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    Linux Based Proxy Server.

    If you go with the do-it-yourself approach, then FreeBSD is a great choice. You get a far superior firewall package (pf), a tiny base system, but a huge range of software if you want to turn your server into a desktop. The best thing about FreeBSD though is the handbook - which can be found here, but you'll probably be most interested in the section on firewalls
  2. Something else to try, would be to import everything into a git repository, and then use "git grep", though I suspect the find + grep option may be faster.
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    setpriority, getpriority

    Aren't get/set priority programming functions? Perhaps [re]nice uses them? It's hard to imagine [re]nice being *depreciated*, it's been around since AT&T UNIX v6. If nice is doing what you want, keep using it. *edit* I missed the part about wanting to view the nice value of a process. PS is the tool you need. Call it like this: wilsontc@CrapBook:~$ ps -l | grep "processname" |cut -c 32-34,94-10000 with "processname" being whichever process you want to view.
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    The FreeBSD Project

    Try Ubuntu. I do believe the installer will set up NDIS drivers for wireless adapters if necessary, whereas FreeBSD requires manual set up. Once you've learnt a bit more about Unix you can try FreeBSD again :)
  5. I can confirm that a Realtek RTL8111B Gigabit Ethernet controller is working on OpenSolaris b121 - b125 (and probably earlier)
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    RAID Battles

    RAIDz1 :P
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    Of the N900 and Australia

    Great! Thanks for your help and suggesting Clove! If only there was a referral system :) I'm a very lucky ducky, my wife ordered one for me too :D
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    Buying tech overseas?

    Applecare is international right?
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    Of the N900 and Australia

    Hmm. Does anyone know which frequency Three uses when it roams? I'm just trying to work out if I can still receive calls when I'm roaming. I don't care so much if I can't use the 3G services, such as internet or mms.
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    Of the N900 and Australia

    Operating Frequency -Quad-band GSM EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA 900/1700/2100 MHz WCDMA == UMTS == 3G. 3 uses 2100MHz 3G (and roams onto some of Telstra's NextG 850MHz 3G network) Thanks for the clarification iain671. Does this mean that NextG isn't supported, and therefore in areas where our current phones "roam", we would be without network access completely? Or is that when it uses the GSM 850MHz band, so we'd still be ok? It looks like a great phone, and providing that it works in Australia, we'll definitely buy one from Clove or similar.
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    Of the N900 and Australia

    I'm a little bit confused with all these different frequencies. My wife is quite keen on this phone, and according to Clove, the n900 only supports GSM 850/900/1800/1900. Three uses 2100MHz GSM right? If I've understood the numbers correctly, this means that my wife couldn't use the n900 on Three's network?
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    Networked Printer purchase

    We have about 25 Lexmark E120n's at work. These are used daily, and we don't have any printer related problems what-so-ever. I've never used any other Lexmark printers, but the E120n is fantastic value in my opinion.
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    Is it worth going SCSI?

    Simple, just get hubby to 'break' the new servers too.
  14. You installed Ruby 1.9 but the website is looking for 1.8. I recommend deinstalling ALL ruby packages you installed, then installing ruby 1.8 from ports if you're tracking -STABLE. If you're still on -RELEASE (ie, you haven't cvsup'ed latest sources and ports), then run: # pkg_add -rv ruby18 Then install Rails using gem: # gem update --system # gem install rails
  15. The OpenSSL gem is called "ruby-openssl" I do believe. You could try searching for it too. You still haven't mentioned how you installed Ruby. Was it via a package, via ports, or from source? What specifically is the problem?
  16. Is there a specific reason you need FastCGI? Passenger is a much, much better way to host production rails projects. Solunas doesn't seem to require PHP as it's built via Rails according to the documentation. Have you followed the install guide there? It looks fairly straight forward to me, what exactly are you getting stuck on?
  17. Can you be a little more specific in describing your problem? What is it that you're trying to do? Did you install the ruby-openssl gem? You'll probably need OpenSSL. How did you install Ruby? It sounds like you're using Rails too, how did you install rails (and which version?). It looks like you have a bugged install. As far as I know, OpenSSL isn't a requirement for rails unless you need https support.
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    Someone with BSD knowledge plz

    Good to see that you got it working :)
  19. Great news for Sun fans! http://www.oracle.com/features/suncustomers.html Lets hope Oracle can live up to their goals :)
  20. Sure, if you ignore ARM Holdings and the fact they own the IP and license it out to those who can pay for it. Rob. At least they actually license the technology. Intel won't sell anyone (ie, Nvidia) an x86 license. But anyway, to my knowledge most of SPARC is open sourced, so there isn't that issue anyway. You're not very good at admitting your wrong, are you? :P Rob. Sure, I was wrong when I said ARM was not owned by one group; I guess I didn't check my facts :P But that's not my point; a single CPU arch does well when multiple third parties are able to (license and) build it. Regardless of whether it's open or proprietary, ARM has a huge share, and this is because anyone with sufficient resources can use it. Sorry if you missed my argument there. So obviously, that's what I'd like for SPARC. Oracle should open up the latest bits too, or at least grant licenses to the tech cheaply, and then we could see an resurgence of SPARC. I wonder if Apple's Grand Central Dispatch (libdispatch) will make inroads into the Unix community. It seems like it would be a good candidate for highly threaded SPARC processors, but clearly I don't know very much about this (as pointed out by Robzy :P).
  21. Sure, if you ignore ARM Holdings and the fact they own the IP and license it out to those who can pay for it. Rob. At least they actually license the technology. Intel won't sell anyone (ie, Nvidia) an x86 license. But anyway, to my knowledge most of SPARC is open sourced, so there isn't that issue anyway.
  22. There's surely a market for it, it's just that Sun wasn't doing a very good job of suppling it :) Personally I'd like to see an entry level SPARC machine. If it had PCIe and decent SATA and networking chipsets, and sold for $1000 - $1500, there would probably be a decent revival. SPARC workstations start at nearly $3k, so for students, hobbyists and nerds, it's too expensive. Notice how many of these people are switching to Mac? There is definitely a demand for alternate, yet corporate sponsored platforms. This in turn drives corporate sales. As far as I know, SPARC is an open platform. Assuming one has the necessary resources, anyone can build and sell SPARC processors. Given the licensing restrictions on x86, if Oracle pushed SPARC systems to the extent that Windows was ported over, then the likes of Nvidia and even AMD could start selling processors too. Intel wants to push x86 to mobile phones, which is just madness. The only reason they're pushing "x86 everywhere" is because they're the only party that controls the license! If an (open source) alternative to x86 becomes viable (no pun intended :P), then you can bet that there will be significant interest. This is the reason ARM does so well, because no one party controls the spec. Think about it. Itanium builds for Server 2008 exist at near feature parity to their x86 counterparts. I don't have any statistics, but I bet you the number of Itanium systems is less than the number of SPARC systems out there. Even if only the Windows Server family was ported to SPARC, it would be a start. To truly revive the market for SPARC, Oracle has to get as many 3rd parties involved, although whether they want to do this remains to be seen.
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    Someone with BSD knowledge plz

    It's an odd problem, as I've used nfe's in two different boards on FreeBSD 7.0, 7.1, 7.2 and a development version of 8. I've never had any problems with that chipset, so who knows! It's worth getting 64 bit happening to try ZFS; it really is that good. But I'm a little concerned that it's marked experimental in FreeNAS - they're probably using a fairly old version of 7.x for that to be the case. You don't want to try FreeBSD 7.2 or OpenSolaris? You don't get your pretty web gui, but with ZFS, managing the array is so simple you won't need it.
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    What data has changed?

    Maybe I'm missing something here, but did you run a file system check?
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    Someone with BSD knowledge plz

    Do you have a second network card, perhaps with a different chipset? I should have mentioned that in my earlier post...of course you can't simply ssh in! nfe is the Nvidia nForce adapter, so maybe a cheap Realtek will yield different results. Did you try what Squallstrife suggested?