Tag Archives: FreeBSD

The Bloody Toe’s 1000th post

Well, we (I) did it.  Between childhood journals, mission, marriage, children, and breaking and fixing a bunch of things (including marriage and children), I have eeked out 1000 posts on this blog.  It wasn’t easy. There probably would have been … Continue reading

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Memory and Hard drive space in FreeBSD

To discover memory statistics, use this, which I found at CyberCiti: FreeBSD command about RAM size and information Download perl script which is written by Ralf S. Engelschall: # fetch http://www.cyberciti.biz/files/scripts/freebsd-memory.pl.txt # mv freebsd-memory.pl.txt /usr/local/bin/free # chmod +x /usr/local/bin/free

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You're about 10 years late, Broadcom

http://linux.slashdot.org/story/10/09/09/1925214/Broadcom-Releases-Source-Code-For-Drivers I still remember trying to get my wireless to work with FreeBSD 4.7 on my Dell Inspiron 5100.  Man, that was a joke.

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Moved BloodyToe.com over to new host

Last night, I pulled all of my websites off of their host and over to a faster, larger-capacity box.  Things are moving along swimmingly, so I hope that visitors notice a little improvement in browsing speeds.

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iftop for monitoring up/down traffic on a server

Came across this site, because I wanted to test my network up/down speed.  Check it out.

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FreeBSD: First things first

Here is a sample of what I do after I first install a FreeBSD box:  After installing packages, etc., you might, as root, run rehash so that the commands in each package are available. 1.  Install PortInstall- pkg_add -r portupgrade … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting MySQL

After upgrading my FreeBSD ports, I tried to view my (this) WordPress blog, but instead received: “Error establishing a database connection” *panic* When I try to log into MySQL through the CLI, I get “ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can’t connect to … Continue reading

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Upgrading the web server

So, to better serve you (you know who you are), I’m upgrading my webserver from FreeBSD 7.0 to 7.1.  So if you notice that things are working MUCH better, that’s why. Update:  Upgrade was successful and finished at 11:25, PM.

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How to find a directory in Linux/UNIX

find / -name directoryname -type d

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Portaudit in FreeBSD

To check if there are vulnerabilities in FreeBSD packages or ports, run portaudit -a. You will then be show a list of vulnerabilities that should be patched or upgraded (or removed, altogether).

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