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Can't login into sftp

I'm get this error when trying to connect through filezilla with sftp: on server: fatal: Write failed: Broken pipe [preauth] on filezilla: Received unexpected end-of-file from SFTP server I ...
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/bin/false: No such file or directory | Can't login as root or do anything

Yes, I created another topic with a guest acc and I couldn't edit or comment it so here: I'm having a huge issue and I'm freaking out. This all started when I booted today and I couldn't connect to ...
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Quagga bgp advertisment stop after peer reboot

I am using quagga and FreeBSD boxes to achieve this: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/ip/border-gateway-protocol-bgp/13762-40.html#conf3. Only change is that upstream provider is sending full ...
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PC-BSD PBI, what reasons made it to be scrapped?

What are the detailed specific technical/organizational reasons that the PC-BSD team faced that ultimately lead them to scrap PBI and return to ports? Was because of the difficulties compiling and ...
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How to boot FreeBSD 10.2 on a MacBook Pro 7,2?

Objective Obtain a full installation of FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE on a MacBookPro 7,2. Hardware Intel Core 2 Duo, 2.4Ghz, 3Mb L2 Cache, 4Gb Memory, NVidia MCP89 AHCI SATA controller. What has been ...
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How can I get FreeBSD `patch` to tolerate null bytes?

The patch of the final line fails on FreeBSD 10.2, but works on GNU: #!/bin/sh echo a > f1 printf '\0' >> f1 echo c >> f1 cp f1 f2 echo d >> f2 diff -au f1 f2 > diff patch ...
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How do you add netmap into the GENERIC kernel configuration for a custom install?

I'm trying to build a "custom" FreeBSD install. Starting small, I'm just trying to add netmap into the kernel during install vs installing the OS and then doing a kernel rebuild. In the source I added ...
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How to use new ports on ancient FreeBSD versions?

So I have some of the older FreeBSD versions (6.4, 8.4) still running at the company and I'd like to install and update a bunch of tools, such as Python 2.7, Midnight Commander, Tmux, Vim and so on. ...
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How do I install freeBSD without bsdinstall?

I would very much like to install and generally configure freeBSD from the command line without using bsdinstall UI. How do I prevent the live CD from starting into bsdinstall and more important is ...
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Unable to figure out how to route a packet through a multi-homed nic

The environment is FreeBSD for the most part and looks like this: HOST_A <-> ROUTER <-> LOKI <-> HOST_B Minimally, I would like to be able to ping ROUTER from HOST_B. ROUTER is ...
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FreeBSD Clonezilla Not Restoring

I made a backup with Clonezilla of my FreeBSD install. I used the default options for doing a disk image. It backed up 3 partitions into the image. The boot, the root and I forget the third. When ...
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How should a two nic gateway be routed (FreeBSD 10.2)?

I am trying to set up a freebsd router that sits between the cable/dsl modem and my lan machines. Here is the logical setup: Cable/DSL modem connected to internet: gateway 192.168.0.1 FreeBSD ...
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“ruby: Command not found” on FreeBSD, despite having installed it

I just tried to run a ruby script on a FreeBSD box I hadn't used in a while, and got "ruby: Command not found." So I figured I just hadn't previously installed it. Went to /usr/ports/lang/ruby22 and ...
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In FreeBSD, how do you send a mail message from a user on one server to a user on a different server?

The environment is FreeBSD 10.2 with default services including sendmail. Sending a message from one user to another on the system works fine: mail -s "A message" userb Hi b, this is a. CTRL-D ...
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Unable to install php 5.2.12 on FreeBSD 10 because of libphp5.so missing

I participate in a project where old PHP 5.2 is needed. But I can't install it on FreeBSD 10, always I get this error: [trex@H417 ~/Install/php-5.2.12]$ sudo make install Installing PHP SAPI module: ...
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fstab and mount -a problem

I decided to divide my problem into two, for clarification purposes: My second slice (which is DATA part) at freebsd based (possibly dead)(NAS4) can not be automounted anymore. Strange thing is that ...
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`cp -iprv` from UFS to NTFS panics FreeBSD and reboots

My nas4free OS seems to be dead, so I mounted its 2GB UFS data partition on my FreeBSD machine, and my 1TB external USB NTFS HDD (using ntfs-3g /source /mnt/dest). I tried the casual cp -iprv /SOURCE ...
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FreeBSD restore(8) confusion

I have successfully backed up the /, /usr and the var slices from an old machine. I have tar files on my windows machine. I need to restore the original slices to a new machine (Virtual Machine). ...
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FreeBSD,no sound

My speakers does not seem to work under FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE .All drivers are loaded using kldload snd_driver. What to do? pciconf -lv: hostb0@pci0:0:0:0: class=0x060000 card=0x50001458 ...
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FreeBSD - Automatic reboots on boot attempts - init / getty failure?

$ uname -a FreeBSD MACH1 10.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE #0 r286666: Wed Aug 12 19:31:38 UTC 2015 root@releng1.nyi.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386 On booting, everything seems to ...
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Analyzing existing FreeBSD installation

I get some server with FreeBSD installation. A lot of things run on it. I know that I need check cron, /etc, /usr/local/etc folders, zfs config and other settings. But there is a mess about what to do ...
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Find all physical interfaces in FreeBSD

I have a use case to find all physical (no virtual or vlan interfaces) on FreeBSD. How can I get a count of the number of physical interfaces on a box consistently regardless of any virtual interface ...
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ping6 error 'operation not permitted'

I am unable to ping6 my gateway or beyond. I am able to ping6 my loopback successfully, but that is all. [\u@r2d2:/root] # ping6 ipv6.google.com PING6(56=40+8+8 bytes) ...
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Unable to mount UFS2 partition on Linux - ufs_fill_super(): bad magic number

In FreeNAS 9.3, I created a partition (slice?) by doing: fdisk -BI /dev/ada3 bsdlabel -wB /dev/ada3s1 newfs -O2 -U /dev/ada3s1a This drive is now /dev/sdg on Ubuntu 14.04, which I've been unable to ...
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How to set display to a higher resolution?

I'm runnning FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE and I'm getting a low resolution 640x480 in the xfce session,I don't have the option to get to a higher one in settings. Here is my xorg.conf file xorg.conf
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Slow downloading from own server

I've a small VPS and I can download anything only with slow speed - only sometimes (and sometimes with normal speed). I can download from any other webpage (for example the FreeBSD's ISO files) with ...
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Alternate screen on FreeBSD's sc and vt

By default, FreeBSD's virtual terminals (sc and vt) don't restore previous terminal content when exiting from a full screen app. Is there a support for this functionality? I've tried following ...
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NetBSD/FreeBSD and TP-Link TL-WN727N: Second encounter

Moved from SU. First part at http://superuser.com/questions/975564/netbsd-and-tp-link-tl-wn727n-atheros-ar9271-or-ralink-rt5370 So, I've installed NetBSD 7 and device shown again as ugen(ugein, ...
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How does FreeBSD allocate memory?

I am aware that this is simplified/generalized explanation, but top(1) utility divides memory in FreeBSD into six pools- Active, Inactive, Wired, Cache, Buffers and Free. Example from top(1) output: ...
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Export NFS share to all IP addresses

This is my current /etc/exports on my freeBSD machine /shared -alldirs 177.16.8.77 how do I share /shared with all IPs and not just 177.16.8.77 ?
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Finding memory corruption bugs in Linux and FreeBSD

In windows, we can enable page heap verification using gflags to catch memory corruption bugs more easily. Is there a similar service/program for Linux and FreeBSD operating systems?
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running mountd with compiled rpcbind

I am trying to run mountd with my own compiled version of rpcbind. If I have rpcbind running in debug mode (./rpcbind -d) before I start mountd, I get the following error message: /etc/rc.d/mountd: ...
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difference between inactive and free memory in output of FreeBSD top utility?

top -d1 displays following SDRAM usage statistics on one of my older machines: 125M Active, 42M Inact, 51M Wired, 17M Cache, 34M Buf, 2720K Free In total, there is 256MiB of memory installed. ...
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Capture a screenshot of XDM login screen?

I would like to screenshot my XDM login screen on FreeBSD-CURRENT. It’s currently configured on ttyv8. What I’ve tried: I have tried xwd with various options from ttyv1, but it reports is cannot ...
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Run a Python script in the background on boot

I recently installed the Google App Engine Development server on my FreeBSD home server to be able to test my GAE app remotely. What I can't figure out is how to run the Python development server as a ...
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How to make + work in sed's regexps on FreeBSD?

Consider the following typescript: $ freebsd-version 10.0-RELEASE-p5 $ echo ' found' | sed -n '/[[:blank:]]\+/p' $ echo ' found' | grep '[[:blank:]]\+' found When I do this on Arch Linux with GNU ...
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Why can't I import an ZFS pool without partitioning the data disk with fdisk?

I have a strange situation here, in which I am unable to import an ZFS pool that I brought from another OS UNLESS I fdisk the disk of the pool. I am puzzled as to why this is happening and hoping to ...
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No packages Apache and mod_wsgi3 have been found in the repositories

I'm trying to instal Apache24 and mod_wsgi3 to my FreeBSD VPS (droplet) with this command: sudo pkg install bash ap24-mod_wsgi3 py27-virtualenv mysql56-server but apparently 'ap24-mod_wsgi3' has ...
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Upgrade FreeBSD using DVD?

I have a FreeBSD installation that had an upgrade failure between 8.? and 9.4 (IIRC). In the interest of getting 10.2 working properly on the machine, I downloaded the DVD image and burned a disc. Now ...
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understand the output of bsdlabel

I have a Juniper router which uses Junos(based on FreeBSD) operating system where I can backup certain partitions from router CLI. Under the hood router starts the restore process and copies ...
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What does iwa/iwl/iwm/iwn mean in FreeBSD?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T440 which I was looking to install FreeBSD on. The laptop has an Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 chip which doesn’t seem to be supported (yet). On my travels, researching ...
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Giving a FreeBSD talk. How do I pronounce rc.conf? [closed]

I was going to do a short talk about FreeBSD, but I'm at a lost at how certain things are customarily said when in person. How would someone say /etc/rc.conf? I think it would be "Arrh Ceee dot ...
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`last` alternative showing logins only for current user

I'm aware that I can use last $USER, however this won't work correctly or securely on machines with many users - no user should know another users IP or when they logged in. Is there a known solution ...
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Trying to use portsnap to install vim in FreeNAS

I am trying to install vim in FreeNAS but when I try to use portsnap, I get "command not found". When I tried using pck_add -r portmaster I get the following: pkg_add -r portmaster Error: Unable ...
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How can I tell which of my ports I compiled myself and which I installed from pre-compiled binary packages?

I have two FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE systems and I'm trying to set up the second to be almost identical to the first. I don't wish to use ZFS snapshots for this task; I would just like to select, install, ...
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Prevent users changing password in FreeBSD

How can I prevent a user to change its password in FreeBSD. In Linux i can do this by using chage -m 99999 <username> where chage is found in shadow-utils Reason for this is I created one shell ...
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FreeBSD's built-in ftpd and awstats

How can I use awstats with the FreeBSD's built-in ftpd's xferlog? Sample lines from /var/log/xferlog (simple syslog): Sep 12 19:05:51 bsd-vps ftpd[35082]: connection from ###.###.###.### Sep 12 ...
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How to fix “pkg: Not enough space in /var/cache/pkg, needed 32mib available” error?

I'm a beginner on FreeBSD and downloaded the latest version from ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/releases/. After the installation I wanted to install the nginx web server on my virtual OS (using ...
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Unable to run OpenLDAP on freeBSD

I've installed openLDAP on my FreeBSD machine. When I try to run the service, I get the following error. Unrecognized database type (mdb) Can someone point me towards what could be wrong?
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List loaded libraries of a process on FreeBSD

How can I list all loaded libraries of a process in FreeBSD? On Linux I can use /proc cat /proc/$pid/maps on Solaris there is pldd pldd $pid For FreeBSD /proc also works: cat /proc/$pid/map ...