Why Do You Love FreeBSD?

If you’re interested in why some users have FreeBSD as their operating system of choice, this thread from /r/sysadmin documents a bunch of pros and cons from system administrators all around.

The top comment reads:

  • zfs
  • better networking implementation
  • jails
  • having a single source for everything (as opposed to kernel vs os)
  • the ports collection
  • the bsd startup system
  • the freebsd community

Some people may NOT prefer these, but others do. It all comes down to preference and what you are using the system for.


Thanks to http://www.dragonflydigest.com/2015/10/17/16916.html for linking this post.

FreeBSD Foundation @ Grace Hopper Conference 2015

The FreeBSD Foundation sponsored Shonali Balakrishna, a masters student from the University of Irvine, California, to attend the annual Grace Hopper Conference.

The 2015 Grace Hopper Conference was held in Houston, TX, October 14-16. The conference is for women in computing and most of the attendees were female computer science majors, female software developers, and college professors. A few men that attended as well, but of the 12,000 attendees, the majority were women.


Microsoft Loves Linux Deep Dive: FreeBSD on Hyper-V

If you haven’t seen already, users Michael Kelley and Jason M. Anderson focused their recent Microsoft Loves Linux series on FreeBSD on Hyper-V. It’s a five part blog which details the usage of Linux and FreeBSD on Microsoft’s very own virtualization platform.



How-To: FAMP Stack + Mod Security on FreeBSD 10.2

Thanks to user , we can get a FAMP stack set up on FreeBSD 10.2, along with Mod Security.

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FAMP Stack or FreeBSD with Apache, MariaDB and PHP is a group of opensource software to run application based on php to your browser. FAMP similiar with LAMP (Linux Apache MAriaDB/MySQL and PHP) on linux server.

Mod Security is a Open source intrusion detection and prevention engine for web server. Support for Apache Nginx and IIS on windows server. It is one of the apache modules to prevent from hackers and other malicious attack like SQL Injection, XSS, LFI(Local File Inclusion), RFI(Remote File Inclusion) etc.

In this tutorial we will guide about Installation of FAMP Stack with FreeBSD 10.2, and then give you sample configuration of virtualhost on apache webserver. Next we will install and configure mod security to work with the FAMP Stack and activate on the virtualhost that have been created.

Check out the full tutorial here: http://linoxide.com/security/install-famp-stack-php-mod-security-freebsd/

How-To: FreeBSD on Raspberry Pi 2 Model B

logo-raspberry-pi-2Thanks to user , we can get FreeBSD set up on the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B.

How do I install FreeBSD 10 or FreeBSD 11 (current) on Raspberry Pi 2 Model B? How do I flash the SD Card using Linux, OS X, FreeBSD or Unix-like operating system?

Tutorial details
Difficulty Intermediate (rss)
Root privileges Yes
Requirements None
Estimated completion time 20m

You can easily install FreeBSD 10 or FreeBSD 11 (current) on Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. You can build a nice and easy to use Unix server using FreeBSD operating system. FreeBSD-CURRENT has supported Raspberry Pi since November, 2012 and Raspberry Pi 2 since March, 2015. In this quick tutorial I’m going to explain how to install FreeBSD 11 current arm port on RPI2.

Check out the full tutorial here: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/how-to-install-freebsd-on-raspberry-pi-2-model-b/




How-To:FreeNAS Install & Configure APC UPS For Power Management

Thanks to user

I have an APC SUA1500i smart ups, and want to configure power option from my FreeNAS using this ups. How can I install an appropriate APC UPS USB driver on my FreeNAS server, and use it to control power options?

Tutorial details
Difficulty Easy (rss)
Root privileges Yes
Requirements FreeNAS
Estimated completion time 5m

FreeNAS is nothing but a FOSS network-attached storage (NAS) system based on FreeBSD Unix and the OpenZFS file system. It comes with a dedicated management web interface for managing and configuring your NAS box. In this tutorial you will learn how to configure the APC (or any other supported brand) UPS service then start it in FreeNAS to protect your server from power failures.

Full tutorial: http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/how-to-install-apc-ups-on-freenas-server/