Category Archives: FreeBSD

Freenode IRC over SSL in Irssi – FreeBSD

I’ve been reconfiguring my Irssi installation this morning and wanted to document the steps I took. I use irssi on FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE. Required Certificates In order to connect securely over SSL to freenode you need to ensure you have the certificate installed. On FreeBSD, this port is ca_root_nss. portmaster security/ca_root_nss Configure the Network and Server… Read More »

Configure Lighttpd for gitweb on FreeBSD

I spent some time this afternoon setting up a public git repository for my project, Origami. I had a little bit of trouble getting the repository set up initially, particularly the cgi aspect of it all. Below outlines the steps I took to configure Lighttpd for gitweb, hosted on FreeBSD. Installation First, of course, I… Read More »

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 »

JailKit : How To Create SSH Jails

Not long ago we rebuilt a number of servers within our production environment at work, migrating from FreeBSD to CentOS. One of the requirements in this migration was that we needed a server that would act as an SSH-only Jail on the new platform. This meant I needed to setup a system where users could… 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 »