Tag Archives: FreeBSD

Loop Mount .iso in FreeBSD

I needed to mount an .iso file this morning, which I’ve done dozens of times in Linux, and I realized the command I’d normally use in Linux does not work. For example: Linux mount -o loop image.iso /mnt This works fine in Linux and lets you “mount” the .iso file as if it were burned… Read More »

pf (packet filter) Documentation

I’m looking for some good pf (packet-filter) documentation if anyone has anything to suggest. I’ve added a second FreeBSD machine to my public-facing network, and may be adding a third soon. I want to make sure that my firewall is setup properly but I’m not very familiar with pf. Can anyone suggest a book, online… Read More »

Upcoming in FreeBSD 8.x

A friend of mine shot me this article today (What’s cooking for FreeBSD 8?), which is a pretty detailed outline of the things coming up for FreeBSD 8. I have to say, some of the things have got be excited! Some of the highlights that I want to see: Parallel Ports Build (announcement) Jails v2… Read More »

FreeBSD Security Update: 7.1-RELEASE-p4 Available

For those using FreeBSD, there has been another security update to the 7.1 release family.  According to the UPDATING file: 20090323:       p4      FreeBSD-SA-09:06.ktimer, FreeBSD-EN-09:01.kenv Correctly sanity-check timer IDs. [SA-09:06] Limit the size of malloced buffer when dumping environment variables. [EN-09:01] If you’re interested in applying this update to your system, here is the method I… Read More »

Weekly Update Notifications via Portmaster

Update: I have suggested a minor improvement to this setup.  Read More… For some time now I’ve been maintaining about a dozen FreeBSD jails, each running a different set of services. Everything from email to BIND, DHCP to nagios. One of the difficulties of trying to maintain so many servers has been tracking and applying… Read More »

dhcpd inside ezjail

I have had all kinds of problems getting dhcpd running properly inside a FreeBSD jail.  I finally got it running this morning and wanted to document what I’ve done in hopes that I can recreate it. On the host system I had to allow sockets within jails.  This is done by adding this line to… Read More »

New Theme

I spent some time this afternoon on the bus ride home setting a new theme to the blog here. I’ve also cleaned up the categories. Ohh, and the most exciting part (even if it is transparent to the end-user), I upgraded to WordPress trunk. If you have not seen the new dashboard in WP 2.7… Read More »