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Date:      Wed, 27 Feb 2002 20:22:25 -0800
From:      "Beauford" <>
To:        "FreeBSD" <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Couple of small Newbie questions?
Message-ID:  <000001c1c00f$86acd280$>

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Just a couple of little things I'd like to figure out as I am learning

1. When booting I get the following:

Recovering Syscons: blank_line
Functionality: not found

I'm assuming this has to do with the console, but what exactly what the
above is I am not sure.

2. Everything gets output to the screen.

When I ssh into FreeBSD and do something like an su root, the output
displays on the screen. If I do an nmap or ping from an ssh session, I
get the messages output to the monitor. How can I stop this, or have it
redirected to a file.

3. Firewall rules appear when booting. How do I stop this, or have then
redirected to a file. If possible.

4. Final. In Linux I can hold the shift key and page up to see what has
scrolled off the screen. Is there something similar in FreeBSD?

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