The handbook says: Check the status line in the output. If it says degraded, something is wrong with the configuration file. It should say complete on each node, meaning that the synchronization ...
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Degraded areas of some user interfaces, including pixellated or jagged fonts

For me the symptoms were first observed with PC-BSD 11.0-CURRENT. The first of my 2016 screenshots (below) is similar to the 2012 shot in Debian-related Fonts of some applications get confused so, ...
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Comparing ping times in FreeBSD sh

How can I strip the time from a ping return? For example: 64 bytes from 10.3.0.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=63 time=2.610 ms I want to grab the value after time= and pass it to a test like: if time>=50.0; ...
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FreeBSD optional components deinstall

How deinstall optional components world/games, world/doc etc.?
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display no longer listends to console after starting X11, not even after shutting down X11

From the console, or another virtual terminal, I launch X11. This is in Free BSD. I cannot return the display to any other terminal afterwards. By using the ctl-alt-F1 key combination, for example. ...
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Changing fonts in the Mate terminal application

How would I change the font of my terminal in FreeBSD to the Noto Sans font? I am interested in Noto's support for a wide variety of Unicode characters. I downloaded the font using the package manager ...
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Use a “Friendly” Label on Drives or Partitions in FreeBSD

Maybe I am missing this and it's really simple, but I cannot figure out how to label a BSD disk. I have looked at tunefs or gpart and even disklabel, however none do what I am looking for - I don't ...
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Set Default Boot Device for XServe in Open Firmware

I have an old Apple XServe G4 that I successfully created a dual boot of Mac OS X and FreeBSD 10.2. In order to boot the machine, you have to go into Open Firmware and issue a boot command... I ...
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Connecting to WPA network in FreeBSD

For whatever reason I am having a very annoying time just trying to connect to a network in FreeBSD. So the question is how would someone manually connect to a wireless WPA network in FreeBSD 11.0? ...
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How to modify partition in FreeBSD 10 with gpart

I am using FreeBSD. My HDD has this set of partitions: root@core:/media # gpart show => 63 390721905 ada0 MBR (186G) 63 1985 - free - (993K) 2048 ...
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FreeBSD throttle cpu clock on high temperature

I'm using a laptop with bad cooling system, so my CPU sometimes hits very high temperature, and linux kernel is able to throttle cpu clock to cool it as I can see in dmesg: [22612.245243] CPU3: Core ...
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Host to Jail networking with vimage

I've got iocage jails with vnet=on (vimage virtualized networking) I've got a bridge1 with several jails' interfaces as members (vnet1:1, vnet1:2, etc) these can pass packets between each other. ...
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Setting up Intel Wireless AC 3160 NIC in FreeBSD

I have a pretty frustrating issue with FreeBSD. I am a Linux user who decided to switch to FreeBSD because I liked the idea of the ports system that it uses. I decided to give it a try in a virtual ...
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Hide where I'm sshing to?

I'm connected to a public FreeBSD system, and I want to be able to connect to other servers without disclosing (via w and alike) where I'm connecting to, how can I achieve this?
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Mount iSCSI Partitions Automatically at Boot on FreeBSD 10

I have a FreeBSD 10.2 server that I mount iSCSI drives to. I would like to have those drives mounted automatically in fstab so that they are persistent across reboots. If I execute the command ...
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Linux Source Routing, Strong End System Model / Strong Host Model?

Can a multihomed Linux machine implement a true Strong ES Model? Specific Use Case I have a system with five different interfaces, each connected to the same subnet, thus the same gateway to the ...
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alternative approach for selective deletes from rsnapshot tree with find?

I'm looking for a generalizable solution to this problem, 'cause I'm sure it will come up again. I have a client that does medical research. Periodically we have to remove the datasets provided by ...
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Why does SSH server say, “authorized_keys is not a regular file”?

I've been trying to configure the login with a key generated from puttygen so I can disable password authentication. I saved a private key from puttygen and copied the public part to my .ssh/...
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ezjail: update problems

I'm having problems whenever I try to update my ezjail baseball on FreeSDB 10. I'm on FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE-p11 and ezjail v3.4.2 The jails show the right version inside but the update progress doesn'...