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Sun v210 Donation

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Thanks to a generous donation by Nathan Whitehorn, a Sun SunFire v210 is sitting on the floor of my office waiting to have FreeBSD installed on it. Since thi...

Creating a File-Backed Disk with mdconfig

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$ dd if=/dev/zero of=newimage bs=1k count=5k 5120+0 records in 5120+0 records out $ mdconfig -a -t vnode -f newimage -u 0 $ bsdlabel -w md0 auto $ newfs md0...

Storing IP addresses in MySQL

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Lets say you have an IP address,, and want to store it in a table. The most common method people seem to use it to store it as a CHAR(15).