Update FreeBSD with freebsd-update

After fresh install freebsd 4.11 in old machine I need to update it right away since many security advisories. Quick way to do that using freebsd-update : Installing freebsd-update dns# whereis freebsd-update freebsd-update: /usr/ports/security/freebsd-update dns# cd /usr/ports/security/freebsd-update/ dns# make install ===> Vulnerability check disabled, database not found => freebsd-update-1.6.tar.gz doesn’t seem to exist in /usr/ports/distfiles/. …

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Install list for new FreeBSD server

Some thought on configuration and install list for new FreeBSD server : 1. Install minimal (pick minimal or developer) 2. Configure ethernet card defaultrouter=”10.10.12.9″ gateway_enable=”YES” hostname=”alamster.rasyid.net” ifconfig_em0=”inet 192.168.1.2 netmask 255.255.255.0″ ifconfig_em0_alias0=”inet 10.10.12.1 netmask 255.255.255.240″ 3. Time synchronize -bash-2.05b$ rdate time.nist.gov

Linux Distro, Choose DVD or CD?

Many distro nowadays give alternative media for installation, like newest release of Centos 4.5 available in DVD and CD. The other side, VectorLinux 5.6 soho come with CD option. I just remember when I must install Redhat 9 that require 3 cds, my friend forgot to return the last cd, make my installation process never …

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Install SSH Server in Windows XP

Being sick, no internet access available plus no new movie to watch, my friend ask me for shell account in freebsd box. He said for education purpose, wanna learn about ssh. Why not try it in windows? thats my question after see his Acer notebook. Is it possible? he reply I don’t know, need to …

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Install program in FreeBSD; ports, package or source?

FreeBSD supports three methods for installing program : Ports Package Source Every method has its advantage and disadvantage : Ports, till time of writing, already reach 16984, wow. Supports many option, my favorite since beginning :-). Simply type make install . Package, for time consuming ports like cvsup I prefer use package for its small …

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