Re: Booting from vinum RAID 1: How should I edit my disk label?

2003-12-29 Thread Micheas Herman
On Sun, 2003-12-28 at 22:21, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
 On Sunday, 28 December 2003 at 20:27:37 -0800, Micheas Herman wrote:
  Hi,
 
  I am following 13.9.2 Making a Vinum-based Root Volume Accessible to
  the Bootstrap from the FreeBSD Handbook.
 
  (/dev/vinum/root is mounted at /newroot )
 
  ...
  Subdisk root.p1.s0:
  Size:146664960 bytes (139 MB)
  State: up
  Plex root.p1 at offset 0 (0  B)
  Drive vinumdrive3 (/dev/ad7s1d) at offset 135680 (132 kB)
 
 
  # disklabel -e /dev/ad7s1
 
  gives;
 
  # /dev/ad7s1:
  8 partitions:
  #size   offsetfstype   [fsize bsize bps/cpg]
a:  9216000 149667844.2BSD 2048 16384 28552
b: 20942848 241827844.2BSD 2048 16384 28552
c: 451265220unused0 0 # raw part, don't edit
d:   28672004.2BSD0 0 0
 
 That's wrong.  It should be of type Vinum.  It also looks very short.

It's 138M  of a 120G hard drive, which is probably about 60M
more than I'll use. (assuming that I don't put more in root than
I did with FreeBSD 4.x)

 
e:  4194304   2867204.2BSD 2048 16384 28552
f:  4194304  44810244.2BSD 2048 16384 28552
g:  4194304  86753284.2BSD 2048 16384 28552
h:  2097152 128696324.2BSD 2048 16384 28552
 
  I am not sure what my disklabel -e /dev/ad7s1 should look like.
 
 That depends on what you're trying to do.  I suspect that the entire
 disk label is bogus.

all my vinum volumes are working fine with two exceptions, 1 the
swap volume (known problem, at some point in the future I will
cvsup, make world, etc and it will be fixed, let me know if
there is any data you would like from this system) and I would
like to boot from the root volume. which is currently d:

Can I just:
 1.  s/4.2BSD/vinum/ 
 2. transpose a: and d: (if I do this will I have to rm and
recreate the volumes?  Not a problem I just can't figure
it out)
 3. Do I then just reboot? It would seem that I need to
install a boot loader some which way. With
/stand/sysinstall fdisk? or something else?

 
 Take a look at http://www.vinumvm.org/cfbsd/vinum.pdf and see if that
 makes any more sense.  It's basically trying to tell you the same
 thing.

Thanks, I've printed it out and will read it over. (probably
many times)


Micheas


 
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Re: ghostview missing libc.so.4?

2003-12-29 Thread Chip Wiegand
Thanks for the tip - I installed compat4 and lilypond runs fine now.
If I remember correctly the compats were installed by default in earlier 
versions weren't they?
Anyway, thanks,
Chip

Matthew Seaman wrote:

On Sat, Dec 27, 2003 at 10:33:34PM -0800, paul beard wrote:
 

On Dec 27, 2003, at 10:27 PM, Chip Wiegand wrote:

   

Mine has libc.so.5. No wonder the app is failing, it specifically 
wants .4 and is too dumb to work with anything newer. I'm getting real 
frustrated with this again, I'd like to move away from MS but it's not 
easy to do when the apps I need don't even work properly.
 

You could fake it out with a symlink, but the Real Solution may be to 
rebuild whatever that file is part of, which I assume means a 
buildworld.
   

No -- don't do that.  Shlib version numbers are changed for a reason.

Instead either install the misc/compat4x port or else set COMPAT4X=yes
in /etc/make.conf and rebuild your world.  This will let you run apps
compiled for 4.x on a 5.x system.
 

I'm only running 4.9: I assume you're on 5.x if you have a higher file 
number?
   

Yes -- for libc the shlib version number is the same as the major
version number of the OS.
	Cheers,

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Re: Booting from vinum RAID 1: How should I edit my disk label?

2003-12-29 Thread Micheas Herman
On Sun, 2003-12-28 at 23:10, Micheas Herman wrote:
 On Sun, 2003-12-28 at 22:21, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
  On Sunday, 28 December 2003 at 20:27:37 -0800, Micheas Herman wrote:
   Hi,
  
   I am following 13.9.2 Making a Vinum-based Root Volume Accessible to
   the Bootstrap from the FreeBSD Handbook.
  
   (/dev/vinum/root is mounted at /newroot )
  
   ...
   Subdisk root.p1.s0:
   Size:146664960 bytes (139 MB)
   State: up
   Plex root.p1 at offset 0 (0  B)
   Drive vinumdrive3 (/dev/ad7s1d) at offset 135680 (132 kB)
  
  
   # disklabel -e /dev/ad7s1
  
   gives;
  
   # /dev/ad7s1:
   8 partitions:
   #size   offsetfstype   [fsize bsize bps/cpg]
 a:  9216000 149667844.2BSD 2048 16384 28552
 b: 20942848 241827844.2BSD 2048 16384 28552
 c: 451265220unused0 0 # raw part, don't edit
 d:   28672004.2BSD0 0 0
  
  That's wrong.  It should be of type Vinum.  It also looks very short.
 

Could this be correct for ad6s1 and ad7s1? they are about 20G
each

  a:  9216000   14966784vinum 2048 16384 28552
  b: 20942848   24182784vinum 2048 16384 28552
  c: 45126522  0unused   0 0 # raw part, don't 
edit
  d:   286439281vinum0 0 0
   ^^^^^ -changes 
  e:  4194304 286720vinum 2048 16384 28552
  f:  41943044481024vinum 2048 16384 28552
  g:  41943048675328vinum 2048 16384 28552
  h:  2097152   12869632vinum 2048 16384 28552


# df -h
FilesystemSize   Used  Avail Capacity  Mounted on
/dev/ad2s1a   135M54M70M43%/
devfs 1.0K   1.0K 0B   100%/dev
/dev/vinum/home90G12K83G 0%/home
/dev/vinum/tmp4.3G   3.4M   3.9G 0%/tmp
/dev/vinum/usr1.9G   954M   866M52%/usr
/dev/vinum/usrports   1.9G   516M   1.3G28%/usr/ports
/dev/vinum/usrlocal   1.9G71M   1.7G 4%/usr/local
/dev/vinum/var9.7G   1.0M   8.9G 0%/var
/dev/vinum/root   135M54M70M44%/newroot

The only downside that i see from reading The Vinum Volume
Manager is that startup and shutdown will take longer, but I
don't see that being much more than a once a month activity at
the most. 1-200 days will be a much more frequent time between
booting for this system.

 It's 138M  of a 120G hard drive, which is probably about 60M
 more than I'll use. (assuming that I don't put more in root than
 I did with FreeBSD 4.x)
 
  
 e:  4194304   2867204.2BSD 2048 16384 28552
 f:  4194304  44810244.2BSD 2048 16384 28552
 g:  4194304  86753284.2BSD 2048 16384 28552
 h:  2097152 128696324.2BSD 2048 16384 28552
  

  
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Re: ghostview missing libc.so.4?

2003-12-29 Thread Matthew Emmerton

You sound like you're running 5.x.  You will need to install the
compat4x distribution to get FreeBSD-4.x compatibility libraries.

You sound lik you should be running 4.x anyway -- 5.x is still a strange
mix of bleeding edge and stable -- but it *is* called -CURRENT for a
reason.

Matt

On Sat, 27 Dec 2003, Chip Wiegand wrote:

 Mine has libc.so.5. No wonder the app is failing, it specifically wants
 .4 and is too dumb to work with anything newer. I'm getting real
 frustrated with this again, I'd like to move away from MS but it's not
 easy to do when the apps I need don't even work properly./rant
 --
 Chip

 paul beard wrote:

 
  On Dec 27, 2003, at 8:17 PM, chip wrote:
 
  I just installed ghostview and when I try to open a .ps file I get
  the error that libc.so.4 is missing. If this is a dependency then why
  wasn't it installed with ghostscript or ghostview? What do I need to
  do to fix this? There is no one port for libc.so.4.
 
 
  This is what I have for libc (which I think is pretty darn integral to
  your system): what does ls -l /usr/lib/libc.so* show?
 
  lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel   9 Nov 22 23:04 /usr/lib/libc.so -
  libc.so.4
  -r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  578964 Nov 22 23:04 /usr/lib/libc.so.4
 
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Re: Dual Boot WinXP + FreeBSD

2003-12-29 Thread Aaron Siegel
Hello

I would recommend creating a Fat 32 partion for transferring files between 
FreeBSD and XP. This will work as long as you have not used all (four per 
drive) of your primary partions.

 but when the instalation begun, I realized it couldn´t read mu NTFS drives
 so I thought the instalation wouldn´t work, then I ask you guys:

You are deleting the Linux ext* filesystem and replacing it with the FreeBSD 
UFS? FreeBSD can read the unformatted partions.


On Saturday 27 December 2003 05:14 pm, Julio Cesar wrote:
 Hello everyone
 This is my first post here and I wanted to say that I looked for this info
 everywhere but didn´t find that´s why I´m making this simple question. I´m
 right now using Win XP but till yesterday I used to run a dual boot system
 (RedHat 9/XP) but I decided to send RH to Hell and replace it to FreeBSD
 but when the instalation begun, I realized it couldn´t read mu NTFS drives
 so I thought the instalation wouldn´t work, then I ask you guys:

 1. Can I have another dual boot on my machine with XP (NTFS) and FreeBSD?
 2. Where can I read more about the process of instalation to keep my XP
 partition alive?

 Thank You

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binaries newsgroup downloader

2003-12-29 Thread dvelez502
Hi, I am using freeBSD 5.1

I'm am looking for a newgroup 
binary downloader. The glitter
port package says broken link
when i type make install. Do you
know an alternative GUI program
I can used?

I appreciate your help.

Thanks


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Re: ghostview missing libc.so.4?

2003-12-29 Thread Matthew Seaman
On Sun, Dec 28, 2003 at 10:04:17PM -0800, Chip Wiegand wrote:
 Thanks for the tip - I installed compat4 and lilypond runs fine now.
 If I remember correctly the compats were installed by default in earlier 
 versions weren't they?

Only in the sense that today's compat lib was yesterday's latest libc
version.  The default has always been that the compat libraries were
not installed for as long as I've been using FreeBSD -- which is as
far back as FreeBSD-2.2.8

Cheers,

Matthew

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vinum swap no longer working.

2003-12-29 Thread Andrea Venturoli
** Reply to note from Micheas Herman [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sun, 28 Dec 2003 20:00:04 
-0800


 # 
 # swapon /dev/vinum/swap 
 swapon: /dev/vinum/swap: Operation not supported by device 
 # 

 Is this a 5.2 bug or do I have vinum incorrectly configured? 

 I am using RAID 1 if that matters.

Can't help you, but I'm just curious...
What is the point in mirroring a swap partition?
Isn't this slowing the system down?

 bye  Thanks
av.



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Incremental backup solution. was: What logs etc do I need tocheckfrequently?

2003-12-29 Thread Joachim Dagerot
This solution sounds nice, I can even imagine setting up an additional
machine (on the same location though) to have a somewhat galvanic
isolation between the disks. Only fire, earthquake and a neutronbomb
would affect such a backup solution.

However, I could use a push in the right direction when it comes to
how to configure and what software to use for achieving the
incremental backup tasks.

Could you hint me in how your system is doing this in a more detailed
way?

Cheers,
Joachim


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 | On Sun, 2003-12-28 at 10:27, Robert Huff wrote:
 | There are systems that will put 160 GB (uncompressed) on a
 |  single tape ... they'll just run you $3000-3500.
 | If, on the other hand, you think of it as a yearly full dump
 |  (split over multiple tapes) plus monthly incrementals then a DLT
 |  8000 ($1000 ??) at 40 GB (uncompressed) will do just fine.
 |  
 |  
 | Robert Huff
 | 
 | I'd like to throw in my (home) solution here.
 | 
 | I have had a dedicated file server on my home network for years. It
 | serves out files to clients on the network via SMB and HTTP. This
 | machine stores all of my permanent (and not so permanent) data and
has
 | two large identical disks. Only the first is used. The other is
used
 | strictly to back up the information on the first. A cron job runs a
 | script at 7AM every morning which powers up the backup disk, mounts
it,
 | performs an incremental backup and then powers down the backup disk
 | again until the next morning.
 | 
 | The moral: Buy double the amount of disk space that you think
you'll
 | need or settle for half of what you can afford. Then force yourself
to
 | use one half only to back up the other half. Disk-to-disk backup is
 | probably the best way to go for the home user. It's cheap and it's
easy,
 | but it won't break the bank. Reliability is probably significantly
less
 | than a $3k tape solution, but careful monitoring of the system and
quick
 | response to potential problems can mitigate this to a large degree.
 | 
 | Pretty soon I plan to move the backup disk to a separate machine on
the
 | network that gets powered up each day by some kind of external
timer.
 | The machine will power up, contact the file server, do an
incremental
 | backup, then shut itself off. This would put me just one step short
of a
 | complete daily off-site backup, all with hardware that is
considered by
 | most to be obsolete.
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Re: Please help. Can't see HD

2003-12-29 Thread Matthew Seaman
On Sun, Dec 28, 2003 at 08:54:06PM -0500, Francisco Reyes wrote:
 Upgraded to stable like so many countless times.
 All was fine after reboot. After a few more reboots while
 troubleshooting why a port was not coming up at bootup the
 machine froze right after loading the kernel... at the part with
 the spinning lines... |/-\ == like those..

H... This is pretty drastic.  The boot loader is failing to read
the kernel from the disk.  This part of the boot process really
precedes anything that could be fixed using fsck(8), contrary to what
others have said.  It's not bad advice, just that there are some more
basic things to fix first.

There are two possibilities I can think of:

i) Your hard drive has bitten the dust.  There's nothing you can
   do to fix the drive.  The disklabel seems to be right on a bad
   spot of the disk and unless the disk has sufficient spare
   blocks you can't remap that location.  In any case you'ld have
   to have a record of the previous disklabel so that you could
   recreate it.

   ii) You've been fiddling with the disk addressing mode in the BIOS
   and somehow left it in a different mode to what it was before.
   In this case, you should be able to try the various modes one
   by one until you get back to the one that works.

Cheers,

Matthew

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Re: setting login.conf doesn't limit my users

2003-12-29 Thread Jez Hancock
On Sun, Dec 28, 2003 at 12:32:20PM -0500, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
 Jez Hancock [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:
  To the OP - it may help if you paste in the contents of your login caps
  file /etc/login.conf or detail exactly what it is you're trying to
  cap/restrict.
 
 Indeed.  There are some limits that aren't implemented, but if the
 users can change a limit, that's not what's happening here.  Of
 course, users can always *lower* their limits, and they can raise
 their soft limits up to a maximum of the hard limit (that's what
 the distinction is for).
This is it eh - there are some limits that can't be set - I remember
having to use 'idled' from the ports to monitor the idle times of users
and if they get to 1hr of idle time, auto-log them out as it were via
idled (the login.conf setting to do this didn't work!!!).  There are a
few others but I forget what they are now (password expiry perhaps is
one?).

:P

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Re: Incremental backup solution. was: What logs etc do I need tocheckfrequently?

2003-12-29 Thread Matthew Seaman
On Mon, Dec 29, 2003 at 10:35:49AM +0100, Joachim Dagerot wrote:
 This solution sounds nice, I can even imagine setting up an additional
 machine (on the same location though) to have a somewhat galvanic
 isolation between the disks. Only fire, earthquake and a neutronbomb
 would affect such a backup solution.

Before certain events in New York, we used to talk about hypothetical
jumbo jets when considering our disaster plans.  Secure off-site
backups are a necessity.  Take care thought that the off-site location
really is secure.  I did hear that some of the businesses in the World
Trade Center had considered the other tower as a suitable location
for their off-site backups.

Cheers,

Matthew

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Re: The best Anti spam - Anti virus email solution

2003-12-29 Thread Jez Hancock
On Sun, Dec 28, 2003 at 09:31:36AM -0500, Brent Bailey wrote:
 Hello,
 Im looking for you thoughts and opinions on Anti -Spam and Anti virus
 solutions for email servers. Im getting ready to implement a email server
 solution for an ISP. Im very use to sendmail  as ive been able to compile
 sendmail to do rbl checks and use access.db and procmail filtering and
 spamassassin
 and it seems to work pretty good..although there does seem to be a small
 amount of  false positives I suppose this is going to happen to some
 extent.
 So im looking to this mailing list to get your opinions and thoughts on
 this. Im more than open to the idea of useing something other than
 sendmail :-)
You may have more joy asking on freebsd-isp if this is indeed for an ISP
setup.

I've heard that clamd(?) is supposed to be good for virus scanning on
the OSS side or sophos for a paid solution, although how these scale for
ISP performance I don't know.

You already mentioned spamassassin which I think is fairly standard, but
again I don't know how it would scale for large numbers of users.  Also
you'd have to consider your privacy policy and whether you want to
completely drop all mail very likely to be spam or whether you just want
to rewrite the 'subject:' header to indicate that the mail might be
spam.

As an ISP user I'm not sure I'd like my ISP to just delete emails
automaticaly on my behalf (even though as a mail server admin I do know
that dropping mails that have an SA score of over say 30 are very very
unlikely to contain spam).  Again this is something to think about in 
your privacy policy I suppose.


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Re: Mutt + E-Mail count

2003-12-29 Thread Jez Hancock
On Sun, Dec 28, 2003 at 03:46:27PM -0600, Bryan Cassidy wrote:
 Is there anyway when viewing your folders inside of Mutt to view the
 amount of e-mails instead of the size of the total e-mails?
Try asing on the mutt-users list - I'm not sure you can do what you want
though if I understand you correctly.  If you do find out let me know
though! :P

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Re: Incremental backup solution. was: What logs etc do I need tocheckfrequently?

2003-12-29 Thread Joachim Dagerot
 | Before certain events in New York, we used to talk about
hypothetical
 | jumbo jets when considering our disaster plans.  Secure off-site
 | backups are a necessity.  Take care thought that the off-site
location
 | really is secure.  I did hear that some of the businesses in the
World
 | Trade Center had considered the other tower as a suitable
location
 | for their off-site backups.

I know a company whom's(?) office burned down to the ground. They
where saved by the secretary who forgot to put the backup-tape in the
safety box, instead she brought it in her handbag.
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Re: vinum swap no longer working.

2003-12-29 Thread Micheas Herman
On Mon, 2003-12-29 at 07:30, Andrea Venturoli wrote:
 ** Reply to note from Micheas Herman [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sun, 28 Dec 2003 20:00:04 
 -0800
 
 
  # 
  # swapon /dev/vinum/swap 
  swapon: /dev/vinum/swap: Operation not supported by device 
  # 
 
  Is this a 5.2 bug or do I have vinum incorrectly configured? 
 
  I am using RAID 1 if that matters.
 
 Can't help you, but I'm just curious...
 What is the point in mirroring a swap partition?
 Isn't this slowing the system down?
 
  bye  Thanks
 av.
 

If you lose your swap partition when it is in an unmountable
state you may well suffer a kernel panic (hard crash). With
drive warranties down to one year I have minimal confidence in
my new drives.

In theory it should also increase performance of reading from
the swap file so performance will depend on what type of use
your swap partition gets. It may be a wash, slow your system
down noticeably, or speed your system up noticeably. 

If you really care you need to benchmark it under the loads that
you will put your computer under.


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Re: Fwd: Re: Please help. Can't see HD

2003-12-29 Thread Malcolm Kay
On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 17:09, Francisco Reyes wrote:
 On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 14:57:13 +1030, Malcolm Kay wrote:
 How big was the image you copied to the disk? -- that should tell
 you how much of your drive is overwritten.

 The image was about 4MB.

Before or after decompression;
It probably doesn't matter anyway. If you were using the slice partition 
for BSD (not necessarily slice slice 1; but) the first one physically after 
the MBR then then it  is likely you have overwritten the disklabel and a 
substantial part of the 'a' or root partition whether 4Mb is the 
compressed or expanded size. And without some form of dual boot we 
can guess that this is the only slice carrying a file-system (or systems).

Given that the above assumptions are valid we are lead to the 
conclusion that the first sector of the BSD slice has gone along with the
disklabel information and a substantial prt of the root file system.

 It is probable your disklabel has also disappeared, so you
 probably need to reconstruct both the slice table in the MBR and
 the disklabel in the first slice. With some vague recollections of
 what you did originally to install FBSD it is possible that some
 lucky guesses might work.

 How would I go about that?

OK; how did you install initially? Was the whole disk used for BSD?
Did you follow the defaults during installation?

If both the latter questions are answered in the affirmative then you 
might go back to installation and try to create the same slices, partitions
and mount points. It looks as though the root partition has been 
destroyed but you might hope that the rest are intact. Make sure that 
you mark the 'a' partition for a new file system and all others as already 
existing. The partitions are marked 'Y' or 'N' in the installation menu
but I can't remember which is which -- read the help explanation.

Proceed with a minimum installation and you should (with luck) retain
anything you have added to the non-root partitions.

After booting into the recreated system
you'll need to recreate users with their original UIDs. You can see what 
these are by using ls -l in the user directories /usr/home/{user-name}
when the numericl uid will be displayed instead of the user name.]

If either of the questions were answered in the negative we'll need to look 
for a different approach and some more difficult guesses!
   

 If you can find the first sector of a slice carrying an installed file
 system then this might hold a copy of the slice table allowing
 reconstruction of the original MBR with some confidence.

 How?

Hopefully as above.


 Other than not playing around with dd how can one safeguard from
 something like this in the future?

Only issue instructions as 'root' when you are fully awake and thinking clearly
about what you are doing and then double chheck evry command before 
hitting Enter. Keep operation under user root to an absolute 
minimum. You are unlikely to be permitted to create this degree of havoc as
an ordinary user.

 Is there a way to backup the disklable and slice info?


Yes, disklabel and fdisk  have facilities for outputting their current state and this
can be redirected to file and then stored on your backup media or a floppy disk.

I do this on a regular basis for a number of machines under my control. I also
include a copy of /etc/fstab and the output from df.

 After all this is cleared I am also going to check what is the
 best way to keep a working copy of my entire system. On windows
 I have a program, driveimage, which I use to every night keep an
 image of the entire disk while the system is on. Has saved me
 many times..

In my opinion dump and restore are the best backup and recovery mechanisms 
for BSD. But to duplicate, in its entirety, the original setup you need to also save
fdisk and disklabel information. Disk images are unreasonably expensive in time
since they also backup empty space, require a physically identical disk for recovery
and can give some difficlties as the image 
is usually of an open file system which checks out as unclean.

Malcolm Kay

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Error when installing CVSUP-WITHOUT-GUI port

2003-12-29 Thread Michael A. Alestock
I had CVSUP-WITHOUT-GUI installed before and have used it many times.  I went 
to go use it today and it wasn't anywhere to be found.  I then went to 
install it again and got these messages/errors.

mail# pwd
/usr/ports/net
mail# cd cvsup-without-gui
mail# make install
===  Extracting for cvsup-without-gui-16.1h
 Checksum mismatch for cvsup-snap-16.1h.tar.gz.
===  Refetch for 1 more times files: cvsup-snap-16.1h.tar.gz
 cvsup-snap-16.1h.tar.gz doesn't seem to exist in /usr/ports/distfiles/.
 Attempting to fetch from 
http://www.t.ring.gr.jp/archives/FreeBSD/development/CVSup/snapshots/.
fetch: cvsup-snap-16.1h.tar.gz: local modification time does not match remote
 Attempting to fetch from 
ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/distfiles/.
fetch: cvsup-snap-16.1h.tar.gz: local modification time does not match remote
 Couldn't fetch it - please try to retrieve this
 port manually into /usr/ports/distfiles/ and try again.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/net/cvsup-without-gui.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/net/cvsup-without-gui.
mail#



The file 'cvsup-snap-16.1h.tar.gz' file does exist in /usr/ports/distfiles.  I 
don't know why it would be giving me this error when trying to install.  Any 
ideas or suggestions
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Re: Error when installing CVSUP-WITHOUT-GUI port

2003-12-29 Thread Kent Stewart
On Monday 29 December 2003 02:28 am, Michael A. Alestock wrote:
 I had CVSUP-WITHOUT-GUI installed before and have used it many times.  I
 went to go use it today and it wasn't anywhere to be found.  I then went to
 install it again and got these messages/errors.

 mail# pwd
 /usr/ports/net
 mail# cd cvsup-without-gui
 mail# make install
 ===  Extracting for cvsup-without-gui-16.1h

  Checksum mismatch for cvsup-snap-16.1h.tar.gz.

 ===  Refetch for 1 more times files: cvsup-snap-16.1h.tar.gz

  cvsup-snap-16.1h.tar.gz doesn't seem to exist in /usr/ports/distfiles/.
  Attempting to fetch from

 http://www.t.ring.gr.jp/archives/FreeBSD/development/CVSup/snapshots/.
 fetch: cvsup-snap-16.1h.tar.gz: local modification time does not match
 remote

  Attempting to fetch from

 ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/distfiles/.
 fetch: cvsup-snap-16.1h.tar.gz: local modification time does not match
 remote

  Couldn't fetch it - please try to retrieve this
  port manually into /usr/ports/distfiles/ and try again.

 *** Error code 1

 Stop in /usr/ports/net/cvsup-without-gui.
 *** Error code 1

 Stop in /usr/ports/net/cvsup-without-gui.
 mail#



 The file 'cvsup-snap-16.1h.tar.gz' file does exist in /usr/ports/distfiles.
  I don't know why it would be giving me this error when trying to install. 
 Any ideas or suggestions


You missed the checkum mismatch. Rm the tarball and let it fetch it again.

Kent

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Re: Mutt + E-Mail count

2003-12-29 Thread Matthew Seaman
On Sun, Dec 28, 2003 at 03:46:27PM -0600, Bryan Cassidy wrote:
 Is there anyway when viewing your folders inside of Mutt to view the
 amount of e-mails instead of the size of the total e-mails?

Yes.

http://www.mutt.org/doc/manual/manual-6.html#index_format

Cheers,

Matthew

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Re: Error when installing CVSUP-WITHOUT-GUI port

2003-12-29 Thread Jakob Breivik Grimstveit
On Mon, 2003-12-29 at 11:28, Michael A. Alestock wrote:

 fetch: cvsup-snap-16.1h.tar.gz: local modification time does not match remote

Either

a) Remove file from /usr/ports/distfiles and try again

or

b) Fetch file manually into /usr/ports/distfiles

... in addition to (if checksum announced in ports is wrong, which
sometimes happen) possibly either a) making new checksum with `make
makesum` or b) remove distinfo file.

HTH

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Re: Fwd: Re: Please help. Can't see HD

2003-12-29 Thread Sergey 'DoubleF' Zaharchenko
On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 14:57:13 +1030
Malcolm Kay [EMAIL PROTECTED] probably wrote:

 On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 14:39, Francisco Reyes wrote:
  On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 14:27:01 +1030, Malcolm Kay wrote:
  This is likely your problem source!!!
  
  /dev/rad[n] is an alias of /dev/ad[n]; that is it refers to IDE drive n.
  (Historically they had somewhat different meanings but even then still
  refered to the same physical device -- the 'r' means raw)
  
  If n was 2 you have over written the beginning of ad2.
 
  Well I guess the good news is that the HD is probably ok then.
 
  :-)
 
 Yes; should be.
 
  In FAT I seem to recall there are two copies of the boot sector.
  Does FreeBSD has anything like that?
 
 
 I seem to recall some options or utilities under MS-DOS that did 
 something like that, but think this was mainly for floppies.
 Certainly there are duplicate copies of the FAT allocation tables,
 but these are next to one another on the disk so don't really protect
 against this sort of calamity.
 
 I guess the nearest thing in FreeBSD is mutiple copies of the 
 superblocks within the file system, but unless you can reconstruct 
 the slice table(partition in MS terms) I don't believe it will help.
 
  If what I did trashed the first sectors would that have affected
  all mount points?
 
 How big was the image you copied to the disk? -- that should tell
 you how much of your drive is overwritten.
 
 It is probable your disklabel has also disappeared, so you 

And the superblock, and some large piece of data.

 probably need to reconstruct both the slice table in the MBR and 
 the disklabel in the first slice. With some vague recollections of 
 what you did originally to install FBSD it is possible that some 
 lucky guesses might work.

For the `slice table' (MBR) sysutils/gpart could be of some help. Not
sure about the disklabel, though. 

 If you can find the first sector of a slice carrying an installed file

Where `find' might mean 

# hd  /dev/ad6s1 | grep 54 19 01 00

if looking for a ufs1 filesystem or

# hd  /dev/ad6s1 | grep 19 01 54 19

for ufs2. (see the archive for details; in the discussion the method
seemed to work)

 system then this might hold a copy of the slice table allowing
 reconstruction of the original MBR with some confidence. 
 
 Malcolm Kay
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named and 127.0.0.2

2003-12-29 Thread McClain Looney
Hello,

I have a bind9 named running on the 4.x stable branch, and have noticed 
that it seems to be sending udp packets to 127.0.0.2:52 about once 
every 10 seconds or so (ipfw is denying and logging the traffic).  
Google has not shed any light on the subject.

I've grepped all through /etc/, and have found no references to 
127.0.0.2, and I certainly don't remember configuring anything (ever) 
with that particular address.

What could be the cause of this mysterious bind behavior?

---
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RE: login ID and Password Problems

2003-12-29 Thread fbsd_user
Flem

I understand your frustration. But your post is poorly written when
it comes to describing your problem. It almost sounds like you have
never used an Unix like operating system before. For your info,
during the install process you are asked to enter the password to be
used for the root account.  'root' is the master/god like powered
account used to configure the operating system. That's the account
you should be using to gain access to you newly installed system the
first time.

When the system finishes booting there is the login prompt, you
should respond
with  the word   root   and for the password try purdue112 or
whatever  password you entered during the install.

Why don't you repost and this time explain to the readers how you
got this
GIVEN LOGIN:  koolfd
PASSWORD:  fdwill4u2
SYSTEM MANAGEMENT PWD:  purdue112

It would go along way to understanding just how much of an newbe you
are.

Check this out for some helpful reading
http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/



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[mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of F. D.
Williams
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 1:10 AM
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: login ID and Password Problems

Hello:
For  six and nights almost non-stop, I've loaded and unloaded
(formatted the HDD) due to some bug (s) of sorts in this program.
Even through the Christmas holidays I've been busy with FreeBSD v5.1
and at the current moment this problem still persists.
This login/password business really sucks.  More than 80 hours at
this installation has produced nothing but a headache.
The current prompt reading  at the console shows the
characteristics:
Dec 28 23:51:41 K7502000PRO.cfl.rr.com login:  5 LOGIN FAILURES ON
ttyv0

GIVEN LOGIN:  koolfd
PASSWORD:  fdwill4u2
SYSTEM MANAGEMENT PWD:  purdue112
After all this time spent at this installation, I am beginning to
have second thoughts about this software.
When I reboot the system it goes right into the program and pauses
at the six options screen, where I would normally type in the
correct digit to continue the boot process.
All hell breaks loose right at the login prompt.  Moreover, when I
go into the program to change the settings, it says that the item
has not be initialized, i.e., it will not allow any changes to the
password, etc.
I have never, ever, spent as much time as this with an install.
What's up?
I made a purchase at CompUSA a fews days ago and saw a copy of this
program on the shelf..$59.95.
Why should it buy this product off the shelf, only to be confronted
with the current (login) problem?

If you have a solution to this login problem, I will continue the
process of getting it to work.  However, the clock on the wall says
time  is running out.
Furthermore, I really don't know what the program looks like.  Until
it is configured correctly and booting, I have the faintest idea
what it looks like.
Originally, I thought the real problem was with the four HDDs
attached to the system.  With that many drives attached, it posed a
problem for me because I could hardly identify the correct one for
the install.  With your disk id scheme, I decided to unplug three of
the drives and use a single one, which proved to be less confusing.

As a new user of this system, it has been a tremendous undertaking
working with this program.  Everything is new and different, as
opposed to MS-DOS/Windows.  Nevertheless, as a new comer, I find the
program very interesting.
I would appreciate any suggestions in resolving this login/password
problem

Thanks in advance

Regards,
Flem D. Williams
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Re: setting login.conf doesn't limit my users

2003-12-29 Thread Lowell Gilbert
Jez Hancock [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 This is it eh - there are some limits that can't be set - I remember
 having to use 'idled' from the ports to monitor the idle times of users
 and if they get to 1hr of idle time, auto-log them out as it were via
 idled (the login.conf setting to do this didn't work!!!).  There are a
 few others but I forget what they are now (password expiry perhaps is
 one?).

Idle time isn't implemented, password expiration is.

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Re: Fwd: Re: Please help. Can't see HD

2003-12-29 Thread Francisco Reyes
On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 20:53:06 +1030, Malcolm Kay wrote:

OK; how did you install initially? Was the whole disk used for BSD?
Did you follow the defaults during installation?

If both the latter questions are answered in the affirmative then you 
might go back to installation and try to create the same slices, partitions
and mount points.

I thought I had recorded my partition sizes, but I had not saved
them.
I found enough data in my backups so the data loss is minimal.
At this stage I want to concentrate on improving my backups for
the next time.

 Is there a way to backup the disklable and slice info?


Yes, disklabel and fdisk  have facilities for outputting their current state and this
can be redirected to file and then stored on your backup media or a floppy disk.

I do this on a regular basis

Could you share the commands please?

In my opinion dump and restore are the best backup and recovery mechanisms 
for BSD.

I will work on a dump/restore mechanism. I will do that weekly.
Have a database running which may not backup well. On weekends I
can shutdown everything for the dump process. I plan to dump to
a file in the second HD if that is possible. I also just bought
a DVD burner to backup to it essential data to take offsite
besides the copy on the second HD.

Thanks for the advice. If I had only had a backup of the disk
info this whole experience would have been less problematic.

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DSS for freeBSD

2003-12-29 Thread jirc
Hi, I received responses from the lister that there is a port, and also it's possible 
to use the source code for DSS 5 and run it on freeBSD 5.1. I found a port in 
/usr/ports, but when i run it, it ask me to go to apple web site to download freebsd 
version of DSS. However freeBSD version of DSS is not there. I've downloaded the 
source, but I want to learn how I could make it work with freeBSD 5.1. I rather not 
mess up my system, so I would like to know what changes I need to make to make DSS 
work.

please contact me off the list if you can. the volume of traffic is massive, i rarely 
reads the digest.
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Re: What logs etc do I need to checkfrequently?

2003-12-29 Thread Jerry McAllister
 
 As you with good memories know, I lost 3000 pictures of my first sons
 first year this month. I did have a RAID-5 system with fresh disks,
 however, shit happens and I have a feeling that this could have been
 avoided if I read my log files better.
 

As has been mentioned, if you have critical or irreplaceable data, back 
it up.If your partitions are too large for any backup system you
can use, then make a scheme for breaking the data in to more manageable
sized partitions - use more partitions and even more slices and disk
devices if needed.   Those huge raid partitions are nice for some
things, but have their drawbacks.   

You can get backup devices - LTO and high end DLT that hold up to 160
or more uncompressed, so that is a good single sized partition.  They
are expensive, but not compared to losing your data.

Also, you are supposed to be able to use more than one tape in a backup.
I don't know how well that works in FreeBSD dump/restore.  I don't have
a big enough disk under FreeBSD to make it go to more than one tape yet.
But, I have successfully dumped partitions that needed up to 10 DAT tapes
before on other UNIX systems.  

jerry

 So basically, 
 
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Re: kern.maxfiles questions

2003-12-29 Thread Lowell Gilbert
paul beard [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Is there some way to find out what's tying up the file descriptors?

fstat(1)
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troubles with my nvidia card after update

2003-12-29 Thread Michael Hollmann
my problem is (after upgrade kernel from 4.8.RC1 to 4.9.RELEASE):

can´t shutdown my kde 3.1.xx: (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to destroy the
primary surface
i have allready insatlled and reinstalled the newest NVIDIA-Driver for
FreeBSD.
my graficcard is MSI GeForce4 Ti4200 64MB.

i know, that´s not the best choice for freebsd but i needed it for windows.

please, could anybody help me?

thanks, michael

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Re: halt while booting: recovering vi editor sessions /kv

2003-12-29 Thread Lowell Gilbert
Kai Vermehr [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 While booting I get the message recovering vi editor sessions and
 the booting process is halted for a couple of minutes. I'm new to
 FreeBSD so I don't know where to look. Booting is resumed and some
 time later I get a message that sendmail is starting -- again taking a
 long time ...
 
 Any ideas how to fix this?

The saved sessions are (by default) in /var/tmp/vi.recover.
If you don't need to recover the sessions, clean the directory out.
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Help with Mylex Acceleraid250(DAC960) install

2003-12-29 Thread Michael Alexander
Hello,

  I am trying to install FreeBSD4.9 (or 5.1 even) on a system that uses a
Mylex Acceleraid250 (DAC960 driver) without success.  The install CD hangs
when it attempts to spin up the drives on the raid, waiting 15 seconds for
scsi devices to settle is the last message on the screen.  I found that
there is a similar problem with RH9, but that they have a work around, which
involves recompiling the kernel and remaking the installation CDs.  I have
the instructions for RH9, but I was hoping to be able to use FreeBSD.  If I
can't get it installed though, I will have to go to RedHat instead.
http://www.techonthenet.com/linux/rh9_update.htm is the instructions, it is
just a simple changing of two kernel options.  Is this possibly the same
reason that I cannot install FreeBSD?  The two kernel options to be changed
are the following:


# CONFIG_X86_UP_APIC is not set
# CONFIG_X86_UP_IOAPIC is not set

Change them to:

CONFIG_X86_UP_APIC=y
CONFIG_X86_UP_IOAPIC=y

If so, are there instructions like the RH ones?  I have never used FreeBSD
before, I have used RH7 and 8.  Since RH is not really offering itself free
anymore, I thought I would give FreeBSD a try, and it also appears that
FreeBSD is abit more current in its packages than RH has been.  I do have
another machine I can install onto to make the changes.  Since this system
is going to be a mail server for the company, we want to be able use RAID
for the entire system including boot.  The system is fully up to date on
bios and firmware for both MB and raid card.

Thank you,
Mike

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RE: install problems on old Compaq Armada 4110

2003-12-29 Thread Rutledge, Lincoln
Hello,

Ok, I have manually tweaked all of the drivers by using the set
hint.driver options to match my hardware and the OpenBSD boot disk
dmesg, and I am still having the same problem.  This is on 5.2-RC1.

The 4.9 install stops at the same place as well.  I have tried this with
the PCMCIA NIC ejected.  It would be possible for me to connect to the
machine through a serial cable to get a dmesg and show where the install
hangs if it would help.

If this is a dumb question that is documented and I just need to RTFM,
let me know...

Thanks for any pointers,

Lincoln Rutledge
System Administrator
Luper, Neidenthal, and Logan
lnlattorneys.com 

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From: Rutledge, Lincoln 
Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2003 10:01 AM
To: '[EMAIL PROTECTED]'
Subject: install problems on old Compaq Armada 4110



Howdy,

I am experiencing lockups when trying to install FreeBSD on a Compaq
Armada 4110 laptop.  I have tried disabling ACPI support in the boot
sequence per the install doc.  When the first color installer screen
comes up requesting modules from a driver floppy, I am unable to respond
because the keyboard does not respond.

I tried an OpenBSD boot disk, which worked, so I mounted a floppy and
redirected the OpenBSD dmesg to a file:
snipped
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Re: Fwd: Re: Please help. Can't see HD

2003-12-29 Thread Malcolm Kay
On Tue, 30 Dec 2003 01:12, Francisco Reyes wrote:
 On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 20:53:06 +1030, Malcolm Kay wrote:
 OK; how did you install initially? Was the whole disk used for BSD?
 Did you follow the defaults during installation?
 
 If both the latter questions are answered in the affirmative then you
 might go back to installation and try to create the same slices,
  partitions and mount points.

 I thought I had recorded my partition sizes, but I had not saved
 them.
 I found enough data in my backups so the data loss is minimal.
 At this stage I want to concentrate on improving my backups for
 the next time.

  Is there a way to backup the disklable and slice info?
 
 Yes, disklabel and fdisk  have facilities for outputting their current
  state and this can be redirected to file and then stored on your backup
  media or a floppy disk.
 
 I do this on a regular basis

 Could you share the commands please?


# fdisk ad2  ad2.fdisk
# disklabel ad2s1  ad2s1.disklabel

 In my opinion dump and restore are the best backup and recovery mechanisms
 for BSD.

 I will work on a dump/restore mechanism. I will do that weekly.
 Have a database running which may not backup well. On weekends I
 can shutdown everything for the dump process. I plan to dump to
 a file in the second HD if that is possible. I also just bought
 a DVD burner to backup to it essential data to take offsite
 besides the copy on the second HD.

 Thanks for the advice. If I had only had a backup of the disk
 info this whole experience would have been less problematic.

If you have dumps of all partitions then the slicing and partitioning sizes
are not too important so long as thay are big enough.
Just use say 'fdisk -BI ad2' to set it up with one slice for BSD.

Then use disklabel on ad2s1 first to obtain a skeleton file then fill in
the partitions and sizes you want and write it back with
# disklabel -R -B ad2s1 prototypelabel

Now create file systems in the partitions to be mounted (newfs).

You should now be able to restore your backups to each partition in turn.

Malcolm Kay


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RE: install problems on old Compaq Armada 4110

2003-12-29 Thread fbsd_user
Check the laptop system bio's and disable plug-n-play option and
disable boot virus check option, and remove all plug-in devices from
your laptop before doing the install. Stay with FBSD 4.9 as it's the
stable production version. There is an mailing list called
FreeBSD-mobile which is just for laptop questions, you may have
better luck asking your question there.

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Lincoln
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Subject: RE: install problems on old Compaq Armada 4110

Hello,

Ok, I have manually tweaked all of the drivers by using the set
hint.driver options to match my hardware and the OpenBSD boot disk
dmesg, and I am still having the same problem.  This is on 5.2-RC1.

The 4.9 install stops at the same place as well.  I have tried this
with
the PCMCIA NIC ejected.  It would be possible for me to connect to
the
machine through a serial cable to get a dmesg and show where the
install
hangs if it would help.

If this is a dumb question that is documented and I just need to
RTFM,
let me know...

Thanks for any pointers,

Lincoln Rutledge
System Administrator
Luper, Neidenthal, and Logan
lnlattorneys.com

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Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2003 10:01 AM
To: '[EMAIL PROTECTED]'
Subject: install problems on old Compaq Armada 4110



Howdy,

I am experiencing lockups when trying to install FreeBSD on a Compaq
Armada 4110 laptop.  I have tried disabling ACPI support in the boot
sequence per the install doc.  When the first color installer screen
comes up requesting modules from a driver floppy, I am unable to
respond
because the keyboard does not respond.

I tried an OpenBSD boot disk, which worked, so I mounted a floppy
and
redirected the OpenBSD dmesg to a file:
snipped
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Finding USB CF writer/reader

2003-12-29 Thread Francisco Reyes
How do I find the /dev name for a usb CF writer?
I just messed up my primary HD and have spent most of yesterday
and today just restoring because I used the wrong device name to
dd an image to. :-(

I am basically working on setting up a soekris machine and need
to write to a CF card an image of M0n0wall.

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troubles with cvsd buildroot

2003-12-29 Thread dave
Hello,
I'm trying to use the cvsd port to to get a chrooted cvs server running
under 5.1. I've installed the port and created the cvsd user and group, with
the home directory of /home/cvsd. The command i used was:
pw useradd cvsd -c Cvs Server Daemon -u 1015 -s /sbin/nologin -m -h -
I then manually removed the dot files from that directory as this user won't
be logging in. I then copied cvsd.conf.sample to cvsd.conf and edited it. I
changed RootJail to /home/cvsd the Uid and Gid fields to cvsd, and
uncommented the listen line. When i went to run cvsd-buildroot /home/cvsd I
got errors about not being able to find libraries, below is the output from
the command. It says that the build was successful, but i'm a little worried
about it not being able to make the /dev devices and the fact that it
couldn't find libraries, and manually atempting to run the binary placed in
the location yielded no output.

creating directory structure under /home/cvsd... done.
installing binaries... cvs.
locating libnsl.so... not found (probably not fatal)
locating libnss_compat.so... not found (probably not fatal)
locating ld-elf.so... /usr/libexec/ld-elf.so.1
locating libnss_compat.so.2... not found (probably not fatal)
locating libnss_files.so.2... not found (probably not fatal)
locating /usr/libexec/ld.so... not found (probably not fatal)
locating /usr/lib/ld.so.1... not found (probably not fatal)
locating nss_files.so.1... not found (probably not fatal)
installing libraries...ldd: /home/cvsd/bin/cvs: Permission denied
/home/cvsd/bin/cvs: exit status 1
 ld-elf.so.1.
creating /home/cvsd/dev devices... FAILED (unable to use devices)
adding users to /home/cvsd/etc/passwd... root nobody cvsd.
making /home/cvsd/etc/pwd.db...done.
fixing ownership... done.
chrooted system created in /home/cvsd
if your cvs binary changes (new version) you should rerun cvsd-buildroot

Advice appreciated.
Thanks.
Dave.

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Re: Incremental backup solution. was: What logs etc do I need tocheckfrequently?

2003-12-29 Thread C. Ulrich
On Mon, 2003-12-29 at 04:35, Joachim Dagerot wrote:
 This solution sounds nice, I can even imagine setting up an additional
 machine (on the same location though) to have a somewhat galvanic
 isolation between the disks. Only fire, earthquake and a neutronbomb
 would affect such a backup solution.
 
 However, I could use a push in the right direction when it comes to
 how to configure and what software to use for achieving the
 incremental backup tasks.
 
 Could you hint me in how your system is doing this in a more detailed
 way?
 
 Cheers,
 Joachim

I'd be glad to. First, it's actually a Linux system, though there's
nothing particularly Linux-specific about it except the device names and
the method of spinning down the backup disk after the job. 

The cornerstone of the solution is the rdiff-backup program
(http://rdiff-backup.stanford.edu/ or in ports at
/sysutils/rdiff-backup). rdiff-backup is a python script that mirrors
one directory to another. It can do incremental backups and it can do
them either locally or remotely. It's really a slick piece of software
and I'm continually surprised that it doesn't get more publicity.

First, there's the (trivial) script /usr/local/sbin/backup-share.sh.
This is run by a daily cron job to backup directories on the disk that
contain Important Data. Mine is very specific to my system. It is *not*
pretty and I plan to overhaul it sometime soon to include error handling
and an external config file.

#!/bin/bash
# script to automatically back up the important stuff on /nfs/share
prog=/usr/local/bin/rdiff-backup
src=/nfs/share
dst=/backup/share
budirs=code emu images media music school software text webpage
mount /backup
for dir in $budirs
do 
  $prog $src/$dir $dst/$dir
done
umount /backup
# put backup drive in sleep mode since we won't be needing
#   it again for the next 24 hours or so
hdparm -qY /dev/hdd

A note about the last line: it appears that FreeBSD can only spin-down
SCSI disks on command. (See camcontrol(8).) The best way to power down
IDE disks seems to be just setting a suspend timeout in the power
management section of your BIOS. Once the disk is unmounted, FreeBSD
won't touch it thereafter and the system should put it in suspend mode
automatically.

The crontab entry looks like this:

# backup selected dirs in /nfs/share @ 0730 daily
30 07 * * * sh /usr/local/sbin/backup-share.sh

That's really about it. Like I said before, moving the backup disk to a
separate machine would be trivial. If there are any questions, I'd be
glad to answer them.

Charles Ulrich
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Re: The FreeBSD Diary: 2003-12-07 - 2003-12-27

2003-12-29 Thread Bob Collins
On Sun, Dec 28, 2003, Dan Langille wrote:
 On 28 Dec 2003 at 3:17, Dev Tugnait wrote:
 
  * Dan Langille ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
   The FreeBSD Diary contains a large number of practical 
   examples and how-to guides.  This message is posted weekly
   to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with the aim of letting people
   know what's available on the website.  Before you post a question
   here it might be a good idea to first search the mailing list 
   archives http://www.freebsd.org/search/search.html#mailinglists 
   and/or The FreeBSD Diary http://www.freebsddiary.org/. 
 
  quick question why do you keep mailing the same thing voer and over
  again? 

Why do you not use spell checking? ;-)

 
 The message is posted by a cron job.  The purpose of the message is 
 to inform, and to reduce the load on the mailing list.  For what it's 
 worth, I asked the list some time ago (years perhaps) if it was 
 acceptable to post such a message.
 
 -- 
 Dan Langille : http://www.langille.org/

And for some of us, me, it is nice to be reminded of these pages. They
have proven to be extremely helpful.

Thanks Dan for it!

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RE: install problems on old Compaq Armada 4110

2003-12-29 Thread Rutledge, Lincoln
Hi,

Okay, the BIOS settings you describe don't exist on this old thing, and
I did eject the NIC.  I have played some more with the device settings,
and I noticed something that may help get this working:

In the OpenBSD dmesg, the keyboard controller is at isa port 0x60, while
the setting in the hint line was 0x060.  I tried 0x60 with the same
result :(  I guess PCs probably all see the keyboard at the same place,
hard coded into the specification, and I don't know how those settings
are read by the kernel.

However, through very slow reboots from the floppy set, I have noticed
while the kernel is booting this message:

atkbd0 attach returned 6

I am not a programmer, but that sounds bad.

The onboard keyboard is dead, so I am using an external PS/2 keyboard
through the PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse port.

Does this help?

Thanks,

Lincoln Rutledge
System Administrator
Luper, Neidenthal, and Logan
lnlattorneys.com 

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To: Rutledge, Lincoln; [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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Check the laptop system bio's and disable plug-n-play option and disable
boot virus check option, and remove all plug-in devices from your laptop
before doing the install. Stay with FBSD 4.9 as it's the stable
production version. There is an mailing list called FreeBSD-mobile which
is just for laptop questions, you may have better luck asking your
question there.

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Lincoln
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 10:35 AM
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: RE: install problems on old Compaq Armada 4110

Hello,

Ok, I have manually tweaked all of the drivers by using the set
hint.driver options to match my hardware and the OpenBSD boot disk
dmesg, and I am still having the same problem.  This is on 5.2-RC1.

The 4.9 install stops at the same place as well.  I have tried this with
the PCMCIA NIC ejected.  It would be possible for me to connect to the
machine through a serial cable to get a dmesg and show where the install
hangs if it would help.

If this is a dumb question that is documented and I just need to RTFM,
let me know...

Thanks for any pointers,

Lincoln Rutledge
System Administrator
Luper, Neidenthal, and Logan
lnlattorneys.com

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From: Rutledge, Lincoln
Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2003 10:01 AM
To: '[EMAIL PROTECTED]'
Subject: install problems on old Compaq Armada 4110



Howdy,

I am experiencing lockups when trying to install FreeBSD on a Compaq
Armada 4110 laptop.  I have tried disabling ACPI support in the boot
sequence per the install doc.  When the first color installer screen
comes up requesting modules from a driver floppy, I am unable to respond
because the keyboard does not respond.

I tried an OpenBSD boot disk, which worked, so I mounted a floppy and
redirected the OpenBSD dmesg to a file: snipped
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Installation failure with version 4.9

2003-12-29 Thread Claude Fournier
After many attempts, I am giving up.
Brand new motherboard with AMD DURON, 128 MB of DDR memory with Western Digital hard 
disk 64AA.
Following instructions, the farther I could get is with the following messages:
(1) Unable to swap to /dev/ad0s/b, device not configure or invalid argument
(2) Unable to make new root file system on /dev/ad0s1a
I am using only one operating system, the intended FreeBSD with one slice and 3 
partitions, a root of 4 gig, a SWAP of 512 mg, and the rest for /home.
Shall I try with another release?
Regards
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trouble installing rpm-4.0.4.tar.gz

2003-12-29 Thread Frederick Thomas
shalom,
  I have a question which I hope that you can help me with. I just tried to 
intstall 
rpm-4.0.4.tar.gz on my system[freebsd 4.8] and have not been able to get it to 
./configure let alone make. Is there a special dir, ( /usr/compat/linux?), or 
dependencies
that are required to compile the tarball? My main reason for trying top install a 
package
manager is that I've had problems with gmetadom[lastest] and various other tarballs 
with
limited success. I am attempting to teach myself about unix and could just use a 
pointer
in the right direction. Thank you for your time...
 
 
   
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Websites inside jails - backing up

2003-12-29 Thread Chris

5.1

Currently I have a few virtual websites running off one instance of apache... I have a 
few public IPs available, and would like to create jails to house the websites. I 
tested this by creating a jail, putting it on one of the extra IP addresses, and 
running apache from within the jail... works fine.

Right now, to backup a website (currently on the host server) I copy the important 
things to a temp directory, including (and most importantly) the htdocs directory, 
create an iso, then burn to a CDRW.

But what about when the site is within a jail? I notice I can get to 
/path/to/jail/path/to/htdocs, so can I similarly just copy the appropriate 
files/directories for backup purposes? Or is there something magical about being 
inside the jail that makes this difficult or improper?

Thanks,
Chris

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Re: trouble installing rpm-4.0.4.tar.gz

2003-12-29 Thread Gilad Rom
Shalom Frederick,

Why not use ports?
Try to cd to /usr/ports/archivers/rpm and type 'make install'.
That should do the trick. (Although the ported version of RPM is not
of the 4.x branch).
Could you possibly send a longer description of the problem? (not able 
to ./configure) is not a very clear description...

Gilad.

Frederick Thomas wrote:
shalom,
  I have a question which I hope that you can help me with. I just tried to intstall 
rpm-4.0.4.tar.gz on my system[freebsd 4.8] and have not been able to get it to 
./configure let alone make. Is there a special dir, ( /usr/compat/linux?), or dependencies
that are required to compile the tarball? My main reason for trying top install a package
manager is that I've had problems with gmetadom[lastest] and various other tarballs with
limited success. I am attempting to teach myself about unix and could just use a pointer
in the right direction. Thank you for your time...
 
 
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Re: kern.maxfiles questions

2003-12-29 Thread paul beard
On Dec 29, 2003, at 7:24 AM, Lowell Gilbert wrote:

Is there some way to find out what's tying up the file descriptors?
fstat(1)

Of course. I had been thinking of that in terms of files, not file 
handles.

D'oh.
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RE: Can't login to machine any more!

2003-12-29 Thread Derrick Ryalls

 Yeah, I ran across this with a google search yesterday.  I found that 
 the account expiration dates for all my accounts were set to December 
 1969 somehow.  Changing this fixed it, but I was having some other 
 issues regarding logging in and out with X that were still 
 unresolved, 
 so I'm in the process now of doing a fresh install.
 

Wonder if this has anything to do with the 2bil(?) bug concerning the number
of seconds since 1970.

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RE: Installation failure with version 4.9

2003-12-29 Thread fbsd_user
Sounds like you are trying to customize the slices during the
install process and you are getting it wrong. Use the A option to
auto config the slices for you with an default slice config that
works and you should be all right from there. You sound like newbe
who needs to get an base install completed and some experience under
your belt before you start customizing the install process.

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Fournier
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 12:32 PM
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Subject: Installation failure with version 4.9

After many attempts, I am giving up.
Brand new motherboard with AMD DURON, 128 MB of DDR memory with
Western Digital hard disk 64AA.
Following instructions, the farther I could get is with the
following messages:
(1) Unable to swap to /dev/ad0s/b, device not configure or invalid
argument
(2) Unable to make new root file system on /dev/ad0s1a
I am using only one operating system, the intended FreeBSD with one
slice and 3 partitions, a root of 4 gig, a SWAP of 512 mg, and the
rest for /home.
Shall I try with another release?
Regards
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Re: Installation failure with version 4.9

2003-12-29 Thread Francisco Reyes
On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 12:31:40 -0500, Claude Fournier wrote:

I am using only one operating system, the intended FreeBSD
with one slice and 3 partitions, a root of 4 gig, a SWAP of 512 mg,
 and the rest for /home. Shall I try with another release?


Did you try with a smaller root slice?
If you trying from CD it will not take you long.

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Re: Websites inside jails - backing up

2003-12-29 Thread Francisco Reyes
On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 11:44:15 -0600, Chris wrote:

But what about when the site is within a jail?
I notice I can get to /path/to/jail/path/to/htdocs,
so can I similarly just copy the appropriate files/directories 
for backup purposes? Or is there something magical about being 
inside the jail that makes this difficult or improper?

Hopefully others with some actual jail experience will reply,
but in the mean time.. My understanding of a jail is basically a
way to limit access to certain directories and processes. If you
have a user which can see inside the jail I think that should be
fine for backup purposes.


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kern.maxfiles problem resolved

2003-12-29 Thread paul beard
I figured this out last night but not before I had one spell of 
catatonia on my system.

I used mrtg to graph the increase in file descriptor usage and it made 
nice straight line, not a curve. That looked suspicious. I also set up 
a simple while loop in my shell to keep an eye on this. (while [ 1 ] ; 
do sysctl kern.maxfiles; sleep 60; done ). When that stopped updating 
at about 6600 files (the max is set at 16384), I rebooted (console was 
dead).

In the process of looking at this, I had noticed that there were a few 
nmbd (samba) processes in the process table: I expect to see one or 
two, but not 10 or more. I watched this after rebooting, and sure 
enough, new processes were spawning ever couple of minutes, and this 
with no logins to the samba shares.

What struck me as odd about this is that the abuse of the file table 
was being blamed on the wrong UID (80): nmbd doesn't run as the www 
user, so even if I had been more clueful about fstat, there's a good 
chance I would have been looking in the wrong places.

I killed the samba processes, deinstalled samba, refreshed from cvs 
and, noting that the version was the same (2.2.8a), I reinstalled with 
portinstall -P.

That seemed to do it. Now openfiles are sitting in the low 200s . . . .

I've posted this on my weblog with the relevant image (didn't want to 
send an attachment to the list).

http://www.paulbeard.org/movabletype/archives/001347.html
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www.paulbeard.org/
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Re: Installation failure with version 4.9

2003-12-29 Thread Jerry McAllister
 
 On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 12:31:40 -0500, Claude Fournier wrote:
 
 I am using only one operating system, the intended FreeBSD
 with one slice and 3 partitions, a root of 4 gig, a SWAP of 512 mg,
  and the rest for /home. Shall I try with another release?

I would definitely put more stuff (like maybe /usr and /var) in 
something other than root for reasons down the road.  But there 
shouldn't be any technical reason that those numbers won't work
and if there is room for that on the disk.

jerry

 
 Did you try with a smaller root slice?
 If you trying from CD it will not take you long.
 
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Re: DSS for freeBSD

2003-12-29 Thread Jim Arnold
Hi, I received responses from the lister that there is
a port, and also it's possible to use the source code
for DSS 5 and run it on freeBSD 5.1. I found a port in
/usr/ports, but when i run it, it ask me to go to
apple web site to download freebsd version of DSS.
However freeBSD version of DSS is not there. I've
downloaded the source, but I want to learn how I could
make it work with freeBSD 5.1. I rather not mess up my
system, so I would like to know what changes I need to
make to make DSS work.--
--

It looks like the port is out of date. The Apple
website has version 5 of the code but the FreeBSD port
is stil pointing to 4.1. 


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using Affix instead of BlueZ on 5.1

2003-12-29 Thread srenna
Hello All,

I was wondering if any of you had been using the Affix
Bluetooth stack instead of BlueZ on FreeBSD 5.1.  It has a
built in interface for Ethereal and I'd like to be able to
decode traffic.  Please let me know if anyone has made the
switch successfully.

Scott 
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Re: The FreeBSD Diary: 2003-12-07 - 2003-12-27

2003-12-29 Thread Pierrick Brossin
On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 11:35:48 -0500
Bob Collins [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 And for some of us, me, it is nice to be reminded of these pages. They
 have proven to be extremely helpful.

Do you mean we should send a monthly message to this list to remind
people the most helpful URLs ?
I guess it would be better to bookmark it...

That said, I think this message is helpful for new comers. Should
maybe contain other helpful URLs such as onlamp.com *I think*.

Regards

-Pierrick Brossin
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How can I automatically mount a windows-xp share from a freeBSD box using windows username andpassword?

2003-12-29 Thread Joachim Dagerot
I can't get smb_mount and smbutil login to work as I would like to.

I know this question has been touched earlier this year, but no answer
came up at that point. So basically, has anyone been able to mount a
windows share from a script in freeBSD? If yes, how did you do?

Regards,
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Re: The FreeBSD Diary: 2003-12-07 - 2003-12-27

2003-12-29 Thread Lowell Gilbert
Pierrick Brossin [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes:

 Do you mean we should send a monthly message to this list to remind
 people the most helpful URLs ?
 I guess it would be better to bookmark it...

Remember that when the reminder for the FreeBSD Diary first started
getting posted, each message included a list of the new topics since
the previous message.  Now that it's pretty much a static site, the
usefulness of periodic postings is substantially lower.
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Re: How can I automatically mount a windows-xp share from a freeBSD box using windows username andpassword?

2003-12-29 Thread paul beard
On Dec 29, 2003, at 10:58 AM, Joachim Dagerot wrote:

I know this question has been touched earlier this year, but no answer
came up at that point. So basically, has anyone been able to mount a
windows share from a script in freeBSD? If yes, how did you do?
I have done it in Mac OS X so the procedure should be similar: you need 
to use .nmbrc to store your authentication details, but it should just 
work.

man nsmbrc for more specifics.

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Re: binaries newsgroup downloader

2003-12-29 Thread Leif Neland

- Original Message - 
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 9:59 AM
Subject: binaries newsgroup downloader


 Hi, I am using freeBSD 5.1
 
 I'm am looking for a newgroup 
 binary downloader. The glitter
 port package says broken link
 when i type make install. Do you
 know an alternative GUI program
 I can used?

If you don't need the gui, you can use newsgrab

Leif

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Re: How can I automatically mount a windows-xp share from a freeBSD box using windows usernameandpassword?

2003-12-29 Thread Joachim Dagerot
---
 | 
 | On Dec 29, 2003, at 10:58 AM, Joachim Dagerot wrote:
 | 
 |  I know this question has been touched earlier this year, but no
answer
 |  came up at that point. So basically, has anyone been able to
mount a
 |  windows share from a script in freeBSD? If yes, how did you do?
 | 
 | 
 | I have done it in Mac OS X so the procedure should be similar: you
need 
 | to use .nmbrc to store your authentication details, but it should
just 
 | work.
 | 
 | man nsmbrc for more specifics.


My system keeps telling me that theres no such entry. However I found
an example under /usr/share/examples/smbfs nad copied/renamed it to
/root/

I edited the file and changed all values to reflect my system. Then I
tried
mount_smbfs //[EMAIL PROTECTED]/sharename /mountpoint

and still it asks for a password.

Any advice is welcome. 
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Re: How can I automatically mount a windows-xp share from a freeBSD box using windows usernameandpassword?

2003-12-29 Thread Andrew L. Gould
On Monday 29 December 2003 01:31 pm, Joachim Dagerot wrote:
 ---

  | On Dec 29, 2003, at 10:58 AM, Joachim Dagerot wrote:
  |  I know this question has been touched earlier this year, but no

 answer

  |  came up at that point. So basically, has anyone been able to

 mount a

  |  windows share from a script in freeBSD? If yes, how did you do?
  |
  | I have done it in Mac OS X so the procedure should be similar: you

 need

  | to use .nmbrc to store your authentication details, but it should

 just

  | work.
  |
  | man nsmbrc for more specifics.

 My system keeps telling me that theres no such entry. However I found
 an example under /usr/share/examples/smbfs nad copied/renamed it to
 /root/

 I edited the file and changed all values to reflect my system. Then I
 tried
 mount_smbfs //[EMAIL PROTECTED]/sharename /mountpoint

 and still it asks for a password.

 Any advice is welcome.

You're missing the -N option.  See man mount_smbfs.

Andrew Gould

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Re: Websites inside jails - backing up

2003-12-29 Thread Matthew Seaman
On Mon, Dec 29, 2003 at 11:44:15AM -0600, Chris wrote:

 But what about when the site is within a jail? I notice I can get to 
 /path/to/jail/path/to/htdocs, so can I similarly just copy the appropriate 
 files/directories for backup purposes? Or is there something magical about being 
 inside the jail that makes this difficult or improper?

Your base environment will be able to access the contents of all of
your jails no problem.  Shouldn't be any problems making backups.  The
only possible problem I can think of that you might run into is if you
have UIDs in the jail(8) that don't exist in the base system, but
you'ld have to choose a pretty incompetent backup system if it
couldn't cope with that.

Cheers,

Matthew

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Re: named and 127.0.0.2

2003-12-29 Thread Cordula's Web
 I have a bind9 named running on the 4.x stable branch, and have noticed 
 that it seems to be sending udp packets to 127.0.0.2:52 about once 
 every 10 seconds or so (ipfw is denying and logging the traffic).  
 Google has not shed any light on the subject.

127.0.0.2 is often returned by RBLs, when an address is blocked
(a.k.a. listed as spam source):

  http://www.spamhaus.org/sbl/howtouse.html
  http://www.mail-abuse.org/rbl/usage.html

Quoth the previous URL (mail-abuse.org):

  The theory of operation is simple. Given a host address in its
   dotted-quad form, reverse the octets and check for the existence of an
   ``A RR'' at that node under the blackholes.mail-abuse.org node. So if
   you get an SMTP session from [192.5.5.1] you would check for the
   existence of:
1.5.5.192.blackholes.mail-abuse.org. IN A 127.0.0.2
   
   We chose to use an ``A RR'' because that's what Sendmail makes easy to
   do. The choice of [127.0.0.2] as the target address was arbitary but  
   will not change. As it happens, we supply a bogus MAPS RBLSM entry for
   [127.0.0.2] so that mail transport developers have something to test
   against.
   
   If an ``A RR'' is found by this mechanism, then there will also be a
   ``TXT RR'' at the same DNS node. The text of this record will be   
   suitable for use as a reason text for a bounced mail notification.  
   Currently the text is constant and currently there is no way to use it
   from Sendmail, but there it is anyway.

Perhaps you have a mail filter installed, which queries one of those
RBLs, and then tries to do a reverse DNS lookup for 127.0.0.2?

 I've grepped all through /etc/, and have found no references to 
 127.0.0.2, and I certainly don't remember configuring anything (ever) 
 with that particular address.
 
 What could be the cause of this mysterious bind behavior?

See above.

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Burning DVD-R's

2003-12-29 Thread Brett Glass
Due to inevitable code and data bloat, I need to begin burning DVD-R's instead
of CD-R's. However, the man page for FreeBSD's burncd(8) utility doesn't
mention whether (or how) FreeBSD is capable of doing this on the Memorex ATAPI
drive I have at hand. Can anyone tell me (a) whether FreeBSD can burn DVD-R's;
(b) whether it wil work with this drive; and (c) what commands are required to
do the burning?  All info much appreciated.

--Brett Glass
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Re: How can I automatically mount a windows-xp share from a freeBSDbox using windows usernameandpassword?

2003-12-29 Thread Marian
Hi,

On my 5.1 system the example file its in
/usr/share/examples/smbfs/dot.nsmbrc
You need to create your own /root/.snmbrc and add the authentication details
there.
My .nsmbrc file looks like this and it works without asking for password:

[NTSERVER:ADMINISTRATOR]
# use persistent password cache for user 'administrator'
password=myplaintextpassword

And then when I issue the following command as root it doesnt ask for a
password
mount_smbfs -I 192.168.1.2 //[EMAIL PROTECTED]/docs /mnt


Good luck,

Marian

- Original Message - 
From: Joachim Dagerot [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: paul beard [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 9:31 PM
Subject: Re: How can I automatically mount a windows-xp share from a
freeBSDbox using windows usernameandpassword?


 ---
  |
  | On Dec 29, 2003, at 10:58 AM, Joachim Dagerot wrote:
  |
  |  I know this question has been touched earlier this year, but no
 answer
  |  came up at that point. So basically, has anyone been able to
 mount a
  |  windows share from a script in freeBSD? If yes, how did you do?
  | 
  |
  | I have done it in Mac OS X so the procedure should be similar: you
 need
  | to use .nmbrc to store your authentication details, but it should
 just
  | work.
  |
  | man nsmbrc for more specifics.


 My system keeps telling me that theres no such entry. However I found
 an example under /usr/share/examples/smbfs nad copied/renamed it to
 /root/

 I edited the file and changed all values to reflect my system. Then I
 tried
 mount_smbfs //[EMAIL PROTECTED]/sharename /mountpoint

 and still it asks for a password.

 Any advice is welcome.
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Re: Burning DVD-R's

2003-12-29 Thread Kliment Andreev
 drive I have at hand. Can anyone tell me (a) whether FreeBSD can burn
DVD-R's;
 (b) whether it wil work with this drive; and (c) what commands are
required to
 do the burning?  All info much appreciated.


Check this link. It might help you.

http://www.whiterose.net/~mrpink/freebsd/dvdr.php

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Re: uname weirdness after kernel/OS update

2003-12-29 Thread Jaime
The following is my most recent email message to someone who was
helping me with a very odd uname issue.  I hope that this reporting of the
final events (oh-god-pleaselet-this-be-done-and-over-with) helps someone
else some day.  The offer that I make at the end of my message is genuine.
If a FreeBSD expert (Greg?  *nudge*) wants the /boot files, they can have
them.

Jaime

-- Forwarded message --
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 15:05:07 -0500 (EST)
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: T Kellers [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: Re: compiled kernel file

After lots of various ideas, including kernels compiled on
different boxes (e.g. the one that you sent) nothing seemed to work.
Then, I noticed that not everything in / was being listed when I typed
ls at the boot manager.

This is when I started getting creative.  I used sysinstall's disk
slice editor to put a new MBR onto the drive and removed /boot.  The next
attempt to boot refused to mount any of my SCSI drives and it showed a few
files in / that were different than they should be.  For example, /proc
was missing, /homes (an older attempt to make home directories exist on
/homes/students and /homes/staff left this directory behind) was back --
even though I thought that I removed it -- and /home was gone, and the
most recent etc-*.tar.gz backup of /etc (which I made before the 12/23/03
cvsup) was missing.

It was as if I suddenly took a trip backwards in time for this
partition by at least a few months.  My best guess is that someone had
hidden the real / partition and put their own partition (or disk image?)
in its place, using a compromised boot loader.  This would explain why
using ls at the boot loader produced a different list of files than ls
at the single-user shell showed.  It also explains why new kernels
wouldn't load, making uname give bad results on a new kernel.  It was
reporting data about the kernel that the cracker had given it!

I again removed /boot, /usr/src, and /usr/obj, just in case these
were violated, too.  I did a new cvsup, make buildworld, make buildkernel,
make installkernel, and rebooted into single user mode.  The / partition
was the way I had left it, not the way it was when the symptoms were
noticed.  So I kept going and did a make installworld and a mergemaster
and then rebooted again.

Everything seems to be working well now.  uname now says:

zeus:jkikpoleuname -a
FreeBSD zeus.cairodurham.org 4.9-STABLE FreeBSD 4.9-STABLE #0: Mon Dec 29
13:46:57 EST 2003 root@:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/ZEUS  i386

I have changed my root password a few weeks ago.  I just removed
the toor password (in vipw, I replaced the cypher with a *).  My next
step is to change the password of any account in the wheel group.

I honestly think that someone had broken into this box and made
some really creative cracks.  I'm not sure about back doors at this point.
Using chkrootkit doesn't show anything out of place.  (An occasional
possible LKM trojan report, but its not consistent and various people
claim that apache can cause false positives on that test.)

If ANY of the above rings some bells for you, please let me know.
Any advice on securing this box would be appreciated, too.
Unfortunately, formatting the drive and reinstalling the OS is not an
option at this time.  :(  Feel free to pass this report along to FreeBSD
report along to any FreeBSD power-user that can make the OS better by
reading this.  I'd be happy to provide assorted files off the system
(including any of the /boots that I still have) if they will help.
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Re: BSD Usenet server

2003-12-29 Thread Dejan Lesjak
Chris wrote:

 On Sunday 28 December 2003 02:59 pm, Ion-Mihai Tetcu wrote:
 morgoth.gw.com
 
 Thank you folks for the speedy reply!
 Now, allow me to expand on my quest - how about an nntp server that anyone
 can access.
 

Check http://www.gmane.org/ (newsserver is news.gmane.org).

Dejan
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Re: How can I automatically mount a windows-xp share from a freeBSD box using windows username andpassword?

2003-12-29 Thread Jeanne
Joachim,

.nsmbrc: (note the capitilization)

# First, define a workgroup.
[default]
workgroup=BLAH
nbns=192.168.1.21
username=me

# The 'FSERVER' is an NT server.
[WIN2KSERVER]
charsets=koi8-r:cp866
addr=192.168.1.68

[WIN2KSERVER:ME]
password=smbutil password goes here

script:

/sbin/mount_smbfs //[EMAIL PROTECTED]/backups /mnt


Hope this helps,

Jeanne

On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 19:58:52 +0100
Joachim Dagerot [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 I can't get smb_mount and smbutil login to work as I would like to.
 
 I know this question has been touched earlier this year, but no answer
 came up at that point. So basically, has anyone been able to mount a
 windows share from a script in freeBSD? If yes, how did you do?
 
 Regards,
 Joachim
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Re: Backup Server

2003-12-29 Thread Matthew Juszczak
I'm actually looking for a decent way to backup data on two servers to
my local machine (which isn't accessible from the public).  So
obviously, I would need some sort of client app on my local machine to
connect to the two remote BSD machines and backup the files I need
locally.

With rsync, it appears that my machine would need to run the server
software, and the two servers would run clients.  That just wouldn't
work.

Anyone have any ideas?  tar plus maybe wget?

Thanks,

Matt

On Mon, 2003-12-29 at 00:01, Nicholas Basila wrote:
 On Sunday 28 December 2003 03:26 pm, Matt Juszczak wrote:
  I read somewhere about the AMANDA project.  Is that any good for a
  situation like this?
 Well, Amanda is certainly good for the backup of the data. The main 
 site's here:
 
 http://www.amanda.org/
 
 and Curtis Preston put part of his O'Reilly book online:
 http://www.backupcentral.com/amanda.html
 
   But... Amanda would not be a great choice because it's really a 
 backup system and you'd end up having to write scripts to restore from 
 dump files created by Amanda to the backup server filesystem. If you're 
 going to that trouble, it would be easier to use rsync. 
   Again, I think shared scsi or fibre channel would be the way to 
 go. I'm not sure how well FreeBSD supports shared scsi/fibre channel 
 drive sharing ( I know it supports some fibre channel adapters), 
 however. If it does work well, you could have a central RAID array 
 running RAID 10 and have the master DB server run with the drive 
 mounted. If the master had problems, the backup/secondary could take 
 over. You would have one set of data to contend with, and consequently,  
 synchronization would not be an issue. My only concern would be 
 filesystem writes and soft depends in general. 
 
 


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Re: Burning DVD-R's

2003-12-29 Thread Charles Swiger
On Dec 29, 2003, at 2:57 PM, Brett Glass wrote:
Due to inevitable code and data bloat, I need to begin burning DVD-R's 
instead
of CD-R's. However, the man page for FreeBSD's burncd(8) utility 
doesn't
mention whether (or how) FreeBSD is capable of doing this on the 
Memorex ATAPI
drive I have at hand. Can anyone tell me (a) whether FreeBSD can burn 
DVD-R's;
(b) whether it wil work with this drive; and (c) what commands are 
required to
do the burning?  All info much appreciated.
Yes, FreeBSD can burn DVD-R's.  Please see 
/usr/ports/sysutils/dvd+rw-tools.  This port should work fine with an 
ATAPI burner such as your unit, but you may need to rebuild the kernel 
with:

device  atapicam

The command used is called growisofs and invokes mkisofs as needed 
as a dependency.  The manpage includes the following examples:

  To  master and burn an ISO9660 volume with Joliet and Rock-Ridge 
exten-
   sions on a DVD:

growisofs -Z /dev/dvd -R -J /some/files

   To append more data to same DVD:

growisofs -M /dev/dvd -R -J /more/files

   Make sure to use the same options for both inital burning and 
following
   sessions.  To use growisofs to write a pre-mastered ISO-image to 
a DVD:

growisofs -dvd-compat -Z /dev/dvd=image.iso

   where  image.iso represents an arbitrary object in the 
filesystem, such
   as file, named pipe or device entry. Nothing is growing here  
and  com-
   mand name is not intuitive in this context.

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Re: Backup Server

2003-12-29 Thread Charles Swiger
On Dec 29, 2003, at 3:21 PM, Matthew Juszczak wrote:
With rsync, it appears that my machine would need to run the server
software, and the two servers would run clients.  That just wouldn't
work.
While one can run rsync as a daemon (which might not be suitable for 
your purposes given what you've said), it's also possible to invoke 
rsync via SSH from either the client or the server...

--
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help

2003-12-29 Thread Aeden
Hi I am new to freebsd and unix. I would like you to help me if you can, i need some 
tutorials or documets on unix commands and so and how to use bsd without X just the 
shell can you give me information on websites which offer this service thank you!
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Re: Installation failure with version 4.9

2003-12-29 Thread Claude Fournier
Thank you all for the support
I tried multiple partitions with no avail.
For example:
ad0s1a (/) 128 MB
ad0s1b (swap) 432 MB
ad0s1e (/var) 256 MB
ad0s1f (/tmp) 256 MB
ad0s1g (/usr) 5077 MB
I tried another route and just install with success redhat 7.1, this is
LINUX, not my favorite.
It is running OK.
Retried FreeBSD and same messages:
(1) Unable to swap to /dev/ad0s1b invalid argument (device not configure)
(2) Unable to make new root file system on /dev/ad0s1a
(3) Couldn't make filesystems properly

In the BIOS the hard disk is configured as having 13328 cylinders x 15 heads
x 63 sectors as per specifications from Western Digital.  I tried using
these parameters.  Did not work.
After installing REDHAT, the parameters used were 784 cylinders x 255 heads
x 63 sectors.  I left those settings to re-install FreeBSD, did not work.

The partition looks like this
OFFSET**SIZE(ST)*END*NAME*PTYPE*DESC*SUBTYPE*FLAGS*
063***62-**6***UNUSED**0-
63*12594897*12594959**ad0s13***FREEBSD*165**CA=*
It appear that the installation is not capable of formatting the hard disk
properly...
Anyway I am loading release 4.8 and will try with this older version
instead.

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From: Francisco [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: Claude Fournier [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: Installation failure with version 4.9


 On Mon, 29 Dec 2003, Claude Fournier wrote:

  No, unfortunately I did not try a smaller root slice.
  I was following advise from Greg Lehey The Complete FreeBSD published
by
  O'Reilly who suggested to part with custom practice.  I tried the
suggested
  Auto slice without success

 As somene else suggested on the list there are reasons why some people
 recommend multiple partitions. It's almost a religious argument..

 If Auto slice did not work then you have other problems. Did you get a
 warning or error when doing the space allocation? For example an error
 about geometry?

 You left the list out in your reply.. feel free to CC the list again so
 others can also comment.


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Re: Burning DVD-R's

2003-12-29 Thread Brett Glass
At 01:42 PM 12/29/2003, Charles Swiger wrote:

Yes, FreeBSD can burn DVD-R's.  Please see /usr/ports/sysutils/dvd+rw-tools.

I've taken a look at this port. Unfortunately, it's REALLY hard to
figure out the documentation (which consists of a few Web pages written
in very contorted -- almost unreadable -- English). From what I can tell, 
though, this software is really meant to work with DVD+R, which records
a little more than half as fast as DVD-R. I need the speed, and so need
to make sure it really works with DVD-R. 

Also, it looks as if this port runs on top of another utility called 
cdrecord, which itself runs on top of an ATAPI-to-SCSI shim.
I'm worried that this ziggurat of utilities will not be anywhere near 
as reliable as a simple utility that goes directly to the ATAPI drive.
The code is also GPLed. I'm looking, if at all possible, for an all-BSD
solution.

Does such exist? The man page for FreeBSD's burncd command hints that
it can can write DVDs, but doesn't say how. 

--Brett

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Fuzzy out of focus console w/new flatscreen monitor on bootup

2003-12-29 Thread Troy
I am using GRUB to boot into Freebsd 4.9 Stable.

I recently purchased a new flatscreen monitor and when I boot up the
console appears to be very fuzzy.  

I installed the NVIDIA driver and put the proper settings into the
XF86Config and it's clear and in 1600x1200 for X windows.

While researching, I found that in Linux, folks have used a switch in
grub vga=795 when booting their kernel that gets the console to be much
clearer.

It doesn't appear that Freebsd supports that switch in grub.  Any way to
get the equiv switch so the console is clean?

Thanks,
-Troy
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Re: DVD Burning -- Doh!

2003-12-29 Thread Eric van Gyzen
Mark Woodson wrote:
 On Tuesday 23 December 2003 03:10 pm, Eric van Gyzen wrote:
  I have:
 
   - FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE
   - HP DVD Writer 300i (ATAPI, using ATAPICAM)
   - Imation DVD-R media
 
  I'm trying:
 
# growisofs -speed=1 -Z /dev/cd0=/tmp/foo.iso
 
:-[ Unit won't start: 40901 ]
:-( /dev/cd0: unsupported MMC profile 10

 I'd suggest googling unsupported MMC profile 10 and read through the
 threads that brings up.  It appears to have something to do with
 incompatible media/firmware combos.

Boy, do I feel dumb.  Upon closer inspection of TFM (of RTFM fame), I realized 
that this drive only supports DVD+R/RW media.  I popped in an Imation DVD+R 
media and -- Holy Smoke! -- it burned on the first try.

*sigh*

-- 
Eric van GyzenSr. Systems Programmer
http://www.stat.duke.edu/~vangyzen/   ISDS, Duke University

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ports package names changing?

2003-12-29 Thread fbsd_user
Is there an project in progress to change the ports and package
names that
you select on to include the version number as an suffix on the
name?

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5.2 where is /kernel.GENERIC

2003-12-29 Thread fbsd_user
Looking for where the kernel.GENERIC file lives.
In 4.9 it's at the start of the directory tree structure, easy to
find  and
manage with other version of the kernel.XX   I have created.

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Bluetooth tools for BSD

2003-12-29 Thread srenna
Hello All,

I was wondering if anyone had been trying out various tools
such as bluesniff and redfang, for instance.  I've run into
issues getting them to compile and work on 5.1.  Has anyone
been able to accomplish this and if not, can anyone
recommend other tools for BT Sniffing.  I'd hate to have to
install Linux just to use a few tools.

Scott R
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Re: Backup Server

2003-12-29 Thread Dave McCammon

--- Charles Swiger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 On Dec 29, 2003, at 3:21 PM, Matthew Juszczak wrote:
  With rsync, it appears that my machine would need
 to run the server
  software, and the two servers would run clients. 
 That just wouldn't
  work.
 
 While one can run rsync as a daemon (which might not
 be suitable for 
 your purposes given what you've said), it's also
 possible to invoke 
 rsync via SSH from either the client or the
 server...
 
 -- 
 -Chuck
 
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Re[2]: Websites inside jails - backing up

2003-12-29 Thread Chris
Thanks for the input I think I can plan on using the same backup method with the 
jails, with confidence...

Chris

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Re: 5.2 where is /kernel.GENERIC

2003-12-29 Thread Adam Bozanich


On Mon, 29 Dec 2003, fbsd_user wrote:

 Looking for where the kernel.GENERIC file lives.
 In 4.9 it's at the start of the directory tree structure, easy to
 find  and
 manage with other version of the kernel.XX   I have created.


Hi fbsd_user.

The generic kernel configuration is in /usr/src/sys/arch/conf/GENERIC

-Adam Bozanich


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Re: How can I automatically mount a windows-xp share from a freeBSD box using windows username andpassword?

2003-12-29 Thread paul beard
On Dec 29, 2003, at 10:58 AM, Joachim Dagerot wrote:

I know this question has been touched earlier this year, but no answer
came up at that point. So basically, has anyone been able to mount a
windows share from a script in freeBSD? If yes, how did you do?
I see this has been answered already, but there is a wealth of good 
information here:

http://www.google.com/search?q=nsmbrcie=UTF-8oe=UTF-8
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Re: Backup Server

2003-12-29 Thread Dave McCammon

--- Charles Swiger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 On Dec 29, 2003, at 3:21 PM, Matthew Juszczak wrote:
  With rsync, it appears that my machine would need
 to run the server
  software, and the two servers would run clients. 
 That just wouldn't
  work.
 
 While one can run rsync as a daemon (which might not
 be suitable for 
 your purposes given what you've said), it's also
 possible to invoke 
 rsync via SSH from either the client or the
 server...
 
 -- 
 -Chuck
 



install rsync from the ports on all machines
and on the clients do a

/usr/local/bin/rsync -azRv --delete /etc
backup_server:/backup/

(modify command to your needs..see man rsync)
in a cron job or from command line. This command will
use rsync-over-ssh from the client to the
backup_server. It will ask for a password unless you
set up keys for auto-login with ssh.

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Re: Backup Server

2003-12-29 Thread Matthew Juszczak
But there would only be one client .. the machine behind my
firewall...connecting to the two servers, which are publically
available.

-Matt

On Mon, 2003-12-29 at 17:19, Dave McCammon wrote:
 --- Charles Swiger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  On Dec 29, 2003, at 3:21 PM, Matthew Juszczak wrote:
   With rsync, it appears that my machine would need
  to run the server
   software, and the two servers would run clients. 
  That just wouldn't
   work.
  
  While one can run rsync as a daemon (which might not
  be suitable for 
  your purposes given what you've said), it's also
  possible to invoke 
  rsync via SSH from either the client or the
  server...
  
  -- 
  -Chuck
  
 
 
 
 install rsync from the ports on all machines
 and on the clients do a
 
 /usr/local/bin/rsync -azRv --delete /etc
 backup_server:/backup/
 
 (modify command to your needs..see man rsync)
 in a cron job or from command line. This command will
 use rsync-over-ssh from the client to the
 backup_server. It will ask for a password unless you
 set up keys for auto-login with ssh.
 
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Re: Burning DVD-R's

2003-12-29 Thread Charles Swiger
On Dec 29, 2003, at 4:18 PM, Brett Glass wrote:
At 01:42 PM 12/29/2003, Charles Swiger wrote:
Yes, FreeBSD can burn DVD-R's.  Please see 
/usr/ports/sysutils/dvd+rw-tools.
I've taken a look at this port. Unfortunately, it's REALLY hard to
figure out the documentation (which consists of a few Web pages written
in very contorted -- almost unreadable -- English).
The man page for growisofs is the primary documentation; it's not a 
gem, but neither does it strike me as being far less understandable 
than man burncd, man mkisofs, or other documentation related to 
this topic.

From what I can tell, though, this software is really meant to work
with DVD+R, which records a little more than half as fast as DVD-R.
I need the speed, and so need to make sure it really works with DVD-R.
Meaning what?  You want to make sure the software really works with 
DVD-R, but you are not willing to test the software yourself?  Hmm...

Also, it looks as if this port runs on top of another utility called
cdrecord, which itself runs on top of an ATAPI-to-SCSI shim.
dvd+rw-tools depends on mkisofs (aka sysutils/cdrtools).
For ATAPI burner devices, it will use ATAPI/CAM.
I'm worried that this ziggurat of utilities will not be anywhere near
as reliable as a simple utility that goes directly to the ATAPI drive.
Your concern could be resolved by verifying the data after you burn it 
to DVD, which, come to think of it, is a really fine idea when using 
any type of backup or archival mechanism.

The code is also GPLed. I'm looking, if at all possible, for an all-BSD
solution.
Is the license actually a genuine concern, or are you inventing 
excuses?  Sigh.  FreeBSD contains lots of GPL'ed code: see /usr/src/gnu 
and /usr/src/contrib!

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-Chuck
PS: You're welcome to use whatever software you want, of course, but 
the problem  you want to solve and issues you raised aren't 
particularly congruent.

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cyrus-sasl2 with DB3 support

2003-12-29 Thread Troy
I've been wrestling with cyrus-sasl2 for quite some time.  It appears
that it's not linking properly with DB-3 support.

I have tried a number of options of building the port.  What are the
proper switches to link to DB-3?



make --with-bdb=db3 install clean
make --with-bdb=db3 --with-dblib=berkeley install clean
etc...

when I do an LDD on libsasldb.so all I get is one library.

server# ldd /usr/local/lib/sasl2/libsasldb.so
/usr/local/lib/sasl2/libsasldb.so:
libc.so.4 = /usr/lib/libc.so.4 (0x28069000)





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Does FreeBSD allow one to use the Floppy Drive on a SunBlade 100 ?

2003-12-29 Thread Greg
I am looking for a replacement OS that I can put on my SunBlade 100.
Currently I am using Solaris 9.  I have looked at Debian and OpenBSD and
both OS's cannot use the floppy drive.  I have Googled and I know that
FreeBSD 4.9 cannot utilize the floppy drive as well as (I think) 5.0.  Does
5.1 change this ?

TIA

Greg

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Re: Burning DVD-R's

2003-12-29 Thread Marc Wiz
On Mon, Dec 29, 2003 at 05:31:21PM -0500, Charles Swiger wrote:
 On Dec 29, 2003, at 4:18 PM, Brett Glass wrote:
 At 01:42 PM 12/29/2003, Charles Swiger wrote:
 Yes, FreeBSD can burn DVD-R's.  Please see 
 /usr/ports/sysutils/dvd+rw-tools.
 
 I've taken a look at this port. Unfortunately, it's REALLY hard to
 figure out the documentation (which consists of a few Web pages written
 in very contorted -- almost unreadable -- English).
 
 The man page for growisofs is the primary documentation; it's not a 
 gem, but neither does it strike me as being far less understandable 
 than man burncd, man mkisofs, or other documentation related to 
 this topic.

I agree (for whatever that is worth :-)

 
 From what I can tell, though, this software is really meant to work
 with DVD+R, which records a little more than half as fast as DVD-R.
 I need the speed, and so need to make sure it really works with DVD-R.
 
 Meaning what?  You want to make sure the software really works with 
 DVD-R, but you are not willing to test the software yourself?  Hmm...

Well I tried it and it does work with DVD-RW :-)  And while the 
documentation could use some improvement it does state you can
use DVD-R.

 
 Also, it looks as if this port runs on top of another utility called
 cdrecord, which itself runs on top of an ATAPI-to-SCSI shim.
 
 dvd+rw-tools depends on mkisofs (aka sysutils/cdrtools).
 For ATAPI burner devices, it will use ATAPI/CAM.

I use the shim with no problems at all.

 
 I'm worried that this ziggurat of utilities will not be anywhere near
 as reliable as a simple utility that goes directly to the ATAPI drive.

Well that all depends on your philosophy regarding tools.

 
 Your concern could be resolved by verifying the data after you burn it 
 to DVD, which, come to think of it, is a really fine idea when using 
 any type of backup or archival mechanism.

An excellent suggestion.  I'm paranoid when doing my backups.  After I
do them I do a restore -N.  If you want to be really check things do
an actual restore to a different location and do md5sum's to compare
the files.

Marc

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Re: Backup Server

2003-12-29 Thread David Varieur
On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 17:28:44 -0500
Matthew Juszczak [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 But there would only be one client .. the machine behind my
 firewall...connecting to the two servers, which are publically
 available.
 
 -Matt
 

Why not (from the client box)?

ssh remotehost cd /path/to/dir; tar -czf - dir_name | cat backup.tgz
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Re: Backup Server

2003-12-29 Thread Charles Swiger
On Dec 29, 2003, at 5:28 PM, Matthew Juszczak wrote:
But there would only be one client .. the machine behind my
firewall...connecting to the two servers, which are publically
available.
No problem.  Set up a cron job on your machine behind it's firewall, 
which does something like:

1 1 * * *	   /usr/local/bin/rsync -az --delete -e ssh server1:/stuff 
/PATH_TO_BACKUPS/server1/
1 2 * * *	   /usr/local/bin/rsync -az --delete -e ssh 
server2:/more_stuff /PATH_TO_BACKUPS/server2/
1 3 * * *   # run backup script like Amanda, dump, etc here...

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Re: Backup Server

2003-12-29 Thread Matthew Juszczak
Or even just create the tars on the machines nightly and have my box
just go in and download them?

-Matt

On Mon, 2003-12-29 at 17:41, David Varieur wrote:
 On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 17:28:44 -0500
 Matthew Juszczak [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
  But there would only be one client .. the machine behind my
  firewall...connecting to the two servers, which are publically
  available.
  
  -Matt
  
 
 Why not (from the client box)?
 
 ssh remotehost cd /path/to/dir; tar -czf - dir_name | cat backup.tgz

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RE: Does FreeBSD allow one to use the Floppy Drive on a SunBlade 100 ?

2003-12-29 Thread fbsd_user
 I have Googled and I know that FreeBSD 4.9 cannot utilize the
floppy drive as well.

You are complete wrong.

I have been using FBSD since 4.2 and the floppy has been working for
me.

-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 5:34 PM
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Subject: Does FreeBSD allow one to use the Floppy Drive on a
SunBlade 100 ?

I am looking for a replacement OS that I can put on my SunBlade 100.
Currently I am using Solaris 9.  I have looked at Debian and OpenBSD
and
both OS's cannot use the floppy drive.  I have Googled and I know
that
FreeBSD 4.9 cannot utilize the floppy drive as well as (I think)
5.0.  Does
5.1 change this ?

TIA

Greg

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RE: 5.2 where is /kernel.GENERIC

2003-12-29 Thread fbsd_user
You are talking about the kernel source.

I am talking about the /kernel.GENERIC binary execution file.

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Subject: Re: 5.2 where is /kernel.GENERIC


On Mon, 29 Dec 2003, fbsd_user wrote:

 Looking for where the kernel.GENERIC file lives.
 In 4.9 it's at the start of the directory tree structure, easy to
 find  and
 manage with other version of the kernel.XX   I have created.


Hi fbsd_user.

The generic kernel configuration is in
/usr/src/sys/arch/conf/GENERIC

-Adam Bozanich


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Re: vinum swap no longer working.

2003-12-29 Thread Toni Schmidbauer
On Mon, Dec 29, 2003 at 10:30:14AM -0500, Andrea Venturoli wrote:
 Can't help you, but I'm just curious...
 What is the point in mirroring a swap partition?
 Isn't this slowing the system down?

- yes, this is a bug in 5.2. greg lehey is working on it (i think
  so)

- mirroring swap _is_ useful because it's an backend store for
  memory pages. if you lose your swap partition and the kernel
  wants to page in, you or better the kernel will have a problem. 
  haven't tried that but i think the machine will panic.

hth,
toni
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Re: Does FreeBSD allow one to use the Floppy Drive on a SunBlade 100 ?

2003-12-29 Thread paul beard
On Dec 29, 2003, at 3:05 PM, fbsd_user wrote:

 I have Googled and I know that FreeBSD 4.9 cannot utilize the
floppy drive as well.
You are complete wrong.

I have been using FBSD since 4.2 and the floppy has been working for
me.
I think the OP means on his specific hardware, the SunBlade 100. No one 
would dispute using a floppy on x86 hardware.


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RE: 5.2 where is /kernel.GENERIC

2003-12-29 Thread Adam Bozanich


On Mon, 29 Dec 2003, fbsd_user wrote:

 You are talking about the kernel source.

 I am talking about the /kernel.GENERIC binary execution file.

Ooh, sorry.  kernel  co. are in /boot/kernel.  If you want to back it up,
use

 cd /boot ; cp -R kernel kernel.GENERIC

and issue 'boot kernel.GENERIC' from the boot prompt if you want to use
it later.

-Adam


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Re: 5.2 where is /kernel.GENERIC

2003-12-29 Thread paul beard
On Dec 29, 2003, at 3:08 PM, fbsd_user wrote:

You are talking about the kernel source.

I am talking about the /kernel.GENERIC binary execution file.
locate kernel.GENERIC and see what it turns up.

find / -name kernel.GENERIC -print

cd /  ls -l kernel*

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Re: Does FreeBSD allow one to use the Floppy Drive on a SunBlade 100 ?

2003-12-29 Thread Chris Pressey
  -Original Message-
   I am looking for a replacement OS that I can put on my SunBlade
   100. Currently I am using Solaris 9.  I have looked at Debian and
   OpenBSD and both OS's cannot use the floppy drive.  I have Googled
   and I know that FreeBSD 4.9 cannot utilize the floppy drive as well
   as (I think) 5.0.  Does 5.1 change this ?
  
  TIA
  
  Greg

On Mon, 29 Dec 2003 18:05:40 -0500
fbsd_user [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

  I have Googled and I know that FreeBSD 4.9 cannot utilize the
 floppy drive as well.
 
 You are complete wrong.
 
 I have been using FBSD since 4.2 and the floppy has been working for
 me.

According to http://www.freebsd.org/releases/5.0R/hardware-sparc64.html,
1.44 Mbyte floppy drives are not supported.

http://www.freebsd.org/releases/5.1R/hardware-sparc64.html doesn't say
anything about floppy drives that I could find, but it says that Sun
Blade 100 is Fully Supported.

I suppose can infer from that that floppy drive support on the Sun
Blade 100 made it in between 5.0 and 5.1.

-Chris
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kernel: feeder_init(0xc4827380) on feeder_rate returned 12 ??

2003-12-29 Thread Ion-Mihai Tetcu
Hi,

I got this on the system console. I wasn't doing anything unusual.
Google returned nothing; any hints ? 

it/# uname -v FreeBSD 5.1-RELEASE-p11 #0: Fri Dec 12 02:15:32 EET 2003 
 root@:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/IT1

Dec 30 00:25:14 it kernel: feeder_init(0xc4827380) on feeder_rate returned 12
Dec 30 00:25:15 it kernel: feeder_init(0xc6314d80) on feeder_rate returned 12
Dec 30 00:42:20 it kernel: feeder_init(0xc63ddb00) on feeder_rate returned 12
Dec 30 00:42:20 it kernel: feeder_init(0xc4970e40) on feeder_rate returned 12
Dec 30 00:42:21 it kernel: feeder_init(0xc63eb740) on feeder_rate returned 12
Dec 30 00:42:21 it kernel: feeder_init(0xc6345dc0) on feeder_rate returned 12
Dec 30 00:47:18 it kernel: feeder_init(0xc5b5ae80) on feeder_rate returned 12
Dec 30 00:47:18 it kernel: feeder_init(0xc65d6480) on feeder_rate returned 12


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