FreeBSD has always been my OS of choice but in the past I have always viewed upgrades as one point of failure. What if the upgrade doesn’t go as expected, How do I role it back? If you have FreeBSD […]
Every year it seems like more and more network devices get installed on our networks. Switches, router, firewall, access points are just a few of the devices that get installed. Each of them has a configuration file that gets setup […]
This article will document the procedure to setup a second UFS filesystem on a second drive and have it added into your FreeBSD server. Installing a second drive into FreeBSD can be done line without a shutdown. The only reason […]
If you need to know what ports are open and listening on your FreeBSD servers, you can use a few commands. Netstat -An used to me my goto command for pulling up a list of ports that are listening but […]
This article documents how to add a second drive to your FreeBSD system and format it as UFS. If you have a system that allows hot-plugging (like the Dell line of servers) then this can be done live without shutting […]
There are a number of times that I need to find out when a port or package was last upgraded or installed. This comes in very handy every time I need to upgrade all my ports and I can’t remember […]
portupgradeis a tool that allows you to upgrade ports on your FreeBSD system. It has its faults, and it doesn’t always work (see below), but its about as close as you can get on FreeBSD to a ‘one-click’ upgrade.