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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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Need help with the webserver by OpenBSD 5.8 'httpd'

The configuration is as documented here but when I move my index.html to /var/www/htdocs/index.html my browser finds nothing! It always jumps to www.example.com/cgi-bin/bgplg! The httpd webserver ...
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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

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 is set to 2 I can run X without problems, but for ...
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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 ...
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How to check my DNS chain?

I want to use DNSCrypt to encrypt all my DNS packets, so I tried to do this: on /etc/rc.local : /usr/local/sbin/dnscrypt-proxy -a 127.0.0.1:40 -u _dnscrypt-proxy -d -l /dev/null -R ...
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Why can't I use sudo on OpenBSD?

I'm running OpenBSD 5.7 on VirtualBox on my Windows 7, to learn more about Unix, but I can't use sudo with my password. I've set up a user called adminvpn but when I try to run any command using sudo ...
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openbsd: mpls provider doesn't forward packets

Can anybody help me with next question: I am trying to get mpls test network up like in http://lteo.net/blog/2013/09/03/a-small-mpls-test-network-built-with-openbsd/ or ...
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chroot cannot find cgi file

I am unable to serve or execute a cgi file, and the cause seems to be that chroot is unable to find the cgi file when the permission is set to executable. $>ls -l /var/www/my/dir/test.cgi ...
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Available console solution for a physical machine running OpenBSD?

If we have a physical server running OpenBSD, what are the available remote console solutions for it? Are there any unique methods because it's an OpenBSD? Console of course means if there is no ...
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How do I run inetd at startup on OpenBSD?

I am trying to backup my Synology NAS to my old NAS. The old NAS has to be an rsync compatible server (according to Synology), and the original OS didn't support it. Fortunately OpenBSD supports my ...
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Reading GPG passphrase from the physical keyboard in OpenBSD

I'm using Synergy to control an OpenBSD desktop from a Linux computer (think of it like a VNC client/server). That is to say what I type on the keyboard goes through a network connection before it ...
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How to get IPs via DHCP, through a router from another DHCP server?

ISP -> OpenBSD box -> Wireless router We have an OpenBSD machine that connects directly to the internet, has dhcp/dns cache "server" on it, and forwards the connection to clients via ethernet ...
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macos - local port redirection using pfctl and syntax errors

I am running MacOS(really BSD), and I want to redirect certain traffic over an ssh tunnel using a a local forward. Seems easy enough, but I am repeatedly blocked by the ambiguous "/etc/pf.conf:29: ...
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pkg_add : Error message “ftp() in free(): error: chunk is already free” when installing a new package

I have error message "ftp(xxxxx) in free(): error: chunk is already free" at random times when installing a new package, for example : # pkg_add -i emacs quirks-2.9 signed on 2014-07-31T22:37:55Z ...
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Pfsense source code to build firewall

Pfsense is an open source Firewall based on openBSD kernel. Where can I find the code and how to modify it to build my firewall?
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firefox OpenBSD 5.6 Error no display specified

I bought the 3 CD set for OpenBSD 5.6 and installed OpenBSD 5.6, but it may have used an http site. The installation was successful, signify was happy. Then, I installed the packages on an i386 ...