Systems & Networking

All about operating systems, and networking.

Convert FreeBSD port custom options in /var/db/ports into a /etc/make.conf compatable file.

A quick little script to convert /var/db/ports into a make.conf file. Useful when bulk building ports with poudriere.

Open VM Tools on FreeBSD 10 with Xorg

It's possible to enable clipboard sharing and auto-resize features inside a FreeBSD guest running on VMWare. However you will need to use the emulators/open-vm-tools port or package.

RFC 2136 Dynamic DNS Update Script for FreeBSD

This script uses the NSLOOKUP utility on FreeBSD to do dynamic DNS updates using the public IP address. This script uses the RFC 2136 Dynamic DNS updates standard. On FreeBSD 10+ you need to install NSUPDATE using ports.

Step by Step Installation of FreeBSD 10

FreeBSD is a free operating system that is widely used through the world on countless devices for a variety of purposes. This website you are on right now is using the FreeBSD operating system to generate and deliver the content to your computer. The following is a step by step walk through of how to install FreeBSD 10.0 on a computer or server.

After these steps you will have a clean install of FreeBSD 10.0.

FreeBSD 10 with VMWare and Xorg

The official VMware Tools for FreeBSD 10 needs to be patched in order for it to build properly. For VMware Workstation 8, 9 ,10, and ESXi 5.x you will need to download the following patches:

FreeBSD rc.d Scripts for Crypto Coins (Bitcoin and Litecoin)

This is a set of new and improved rc.d scripts for Bitcoin, Litecoin, and it's derivatives. These new scripts include better process management, automatic data directory creation, and the ability to run as a non-root user.

PowerPC and Cell BE Processor Optimized CPU Miner for FreeBSD

This is a FreeBSD port of the PowerPC optimized version of pooler's cpuminer. This version contains optimizations for PowerPC (Power Mac) and Cell/BE (PlayStation 3). These optimizations should improve performance on many other PowerPC hardware by using Altivec instructions.

FreeBSD Ports for Many Alternative Crypto Currencies

It seems like a new coin pops up every 5 minutes now. Rather than create a page for each one I design a port for, I am instead going to list them all (from now on) in one area.

So if your eager to try out the latest coin on your FreeBSD system, check here to see if I've made a port.

Install Catcoin on FreeBSD

Catcoin and OrangeCat are a cat versions of Bitcoin using scrypt as a proof-of-work algorithm but using the same blockchain parameters as Bitcoin. I've created this port to make installing Catcoin on FreeBSD is very easy. Catcoin is for the original and not the forked version of 1/4/2014. OrangeCat is the forked version.

Install NBcoin on FreeBSD

The NBcoin digital currency is probably a dead coin at this point, but so long as someone wants it I guess it could still be revived. I've made installing NBcoin on FreeBSD is very easy.

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