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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 ...
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RT3592BC8 Bluetooth and FreeBSD

Several years ago (in 2008) I purchased a HP ProBook which I now want to sell because I got a newer laptop in January 2016. The ProBook is a Celeron Dual Core with 4GB of RAM and 250GB HDD. I have two ...
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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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External Fragmentation in FreeBSD due to unmovable Kernel pages

Is external fragmentation an issue in FreeBSD due to unmovable Kernel pages similar to what Linux (1) (2) faces?
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what is the structure of meta-object set(MOS) metanode?

I am not very much familiar with ZFS file system. I want to know the structure of meta-object set(MOS) metanode.
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FreeBSD or simply Docker for my old Linux server?

I have an old obsolete server running a Linux Red Hat server 5.9 and inside a special software for a power plant control and I've been asked to replace this server as not so much spare parts are in ...
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FreeBSD ports collection under PC-BSD?

I'm toying with the idea of installing FreeBSD or PC-BSD... as it looks now, I'll probably go for PC-BSD. However, one thing I really would like, is the FreeBSD ports collection. So I was wondering ...
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NFS mount fails at boot time

I have the following in /etc/fstab on FreeBSD: venture:/usr/redacted /usr/local/redacted nfs rw 0 0 This fails during boot. However, after boot, the following command succeeds ...
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Transmission keeps resetting file system permissions on FreeBSD

I'm trying to set up a transmission server for use as a seedbox. I've done this before on an Ubuntu box, but this is the first time I've tried it on FreeBSD. The default home directly for ...
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FreeBSD date utility -r switch confuses me

I have a bash script which I need to convert from linux to FreeBSD, but I'm obviously too stupid to read the man page in a proper way. The script has a line along: date +%d -r "$file" which works ...
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How can I boot the PC-BSD live DVD-ISO IMAGE directly via GRUB2?

Via the loopback command, GRUB2 allows to directly boot an ISO file. Now, I've configured the according menuentry to boot the PC-BSD Live DVD ISO, but when I try to boot it, the FreeBSD bootstrap ...
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How can I treat my disk like one big file?

I was reading about device files in FreeBSD, but my understanding is not great. To practice, I thought up the following scenario. I suspect that the problem can be solved using device files. Imagine ...
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ATA Status Error on FreeBSD 10.3 x64 install on 2TB drive

I'm trying to perform the FreeBSD 10.3 (x64) OS installation on a Dell Optiplex 755 computer, with Seagate Barracuda 2TB drive. HD: Seagate Barracuda 2000GB Model:<ST2000DM001-1CH164> These ...
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Howto fix my PHP install on FreeBSD using pkg

I've been messing around with pkg install, installing / removing both php5-5.4.29 and php55-5.5.13. But when I run php from the command line, it will give me an error like this: PHP Warning: PHP ...
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How do I make use of unused space on my boot drive on FreeBSD

I have an old FreeBSD Server (running 7.3-RELEASE) that desperately needs additional storage. In fact, it has some-- the original 20G SCSI drives have been replaced by 300G SCSI drives, so in theory ...
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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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FreeBSD or PC-BSD?

After years of Linux I would like to give *BSD a try, but I'm uncertain if I should use FreeBSD or PC-BSD. With KDE out-of-the-box and graphical package-manager and such, PC-BSD strikes me as ...
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How to install PostgreSQL 9.3 in FreeBSD jail?

I configured virtual NICS using pf, and a jail for FreeBSD using qjail create pgsql-jail 192.168.0.3. When I tried to install PostgreSQL 9.3 using port collection, it shows strange message at first. ...
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How do I allow user permissions to data on a Couchpotato and Sickbeard Plugin using Freenas

Trying to setup permissions for the plugins sickbeard / couchpotato. I’ve read almost every thread google / the forums have but haven’t really found a solution yet. I’m assuming it’s the data here: ...
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Free BSD is not recognized with Grub2 [duplicate]

I'm new to double booting, and the answer might be vary simple Today I set up two operating systems on a 160GB Hard Drive. The first one I installed was Fedora Workstation and set it up so it only ...
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BSD sound problems with Realtek 892

I'm having the same problem as: No sound with Mint 12 and Realtek ALC892. The user marked it as "Resolved" without actually resolving it, he just changed to another OS and gave up. Has anyone ...
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What is causing a pause during the system device probe?

I am running FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE. During the boot device probe there is a two-times 30 second pause. The output relevant to this is # dmesg ... (aprobe0:ata0:0:1:0): ATAPI_IDENTIFY. ACB: a1 00 00 ...
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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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Restart/reload IPFW remotely via ssh without losing connection

Is it possible to restart IPFW or reload its script remotely via ssh connection without loosing current connection?
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Installing Avahi on FreeBSD - Daemon Doesn't Start

I've just installed package avahi-app-0.6.31_5 on a fairly-clean FreeBSD 10.3, but the service isn't starting on its own. I've consulted the documentation and discovered that there isn't any. Can ...
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Why can't I enable Transmission on FreeNAS 9.2? I keep getting an error

I have installed the plugin correctly, but every time I try and start it either using service transmission start, or trying to flip the on switch from the plugins page, I get this error: ...
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Mounting zpool (Solaris server and Freebsd client)

I have a Solaris with ZFS file system and NFS. I am kind of lost on how to export directories from the Solaris OS which has zfs via NFS? That way I can mount them on Freebsd client.
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Reading user input with read back

when I use simple bash command #!/bin/bash echo Please, enter your name read NAME echo "Hi $NAME!" and run it using source filename.sh it gives me an error :Undefined variable what could be the ...
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Accessing Luks-encrypted disc from FreeBSD

I have some data on a ZFS in a machine running FreeBSD that needs evacuation. I have a disc in a USB enclosure with enough space, but it's encrypted using Luks on a machine running Linux. Is there any ...
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How do I create an bootable UBCD-stick using FreeBSD?

I have an UltimateBootCD-image-file (iso) and I want to create a bootable usb-stick from it. I tried dd'in it, % dd bs=4M if=/path/to//ubcd.iso of=/dev/da0 && sync 103+1 records in 103+1 ...
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How does rollback work on soft updates

I've been reading a paper on soft updates recently and it discusses rolling back changes to avoid dependency cycles. The point of doing this is because "we have to write to the disk in block-size ...
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Configuring Apache 2.4 for CGI on FreeBSD

I am trying to run CGI on FreeBSD 9.2. I installed Apache 4.2 (pkg install apache42) Configured it to load CGI module. Also, I did chmod a+x on files in cgi-bin directory. And when I connect to ...
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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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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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Nas4free (freeBSD) wont make it past bootloader without keyboard?

I've got an old Compaq machine re-purposed as a Home NAS using Nas4free. I've had it connected up to a monitor and keyboard (PS/2) for a while, (which boots fine, no issues) but I would like to have ...
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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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Installing XBMC/Kodi and X server on FreeBSD

I couldn't find how to install X server and XBMC/Kodi on FreeNAS. So without any opinion if it's good or not, what are the steps to do it?
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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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Turn DOCS, NLS, and EXAMPLES options off by default for all FreeBSD ports

The Porters Handbook says in "5.12.1.3. Default Options" that DOCS, NLS, and EXAMPLES are on by default for all ports. I want them off, so I have to unchecked them manually during make ...
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How to achieve portability with sed -i (in-place editing)?

I'm writing shell scripts for my server, which is a shared hosting running FreeBSD. I also want to be able to test them locally, on my PC running Linux. Hence, I'm trying to write them in a portable ...
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Do I need to setup my ZFS (using FreeBSD 10) for foreign-language files (e.g. filenames in Japanese/Thai/etc language)?

I am in the process of setting up a ZFS file server. I am planning to store all sorts of files in it. I have several hundred music tracks that are in Japanese/Korean native character. I want the file ...
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Mount storage from host in bhyve VM

Is it possible to mount storage space from the host environment inside a bhyve virtual machine? I could use a network share, but I figure there would be less overhead mounting the data directly. I'm ...
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Mount MTP device in FreeBSD

I have an Android tablet which uses MTP instead of USB Mass Storage for transferring files. I'd like to mount it in a FreeBSD machine. I tried the method described here. I installed mtpfs by going ...
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FreeBSD and Linux shared partitions

Which directories, and how, can I share between FreeBSD and Linux? In particular, how can I deduplicate respectively /usr/home and /home? I guess directly sharing a partition between both systems ...
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Mount FreeBSD UFS from logical partition under Linux

How can I mount the FreeBSD UFS boot partition under Ubuntu in this setup: a single HDD which contains an MBR partition table which contains some primary Linux partitions and an extended partition ...
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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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How can I change the default gateway?

Currently I'm running a FreeBSD 9.1 and the default gateway is already configured in the rc.conf. rc.conf: defaultrouter = "10.0.0.1" But now I want to change the default gateway without rebooting ...
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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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Reading FreeBSD UFS formatted external drive in Mac OS X

I have an external USB drive with backup files formatted in FreeBSD's UFS file system. When I plug it into a computer running Mac OS X 10.9.4, I cannot read the drive's contents, and I don't have ...