Here are some links to FreeBSD howto articles published this week. This may be of interest to those who don’t mind “getting their hands dirty”.
Do you have extra computers lying around the house? In this episode, Matt shows us how to convert an old computer into a home network router.
This tutorial shows how to set up a FreeBSD based server that offers DNS services. This tutorial is written for the 64-bit version of FreeBSD, but should apply to the 32-bit version.
I want to say first that this is not the only way of setting up such a system. There are many ways of achieving this goal but this is the way I take. I do not issue any guarantee that this will work for you!
BIND 9 is part of core FreeBSD 7.x. How do I apply BIND 9 security patch under FreeBSD 7.x? Do I need to fetch entire source (buildworld) to patch BIND 9? How do I patch up recent BIND 9 DNS cache poisoning bug?
How do I watch, monitor system log under FreeBSD systems and generate summery of critical UNIX log files via email?
Q. How do I install webmin control panel for my FreeBSD server?
I want to set up some jails. They will each be very similar. They will each be used to test a slightly different configuration of Bacula. My tool of choice is ezjail, available in the ports tree.
With ezjail, I can:
- create a jail flavour, upon which the creation of other jails can be based
- centrally update the jail’s ports tree