Netdisco on FreeBSD 11 (p9)

This is a quick how-to (updated) on getting the latest version (v2.39.27, May of 2018) of Netdisco up and running on FreeBSD 11 p9. It’s assumed you have your base system installed, have set your shell and installed sudo or given your account wheel access. To start, we need the following prerequisites installed: p5-DBD-Pg (this will …


php5-filter (missing header) issue resolved…

On a recent portupgrade I received some dreaded ***stop error***’s regarding php5-filter and php5-zip ports. The output was as follows: “Skipping ‘lang/php5-extensions’ (php5-extensions-1.3) because a requisite package ‘php5-zip-5.2.12’ (archivers/php5-zip) failed (specify -k to force) ** Listing the failed packages (-:ignored / *:skipped / !:failed) – devel/automake110 (port directory error) – devel/automake19 (port directory error) ! …


Howto: Squid + msnt_auth + Active Directory

I recently rebuilt our main proxy server at work and decided to get some sort of authentication mechanism installed. With Squid version 2.5 and above they have built-in external “helper” programs, one of which is msnt_auth which is far easier to get to work against an active directory domain than ntlm_auth. CAVEAT, this does not …