Category: Platforms

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FreeBSD 7.0 and PostGreSQL 8.3 in Jails

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 PostGreSQL in FreeBSD jails. Of course, the same method is used to install on your main system as well.

OpenBSD’s ALTQ

Ever since I took in a roommate, and then started using a VoIP service, I have learned that even having a decent home broadband solution wasn’t enough for my network. Many nights I would spend trying to talk to someone and realize they couldn’t hear me, or I couldn’t hear them. Other nights I would …

FreeBSD Jails in 7.0 (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!

Boot Camp and Windows

Like any other gamer, after switching all my computers to Apples, I had an itch to play some of games in my free time. With that in mind, I instantly setup Boot Camp on my iMac with my Leopard discs in hand, ready to install drivers. While it wasn’t that complicated, there were a few …

OS X Changing Terminal.app ANSI Colors

Since Apple released their latest release of MacOS X, changing the Terminal application’s colors have once again become a pain. Even with the previous release, you could drag and drop colors from the color swatch to the color you wanted to change. This feature has thus been removed in Leopard. Thanks to Ciarán Walsh, of …

TrustedBSD : Mandatory Access Control (Part 3) – Policy: MAC BIBA

For our 3rd part of the tutorial, we are going to cover one of the MAC policies. The first one is MAC BIBA. This policy controls the upward flow of information. In otherwords, it can restrict a subject (a user or process), from various abilities (We will explain this in more detail later).

TrustedBSD : Mandatory Access Control (Part 2) – Processes

As we continue on looking at the MAC modules, we will cover two more minor modules that will prove crucial to our learning of some of the more advanced modules that deal with policies. These two modules are mac_seeotheruids, and mac_partition. While they are very simple, they are still good modules to keep in mind …

Mandatory Access Control (MAC) Part 1 – BSD Extended Tutorial

While I was planning to do a simple tutorial covering all types of MAC security, I decided that one tutorial for all would really depreciate the tutorial as a whole. Instead, I’ll be doing a single tutorial on each feature, and later one to integrate them all together to better suit your needs. This was …

RedHat Fedora Core 6 PowerPC Version

After treading through many OS’es on my Powerbook G4, not one of them suited my needs completely. Even though OS X seems to fit a lot of my needs, there are Linux/UNIX applications and such that I’d much rather have. Many people have told me to try DarwinPorts and fink. Fink was just more of …

FreeBSD 6 – Setting Up 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 …