Author name: Dan Langille

Why doesn’t sysutils/vm-bhyve start my hosts?

After booting, my vms are not started by sysutils/vm-bhyve. Why? Here is me starting them today up after booting the host yesterday. NOTE: I already have a not to myself to add VM monitoring to Nagios. [pro03 dan ~] % slocum Last login: Tue Jan 17 14:52:12 2023 from pro03.startpoint.vpn.example.org [slocum dan ~] % sudo …

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Why does net/mosquitto not save the pid on system restart?

I’m encountering this issue with net/mosquitto on FreeBSD. [empty dan ~] % grep mosquitto /etc/rc.conf mosquitto_enable=”YES” mosquitto_user=”mosquitto” mosquitto_pidfile=”/var/run/mosquitto/mosquitto.pid” [empty dan ~] % sudo service mosquitto status mosquitto is not running. [empty dan ~] % cat /var/run/mosquitto/mosquitto.pid cat: /var/run/mosquitto/mosquitto.pid: No such file or directory [empty dan ~] % ps auwwx | grep mosq mosquitto 8964 0.0 …

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How to limit a jail

After encountering a rare instance where processing a FreeBSD commit caused FreshPorts to run low on resources, I want to investigate how limiting a jail might help this situation. I searched for ‘jail limit’ – found sentencing guidelines. I searched for ‘jail limit freebsd’ and found a FreeBSD Forums referring me to rctl(8), which I …

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knew

For future reference, this is the knew server … oh wait, I think it’s this server which is was mounted in the 4U chassis mentioned in this post. It runs a few jails, including Bacula regression testing services. It is now mounted in a SuperChassis 846E16-R1200B This is the previous post for this system. Photos …

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slocum

For reference, the previous post on this server is still available. FYI, this server is named after Joshua Slocum, who was the first person to sail single-handedly around the world. This server was upgraded on Feb 2 2019. Only the storage persisted. Everything else was upgraded. The latest update was Upgrading an NVMe zpool from …

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using syncoid to backup ZFS snapshots – home assistant

Copies of data are good. Especially if on a different host. zfs snapshots combined with zfs send | zfs recv make replication of zfs file systems especially easy. I am already using sanoid to manage zfs snapshots. Now I’m going to use syncoid to transfer those snapshots to another host. Both sanoid and syncoid are …

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Odd look to the website

I’ve been trying to update the website to PHP 8.1, but the WordPress Theme I’ve been using is from 2016 and has not been updated. For now, I’ve tossed in the Neve theme, which means it looks wonky, but the content is available. I’ll fix it up soon.

openvpn: error=CRL has expired

After the former FreshPorts server was retired, its OpenVPN credential were revoked. I maintain those certificates via ssl-admin. I uploaded the new CRL into the System | Certificate Manager | Certificate Revocation page in pfSense. Today, I was seeing strange errors in Nagios, and figured someone wasn’t connected to the VPN. Checking OpenVPN client logs, …

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Upgrading an NVMe zpool from 222G to 1TB drives

The FreshPorts dev, test, and stage websites are hosted on a server in my basement. Each instance consists of two jails: an ingress node – for pulling in new commits (and other data) into the database. a webserver node – for displaying the web pages. The new drives: Sometimes the zpool gets too close to …

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