Sunday, 23 Sep 2018
Category: FreeBSD

Crouching lion, hidden UNIX

One of the many things I like about Mac OS X (Server) is the fact it’s a pure-bred UNIX. It’s even certified as such. Not to mention that the Director of Unix Technology at Apple is the person who at one point started the FreeBSD project: Jordan K. Hubbard. (I love FreeBSD, so I’m very […]

when using suphp on FreeBSD

always remember to do the following after upgrading PHP, but before restarting apache: cd /usr/ports/www/suphp make deinstall && make reinstall when using eaccelerator do: cd /usr/ports/www/eaccelerator make deinstall && make reinstall too. Saves you a LOT of headaches 😉 [ad]

FreeBSD 7.1-RC1 Security Advisories

One day, you’re bouncing all over the place because there’s an official 7.1-RC1, the next, there’s already two security advisories. To sum them up: protosw safe to ignore unless you have local users, safe to ignore if you haven’t loaded / compiled in the ng_* modules Index: sys/kern/uipc_domain.c =================================================================== — sys/kern/uipc_domain.c (revision 186366) +++ sys/kern/uipc_domain.c […]

And FreeBSD 7.1-RC1 official

You got to love the way they write the release announcements: “Gee. Did we really implement that new interface that way? That needs a bit more work.” So,  it’s now the last few legs of the release cycle, and I’m looking forward to it. DO read the release announcement or /usr/src/UPDATING, specialy if you currently […]

gearing up for FreeBSD 7.1

We’re only a little bit removed from the next major FreeBSD release. The branch has been tagged, and the ports-tree is (thank God!) unfrozen once again. The first Release Candidate has hit the FTP servers. I’ve been running -PRERELEASE for a while now, and haven’t found any problems so far, not on real-steal hardware, nor […]

usefull tips for FreeBSD in vmware

Ivan Voras made a nice post called FreeBSD under VMWare, it has very usefull tips. Read more here. it covers a number of common pitfalls related to using FreeBSD in a vmware setting: using the wrong network driver (reducing network bandwith to 10Mbit/s) wrong kernel time frequency (modern day is 1000Hz, 100Hz is recommended) if […]

FreeBSD portupgrade / portversion dumps core

First of all: do not panic Second: get some coffee Finaly: rm /var/db/pkg/pkgdb.db I think this comes from upgrading portupgrade somewhere along the line, and accidentaly switching between database formats (hash, or bdb4 btree). The strangest thing is that I’ve searched high and low with Google, but no results anywhere. (not even any of the […]

HP has clue, but not quite enough (yet)

I like HP servers. True enough, I like Supermicro better, but big companies tend not to like Supermicro due to the fact you have to assemble them yourself, and there’s no real support / SLA agreement possible with them (for now – I hear it’s in the works). Most people in the ISP world know […]

xseries 226 + FreeBSD amd64/intel64 = b0rk!

Like I wrote earlier, I got a nice IBM eserver xseries 226. After I figured out that the CPU was, in fact, 64-bit capable (amd64/intel64 – EM64T), I went and downloaded the x86_64 version of FreeBSD 6.2, burned it on CD, popped it into the drive, and…. nothing Okay, nothing is an overstatement really, but […]