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Getting started with FreeBSD

So now that you have installed FreeBSD, what do you do next? Well there are lots of things you can configure. Here, we bring you an article that focuses on various aspects like environment, shells, etc, which need configuration. This should set the ball rolling.

Compiling the FreeBSD kernel

As with the Linux kernel, compiling the FreeBSD kernel is something of an essential skill. The newly compiled kernel will give you access to your new hardware. It will be your custom configuration. And finally, it will elevate you a couple of points up the Guru scale. Read on for more on how you can achieve all of the above.

How to Build a FreeBSD-STABLE Firewall with IPFILTER

HOWTO that walks you through building a FreeBSD-STABLE firewall with IPFILTER. This is a checklist that walks you through the entire process from beginning to end: installing FreeBSD-stable, recompiling the kernel, OpenSSH security, TCP-wrappers, VESA video modes, and special syslog logging for your firewall.

Running Linux programs on FreeBSD

Even though many server admins prefer BSD Unix, there’s no denying that Linux is "where it’s at" for third-party software development. So, what’s a BSD admin to do?

Official site for FreeBSD/*BSD in India

"We are pleased to announce the launch of FreeBSD.org.in - The official site for FreeBSD/*BSD in India. The site has news, articles, downloads and links. We request the FreeBSD/*BSD community in India and around the world to contribute to make this site a success and help us promote FreeBSD/*BSD."

Configure a NIS and NFS client on a FreeBSD box

Now that you have installed FreeBSD, would you like to use your FreeBSD box as a client on a network running NIS? Well, here is an article just for you.

Armoring FreeBSD

"With more and more script kiddies being born, we all need to learn a few basic rules of protecting ourselves. This guide will outline
the basics of FreeBSD security, and works best with FreeBSD version 4.x."

Modifying a Port


While the FreeBSD ports collection does a wonderful job of making thousands of software

packages easy to install, it doesn't cover every possible situation. If you're unfamiliar with ports,

please take a look at the earlier articles in this series; ports are one of FreeBSD's greatest

contributions to open source.

Robert Watson on FreeBSD and TrustedBSD

"TrustedBSD and SELinux are similar in many ways, and also differ in many ways. The similarities lie in overlapping functionality and architectural goals; the differences only begin with the choice of operating systems ... SELinux differs from TrustedBSD in that it is a more mature system, having been worked on for several years, that it addresses only mandatory access controls, and that it uses the Flask architecture rather than explicit hard-coded policies."

A look through the ports collection

This article takes a tour through FreeBSD's ports collection on the hunt for the obscure, the amusing, and the useful.