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Feb 4, 2012 - 2 minute read - Comments - sysadmin FreeBSD

Easy FreeBSD jail management with ZFS and pkgng

I have been using FreeBSD jails ever since I started using FreeBSD on my servers. Jail can be described as a chroot on steroids with own users, process namespace and lately own virtualized network stack. I am using FreeBSD jails for mainly for securing and separating services. Each service runs in its own separated container on its own ZFS dataset. Each dataset is a ZFS clone from the snapshot of the template jail, which is adapted to have software I need in every jail installed (zsh, git, vim…) and configured.

Jan 6, 2012 - 1 minute read - Comments


Welcome to my personal blog! I had an idea of creating personal blog for a very long time. However, I was always lazy to do so. When I was looking for some blogging engine, I realized that none of the major ones suited me. So I started to experiment with various setups and then I discovered jekyll, which is static blog generator. I like the idea of having a blog completely stored in version control of my choice and served as static pages.