Archive for October, 2010

PPTP VPN server on FreeBSD

Clarification (31st of October 2010): This guide will give you a PPTP based 4 user VPN server on FreeBSD, using pf for NAT. Clients can use the built in VPN client in Windows/Ubuntu/Mac etc so no need for 3rd party applications like OpenVPN etc. This post will be short and to the point, as I […]

Apache + nginx + vhost scripts

Just a quick update, I thought I might as well share the scripts I use to create vhosts, so if you are using the setup I described in the other blog posts, this will make life easier for you, else just modify it to suit your needs. (interactive script) – Screenshot Apache template […]

FreeBSD + Apache + nginx proxy/cache + vhosts

Luckily I have not been the victim of a slowloris attack but that is no reason not to take action. So when I was setting up a webserver solution based on Apache, MySQL and PHP5 I might as well add a caching frontend for Apache. This howto guide assumes you have basic knowledge of FreeBSD […] WordPress plugins

Some of the users on #bsd-dk asked me to describe the setup of the site. As people interested in this probably already know more about WordPress than I do I will just keep it quick and simple. This is a list and a short description of my non-standard WordPress plugins. Personal Favicon Simple plugin to […]

FreeBSD + ZFS + RAID10 + Boot + howto

As I got my hands on a machine today with 4x 250GB hard drives I wanted to try ZFS after reading and hearing so much good about it. As I had never used ZFS before on neither FreeBSD or OpenSolaris/OpenIndiana I decided it would be a good time to write another post on this blog. […]

PuTTY Connection Manager

I’ve been using PuTTY as my favorite ssh/telnet client for some time now, and as much as I love the minimal size there have always been a few things missing to completely replace SecureCRT. But today while browsing the internet I stumbled upon PuTTY Connection Manager (PCM). PCM is a small portable application for Windows […]

MySQL backup script with log

After taking over a server that had been through a few (very) different system administrators I had to write the MySQL backup all over again.

This resulted in a nice little script that does backup pr. database, compresses it with 7zip and has detailed log of the event.


I guess it is as good a time as any to scribble down some words on the internet :] I expect this to be a blog about problems and experiences (solutions?) I encounter working with FreeBSD servers. Did you like this? Share it:Tweet