nsupdate – update failed: REFUSED

A while back, the https://www.freebsddiary.org/topics.php#opteron – the colo facility was purchased and the new owners are not interested in donating services to open source projects. That host also acted as a DNS host for all my domain. I pressed a small VPS into service. It handled the query services fine, but updates were sluggish. It …

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Creating a wireguard connection between my home and colo

For years I’ve run the dev, test, and stage nodes for FreshPorts off servers in my basement. This meant that those hostnames have always pointed at my home IP address. I’d like to change that. I first started this using interactive commands (e.g. wg set) but found that approach unsatisfactory. I think directly editing the …

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Creating a wireguard connection between my home and colo – failed attempt

NOTE: I wrote this, got stuck, then went a slightly different direction: I stopped using wg set Instead, I updated the configuration files directly I was not satisfied with the wg approach Although it is great for modifying things on the file, I don’t think it helps novices learn Wireguard I’m leaving it here anyway. …

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How I configure dma for mail delivery in jails on my internet hosts

This is based on a series of tweets which I now want to place into blog post. When I go searching for something I’ve done before, I usually check my blog first. dma is “is a small Mail Transport Agent (MTA), designed for home and office use. It accepts mails from locally installed Mail User …

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mps0: IOC Fault 0x40007e23, Resetting

Here I am, sitting on a beach, writing a blog post, and sipping a cool adult beverage. Reading email. I see this: I quickly ssh into the host to check zpool status: Lines 15-17 are relevant. There was a resilver event, which completed at 08:49:48 The vdev state changed event occurred at 08:49:34 That all …

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logcheck – egrep: trailing backslash (\)

When updating to FreeBSD 13.1, I started getting these messages from sysutils/logcheck: egrep: trailing backslash (\) This post will document how I tracked down the problem. It is occurring on several hosts. In this post: FreeBSD 13.1 logcheck-1.3.24 Other similar issues I suspect the issue arises because of the change from egrep 2.5.1 under FreeBSD …

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I forgot to enable compression on ZFS

I forgot to enable compression on this FreshPorts node. I have no idea why/how. After doing this, I went to a directory with a lot of space and copied stuff around. [aws-1 dan /jails/ingress01/var/db/freshports/message-queues/archive] % sudo mv 2021_03.tar.gz 2021_03.tar.gz.tmp 21:01:28 [aws-1 dan /jails/ingress01/var/db/freshports/message-queues/archive] % sudo mv 2021_03.tar.gz.tmp 2021_03.tar.gz 21:01:38 That will free up *some* space. …

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Making my pkg.conf configuration version independent

In this post, I will talk about how I modified my pkg configuration so I don’t have to modify it after upgrading a host/jail from one version of FreeBSD to another. You might say that you don’t have to do that. Perhaps you have a different configuration and aren’t doing what I’m doing. HEADS UP: …

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freebsd-update fetch install -> Cowardly refusing to proceed any further.

Today I encountered this. [r720-01 dan ~] % sudo freebsd-update fetch install 14:39:01 Looking up update.FreeBSD.org mirrors… 2 mirrors found. Fetching metadata signature for 13.0-RELEASE from update1.freebsd.org… done. Fetching metadata index… done. The update metadata is correctly signed, but failed an integrity check. Cowardly refusing to proceed any further. I confirmed it was just the …

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