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Tuning ZFS on FreeBSD

Release Date: 2012-08
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  • Tuning ZFS on FreeBSD
  • MPD5 – VPN Server with FreeBSD Setup and Management
  • PostgreSQL Partitioning
  • Securing DNS Transactions
  • MaheshaBSD Server Edition Has Been Just Released!
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    • MaheshaBSD Server Edition Has Been Just Released!

      Many newcomers to FreeBSD find it difficult to setup their own FTP/WWW server quickly and, on the other hand, experienced users sometimes need to take precautions for unexpected crash situations – that is, to have a strategy for time economization and portability, as these two are valuable assets in our rushing world. From this article you will find out ow to run a simple and smart FTP/WWW server.


    • Tuning ZFS on FreeBSD

      ZFS is a modern 128-bit file system based on the copy-on-write model. It originates from the OpenSolaris project and has first appeared in FreeBSD in 2008. ZFS has many innovative features including an integrated volume manager with mirroring and RAID capabilities, data checksumming and compression, writable snapshots that can be transferred between systems and many more. In this article the author is going to discuss several tuning options including sysctl(2) knobs and give examples how can ZFS performance and efficiency can be measured and evaluated. This article is intended for FreeBSD users with ZFS version 28 available since 8.3-RELEASE and 9.0-RELEASE.


    • MPD5 – VPN Server with FreeBSD Setup and Management

      Mpd5 is a fast, flexible and secure way to make VPN connections on FreeBSD. It requires very few resources and supports a wide range of protocols, a great tool for network managers. By reading this article you will learn to setup and manage a VPN server PPTP based.


    • PostgreSQL Partitioning

      In the previous articles the main features of PostgreSQL, including server-side programming were shown. In this article a simple application scenario will be used to demonstrate the capability of partitioning huge amounts of data into different tables in different spaces transparently.


    • DNSSEC Part 4: Securing DNS Transactions

      In the June 2012 issue, we outlined the threats, security objectives, and protection approaches for various DNS transactions. This article provides the steps involved in implementing those approaches, as well as operational best practices that go with those implementations.


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