Jan 112020

Today I found this annoying situation on FreeBSD 12.1 in a FreeBSD 12.0 jail (neither of which are directly relevant to the problem at hand). [dan@serpico:~] $ sudo pkg audit -F vulnxml file up-to-date pkg: vulnxml parsing error: no element found pkg: cannot process vulnxml After a bit if thinking, I figured the vulnxml file […]

Jan 072020

Archives are important. When they are public and available for searching, it retains and passes on knowledge. It saves vast amounts of time. Case in point I started the copy-backups-to-tape process today. This appeared on the tape server: Jan 7 19:12:08 r720-01 kernel: (sa0:mps0:0:5:0): 64512-byte tape record bigger than supplied buffer Damn. Do I have […]

Jan 072020

This is a small desktop / short tower case which is connected to a couple of tape libraries. This post replaces a previous post. Partitions [dan@tape01:~] $ gpart show => 40 5860533088 ada0 GPT (2.7T) 40 1024 1 freebsd-boot (512K) 1064 984 – free – (492K) 2048 4194304 2 freebsd-swap (2.0G) 4196352 5856335872 3 freebsd-zfs […]

Jan 012020

The R720 is showing a message like this from time to time: Jan 1 07:42:20 r720-01 kernel: sonewconn: pcb 0xfffff835e785d5b8: Listen queue overflow: 8 already in queue awaiting acceptance (1 occurrences) Jan 1 08:02:21 r720-01 syslogd: last message repeated 1 times Jan 1 08:27:22 r720-01 kernel: sonewconn: pcb 0xfffff835e785d5b8: Listen queue overflow: 8 already in […]

Nov 292019

Sometimes I forget about TLS / SSL / x509 certificates being available in both server and client versions, particularly when it comes to private certificate authorities. I use the security/ssl-admin port for that. Today in particular, I spent about 2 hours trying to debug issues while adding TLS to existing Bacula clients. I was getting […]

Nov 272019

Today I found out about a vuln in net/py-urllib3. Nagios told me: Checking for security vulnerabilities in base (userland & kernel): Host system: Database fetched: Tue Nov 26 18:23:32 UTC 2019 py36-urllib3-1.22,1 I logged into that host and ran a pkg upgrade py36-urllib3. What other hosts have that installed? There. That’s the hosts I have […]

Nov 262019

Today this Nagios alert showed up: I admit it. I have not patched my micro code before. I’m doing it only because it turned up in Nagios. Browsing to that URL, I found “Starting with version 1.26, the devcpu-data port/package includes updates and mitigations for the following technical and security advisories (depending on CPU model).”. […]

Nov 262019

I use pf as my packet filter. Everything blocked gets logged to /var/log/pflog.conf Late last week, I noticed my rules were allowing everything in on one interface. I changed that. Overnight I see that my Let’s Encrypt certificate renewals failed. Nagios also tells me that the DNS servers are not in sync. I suspect firewall […]

Nov 252019

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 recent post outlines the modifications so it boots […]

Nov 252019

I rebooted knew yesterday for upgrades. When it came back, the main storage zpool was degraded: Is the drive alive? The drive is not listed at all in /var/run/dmesg.boot. I keep a list of the expected drives in /etc/periodic.conf, for use by a Nagios check: [dan@knew:~] $ /usr/sbin/sysrc -nf /etc/periodic.conf daily_status_smart_devices /dev/da22 /dev/da21 /dev/da20 /dev/da19 […]