Category: FreeBSD

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PostGreSQL Jail in FreeBSD 7.0

Since the release of FreeBSD 7.0 many things have been changed to allow PostGres to run better than any other database under FreeBSD. To take advantage of this, I’ll show how to setup a PostGreSQL jail in FreeBSD. Of course, the same method is used to install on your main system as well.


FreeBSD 7 Jails (Revised)

Finally, with the release of FreeBSD 7.0, here’s the updated version of the usual jail tutorial tailored to FreeBSD 7.0. Enjoy!


TrustedBSD – MAC BIBA Policy

For our 3rd part of the tutorial, we are going to cover one of the MAC BIBA policy. This policy controls the upward flow of information. In other words, we can restrict access based on a user or process. We will look at how to add our policy, and how to alter it to our …


TrustedBSD – MAC Processes

As we continue on looking at the MAC modules, we will cover two more minor modules that will allow us to add MAC Processes. This will prove crucial to learning some of the more advanced modules that deal with policies. These two modules are mac_seeotheruids, and mac_partition. While they are simple, they are still good …


TrustedBSD – Mandatory Access Control

The BSD Extended module helps us protect every aspect of FreeBSD’s environment. With Mandatory Access Control, we are able to set explicit permissions on what a user can do, see, and control. What separates this from the usual permissions, is that we can set limit a user or group based on the resource being accessed. …


FreeBSD Jails (Tested on 6.3)

It seems that almost every year I need to update this tutorial. Some things change, and some things don’t. This version is being done on FreeBSD 6.1, 6.2, and now tested with 6.3. If you are using FreeBSD 5.x, feel free to look at my 5.x tutorial on Screaming Electron. To start out, make sure …