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Using pfctl to block website [Mac OS X]

I am looking at using pfctl to block unwanted websites on Mac OS X. I know that you can use the hosts file to block websites. However, I would like to block a website including its subdomains. I have ...
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OpenBSD - doas.conf (operation not permitted)

First time OpenBSD user and trying to setup and configure a simple doas but I can't figure out the correct syntax. I set up a doas.conf file in /etc to test using the following: permit :wheel permit ...
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Compile project with cmake for OpenBSD 5.9

I'm writing a shell and have compiled and run it with Ubuntu. It previously built and ran with OpenBSD 5.9 earlier, but now I get compiler error that I don't understand. $ make [ ...
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Checking that $((a * b)) evaluates in my own shell [closed]

POSIX seems to define that a shell should be able to evaluate like a calculator the expression $(( a * b)) where * is a binary operator +, - or *. I programmed such a calculator for my own shell and ...
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How to benchmark different shells [closed]

I want to know if shell 1 is better for a job than shell 2 with a test that I handle maybe with shell 3 for example ksh, dash, bash or zsh. I use a test script that builds my projects, starts it,feed ...
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OpenBSD 5.9 in Virtual Box

Can we confirm that bidirectional copy paste won't work between Virtual box and host os? I have installed OpenBSD 5.9 in VirtualBox where it runs fine and I want to enable copy paste between guest and ...
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OpenBSD 5.9 can't preload library ''

I develop for Linux and OpenBSD and sometimes I get the error can't preload library - do you know what it means? The exact output I got was: : can't preload library When I try to run scripts ...
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OpenBSD 5.9 fetching the source code via CVS after fresh installation of OpenBSD 5.9 # anoncvssh: cant' load library 'libc.so.84.2' [closed]

I use OpenBSD for 4 years on this hardware, without any problems. Since I'm using this computer as a build system, each release will be reinstalled. Then, OpenBSD will be raised to stable, with cvs. ...
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Can all of fork(), exec() and system() be wrong? [closed]

I understand why it could be less than best practice if I write C code that executes shell commands by calling system() and that it's better to use exec and fork but then a very experienced C ...
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Connect to commercial VPN on OpenBSD 5.9

I recently installed OpenBSD 5.9 and I'm trying to get it functional enough to use as a replacement for Debian. One thing where I hit a brick wall is connecting to my VPN. I use a commercial VPN which ...
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How to enable pkg_add for OpenBSD

I installed and run OpenBSD and I wanted to install git but there were no repositories for OpenBSD 5.9. What should I do if I want to install some programs with pkg_add?
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OpenBSD httpd.conf conditionals

Note: this question is about the built-in OpenBSD http server named httpd and its configuration. It does not apply to any other web servers. Is it possible to make runtime conditional configurations ...
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OpenBSD stripdown

I recently tried to install OpenBSD to my Soekris net4526, but the 64MB onboard memory is too small. Is there any way to make OpenBSD smaller, because even the smallest configuration (bsd and ...
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OpenBSD cannot find host names

I have a openBSD instance under vultr. I installed OpenBSD 5.8 and I can ssh into it just fine. But I cant seem to be able to use pkg_add, ftp, ping or any other internet dependent program. For ...
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I have 5 IP addresses and use opensmtpd as the mail server on Debian 8.3. The mail server uses the main IP as standard

I have 8 IP addresses on my RootServer, and use OpenSMTPD as the mail server on Debian 8.3. The mail server uses the main IP as standard Ip. How can I tell the mail server www.OpenSMTPD.org to use a ...
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HTTP proxy in OpenBSD 5.8 (replacing Apache ProxyPass)

I'm trying to replace Apache with OpenBSDs httpd but can't figure out what to do with my ProxyPass statements. In apaches conf it looks like this ProxyPass /someurl ...
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Setting up IPSEC on LAN between two hosts (OpenBSD)

I originally asked this on ServerFault, but got nothing. Hoping there are some OpenBSD experts here Trying to use IPSEC between two hosts on a LAN. No VPN involved Using OpenBSD 5.8 (in VirtualBox). ...
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I have a stable release with OpenBSD 5.8 built. I'd like to upgrade OpenBSD 5.8 now on stable!

The new kernel bsd I just copy with scp on the root server /bsd. scp /usr/rel/bsd base58.tgz man58.tgz vim@10.10.10.10:/ && ssh -l vim 10.10.10.10 && cd / && tar -xzvphf ...
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I use OpenSMTPD on OpenBSD 5.8! How can I automatically encrypt E-mail with OpenSMTPD

How can I automatically encrypt all outgoing E mail? My scenario: I use XXXX@gmail.com as my relay for all Emails my OpenSMTPD Server forwards All Emails to me as well as all Emails from somewhere to ...
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alias su='su -' in .kshrc

I'm on OpenBSD 5.8, new to ksh and I put the string alias su='su -' in my .kshrc file as the only line. After logging in via ssh alias su gives me su alias not found and $(cat .kshrc) ...
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OpenBSD- ignoring a particular keypress

I am using a Lenovo Yoga and the screen always sends out some "keystrokes" to indicate its orientation or simply being open, I don't know. On Linux, I could ignore those keystrokes with setkeycodes ...
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Fatal IO error 35 - X problem

Edit: Everything works well on OpenBSD 5.9 Good job! I have a problem with running X on my OpenBSD 5.8. Hardware is Lenovo m57 USFF with Core 2 Duo and Intel GMA3100 graphic. machdep.allowaperature ...
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Kill process on specific port

It has been asked before but how to do it with OpenBSD? I tried some different method but none worked. $ sudo fuser -k 80/tcp fuser: 80/tcp: No such file or directory $ kill $(sudo lsof -t -i:80) ...
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Is it possible to upgrade OpenBSD over a network?

I have an OpenBSD 5.5 system that I once had physical access to and I was able to plug in a monitor to upgrade from 5.0 to 5.5. Now it is installed in a location away from my residence in a spot ...
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OpenBSD: is safe to delete /usr/src?

After I successfully upgraded OpenBSD, I wanted to upgrade my sources. I want to know, is it safer to delete /usr/src and then extract src.tar.gz, or is it better to preserve the already existing ...
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How do you configure the mail command to read Maildir instead of the default mbox on OpenBSD?

By default the mail command on OpenBSD seems to read from mbox files. I configured smtpd to ... deliver to mbox and I was able to read newly delivered mail using the mail command. I want to switch to ...
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User creation during authentication

I'm working with OpenBSD 5.6 and the goal is that I need to create user when he or she tries to authenticate with specific password. I've written a script for this purpose and everything goes ok but ...
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How to install pkg_add in a fresh OpenBSD 5.8 installation?

I installed OpenBSD into a Virtualbox using the install58.iso and installing all sets. Now I want to install more packages via pkg_add which is not in the users nor roots path. How do I get pkg_add? ...
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Configuring OpenBSD's PF as a router

I am running OpenBSD 4.4, I copied the template from https://markshroyer.com/guides/router/ch07.html for /etc/pf.conf and edited it to match my network. When I start it I get syntax errors on only ...
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How to run VirtualBox on OpenBSD?

I'm trying to find a way to run VirtualBox on an OpenBSD host. I know there is a port for FreeBSD. I also know there is a Linux compatibility layer in OpenBSD. Would this Linux compatability feature ...
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OpenBSD: Move directories larger than X to new directory

I'm accessing OpenBSD via SSH and I'm wanting to create a command to find directories larger than 20MB and copy them to a new directory, keeping all folder structure. So far I have this: find ...
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Git “write failed, file system is full fatal: unable to write new_index file”

I am running OpenBSD 5.7 and am modifying the kernel for a university assignment. It's running in a virtual machine. I cloned the repository into '/usr/src' and started to modify 1 file. I went $ ...
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Archive of old OpenBSD snapshots

Sometimes when you install a new OpenBSD snapshot, something is broken and you want to return to a previous snapshot. If you are lucky there is still a mirror who hasn't synced to the latest version. ...
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Is it possible to store user's crontab in user's git repository on OpenBSD?

On OpenBSD and with OpenBSD's cron and crontab, is it possible to store the crontab(5) of a user in a git repository of the same user? What would be the proper way to accomplish something like this? ...
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Looking for help with the new rtwn(4) driver for OpenBSD

EDIT 1: Patch from the mailing list I got in touch with the original poster about the card, and he gave me a patch to try out. I will apply it, recompile the kernel, and report my findings. If it ...
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How to use accent keys with US keyboard on OpenBSD 5.7?

I have a machine running OpenBSD 5.7. The keyboard is a standard US 101 keys keyboard. /etc/kbdtype is set to us. I'd like to use dead keys (ie. pressing ' and a should yield an a with an acute ...
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Can I install FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD and DragonFly on one disc?

Is it possible to install all of FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD and DragonFly BSD on a single disc? What would be the proper procedure for success, and what are the caveats?
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How do I set a wireless static IP address on an OpenBSD 5.7 laptop?

I have a typical laptop situation. When I'm at my desk, I want to be hooked up to the network via ethernet, and when I want to sit on the back deck, I'd like to be on wireless. I have ethernet setup ...
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KeePass on OpenBSD and libpng error

I am trying to run KeePass on OpenBSD. I installed Mono from packages and downloaded KeePass-2.30-portable. Unforunately I can't start KeePass because of this errors: SendMessage (27263013, 0x112c, ...
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Unable to mount USB flash drive on OpenBSD

My machine on which was installed OpenBSD 5.7-stable, was booted up with my USB 2.0 flash drive plugged into a USB 2.0 port. I logged in as root, opened up a terminal and typed: mount /dev/sd1i ...
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Why I can't unpack .tar.bz2 or .tar.xz files?

I'm having a problem unpacking files when I try to build from source on my OpenBSD First I thought it was just corrupted files but after it happened to many different programs and from different ...
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Where are SSH init scripts located?

I'm following the best security practices of SSH, via this link and the link states: We should remove the unused keys and only generate a large RSA key and an Ed25519 key. Your init scripts may ...
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Convert .fnt to .ttf?

In FreeBSD's /usr/share/syscons/fonts one finds the syscons-fonts in .fnt-format. Is there a way to convert them to .ttf format?
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Remove/Uninstall desktop environment from second user account on OpenBSD

During the installation process of OpenBSD 5.7, I created a user account, user1, belonging to wheel group. Subsequently I installed a desktop environment after logging into my user account. This ...
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How to duplicate a daemon?

I want to run two instances of dnscrypt client proxies, but I'm having trouble making them automatically start at boot. Here is what I tried: In rc.local, this is the first: ...
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Unable to surf internet with VPN on OpenBSD

I am using OpenBSD 5.7-amd64 with the latest patches applied. I downloaded and installed OpenVPN (package version: openvpn-2.3.6.tgz) available for OpenBSD 5.7 using the following command: sudo ...
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Need to remove a line in fstab on OpenBSD

I thought it would be easier for me to mount flash drives automatically if I did the following to fstab: /dev/sd1i /mnt/usb (sd1i is found from sysctl hw.disknames) I rebooted the box with the USB ...
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Gnome desktop environment: how to get it working on OpenBSD?

I have OpenBSD 5.7-amd64 installed and patched with all the latest available fixes. I would like to have a minimal Gnome desktop environment and I did the following to my user account (not root ...
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Can not divert packet to pf when configure transparent squid 3.4.13 on OpenBSD 5.7

I am trying to build transparent proxy with squid on OpenBSD 5.7 with pf firewall. I compile squid from sources with options: $ squid -v Squid Cache: Version **3.4.13** configure options: ...
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Chromium User Agent String on FreeBSD or OpenBSD

I'm in need of a recent Chromium user agent string from a FreeBSD or OpenBSD desktop with the default user agent string. I can only find Chrome useragent strings but no mention of Chromium. Other ...