Speed up installing from ports (howto)

There is a port under ports-mgmt called fastest_sites. This the MASTER_SITE definitions depending on the round-trip time for the tcp connections. The results are sorted by fastest response time and in a format suitable for Makefile. # cd...

Encrypting your laptop with ELI and ZFS

Some time ago, I’ve given my laptop yet another FreeBSD reinstall – mostly beause I wanted to encrypt its contents (hey, you never know!). It turns out the best way to do this is to use GEOM_ELI. Of course, I can’t quite live without ZFS, so the idea...

Setting up a LAMP Server on FreeBSD

There are already many useful guides around showing how to set up and tune a FAMP server. Unlike some this guide gives also a bit more background details and explanation. Setting up a LAMP server is a common task for systems administrators, and FreeBSD is one of the...