Step one is to download a modified unetbootin utility particularly for FreeBSD.
If you’ve used FreeBSD in the past you’re likely familiar with the mascot, Beastie. In the past Beastie was part of the boot menu, but recently he was replaced with a simple FREEBSD text image. To put Beastie back in the menu you can add the following to your /boot/loader.conf:
Source: http://blog.zelut.org (21/10/2008)
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 /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/fastest_sites
# make install
Now let’s generate the sorted list of master sites:
# fastest_sites > /usr/local/etc/ports_sites.conf &
This step may take some time as quite a number of sites have to be checked. In the meantime you can add the following line to /etc/make.conf:
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 was that I have a minimal /boot paritition and everything else lives on ZFS, which is encrypted using ELI.
Step-by-step instructions on rink.nu (14/11/2008)
To test the speed differences between SFTP and FTP I decided to setup an anonymous FTP server on my trusted old 266 Mhz Celeron running FreeBSD 7.0.
Here’s how to do it. Step-by-step.
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 most reliable and stable operating systems available. You can swap out the L in LAMP with F for FreeBSD to build a fast and reliable Web server.
In this article I assume FreeBSD is already installed. If not, make sure you download the latest stable production version of FreeBSD and run the installer. I recommend choosing the MINIMUM option at the installer screen to quickly install only the most basic and necessary things.
Continued on cbhacker.com
Here’s a quick howto on how to setup Time Machine on Mac OS X so that it backups to a networked machine running FreeBSD.
This tutorial will explain you how you can enable Home, End and Delete keys in ssh terminal of FreeBSD.
The default environment for FreeBSD is CSH. You will need to open .cshrc file located in your home directory.