Mount Images With mdconfig

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This guide explains how to mount a floppy image and/or a CD-Rom ISO using mdconfig.

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Setting Own CVS Repository

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In this guide I’d like to present a short info on setting own CVS repository. It has been written with an assumption that the repository will be accessed locally and through the SSH connection. Using ssh might require setting $CVS_RSH=ssh environment variable on client system.

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Job Control

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Sometimes processes can take time to complete, thus tying up your console session. What if you want to run multiple processes in the background on the same shell session? With the built-in job control, you can. There are three main conditions a job can be in: Running, Stopped/Suspended, or Terminated. To control them, we’ll use the fg and bg commands.

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Using Virtual Machines with QEMU

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Do you like to run virtual servers, but don’t want to run Windows as a host? QEMU is your answer as it will host several virtual machines within you FreeBSD installation.

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Installing and Configuring X.org and KDE

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This guide demonstrates the ease of installing Xorg and KDE on FreeBSD 5.x.

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Downgrading Ports

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Using the ports tree to install applications is one of the most common ways to install softare. However, what if you updated a port to the latest version and it turns out to break things? How do you downgrade to a previous version if your ports tree is up-to-date? This is where the portdowngrade utility comes in handy.

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Squid Proxy Server

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First posted on Overridersworld.

This document will describe how to get a Squid Proxy Server up and running for your LAN using FreeBSD and Squid. The info on the configuration file is by no means comprehensive. There is a lot that you might need to do differently, but I am running pretty much the same installation for around 100 users and it has served me very well so far in my situation. Also, I am not going into detail configuring the cache manager here. Just plain Squid Proxy Caching for your LAN.

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Qmail (with SSL), Courier IMAP, vpopmail, SA, and ClamAV

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This guide is designed to help you install FreeBSD and setup qmail with mail filtering abilities. I designed my own qmail guide for a few reasons. First, there really isn’t much out there when you look for this type of install from the ports system. Second, I have a vpopmail patch that allows creation of Custom Maildirs. I have been using a custom Maildir structure for about a year and a half now with no issues. The vpopmail skel patch allows you to patch vpopmail so you can make your own custom directories. If you create a user with just the normal vpopmail install, you get a default Maildir with new, tmp and cur in it which really doesn’t allow you to do too much with filtering and the like. If you create a new user and vpopmail has been patched with the skel patch, the user’s maildir is copied from the ~vpopmail/skel dir. If you really think about it, you can pretty much add your own maildrop recipe into the skel dir along with the .qmail file. If you add the qmailadmin into the mix, you or your users can turn on or off the spam filtering at leisure. If you really know what you’re doing, this can open up a whole new world with vpopmail.

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Using Subversion for Collaborative Development OpenBSD

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This is a guide on how to setup an OpenBSD 3.9 based Subversion 1.40 and Apache 2.2.X Source Code Respository server that uses the fsfs db format with no authentication/security. Should you need Authentication you can read the FreeBSD Subversion guide on this site until I create the 4.0 based guide. This is not a definitive guide but a how to. Considering this, the methods used here may not be the best ones or the most correct and assume you have some knowledge of unix. If you have any updates and such, please e-mail them to me.

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Chroot Users With sftp

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This walkthrough will root your users to their home directory for those users you don’t want browsing all over your FreeBSD machine. I would suggest doing this at your console or possibly running a script to kill all the running sshds and then starting the sshd2 deamon.

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