Stuff relating to FreeBSD

FreeBSD rc.d Scripts for Bitcoin and Litecoin

The Bitcoin and Litecoin ports don't include any rc.d start up and shutdown scripts for FreeBSD. So I went ahead and made some. In order to use these scripts you must do some additional work after installing the respective ports.

Eloipool for FreeBSD

This is my customized version of the Eloipool mining pool server (written in Python) for FreeBSD 9.x.

Roundcube Password Change Plugin Enhancement

Roundcube has a nice little plugin named "password" that allows your users to change their passwords using the Roundcube Webmail interface. However, the current "drivers" do not work very well in a secure environment. Most drivers need you to have the "sudo" command installed and enabled for the Apache HTTP user. Others require that they be run as root.

Resize Your Existing FreeBSD Root Partition/Slice Safely Without Re-Installing

There comes a time when your FreeBSD root partition is just too small to be of any use. You've already moved /var, /usr, and /tmp to separate disks and there just isn't anything else you can delete. The problem being that you initially created the partition to be too small when FreeBSD was first setup.

Make Packages from all Installed Ports in FreeBSD

Sometimes it's useful to create .tbz packages of all the installed ports on your FreeBSD system. Whether it's for a backup or for use on other similar systems, using the ports that are already built to your liking can save lots of time.

procmail-wrapper FreeBSD 9.0 (i386) version for use with Virtualmin

This is similar to the Ubuntu PowerPC version found at but for FreeBSD 9.0 i386. If anyone wants a 64-bit version, ask and I will make one.

Download it below.

How to Use Disk Labels in NAS4Free or FreeNAS Legacy

You have a FreeNAS 7/NAS4Free server setup and you have several USB drives attached to it. Your ongoing issue is that every time you reboot your FreeNAS server the disk mounts get mixed up and the drive numbers are out of order. One day your 120GB Western Digital HDD is da0, then all of a sudden it becomes da2 while your Seagate 500GB HDD is now da0.

If you have more USB drives attached and you use software RAID. All of a sudden, your Western Digital HDD that stores all those vacation pictures becomes a member of a RAID set. Ouch!!

MySQL Fixing Host is blocked because of many connection errors

I've recently been experiencing a problem with some MySQL servers, "Host 'host_name' is blocked because of many connection errors.

Quick and Easy RTMP Flash Streaming Video with Red5 on FreeBSD

Streaming live video via Flash over RTMP can be done on FreeBSD with minimal effort.  We will use the FreeBSD operating system, the Red5 RTMP server, and the Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder.

glib-2 and gio-fam-backend install stuck or stalls on FreeBSD

You are going about your normal business, updating your ports on FreeBSD using portmaster or portupgrade. You come back an hour later to find that your update has stalled on the following:

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