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How do I edit text in Cyrillic / Russian on OpenBSD?

I'm trying to make it possible to easily edit text in Cyrillic / Russian on a remote OpenBSD 5.2 amd64. I'm using emacs-21.4p18-no_x11, which doesn't show any Cyrillic characters whatsoever when I ...
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DNS resolution problem with OpenBSD

During boot up, messages flashed on my computer screen, among which are the following: DHCPACK from 192.168.200.1 bound to 192.168.200.12----> renewal in 432600 seconds The contents of my ...
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Keeping OpenBSD up-to-date with openup

I installed OpenBSD 5.6 -RELEASE on a machine, and then kept it up to date with M:tier's openup. Is my machine now considered up-to-date, the same way as it would be if I where following the -STABLE ...
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Can't access multiple USB channels

In OpenBSD I have a 3G minipcie (USB) modem, that has multiple non multiplexed USB channels. dmesg output: umsm0 at uhub4 port 1 configuration 1 interface 0 "Sierra Wireless, Incorporated AirCard" ...
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Reject packets in pf after a connection consumed a certain amount of traffic

In pf you can limit the bandwidth that is consumed (by for example ssh) using queues. I am hosting a UDP Service (Discard Protocol) which can easily eat up all my traffic when a client transfers ...
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tcpreplay output to STDOUT?

$ tcpreplay tcpdump-2015-01-02-18h-13m.pcap ERROR: The intf1 option is required tcpreplay (tcpreplay) - Replay network traffic stored in pcap files USAGE: tcpreplay [ -<flag> ...
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It is possible to use a HDMI card with OpenBSD

Is it possble to use a HDMI card with OpenBSD? I have a home server but at the moment I have only a TV with an HDMI entry. I would like to use OpenBSD.
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Write an image to a flash drive under OpenBSD

Under Linux, I can simply do a: dd if=ubuntu-14.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso of=/dev/sdb and boot up the /dev/sdb which is a device for a flash drive. It finishes in 263 seconds. But: If I boot up an ...
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OpenBSD 5.6 / fvwm2 / xterm missing UTF-8 support

If I log on from a RHEL 6.5/GNOME notebook via SSH using gnome-terminal to an OpenBSD install, the UTF-8 support is OK. But if I use OpenBSD / fvwm2 / xterm locally, not via SSH, then it just misses ...
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What “bad list v: No such file or directory at -/usr/libdata/per15/OpenBSD/Pkg_Add.pm line 1115” means?

I recently installed OpenBSD on an old laptop from 2005 and I am trying to install nano and then xfce4 and then a few other programs, but every time I try to use pkg_add, I get the message: Fatal ...
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What does the “first Ethernet card” mean in the BSD world?

https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/network-routing.html The designation link#1 refers to the first Ethernet card in the machine. Question: what does the "first Ethernet card" mean? How to ...
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OpenBSD pf NAT rules based on DHCP/DNS

I have a Proxmox installed and an OpenBSD VM in front of all the others to play the role of NAT, firewall, DNS and DHCP. I have a fully functional DNS and DHCP. My DHCP is correctly updating my DNS ...
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How to hint font dejavu sans mono on OpenBSD

The default DejaVu Sans Mono font in OpenBSD xterm looks too fat. Settings in ~/.Xdefaults are: xterm*faceName: DejaVu Sans Mono xterm*faceSize: 12 How to hint this font on OpenBSD (e.g. by ...
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Can OpenSSH 6.7 optionally not depend on OpenSSL?

It has been reported on Slashdot on 2014-04-30 that OpenSSH now has a compile-time option to not depend on OpenSSL. However, OpenSSH 6.7 release notes, released on 2014-10-06, do not make any mention ...
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How to lock GNOME3 on OpenBSD?

There is a normal user, that I added sudo permission to "zzz" on an OpenBSD 5.6 notebook. The "zzz" works, the notebook suspends.. but the GNOME 3 screensaver doesn't lock before/after suspend. How ...
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LDAP Authentication on OpenBSD

I'm trying to get an OpenBSD server to authenticate users using the same LDAP server the rest of my home network uses. While 'getent password' lists the users from the LDAP server as expected, I ...
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When building a new kernel in OpenBSD 5.6, can the name of `config` be something else?

I am using the release version of OpenBSD 5.6 and have to apply a patch called 004_kernexec.patch.sig (URL: http://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/patches/5.6/common/004_kernexec.patch.sig ) An excerpt ...
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Will changing hostname in OpenBSD affect installed packages?

With regards to OpenBSD 5.6, suppose I change my hostname in /etc/myname Will doing so affect installed packages, root password or user's passwords? Do I have to reboot my machine after changing my ...
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“persist” attribute in OpenBSD Tables

According to OpenBSD's FAQs on "Tables" (http://www.openbsd.org/faq/pf/tables.html), without the persist attribute, the kernel will automatically remove the table when the last rule referencing ...
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USB not working in OpenBSD 5.6 installer

I'm trying to install OpenBSD 5.6 amd64 on my 2012 Mac mini (quad-core Intel i7), but USB stops working partway through the boot sequence, as evidenced by my lighted keyboard going dark. Without a ...
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Key-based authentication from PyCharm / JSCH to OpenBSD fails

I am trying to configure PyCharm (java-based IDE) to connect via sftp to a new OpenBSD 5.6 machine with an almost-default setup. However, it keeps returning an error "Algorithm negotiation fails". I ...
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How do I add more IP addresses to my pf rules?

I wish to have all internet traffic to go through my VPN; when my VPN is disconnected, all internet traffic can not go out of my workstation/desktop (not server). I wish to switch VPN servers of one ...
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OpenBSD runs out of memory, while not using swap space

I'm working with a fresh install of OpenBSD (5.6 amd64). I'm attempting to build Boost libraries, and quite a few compilations are failing with cc1plus running out of memory errors. I've read ...
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Why isn't my nat-to not applied to the pass out rule?

I've a strange problem concerning NAT on an OpenBSD-Box with pf. I've cut down my pf.conf to the following lines: extif = "pcn0" intif = "pcn1" block drop all #Allow all incoming traffic from intif ...
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Which is the software package for creation of PDF documents on Debian and OpenBSD OSes?

I have installed the software package called evince. It only opens and reads PDF files but does not create them. What software package should I install on boxes that run Debian (or OpenBSD) that can ...
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Is there a valid alternative to top for OpenBSD?

I like very much htop, on GNU/Linux is very nice, I would like a similar software for OpenBSD 5.6. Anyone knows something about that?
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Firefox and firefox-esr packages in OpenBSD 5.5

After I issued sudo pkg_add -vi firefox, the ftp server responded: Ambiguous: 0. firefox-esr 1. firefox Enter choice: I didn't know what to choose, so I chose and entered 0. The installation was ...
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On-screen fonts appear tiny on OpenBSD 5.5

I chose the default installation of OpenBSD 5.5. My monitor's brand is Samsung 27-inch 850 series LED. It's in full high-definition, 1920x1080. After I type my login username and password, I am ...
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OpenBSD and xorg: How to fully expand shrunken vesa video?

Because OpenBSD 5.5 does not appear to support moderately newer Nvidia cards (mine is a GT 610), I am using the vesa X.Org driver. Problem with vesa is that the displayed image is shrunken and ...
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Ran out of disk space in /usr/ports partition, how can I build ports?

I installed OpenBSD using the default/automatic partition configuration which only allocated ~4MB to /usr. While compiling a large port it gave an error that the disk was full. I have looked for ways ...
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Two fdisks seeing different MBRs on same external drive (OpenBSD 4.2/5.5)

I'm trying to use an external USB hard drive to copy data between a legacy production OpenBSD 4.2 system (on a slow, fragile network — that's not an option) and a new OpenBSD 5.5 box, and I'm running ...
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How to use a separated user with GUI on OpenBSD?

A webbrowser is a GREAT attack vector since people use it to access the "dangerous" internet. Very bad things can come in through to the desktop. So in general for a desktop, we can do the ...
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Unable to patch 2 errata on OpenBSD 5.5

I'm trying to patch OpenBSD 5.5 with all of the 10 errata. The command I use to patch is: signify -Vep /etc/signify/openbsd-55-base.pub -x /path/to/patch/ \ -m - | (cd /usr/src && patch -p0) ...
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How to block abusive IP addresses with pf in OpenBSD?

We can see from the nginx logs that there is an IP address doing nasty things. How can we block it with a pf command and then later permanently with the /etc/pf.log? How can we block a x.x.x.x/24 ...
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Installing a new OpenBSD kernel “safely”: why does `make install` go through these extra hoops?

After building a new OpenBSD kernel, the install target of the kernel Makefile does the following: rm -f /obsd ln /bsd /obsd cp bsd /nbsd mv /nbsd /bsd I understand that the first two lines remove ...
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installpath in OpenBSD 5.5

In the FAQ section of OpenBSD 5.5, it is recommended to use export PKG_PATH=ftp://your.ftp.mirror/pub/OpenBSD/5.5/packages/`machine -a`/ and to add the above line to ~/.profile Instead of doing ...
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Names of copied files from USB device to HDD have all become uppercase. How to fix it?

I am currently using OpenBSD 5.5-release. Whenever I copy files or directories from my USB device to the local HDD, the names of the copied files have all become uppercase. What causes it? How do I ...
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Partition offset at 63 or 64?

I did not wish to use the entire SSD for OpenBSD 5.5. (The SSD is new and pre-formatted with MSDOS using Gparted) During installation and at the fdisk stage, I chose Partition #: 0 to install OpenBSD ...
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How to update font path?

I am using OpenBSD 5.5 and have just installed a package named xpdf The installation completed with the following message: You may wish to update your font path for ...
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nginx: Long filenames in directory listing

Using nginx/1.4.1 with OpenBSD 5.4, 64bit: How could we set nginx to show the full filename (or at least show more from the filename then the default) when using directory listing? Googling ...
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OpenBSD failing to load firmware of supposedly supported WiFi USB adapter

I recently bought an Edimax EW-7811Un WiFi USB adapter on Amazon. A handful of OpenBSD users have reported success with it, and it's listed as being supported by urtwn(4) in its man pages. I'm ...
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Why doesn't GCM HTTPS work with nginx?

Since these two are using GCM (Galois/Counter Mode): www.ssllabs.com: ECDHE-RSA-AES256-GCM-SHA384 www.google.com: ECDHE-RSA-AES128-GCM-SHA256 We wanted to make our webserver's HTTPS connection ...
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Mount filesystems after boot to avoid fsck delay for sshd

I'm trying to optimise the overall downtime and improve availability in case of system failure. I'm specifically concerned about the reboot (e.g. after a kernel panic) taking so long that I don't ...
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What makes fsck so slow on big filesystems?

I have over a dozen of filesystems on my OpenBSD server with 12GB DDR3 and several 1.5TB HDDs. All filesystems themselves are generally between 8GB and 64GB in size. I've noticed that even by ...
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Centrino N-6300 OpenBSD 5.5 - No Link

I have a Lenovo X230 with a Centrino N-6300 wifi card. I cannot get wifi to work on it. I did fw_upgrade I can do a ifconfig iwno scan I have the list of Wifi networks around including mine. ...
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Routing a LAN through OpenVPN on OpenBSD 5.5

I'm configuring an OpenVPN gateway to allow a LAN access to the internet through the tunnel. The gateway is running OpenBSD 5.5-stable amd64 on the PC Engines APU platform. The LAN contains re1, re2, ...
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OpenBSD Atheros AR8151 no Ethernet media present

I installed OpenBSD 5.5 on an ASRock AD525PV3. The board uses the mentioned Atheros LAN. It shows alc0 on ifconfig, but the media only has Ethernet manual, and I can't use the LAN. Is there a way to ...
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How to install an old version of OpenBSD inside VirtualBox?

I'm reading an old Phrack article and I would like to install OpenBSD 3.0 inside VirtualBox. I remember installing this very version using actual physical floppy disks in 2001, but nowadays I don't ...
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OpenBSD AnonCVS find out which “tree” I am using

I am pretty much of a newb when it comes to OpenBSD. And I know the FAQ suggests to prefer the pkg_tools over using the ports tree if you are not so experienced with the package system. But anyhow, I ...
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On OpenBSD, how do I recompile OpenSSL with md2 support?

I searched but couldn't find any similar questions. I need to recompile OpenSSL with md2 support so that I can compile and install libpki. I can't for the life of me figure out how recompiling OpenSSL ...