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A wide variety of documentation is available for FreeBSD, on this web site, on other web sites, and available over the counter.

On this site

All the documentation on this site can be downloaded in a variety of different formats (HTML, Postscript, PDF, and more) and compression schemes (GZip, BZip2, Zip) from the FreeBSD FTP site.

This documentation is provided and maintained by the FreeBSD Documentation Project, and we are always looking for people to contribute new documentation and maintain existing documentation.


Frequently Asked Questions, and answers, covering all aspects of FreeBSD.

The FreeBSD Handbook
A constantly evolving, comprehensive resource for FreeBSD users.

The FreeBSD Developer's Handbook
For people who want to develop software for FreeBSD (and not just people who are developing FreeBSD itself).

The Porter's Handbook
Essential reading if you plan on providing a port of a third party piece of software.

Chapter 2 of "The Design and Implementation of the 4.4BSD Operating System"
Donated by Addison-Wesley, provides a design overview of 4.4BSD, from which FreeBSD was originally derived.

Chapter 8 of "The FreeBSD Corporate Networker's Guide"
Donated by Addison-Wesley, provides an in-depth look at using FreeBSD to provide printing services to Windows, NT, and Novell hosts.

The Pedantic PPP Primer
Everything you need to know about configuring PPP on FreeBSD.

The FreeBSD Documentation Project Primer for New Contributors
Everything you need to know in order to start contributing to the FreeBSD Documentation Project.


The Committer's Guide
Introductory information for FreeBSD committers.

Console Server Tutorial
How to setup a FreeBSD based console server with a cheap multi-port serial card.

Contributing to FreeBSD
How to contribute to the FreeBSD Project.

The List of FreeBSD Contributors
A list of organizations and individuals who have helped enhance FreeBSD.

Setting up a CVS repository - The FreeBSD way
How to set up a CVS repository that uses the same CVSROOT infrastructure as the FreeBSD project.

CVSup Advanced Points
An article with some tips about the subtleties of CVSup.

Dialup firewalling with FreeBSD
How to set up a firewall using PPP and ipfw over a dialup link with dynamically assigned IP addresses.

Creating a diskless X server
How to create a diskless X server.

The Euro symbol on FreeBSD
How to configure FreeBSD and related applications to display the new Euro symbol.

Filtering Bridges
Configuring firewalls and filtering on FreeBSD hosts acting as bridges rather than routers.

Fonts and FreeBSD
A description of the various font technologies in FreeBSD, and how to use them with different programs.

Formatting media on FreeBSD
How to slice, partition, and format fixed and removable media on FreeBSD.

How to get the best results from the FreeBSD-questions mailing list
Tips and tricks to help you maximize the chances of getting useful information from the -questions mailing list.

Java, and Jakarta Tomcat
Information on setting up Java and Jakarta Tomcat on a FreeBSD system.

FreeBSD on Laptops
Information about running FreeBSD on a laptop.

An MH Primer
An introduction to using the MH mail reader on FreeBSD.

Using FreeBSD with other operating systems
How to install FreeBSD alongside one or more different operating systems on the same computer.

FreeBSD First Steps
For people coming to FreeBSD and Unix for the first time.

Writing FreeBSD Problem Reports
How to best formulate and submit a problem report to the FreeBSD Project.


FreeBSD + Problem Report Handling Guidelines
+ Recommended practices for handling FreeBSD problem + reports.


Programming Tools on FreeBSD
This document has moved into The Developer's Handbook.

PXE booting FreeBSD
How to create an Intel PXE server using FreeBSD, and how to configure a FreeBSD client to boot from a PXE server.

FreeBSD Release Engineering
Describes the approach used by the FreeBSD release engineering team to make production quality releases of the FreeBSD Operating System. It describes the tools available for those interested in producing customized FreeBSD releases for corporate rollouts or commercial productization.

FreeBSD Release Engineering for Third Party Packages
Describes the approach used by the FreeBSD release engineering team to produce a high quality package set suitable for official FreeBSD release media. This document is a work in progress, but eventually it will cover the process used to build a clean package set on the FreeBSD.org "Ports Cluster", how to configure any other set of machines as a ports cluster, how to split up the packages for the release media, and how to verify that a package set is consistent.

Serial and UART devices
Detailed information about the use of serial ports on FreeBSD, including several multi-port serial cards.

FreeBSD and Solid State Devices
The use of solid state disk devices in FreeBSD.

Storage Devices
Detailed information about using storage devices with FreeBSD, including ESDI disks, and SCSI disks, tape drives, and CDROM drives.

Bootstrapping Vinum: A Foundation for Reliable Servers
A gentle introduction to failure-resilient servers and step-by-step instructions for building one with Vinum.

Design elements of the FreeBSD VM system
An easy to follow description of the design of the FreeBSD virtual memory system.

Zip-drives and FreeBSD
How to format, mount, and use an Iomega Zip (SCSI, IDE, or parallel) Drive on FreeBSD.

Mirroring FreeBSD
The all in one guide for mirroring the FreeBSD website, CVSup servers, FTP servers, and more.

Manual pages

For release: 1.0, 1.1,, 2.0, 2.0.5, 2.1.0, 2.1.5,,, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.5, 2.2.6, 2.2.7, 2.2.8, 3.0, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5.1, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.5-stable, 5.0-current, Ports.
Other Systems
Unix Seventh Edition (V7), 2.8BSD, 2.9.1BSD, 2.10BSD, 2.11BSD, 4.3BSD Reno, NET/2, 386BSD 0.1, 4.4BSD Lite2, Linux, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Darwin, Plan 9, SunOS 4.x, SunOS 5.x, ULTRIX 4.2, and XFree86.

Other documentation

4.4BSD Documents: This is a hypertext version of the 4.4BSD documents from /usr/share/doc, where you will find the documents on a FreeBSD machine (if you install the doc distribution).

Info Documents: This is a hypertext version of the Info documents from /usr/share/info, where you will find the Info documents on a FreeBSD machine (if you install the info distribution).

On other web sites

Various independent efforts have also produced a great deal of useful information about FreeBSD.




In the real world...

FreeBSD in the Press

Articles in the press about FreeBSD.


The following newsgroups contain discussion pertinent to FreeBSD users:

Additional resources

Year 2000 Compatibility

The FreeBSD project's current statement about its Year 2000 compatibility.

BSD Real-Quick (TM) Newsletter

A monthly (sometimes bi-weekly) newsletter announcing recent developments in the FreeBSD arena. Subscribe to freebsd-announce to receive this newsletter via e-mail.

The Source Code

If you like digging your fingers into source code, here is a hypertext version of the FreeBSD kernel source. This is brought to you courtesy of Warren Toomey.

Daemon News

The industry leader in BSD news.

Like FreeBSD itself, this documentation is the product of a volunteer effort. The goals of the project are outlined here, as are the procedures for submitting corrections and new material.

The FreeBSD Diary

The FreeBSD Diary is a collection of how-to entries aimed at UNIX novices. The aim is to provide a set of step-by-step guides to installing and configuring various ports.

The O'Reilly Network BSD Dev Center

The BSD Dev Center includes two regular columns on FreeBSD, featuring tips and tutorials.

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The + FreeBSD PR Handling Guidelines provide recommended practices + for working with FreeBSD problem reports.

+ 18 February 2002 - April 2002 Status Report

The February-April status report is now available; see the status reports Web page for more information.


New committer: Gordon Tetlow


New committer: Tony Finch

1 FreeBSD-STABLE tree frozen in preparation for 4.6

The FreeBSD-STABLE branch of the source tree has now been frozen in preparation for the release of FreeBSD 4.6. This means that any new commits to the -stable source tree must be approved by the release engineering team first. Our expected "ship" date for 4.6 is June 1, 2002.

April 29

New committer: Katsushi Kobayashi


New committer: Eric Anholt


New committer: Jonathan Mini


New committer: Tim Robbins


New committer: Greg Lewis (Ports)

8 FreeBSD 5.0 Developer Preview #1 now available

A developer preview snapshot of 5.0-CURRENT is now available. Please see the release notes for more information. Also be sure to check the release errata for a list of known problems.

New committer: Gerald Pfeifer (Ports)


New committer: Joe Marcus Clarke (Ports)


New committer: Norikatsu Shigemura (Ports)

March 30

Notes from the BSDCon 2002 FreeBSD Developer Summit are now available.


New committer: Tom Rhodes (Documentation Project)


New committer: SUZUKI Shinsuke (IPv6)


New committer: Alexander Leidinger (Ports)


New committer: Ceri Davies (Documentation)

12 Updated release schedule now available

A new area of the FreeBSD web site has been created dedicated to release engineering. This new section contains information about future releases of FreeBSD, a specific schedule for the upcoming releases of FreeBSD 4.6 and 5.0, and more.

9 SMP sparc64 now works

FreeBSD now works with multiple processors on sparc64 systems, thanks to the efforts of Jake Burkholder, and Thomas Moestl.


New committer: Maxime Henrion (VFS, SMP, ...)

February 25 December 2001 - January 2002 Status Report

The December/January status report is now available; see the status reports Web page for more information.

New committer: J. Mallett


New committer: Bernd Walter (Alpha)

11 New GNOME section of the FreeBSD.org site

FreeBSD GNOME team is proud to announce new section of the FreeBSD.org site devoted to various aspects of the GNOME desktop and development environment on the FreeBSD. Check it out here.


New committer: Maxim Konovalov

January 31 BSDCon Europe 2002 - Call for Papers

The announcement and call for papers for BSDCon Europe 2002 has been released. This conference will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands some time in November 2002. Individuals interested in presenting a paper at the conference should submit an abstract by June 24, 2002.

29 FreeBSD 4.5 is now available

FreeBSD 4.5 has been released. Please see the Release Information page for more details. Also be sure to check the release errata after installation for any late-breaking issues with 4.5 that may occur.

12 Testing Guide now available for upcoming 4.5 release.

The FreeBSD 4.5 Release Engineering Team has submitted a testing guide for the upcoming FreeBSD 4.5 release. Please help us ensure that 4.5 is our most stable and highest performance release yet.

10 New tutorial: "The Euro symbol on FreeBSD"

Aaron Kaplan has submitted a new article explaining how to adjust your system configuration to use the new Euro symbol on FreeBSD.