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19Sep/100

FreeBSD Tools: thefish – /etc/rc.conf GUI/TUI editor

The Fish provides a graphical tool (GTK+, QT, ncurses frontends) used to manage system variables stored in /etc/defaults/rc.conf and /etc/rc.conf.

In this example we'll use the ncurses version of The Fish.

To configure thefish, enter the following command:

make config -C /usr/ports/sysutils/thefish
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16Apr/101

How To Set Up a FreeBSD Router – Step-by-Step Tutorial

This tutorial explains how to set up a FreeBSD system that will act as a network router that takes advantage of the ported version of OpenBSD's PF packet filter. A network router is a system that forwards packets from one interface to another.

1. FreeBSD Installation

Install FreeBSD by using this tutorial.

Now that you have FreeBSD installed, lets proceed with the next step.

2. FreeBSD Network Configuration

Open /etc/rc.conf in your favorite editor. You need to add a line for each network card present on the system, for example in our case we'll use two network cards:

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