Problem with booting pfSense from USB Stick

Posted on Fri 21 February 2014 in FreeBSD • Tagged with pfSense

On an appliance I reinstalled with pfSense I was facing a problem booting the system from an usb stick.

The system was not able to mount the partition correctly because it wasn't present at that time. For me this looks like a timing Problem. The system booted without a problem …

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Posted on Sat 10 March 2012 in FreeBSD • Tagged with FreeNAS

Had some trouble booting a usb stick with FreeNAS 8.0.4.

The error message said: ROOT MOUNT ERROR

The problem was that the usb stick was to small. You should use a stick > 2GB. Some of the 2GB sticks are working some not. If you have this problem your …

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Pfsense 2.0 is released

Posted on Wed 12 October 2011 in FreeBSD • Tagged with Firewall, pfSense, security


pfSense 2.0 is finally released now. This is quite a nice peace of software.

A lot of functionality like:

  • VPN Gateways: OpenVPN, IPsec, PPTP
  • IP and Portfiltering
  • Webmanagement
  • FreeBSD based
  • Memory stick version available

Install nginx on FreeBSD

Posted on Sat 23 April 2011 in FreeBSD • Tagged with FreeBSD, Nginx

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Nginx is a real fast and easy to configure webserver. It can work in proxy mode like squid and handles much traffic nicely.

If you want to install this great webserver on FreeBSD just use the ports collection and run the following commands:

cd /usr/ports/www/nginx

make install …

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FreeBSD powerfull, stable and nice

Posted on Wed 20 April 2011 in FreeBSD • Tagged with FreeBSD

Linux became the standard operation system for servers in the Internet over the last years. Most web server, gateways or mail server are built on this stable and well developed OS. But there is an


other giant in the backround working. FreeBSD has an long history and is known for …

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Install Tor bridge on FreeBSD

Posted on Tue 19 April 2011 in FreeBSD • Tagged with FreeBSD, Tor

If you want to run tor on FreeBSD 8.0 you first have to update your port tree. If you not used with port please see the FreeBSD documentation.

This should fetch and install the newsest port tree:

portsnap fetch
portsnap extract

Now we need to install openssl from port …

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