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QEMU on FreeBSD

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FreeBSDIf you want to use QEMU on FreeBSD (ie. using FreeBSD as the host os), there are a few quides out ther to help you. First, there is the official documentation. Others are
 
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Using scan_ffs to recover disklabels

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FreeBSDEverybody knows that backups and record keeping are important, But often we forget. And then something bad happens, and you are in trouble. In my case, I had a working installation of FreeBSD on slice 1 of ad4, and had just installed NetBSD on slice 2. However, something was wrong with the partitions on slice 1 after the NetBSD installation. Not NetBSD's fault of course, probably something I did. Well, time to look at the problem.
 
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FreeBSD 7.0 beta 1 released

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FreeBSDFreeBSD 7.0-beta1 has been released: "We have entered the final phases of the FreeBSD-7.0 Release cycle which also means the beginning of the FreeBSD-6.3 Release cycle. Because the people who support the ports for FreeBSD also need to go through a freeze cycle as part of releases we had decided to combine the two releases to try and minimize the impact on the ports maintainers".
 
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DenyHosts on FreeBSD 6.2

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FreeBSDThe article DenyHosts on FreeBSD 6.2 from nixy explains how to setup denyhosts on your FreeBSD 6.2 machine, to help against sshd brute-force attacks.
(via BSD News)
Update: please be aware that denyhosts is vulnerable to denial of service attacks, as detailed here.
 
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PC-BSD 1.4

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FreeBSDPC-BSD version 1.4 has been released. You can read the release notes. changelog and of course you can download it. This release comes with Xorg 7.2, KDE 3.5.7, Compiz-Fusion 0.5.2, support for Flash7, and much more.
(first seen on OSNews.com)
 
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Using FreeBSD on the Nokia IP330

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FreeBSDUsing FreeBSD on the Nokia IP330 shows you how to install FreeBSD on a Nokia IP330 appliance, originally used to run security products like Checkpoint's Firewall-1. Today the hardware is quite modest, but it has more than two ethernet interfaces, and can be used as a capable router and / or firewall. From PhxBUG - Phoenix BSD User Group.
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Upgrading from FreeBSD 4.11 to 6.2 without console

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FreeBSDIf you still have a one or two FreeBSD 4.11 machines that you want to upgrade, BSD News has this interesting article Upgrading from FreeBSD 4.11 to 6.2 without console.
 
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Quick tip: check if ports needs upgrading

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FreeBSDHere's a quick way to check what installed ports needs to be upgraded, after you've updated the ports tree:

# portversion -v | grep updating

This will give you a handy list of the installed ports that have newer versions in the ports tree. If you run portversion with no arguments, it will list the version of every installed port.

 
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DesktopBSD 1.6-RC2 released

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FreeBSDSometime not too long ago in the past, I wrote about DesktopBSD 1.0. Now they have released DesktopBSD 1.6-RC2 already. Nice progress for the DesktopBSD project, I think.
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ZFS committed to FreeBSD base

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FreeBSDYou might remember an earlier story about zfs patches for FreeBSD. Yesterday, it was announced that ZFS is integrated into FreeBSD: ZFS is available in the HEAD branch and will be available in FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE as an experimental feature.
(found via OSnews.com)
 
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