CARP on FreeBSD 10

This tutorial by user weirdbricks shows us how to get CARP set up on FreeBSD 10.

Original post: http://lampros.chaidas.com/index.php/2015/03/22/carp-on-freebsd-10/

Some quick notes on setting up CARP on FreeBSD.

Most of this is based on the FreeBSD Handbook page

1. Add the carp kernel module – edit the file /boot/loader.conf and add the line

carp_load="YES"

^ Make sure that this is done on all hosts

To load the module without rebooting:

kldload carp

2. Then on the host you want to act as the master edit the /etc/rc.conf and add:

hostname="freebsd10-master"
ifconfig_em0="inet 192.168.2.21 netmask 255.255.255.0"
ifconfig_em0_alias0="inet 192.168.2.50/32 vhid 100 advskew 100 pass lampros"
defaultrouter="192.168.2.1"

In the above the 192.168.2.50 is going to be the “floating IP” address.

3. On the host you want to act as a backup:

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bsdtalk251 – Verisign and FreeBSD

Bsdtalk podcast discussing Verisign and FreeBSD.

bsdtalk-smA talk from vBSDCon in 2013 titled Verisign and FreeBSD: Internet Scale Services at 10 Gigabits per Server presented by Mike Bentkofsky, Marc de la Gueronniere, Julien Charbon

File info: 47Min, 22MB

Original post: http://bsdtalk.blogspot.com/2015/03/bsdtalk252-devious-with-brian-callahan.html

GhostBSD 10.1 Alpha 2 now available

The developers of GhostBSD have released their second alpha for version 10.1.

 ghostbsd_2I am pleased to announce the availability the second ALPHA build of the 10.1-RELEASE Release cycle which is available on SourceForge for the amd64 and i386 architectures.

Changes and fix between 10.1-ALPHA1 and 10.1-ALPHA2 include:

  • The PCDM theme file as been fixed which was creating blinking black screen.
  • Macro windows decoration has been fixed.
  • The installer GPT partition problem has been found and fixed in pc-sysintall.
  • Some installer text error has been fix.
  • The user shell selection has been fix from the last change to have csh by default since fish have a bug from the ports.

Where to download:

The image checksums, ISO images and USB images are available here:

http://www.ghostbsd.org/download-10.1

Important info

Please be aware that this release provides beta tester and developers with a system to test out new features for the upcoming release. This release may contain buggy code and features, so we encourage you to run it only on non-critical systems.

We encourage you to use our new issue system build with MantisBT http://issues.ghostbsd.org/main_page.php.

Note: Developers can’t fix problems that we are not aware and can’t reproduce; if you report a problem give us a detailed reports that we can reproduce the problem.

Thank you for using GhostBSD and have a lot of fun beta testing GhostBSD!

Eric Turgeon

Development’s News

Original link: http://ghostbsd.org/10.1-alpha2

Setting up FreeBSD and jails on Azure – part 1: networking

This tutorial by user Gianugo shows us how to set up FreeBSD jails on the Microsoft Azure platform.

Original post: http://www.boldlyopen.com/2015/03/17/setting-up-freebsd-and-jails-on-azure-part-1-networking/

azureI set up this blog on Azure as an excuse to play with the new FreeBSD VM Depot image, learn more about jails and write the occasional blog post about random stuff. I took extensive notes while at it and I will be posting them here for future reference and to help the occasional search engine user.

I will skip all the clicking through that can easily get to a running FreeBSD VM in Azure. There is tons of FreeBSD documentation, including specific Azure tutorials that my team and others have written. I am lazy, so I will just point out specific Azure differences and how to take care of them.

A word of caution: please don’t consider what you read here to be authoritative. I’m doing this for fun and my free time is what it is, so don’t think I researched this stuff thoroughly. It worked for me and seems to be still working as I write this – that’s all I needed.

Let’s start with networking. Every public cloud has their own approach, and Azure is no different. Two things to remember about Azure IP management:

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pfSense 2.2.1 RELEASE Now Available

The developers of pfSense have made available version 2.2.1 RELEASE.

Original post: https://blog.pfsense.org/?p=1661

pfSensepfSense® software 2.2.1 release is now available, bringing a number of bug fixes and some security fixes.

Security Fixes

A note on the OpenSSL “FREAK” vulnerability:

  • Does not affect the web server configuration on the firewall as it does not have export ciphers enabled.
  • pfSense 2.2 already included OpenSSL 1.0.1k which addressed the client-side vulnerability.
  • If packages include a web server or similar component, such as a proxy, an improper user configuration may be affected. Consult the package documentation or forum for details.

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[FreeBSD] How to allow Root access on FreeBSD over ssh protocol

This article by InfySim shows us how to set up Root access through SSH protocol on FreeBSD.

By default FreeBSD does not allow root access over ssh protocol.
So if you need to log on to your system and need root privilege, then you have to allow root to access for ssh login.
In this example I am using VIM as the text editor but if you don’t have VIM editor then you have to use the default EE or VI editor.

If you want to install VIM editor please have a look at the following link:
Installing VIM editor on FreeBSD

 

To do so, You will need to edit the SSH daemon configuration file.

#vim /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Find the below line in the above file:

#PermitRootLogin no

The preceding # mark shows that this line is commented.
You just have to un-comment the line and modify the “no” at the end of file to “yes” (Of course without the quotes).
After modification the line should be looking like as following:

PermitRootLogin yes

Save the file and quit vim editor.

Now to reflect the change, you have to restart the ssh daemon by typing the following command on the console:

# /etc/rc.d/sshd restart

After the above steps if you try accessing your system from another host over ssh protocol, you must be able to login to your system.

 

If you need to know more on VIM commands then please have a look at the following link:
VIM commands for day to day usage

Original post: http://www.infysim.org/2015/03/how-to-allow-root-access-over-ssh-in-freebsd.html?m=1

15th Anniversary and Spring Fundraising Kickoff

The FreeBSD Foundation is celebrating 15 years of supporting the FreeBSD Project. Congratulations!! In this blog they discuss their Spring fundraising initiatives. Make a donation today and help keep FreeBSD alive.

Original post: http://freebsdfoundation.blogspot.com/2015/03/15th-anniversary-and-spring-fundraising.html

FreeBSD Foundation

I’m so excited to announce our spring fundraising campaign. I know it’s not officially spring yet, but it sure feels like it here at Foundation headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. We’re kicking off our fundraising campaign in conjunction with some other exciting events. There’s so much to celebrate. First, we are proud to be a Platinum sponsor of AsiaBSDCon. This is the tenth AsiaBSDCon, with over 140 attendees planned, and 31 talks, providing a venue for all things BSD in Asia. People from around the world attend this conference to learn about the BSD operating systems, share their knowledge and experience, and work together to develop, hack, fix, improve, and document the various BSD operating systems.

FreeBSD Now Supports DisplayLink Adapters

According to Phoronix.net, USB-based DisplayLink graphics adapters are now supported in FreeBSD, thanks to the developers.

displaylinkThe FreeBSD kernel finally has support for USB-based DisplayLink graphics adapters.

Within the Linux world there’s been DisplayLink work going back to 2009 with frame-buffer and X.Org drivers and by 2012 had advanced to having a DisplayLink DRM/KMS driver. DisplayLink USB 2.0 devices continue to work quite well under Linux and these USB display chips can be found in a wide variety of products.

As of last week, the FreeBSD kernel has USB DisplayLink support in the form of a frame-buffer (FB) and virtual terminal (VT) drivers. The initial FreeBSD DisplayLink support was pushed via this SVN commit.

For those looking for Linux (and assuming BSD too) friendly DisplayLink hardware, I’d recommend checking out the Plugable selection with having used some of them myself. You can find the Plugable USB display product selection at Amazon.com.

Original post: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=FreeBSD-DisplayLink-Support&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Phoronix+%28Phoronix%29

Installing a Unix-like Desktop Operating System ‘PC-BSD 10.1.1′

This tutorial by user Babin Lonston shows us how to install the latest PC-BSD 10.1.1.

Original post: http://www.tecmint.com/pc-bsd-10-1-1-installation-guide/

pcbsd-logoPC-BSD is a open source Unix-like desktop operating system created upon the most recent release version of FreeBSD. PC-BSD purpose is to make the experience of FreeBSD easy and obtainable for the regular computer user by providing KDE, XFCE, LXDE and Mate as the graphical user interface. By default PC-BSD comes with KDE Plasma as its default desktop environment, but you can have the option to select your choice of desktop environment during installation.

PS-BSD comes with per-built support for Wine (running Windows software’s), nVidia and Inter drivers for hardware acceleration and also an optional 3D desktop interface via Kwin (KDE X Window Manager) and also it has it own package management model that enables users to install software packages offline or online from PC-BSD repository, which is different and unique for BSD operating systems.

Recently, PC-BSD project has announced the availability of PC-BSD 10.1.1. This new release comes with number of new improved features, better GPT support and number of desktop utilities have been ported to Qt 5.

This article describes the basic instructions on installing PC-BSD 10.1.1 using the graphical installer using DVD / USB method.

Installation of PC-BSD 10.1.1

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