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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 ...
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How to apply a patch in OpenBSD?

I have comp54.tgz installed. # cd /root && ftp http://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/`uname -r`/src.tar.gz && tar -xzf /root/src.tar.gz -C /usr/src # uname -r 5.4 # pwd /usr/src # ls -la ...
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Can pf be used to modify HTTP Headers and Contents?

I'm looking at options to replace my router with something that offers me more options for content filtering and also content modification. One of the things that I want to do is to modify HTTP ...
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Are there GPG-signed OpenBSD ISOs with which I can verify an installation disc?

Are there GPG-signed OpenBSD ISOs that I can download and later verify the downloaded file? Or at least a GPG-signed shasum?
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Status of 5GHz support for 802.11 WiFi devs in BSD (2014)

To put it simply, 2.4GHz band doesn't work anymore due to the plethora of various Wi-Fi and other devices, whereas 5GHz is still almost entirely empty. Do any of the BSDs -- FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, ...
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OpenBSD with adsuck: nslookup works, other applications not

(The problem that nslookup works but other applications can't resolve name is asked very often, mainly for windows. I read a lot of these answers but none of them was applicable.) I use OpenBSD with ...
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How do I stop charging the battery way prior to 100% in OpenBSD?

I'm thinking about using a netbook as an OpenBSD server. I'd like it to have UPS -- so the integrated battery is quite useful. However, I'm very familiar with the batteries going dead very quickly ...
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VPN piggybacked on two mobile phone wifi hotspots

I cannot get 1Gbps at home, so instead of wasting money on slow landline internet with extra traffic limits and ridiculous overage fees, only to wait in the console until my stuff downloads/uploads, ...
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What does “link#1” mean?

netstat -rn Routing tables Internet: Destination Gateway Flags Refs Use Mtu Interface default 75.126.68.49 UGS 7 1203 - pcn0 ...
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Why can't I modify OpenBSD securelevel?

I just installed an OpenBSD. I edited "vi /etc/rc.securelevel" and set the securelevel from 1 to 0. Saved the file, then rebooted. But after the reboot the sysctl states the securelevel is still 1. ...
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cannot start PostgreSQL on OpenBSD 5.4 through rc.d

I've installed the postgresql-server package on OpenBSD 5.4 amd64, and I try starting it through its rc.d script, however, it doesn't look like it's running after that. opti# /etc/rc.d/postgresql ...
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What is “Charlie &” in the gecos field on OpenBSD for root?

Question: what is "Charlie &" for the root user? I didn't gave "Charlie &" for gecos field, I think I didn't gave any at all. ps.: the "/sbin/nologin" doesn't matters, I just tested ...
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openbsd: why quirks-1.87 was installed all of a sudden?

I was trying to install mysql on OpenBSD; instead, somehow quirks-1.87 was installed, whereas mysql was claimed to not be found. Why? opti# setenv PKG_PATH ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/`uname ...
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openBSD w/ KDE 3.5 - no text in menus or any gui's

I just installed KDE 3.5 on my new openBSD 5.4 i386 box. At the moment I don't know that much about openBSD or Unix. For that matter, this is my learning-box. I installed KDE from a mirror, and when ...
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Hotplug NIC on openbsd running in KVM [closed]

I'm having a hard time while trying to configure hotplugd on an OpenBSD5.4 VM running in KVM. When I attach the NIC to the host something goes really wrong and I lose all connection with the VM so I ...
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How do I read an acpidump in OpenBSD?

The acpidump utility used to provide human-readable decoding of the DSDT data, however, it seems like this is no longer available in the recent version of OpenBSD. It looks like the last release with ...
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Does OpenBSD have a limit to the number of file descriptors?

What's the maximum number of file descriptors that a process can get on OpenBSD successfully? For example, there is an openfiles limit in login.conf(5) in OpenBSD. If I want to have as many file ...
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BSD browser information

I am developing an application and I need some BSD browser information. Specifically the output of http://browserspy.dk/browser.php If someone could post the output of Firefox on FreeBSD. OpenBSD ...
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putting extra hops into traceroute6 on OpenBSD

I'm running OpenBSD, or maybe FreeBSD. I don't have lots of IPv4 addresses to waste, but who doesn't have a few billion of IPv6 ones? How do I add some extra IPv6 hops to a traceroute6, around pf(4) ...
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How to modify mount options in an OpenBSD install?

How exactly can I modify different mount options for a FS at an OpenBSD install? IT's crazy, but I just can't find it. I'm at here: W # Use (W)hole disk or (E)dit the MBR? E # Use (A)uto layout, ...
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turn off buffering for `hping` in OpenBSD

It would appear that the output from hping is fully buffered when piped to perl for further line-by-line processing, so piping hping to perl doesn't work. hping --icmp-ts example.ca | perl -ne 'if ...
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Why is it needed to erase the first MByte of an OpenBSD CRYPTO device?

from: http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/man.cgi?query=bioctl The following command, executed from the command line, would configure the device softraid0 with one special device (/dev/sd2e) and an ...
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How to enable Broadcom wireless BCM 4313 on OpenBSD?

Is there any hack/tip/trick to make this specific Broadcom Wireless work with OpenBSD? After digging some FreeBSD-wireless threads and OpenBSD-tech/OpenBSD-misc, I noticed that adding the PCI vendor ...
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Shell script to find what package provides a file on OpenBSD

# for i in `pkg_info -q`; do pkg_info -L "$i" | grep ^/ | sed "s/^/$i/g" | perl -pe 's/\//\t\//'; done | grep tasklist.desktop xfce4-panel-4.10.0p2 ...
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Are there tools to build a LiveCD based on OpenBSD in the Linux environment?

I'm currently on Ubuntu and I want to build an OpenBSD 5.3 LiveCD customized for my own needs. I found the perfect tool to build a Linux LiveCD - live-build. I'm looking for the same, but to create ...
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How can I capture an OpenBSD install console?

So.. How can I save the text that is based on Q/A's when installing an OpenBSD 5.3? Or I only have the choice to manually type the texts down? or an OCR software using printscreens?
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How do I check out the OpenBSD web site via CVS?

I recently read this on the OpenBSD misc mailing list: "John Darrah" writes: > Hi. Would it be possible to get SSL on the OpenBSD website(s)? > It would be just a couple lines to change in ...
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tcpdump syntax error when specifying portrange as documented

I am using tcpdump on OpenBSD and trying to learn it from a primer on it. I want to capture a range of ports, but it seems how this is done has changed. I can't even find portrange as a keyword in ...
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How to “bond” sshd to only a given interface? [duplicate]

How can I limit sshd to only listen on given interface when using OpenBSD 5.3?