FreeBSD Email Server howto’s

Over the last week or so I have come across two posts showing how to set up a FreeBSD based email server. If this is something you have been wanting to do, have a look at the following two links. 1. FreeBSD 9 Mail server setup: Postfix, Dovecot 2, Virtual Users,...

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FreeNAS 8 Plugins

FreeNAS 8 Plugins

FreeNAS 8.2 and newer versions have support for plugins, i.e. extentions in the form of PC-BSD's PBIs (Push Button Install). There's some good plugin documentation available on the FreeNAS website explaining how to use the plugins, how to install the plugins jail, how...

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FreeBSD – Encrypt swap partition with GELI

Ronnie has added a new video to the BSDTutorial Youtube channel. This video teaches you how to encrypt the swap partition in FreeBSD [Tube]bk6psuP6YCc[/Tube] 1. Edit /boot/loader.conf 2. Add: Add GEOM_ELI Add device_crypto 3. Edit /etc/fstab Add .eli at the end of...

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FreeNAS 8.3.0-BETA3 available

FreeNAS 8.3.0-BETA3 available

The FreeNAS team has announced the availability of FreeNAS 8.3.0-BETA3. This is the last planned public beta of 8.3.0 as it moves towards the final. "This BETA includes a refactoring of the Active Directory and LDAP integration. It has a rework of serial port support,...

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PC-BSD: From C*p to Critical

Michael Dexter has written up a review of PC-BSD 9.1. He thinks PC-BSD is a great system with many window managers to choose from, has a good package manager and great jails management. However, FreeBSD's weak point is PC-BSD's: hardware support. "It took time but...

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PC-BSD 9.1 Review (Jupiter Broadcasting – video)

Jupiter Broadcasting has an episode reviewing PC-BSD The PC-BSD 9.1 review starts at 39:50. [Tube]C4q-Y-byTl8[/Tube] Notes and Summary Your choice of Desktop Environments, Installer automatically adjusts the defaults depending on how much ram you have installed Your...

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Announcing the end of port CVS

The development of FreeBSD ports is done in Subversion nowadays. Fy February 28th 2013 the FreeBSD ports tree will no longer be exported to CVS. Therefore ports tree updates via CVS or CVSup will no longer available after that date. All users who use CVS or CVSup to...

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NAS operating systems distribution (poll)

NAS operating systems distribution (poll)

A few weeks ago we ran a poll on our Google+ page. Thank you to everybody who took part. This is not a scientific poll and may not be representative, but it's interesting nevertheless. I'd thought there would have been more users of FreeNAS, but 60% of users like to...

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FreeNAS 8.3.0-BETA2 now available

FreeNAS 8.3.0-BETA2 now available

Josh Paetzel has announced the availability of FreeNAS 8.3.0-BETA, an open source storage platform based on FreeBSD that supports sharing across Windows, Apple, and UNIX-like systems. Most of the changes and updates have gone into AD and LDAP integration and...

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Messaging 10bn Whatsapps a day with FreeBSD

Whatsapp, the popular messaging startup, managed to record 10 billion messages in one day, comprising 6 billion outbound messages and 4 billion inbound messages. WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without...

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