Review After One Year of QuickWeb VPS Hosting

One year ago, I purchased a VPS from QuickWeb. I found the deal at my one of my favorite sites for cheap hosting: www.lowendbox.com. The deal was:

  • OpenVZ VPS
  • 256MB RAM/386 Burst
  • 10G disk space
  • 250GB bandwidth/ Month on 1 IP
  • $35.88/ 1 Year

I ordered …

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ntpq timed out on freeBSD

I was running ntpd locally on a server and wanted to check in on ntpd's status. ntpq -p was not producing any output even though ntpd was running.

# ntpq -p
localhost: timed out, nothing received
***Request timed out

This is because I had the option "restrict default ignore" set in …

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Freebsd-update fetch interupted

I lost power while freebsd-update fetch was downloading patches up to 8.0-Release-p3. When the server came back online, I ran a freebsd-update fetch again and it still found two files that needed updating. after running freebsd-update install, got this error:

# freebsd-update install
Installing updates...gunzip: (stdin): unexpected end of …
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How to update my sparc FreeBSD install

So the spanking new freebsd-update doesn't work for sparc systems... boo. Have to do everything manually. Here's what I remember. Let me know if I forgot something, or its wrong.(very likely)

Install cvsup:

# cd /usr/ports/net/cvsup-without-gui/
# make install

install fastest cvsup:

# cd /usr/ports/sysutils/fastest_cvsup/
# make …
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