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pfsense long ping to google

I have a pfsense box set up. What happens is I set a rule so I can't hit the admin interface 192.168.3.1 from the box. With the rule enabled --- www.l.google.com ping statistics --- 2 packets ...
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FreeBSD 8.2 STABLE installation failing on VirtualBox

On my pc-bsd box, I installed VirtualBox and trying to install FreeBSD 8.2 STABLE in 10GB space. During installation, I selected all the default settings, it looks like this: But after this, I get ...
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adjust zfs settings on freebsd 9

What's the proper way on FreeBSD 9 to tune ZFS parameters such as vfs.zfs.arc_max and vfs.zfs.vdev.cache.size? I've seen references to /boot/loader.conf, /boot/kernel.conf and /etc/sysctl.conf but I ...
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freebsd make install openjdk6

I am having problem installing openjdk6 using ports using the make install clean commands. The error I got is: /usr/ports/java/openjdk6/work/build/bsd-i586-debug-fastdebug/j2sdk-image: No such ...
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FreeBSD is not Unix. But its Unix-Like Unix. Where is then the main Unix to read the source code?

I want to really understand System V, the main origin of Unix (not Unix-like nor modified Unix to Linux). The main origin which is very confusing and not really with care its written somewhere. Is it ...
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FreeBSD telnet does not take root login

I have just installed FreeBSD 8.1 as a VMWare host and can establish ipv4 connectivity to the instance and telnet through the virtual console. I have also uncommented the /etc/inetd.conf lines telnet ...
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Would you say FreeBSD is more stable than Linux? [closed]

This question is a sequel or a parallel question to my previous one: Unity problems & Searching for a good WM I am wondering whether my personal assumptions that FreeBSD is indeed more stable and ...
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Location of Xorg headers on FreeBSD 10

I'm running FreeBSD 10 and I'd like to build dwm. I've installed Xorg using pkg install. Where are the headers located? Maybe I'm just old fashioned but I first looked in /usr/X11R6 ... not there. ...
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What's the sudo equivalent for FreeBSD?

In pretty much any GNU/Linux distribution you use sudo or su, What's the right choice for FreeBSD 10 ?
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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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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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Create a Custom User in FreeBSD

I want to create a user in the FreeBSD for nginx that has: No Login. No home directory how should I do that with pw useradd or any other tool.
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pysqlite install error on FreeBSD in virtualenv

I am trying to install pysqlite using pip under a virtualenv in FreeBSD 7.3, with Python version 2.6.2. I didn't have any issues for installing other packages like Django, PIL etc. All of them I ...
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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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FreeBSD on ARM architecture?

Can FreeBSD be used for ARM architecture devices? Also, is there a camera driver for FreeBSD?
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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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How to install LuaJIT on FreeBSD without using Gmake?

Has anyone been able to install LuaJIT v2 on FreeBSD AMD64(x64) without using Gmake (just freebsd-make)? If so how? When I attempt to use freebsd-make, LuaJIT doesn't build.
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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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How to restore accidentaly removed file of FreeBSD base system?

I accidentally removed /etc/rc.d/rtadvd from my FreeBSD system (8.2-RELEASE) What is the best way of getting such system file restored?
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Network file sharing with freebsd server

I have a freebsd server at home. I also have other OSes like linux and windows connected to the same network via WLAN (wifi). I want to be able to share stuff (what ever I download ;)) on my FreeBSD ...
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BTX loader manual

I Can't find any good manual/reference about BTX bootloader integrated into FreeBSD. Especially I would like to know: if it's functionality resembles GRUB 2. For example, if it can boot OS other ...
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Is there a simple flag to prevent installing X and anything that depends on it via ports?

I'm running FreeBSD in a small VMWare image and I want to keep it headless. Is there a setting someplace that will guarantee I never pull in X as a dependency, or will I have to rely solely on eternal ...
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How do I upgrade TCL on FreeBSD?

I updated the PORTS tree and run portmaster -a, but came to a screeching halt at: ===>>> The lang/tcl-modules port has been deleted: Modules are now part of the base Tcl distributions ...
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Can I rely on binary packages (pkg) in FreeBSD

Since last October binary packages have been available for FreeBSD (http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-pkg/2013-October/000107.html). Before that, they had some trouble, preventing binary ...
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Setting the bash SHELL for remote openSSH connections?

I am connected to a Freebsd 10 -STABLE server with SSH from my office box but when I trying to work inside the session I encounter these problems: although I did chsh for every user in said server ...
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HowTo Chroot to BSD

I recently tried FreeBSD [9.2]. I installed it but as i found out it doesn't install any bootloader by default. So now i want to find out HOW it is possible to chroot to the installed BSD via a ...
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How to run PC-BSD iso from GRUB with only Linux installed

I'm working on Ubuntu, and I wanted to try BSD. I downloaded a PC-BSD iso (PCBSD9.2-RELEASE-x64-DVD-USB-latest.iso). I wanted to know if it is possible to use "loopback" to run that image even if I ...
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Get system notification at a certain time?

Is there a way, in Linux or FreeBSD, to receive notification from system at a specified time? I'm thinking something in like of what inotify in Linux does for filesystem events. There IS a way to ...
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startx error doesn't load from terminal

I have installed GNOME v2 in my freebsd but when I try to do startx it gives the following error. Please Help.
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kfreebsd ISO boot to grub menu

Having obtained the kfreebsd ISO image from here, I set up a VirtualBox VM to install from the ISO. When I boot up the VM, the session ends up with the grub menu instead of initializing the ...
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How do I set affinity of a particular thread on FreeBSD?

As the title says, I'm trying to figure out how to set the affinity of a particular thread (but not the entire process) on a FreeBSD system. On Linux, I'm able to do this with ps -L uH [pid], ...
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Is there any way to install freeBSD from Debian?

I know that one can install Debian from (AFAIK) any Linux computer using debootstrap. Is there any way to do the same for freeBSD or do I need to make a CDROM?
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the right way to synchronise sources on freebsd

Update: I'm happy to report @dartonw 's answer worked and I went and did a checkout and then buildworld and it built successfully in about 6 hours. So I've been having some issues with jails in ...
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vim install on freebsd has taken 5 hours and counting

Ok, so installed portmaster and I'm trying with it, I'm hoping it won't take time. So I've been up all night and my vim installation is still going on. I have an amazon ec2 freebsd server setup. I ...
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switching from user to root and revers (freebsd)

i want to make some modificaciones 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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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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colorizing ls output based on filename

i'm on freeBSD and trying to colorize ls output, so i've added alias ls ls -lhG setenv LSCOLORS gxfxcxdxbxegedabagacad to my .cshrc and it works. but what i really want to - is to be able ...
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Test FTP Username and Password

I'm working on a program that involves uploading some files via FTP. However, I'd like to abort the process if the username and password given by the user are incorrect. Is there any way to "test" if ...
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How do you set a vlan priority on a nic in freeBSD?

This question could arguably be posted on both networking.stackexchange and unix.stackexchange. I'll start here. I have a freeBSD (pfsense 2.1) server running as a router on google fiber. In order ...
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pkg2ng throwing tons of errors about unknown keywords

So... the pkg_* tools are deprecated, EOL scheduled for September 2014. Time to convert to pkgng. They have provided the pkg2ng tool provided for that. But when I run it, it throws tons of error ...
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Command to Download Source Files in FreeBSD

In most Linux distros there is a command sometimes the same one used to install or build (compile) packages with extra switch; which just download the source files instead of building or installing ...
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Change FreeBSD's fetch with aria2 or axel

FreeBSD uses FETCH command in order to download source codes or binary packages it needs to compile or install. If you are on slow connection like café or shared band this process become painful. ...
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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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FreeBSD Ports Broken — Python Issue? Portmaster -a

Upgraded FreeBSD from 8.2 >> 8.4 >> 10.0-RELEASE today. In the process, I believe I have mangled my ports tree quite badly and am having issues upgrading/reinstalling ports (as the upgrade asks me to ...
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FreeBSD 10, unable to reach 1 Gbps

I have installed FreeBSD 10-RELEASE and noticed that I'm unable to reach 1 Gbps. To measure bandwidth I use iperf version 2.0.5 on both server and host. Results vary every time, but in average we have ...
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lxappearance, FreeBSD and normal user

I set pure Openbox desktop on FreeBSD 10 and I am usingn lxappearance for theme, font and icon changes. but if i do $ > lxappearance I can't install icon themes or GTK+ themes. if i do $ > sudo ...
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FreeNAS 9.2: install FreeBSD packages

I have installed FreeNAS 9.2amd64 (based on the same FreeBSD version) on a VirtualBox VM. I created users and pool/volume for my data. In anticipation of installing ...
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Dualboot Freebsd + Gentoo with GRUB2 [MBR]

I have Gentoo x64 installed with Grub2 on my MBR drive. Today I installed FreeBSD x64 9.2. Now I'm in Gentoo and trying to add FreeBSD to grub2 menu list. grub2-install /dev/sda os-prober ...
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Number of cores on FreeBSD

What would the equivalent of Debian's nproc be in FreeBSD? I'm trying to include this in a bash script variable so if it could just print out the number of cores that would be fantastic.
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How to forward port by (sub)domain name?

I have this setup: a (Host) FreeBSD 9.2 host server running VirtualBox with another (Guest) FreeBSD guest server. I have set up port forwarding on the Host to the Guest like this: VBoxManage ...