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CGIpaf uploaded to github

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I finally converted the cgipaf cvs repository to github.

I used cvs2git It took a bit longer than expected.

My first attempt didn’t had the release tags right.

Adding --retain-conflicting-attic-files to cvs2git resolved this issue.

You’ll find how I did it it below.


Freebsd 9.1 jails with Qjail

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I’m using ezjail now.

The reason for this is that the port is marked as RESTRICTED. Since it seems to be a fork from ezjail without respecting the copyright and license


I’m adding more services to my freebsd system

I’m coming from the solaris world where it’s a common practice to run services in separated containers for security reasons.

On FreeBSD there are jails to isolate services and improve security.

At first I didn’t like jails the way the freebsd handbook describes it requires a buildworld which takes a long time on my system with a AMD C-60 CPU.

Lucky Qjail makes the deployment a lot easier.


Running Freebsd 9.0 on Asus C60M1-i motherboard

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As my file and backup system pluto died i’m building a new one.

This system will run Freebsd mainly for the ZFS filesystem.

The motherbord will be a Asus C60M1-I. The cpu may not have not enough horsepower for deplucation at full speed but it has 6 sata ports which is not common on a mini ITX motherbord. I will reuse my old harddrives and add or replace them when I need more storage.

The freebsd 9.0 installation with ZFS root went well but the network adapter a Realtek 8111F isn’t supported by Freebsd 9.0. After checking google I found this on the freebsd-net mailinglist.

The realtek f8111F is supported in the latest driver code, after rebuilding my kernel the network adapter works fine. Very useful on a NAS ;-)


RIP: pluto

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RIP After 10 year, my fileserver pluto died. Pluto was a AMD64 had 1GB RAM and 4 too loud samsung drives (160GB).

( 1 minute silence …. )

I take backups of course ;-) I already ordered the parts to build a new pluto.

Pluto still hosted some CSV repositorties like CGIpaf. But it’s time to move the source to a safer place. This will be github.

I also decided to create a blog and I wanted something that integrated well with github. Octopress seems to be the most logical choose. It’s written in ruby which is a nice bonus.