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    3ware SATA Raid "Escalade 9500S-8MI"

    There are a few controllers supported under FreeBSD: i) The older Intel SRCS14L SATA RAID controller using driver iir. ii) Adapter 2410SA and its derivative, including Dell CERC SATA 2. These models utilize the aac driver. Available in -CURRENT and the upcoming 5.3-RELEASE. iii) 3Ware such as the one you're using is supported but as you mentioned no one you know has tested the card. Software RAID management for these devices in FreeBSD is non-existent. LSI Logic MegaRAID SATA 150-2/6 is supported as well but you have to use atacontrol to create/destroy RAID volumes. Ditto Intel ICH5R and other firmware-based chipset. atacontrol takes advantage of the controller's firmware to create RAID volumes. Performance is generally in the range expected from a software RAID implementation.
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    Change wrong password delay in Linux

    MaxAuthTries is available only on latest OpenSSH snapshot. If you're using OpenBSD, it's on -Current tree. Instead of using DenyUsers to disallow root login, there's a specific PermitRootLogin directive that you can use. By default, root is allowed to login. Just change the aforementioned argument to no and it should be good.
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    Freebsd Hardware Raid Question for Experts

    there is a way to do it without reinstalling the system. remember to backup your data just in case you make a mess out of it. before you begin, i assume that your current drive is different than the RAID pair disk and you're using 3ware's escalade raid controller, driver twe. 1) configure the raid set in 3ware's utility. boot into freebsd, make sure twed0 is detected. 2) partition your disk and install a boot manager. use sysinstall if you find fdisk cumbersome. 3) label the created slice. use bsdlabel. 4) newfs the newly created filesystems. 5) use dump/restore to copy the contents of current disk to the array. # mount /dev/twed0s1a /mnt # cd /mnt # /sbin/dump -0af - / | /sbin/restore -rf - (repeat for every filesystems, replace mount point as necessary) 6) remove old disk, boot with the newly configured raid volume.
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    Should Avatar Images Be Enabled?

    yes. it's inside control panel->board settings.
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    No Display On Syncmaster 197t On Dvi

    many thanks to all. no post no nothing even different sources were connected to the monitor. tried connecting the analog cable to the graphic card's dvi interface via a D-sub-to-DVI cable but didn't seem to do any good. Ars forum seems to be down at the moment. thanks for the glimpse of a tryout.
  6. Hello all, I bought a Samsung Syncmaster 197T (191T+ in the US). It doesn't come with cable so I went out and bought a single-link DVI (DVI-D) cable since the monitor accepts only DVI-D connector. I'm using a geforce fx 5700 ultra with a DVI-I connector. I understand that DVI-I are with both digital and analog interface and supposedly it is compatible with either one. The problem is that I can't get any display on the DVI output where else, using a 15-pin analog interface, it just works. Couldn't find anything of relevant material on Google. Is there any restriction on using a DVI-D cable on a DVI-I interface? Thank you.
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    No Display On Syncmaster 197t On Dvi

    i tested with another PC. Regardless whether it is connected to the same or different computers, I can't get any display on the DVI out.
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    No Display On Syncmaster 197t On Dvi

    Found another possible cause for concern. A cursory glance at a boxed US model, 191T+ model revealed that the monitor comes prepackaged with a 24-pin (dual-link) cable. Did I just bought the wrong type of cable? I'm not well-versed in the computer video technology. No analog was attached when I'm putting the dvi interface to use. tried connecting before/after a reboot but still no go. Similarly, without the dvi attached, the analog would come out well. The monitor is capable of using two sources at one time via a toggle button. If I attached both interfaces, the digital signal would go blank where else the analog would work just fine. as for the cable, the sales person said the cable I bought is certified samsung dvi cable (for 192T (canada/asia)) but since mine is a Korean model, he can't vouch for that. The 197T shares the same spec/drivers with 191T/191T+/193T.
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    Best 1u 478 Fan/cooler?

    I recommend CoolJag JAC44AC. 7800 rpm and very noisy but it shouldn't matter anyway. Blows towards the rear of the enclosure instead of upwards so the heat gets out early. New models have come out but the fundamental design remains as it was.
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    Data Corruption On Sata Controller

    so did i until i read these.
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    Data Corruption On Sata Controller

    Olaf, Beats me. I had one myself last week, lost quarter of my work. I thought that it's the outdated VIA SATA RAID driver I was using, after getting the new version, the problem persisted. References at Expert-Exchange, amdmb and viaarena and SF pointed to Windows XP. Installed the fix and no longer having it.
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    Data Corruption On Sata Controller
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    Data Corruption On Sata Controller

    It's a well documented problem with large drives. Microsoft have issued a fix, available here.
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    Freebsd, G++ And Mysql Headers And Libraries

    Well you could try having your application use GNU gmake instead of BSD make.
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    Freebsd, G++ And Mysql Headers And Libraries

    you can tailor to something to this measure using the application's Makefile. MYSQL_INCLUDE_PATH=/usr/local/include/mysql .if !defined (ON_FREEBSD5) MYSQL_INCLUDE_PATH=/usr/local/include .endif ON_FREEBSD5 is of course can be specified as an environment option or gmake argument ie: make -DON_FREEBSD5=yes install clean
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    Freebsd, G++ And Mysql Headers And Libraries

    No, it's not bad at all at least looking from this context. Packages are very much part of the Ports Collection. However by using packages, you are not privy to app-specific optimization, default FreeBSD compiler flags is de-optimized for i386. The fact that matters was that /usr/local/include/mysql is not a exactly one of the standard include directories hence why gcc must explicitly be told. By using the ports, it eases the micromanaging by pinpointing in the port's Makefile of where to look for certain non-standard files or path, in this case, MySQL's include files and libraries. This can be applied on other dependencies, not necessarily limited to MySQL.
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    Freebsd, G++ And Mysql Headers And Libraries

    Olaf, This instance will almost always happen if you do not use the ports collection. The default include path doesn't include MySQL directory hence why you need the -L and -I gcc flags. Bypassing the ports is not recommended way of installing applications however it's the only way if no official port is available. Admittedly, it's a minor inconvenience.
  18. in india, certain hindu castes (which numbered tens of thousands) practice infanticide while in labour or simply kill of the female babies when they were born to protect their family line's heritage and livelihood. this is done in the name of honour. this sort of honour killing are very much practiced to this very day. a small number of mainland chinese are still doing infanticide out of awareness of a dead policy. and from your whatever sources, you louded the fact that many muslims are practicing honour killings? this prove that you are nothing more than a person with a corrupted view your surroundings. stereotyping all muslims is typical of people like you. f_vo, what sort of bones that you have with muslims anyway? your inherent bigotry against muslims and islam in general is truly misplaced for.
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    If you're modifying it to use in conjuction with PPPoE, there is no easy way to do it without the use of addon software. RASPPPoE, allows you to modify the MTU. There was a hack floating on the web that allows you to modify the pertinent registry settings for the built-in PPPoE dialer. Couldn't seem to find it. As for MTU, you shouldn't use 1,500 for PPPoE, 8 bytes are reserved for the header. The optimum setting would be 1,492.
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    Your favorite *nix

    With FreeBSD and OpenBSD, you have to be extra vigilant of the type of hardware that you're going to use. Knowing them is the first step towards becoming a better user. Online references to guide you through. BSDForum - The Handbook - Mailing-list archive - Browse through freebsd-questions, FreeBSD Diary - - Live help is available as always through IRC.'s #freebsdhelp is one of my favourites. One of the nicest thing about FreeBSD user base is that they are very tolerant of newbies, so you're going to have a blast of time learning and less worrying about getting flamed. Have fun with FreeBSD. I'm sure you will. I did.
  21. I wonder where do you get that? Did you read the Quran, if you did, your Arabic comprehension is pathetic. Go kill someone if they refuse to accept your teachings? Do you even know what Jihad means? Moderate Muslims don't follow the teachings of Quran, literally? I'm sorry, you're wrong. I follow and practice what Quran says, I pray daily but I don't go looking for my Chinese neighbour's head if I happened to smell fried pork. I read Islamic and Western literatures. Do you induce me as a moderate or fanatics? You brand of interpretation is a recipe for disaster. Furthermore, you as a non-Muslim have no moral rights whatsoever to interpret the teachings of Quran. Islam respects other religions as exhibited by various Muslim governance in the world. No one is forced into Islam if they don't want to. During the Prophet Muhammad days, Muslims and non-Muslims in Arab peninsula lived a long just nicely. This is during the time that Islam is thriving and enemies of Muslims continuously tried to subjugate and killed Muslims.
  22. Let me rephrase, Are you implying that Muslims around the world couldn't give a hoot about it?
  23. Don't generalize, please.
  24. Hello all, Posted similar topic at StorageForum. Far from storage related but I know some of the sharp network brains resides here occasionally. As above. The target is a corporate network, 100+ nodes (2 depts). The building is located in a busy road intersection and a wired Coffee Bean just down below. Each node has been upgraded to Wi-Fi B, using 128-bit WEP. The data isn't mission critical but supposedly they want to secure it. 1) Do I do a VPN endpoints on each nodes (Win2k) or group a specific VLAN to an endpoint/router. 2) What kind of setup you guys recommend? 3) Cisco PIX or OpenBSD's ISAKMPD/pf? The traffic to the other side of the WAN (the HQ) isn't very heavy with moderate transactions daily. My choice would fall down heavily on software-based pf and ISAK. Have to mention, around the office, it's Cisco everywhere. From Aironet to Catalyst to the 3700 series. 4) Budget is expansive but I want to keep them low. They have another upcoming project which we intend to secure, so... Thank you in advance.
  25. Well you would have known it by fact if you actually do it.