December 13, 2017

How to Install vnStat on FreeBSD

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vnStat is a useful tool to keep track of your network traffic for selected interfaces. By using the kernel network interface statistics this tool ensures light use of system resources. vnStat is open source and can be installed through a FreeBSD port.

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How to Install MTR on FreeBSD

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The MTR tool can help you to find network errors such as packet loss or bad ping time. MTR combines the functionality of traceroute and ping in one single diagnostic tool. By checking how many hops individual packets may traverse, and listening to responses of their expiry, MTR is the perfect tool to detect latency. MTR is licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) and it works under FreeBSD as well.

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How to Update FreeBSD

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Keeping you system up-to-date is one of the main things to avoid security holes. With the freebsd-update command you can easily check for new security patches and may download and install them on your FreeBSD. It is also a good idea to run this command from cron.

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How to Install chkrootkit on FreeBSD

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With chkrootkit you can regularly check your system for signs of a rootkit. chkrootkit looks for known signatures in trojaned system binaries. It also checks if the interface is in promiscuous mode, for lastlog deletions, for wtmp deletions, for wtmpx deletions, for signs of LKM trojans and for utmp deletions. Running chkrootkit as cron makes this a very useful security tool. chkrootkit is available on FreeBSD and can be installed through the port directory.

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How to Install Java on FreeBSD

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The write once, run anywhere language is needed for a whole bunch of applications. Installing Java on FreeBSD is very straightforward. You can either choose to install the Open JDK or the Oracle JDK Java Development Kit. The OpenJDK Java Development Kit is the native port of OpenJDK to FreeBSD. The Oracle JDK Java Development Kit is a patchset of the JDK source code released by Oracle. This port builds a native JDK for FreeBSD.

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How to Install Audit Support on FreeBSD

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With the Security Event Auditing from FreeBSD you can monitor system events like logins, file changes and network access. You can even monitor these events per user and directory which makes this a perfect tool for security-relevant system events. Besides this you can combine the event auditing with your favorite sync software to create a cluster file system on FreeBSD.

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How to Install Unison on FreeBSD

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Are you searching for a file synchronizer that runs on almost every operating system such as Unix, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris and Windows? The file synchronizer Unison is a great choice. With Unison you can even synchronize files between different platforms. Unison is based on the rsync algorithm and can detect synchronization conflicts. Combining Unison with an event audit tool can keep you server farm in sync. All that comes with an open source license.

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