Category Archives: FreeBSD

FreeBSD 10.3: Configure OpenVPN client


In this article VPNBook provider has been chosen. Check here what they provide: http://www.vpnbook.com/freevpn http://www.vpnbook.com/features Go to http://www.vpnbook.com and download a certificate bundle. I’ve chosen Euro1 Server. After download it you’ll finish with a zip named something like: VPNBook.com-OpenVPN-Euro1.zip After … Continue reading

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FreeBSD: virtualized acestream


Linux binary sopcast runs smoothly in FreeBSD but nowadays acestream transmissions are much more common. And there’s no binary acestream for FreeBSD. I have been unsuccessful in trying to run linux binary acestream in FreeBSD. The only way to get … Continue reading

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FreeBSD: PF and NAT for internal network


Recently I’ve needed to install another Linux OS in a virtualbox machine (FreeBSD as host) with a Host-Only Adapter network configuration. This permits to have connectivity between the host and the guest as two single machines in a network. As … Continue reading

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FreeBSD: no booting GPT slices with buggy bios laptops


It seems there is a problem with some bios that refuse to boot when the disk is partitioned with GPT. My laptop is a Lenovo T420s and FreeBSD (indeed PCBSD) is installed in second disk (ultrabay), gpt style partitions and … Continue reading

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FreeBSD: SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED


Sometimes, when installing some python module with pip or easy_install the following error arises:   [SSL: CERTIFICATE_VERIFY_FAILED] certificate verify failed In FreeBSD 10.1 it can be quickly fixed doing: pkg install ca_root_nss-3.17.3_1 ln -s /usr/local/share/certs/ca-root-nss.crt /etc/ssl/cert.pem

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FreeBSD: Calibre Patch for Sony Ebook Reader PRS-T3


Probably this patch works for others ebook readers, but only has been tested with Sony PRS-T3. There is a thread about a hacking Calibre for a Kobo Aura HD in: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/archive/index.php/t-244555.html but this method didn’t work with my device. My … Continue reading

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FreeBSD: NFS automount with AutoFS


This applies only to FreeBSD 10.1 and newer. Previous FreeBSD releases must use amd. Personally, I dislike ‘amd’. Its configuration is a bit complex. Autofs configuration is pretty simple. I want to automount 2 folders from my ReadyNas Duo: 192.168.0.14:/media … Continue reading

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