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OpenBSD is a BSD variant with a strong security and code correctness focus.

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Mail sent with mutt is not dkim signed

On OpenBSD 6.6 I'm sending mail with mutt and it isn't being DKIM signed. I am new to OpenBSD, mutt, and rspamd, so any help much appreciated. $ cat ~/.muttrc set editor = nano set pager = lynx set ...
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OpenBSD ipsec routing

I have an OpenBSD VM that I wish to connect to my OpenBSD home router with ipsec. The objective is to have a secure channel between my home network and the VM. So I have the following ike conf' on ...
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Where is DHCP data stored on OpenBSD?

I'm currently testing with some DHCP and I'm wondering how I can verify if options like "option host-name" or "option domain-name-servers" really worked on the client machine (OBSD 6.6). Where does it ...
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How do I install OpenBSD/ARM in qemu?

Could you share a specific command line & which file I need to download to make this work? If you have a link to an OpenBSD/ARM image that is already installed (and a commandline to run it), that ...
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Compaq CQ58 with RT3290 and with OpenBsd 6.6 do not want to switch on WiFi card

I have Compaq CQ58 with combo wireless card RT3290. OpenBSD 6.6. Wifi key F12 lights orange. This command: ifconfig ral0 scan says, besides other info, that status: no network and that cannot ...
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OpenBSD Unix Wifi Wireless Networking IDIMAX N150 USB Wifi dongle issue

I was able to successfully install OpenBSD 6.6 on a Dell Latitude e6400 laptop I have, that I installed an SSD drive on. It works great with Ethernet LAN with cat6 cable to my internet router, no ...
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OpenBSD Unix USB Install, BIOS Recognizes hard drive, but OpenBSD Install does not recognize

I have a Dell Latitude e6400 laptop, that I am trying to install on from a USB drive, the BIOS Recognizes the hard drive and also lists the hard drive size, but during install from USB, OpenBSD is ...
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OpenBSD: Where to seek for the source of programs not installed through ports?

in OpenBSD I use pkg_info -E $(which [cmd]) to be supplied with the name of the package/port to the executable/command [cmd]. Having this information I can further look for the source code to the ...
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OpenBSD how to Create node for wd1 block device?

On OpenBSD, during install: Via dmesg | grep wd1 -A1 I know this information: wd1 at pciide0 channel 0 drive 1: <VBOX HARDDISK> wd1 128-sector PIO, LBA, 450MB, 922496 sectors however I cannot ...
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OpenBSD Unix 6.6 Gnome 3.2 Side Effect Issue on Window Manager

I have several older Dell laptops and have been putting them to good use by installing Linux and BSD Unix. I wanted to learn OpenBSD Unix so I installed it on a Dell Vostro 1500 I have with 2Ghz Intel ...
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Bounds in awk regular expression do not work on OpenBSD

This awk expression prints inet 34.45 as expected on OpenBSD: echo "inet 34.45" | awk '/inet [0-9]+\./ { print }' However, when I replace the + with a bound {1,3}, I am not getting any match: echo "...
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Packaging binary release on OpenBSD

I have a tiny application written in go and I've cross-compiled it to various operating systems. Currently my Makefile generates myapp-VERSION-OS-CPUARCH.tar.gz packages to be used as a source ...
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Historically, what was the first OpenBSD remote hole?

On: https://www.openbsd.org/ I can see: Only two remote holes in the default install, in a heck of a long time! I understand the concept what are they pointing out, since other OSes have ...
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Is there anything similar to CrystalDiskMark for UNIX?

If you're shopping for an SSD, you've surely seen one of those screenshots from CrystalDiskMark with a few green squares, and the 2x4 matrix with results of doing read/write tests for the given ...
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How to make a custom OpenBSD distribution?

Goal Create a custom distro that comes with a desktop environment and other desktop utilities, general applications, custom ~/.xsession, etc. Basically, a simple image for usage with OpenBSD ...
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How change wifi network on OpenBSD

I'm connected to the xyz wifi network. I want change to kzq network. I edit the /etc/hostname.if file and I add join kzq without wpa password because it's an open network. Then I run sh /etc/netstart ...
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polkit on OpenBSD

I use xfce which came with a polkit action org.xfce.thunar.policy in /usr/local/share/polkit-1/actions/. This action allow to run thunar as root if you can give the root password. On debian with ...
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ssh-keygen and its -Z option on OpenBSD and on RHEL

I'm following along a rather good text about SSH certificates written for RHEL 6 and openssh-5.3p1-94.el6 (which makes it about 10 years old) while trying to mimic the examples on my OpenBSD-current ...
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OpenBSD pf - redirect all DNS queries to local DNS server

Our little home network: ISP -> ROUTER -> SWITCH -> WIFI APs -> CLIENTS ROUTER: OpenBSD 6.5, giving DHCP+fwing internet to the WIFI APs. Based on https://www.openbsd.org/faq/pf/example1.html#pf and ...
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How to get terminal window to show username@remotedevice as title when logging in remotely to OpenBSD?

I am new to OpenBSD and logging in using Linux Mint with OpenSSH. The current behaviour is when logged in to the the remote device, my terminal's title changes to username@localdevice, but I want it ...
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No gcc executable after pkg_add gcc on OpenBSD

I installed gcc from packages on OpenBSD 6.5 # pkg_add gcc-8.3.0 gcc related files are installed at /usr/local/lib/, but no gcc executable is found. # gcc -bash: gcc: command not found (I'm aware ...
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cut now has a line length limitation?

I had a script, with a 25,000 character input that I was using 'cut' on: ...\n" | cut -c -$LENGTH I didn't use it that frequently, but it was working (oh, about a year or two ago). Granted, my ...
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How to connect to WIFI in OpenBSD?

Question: How to connect to WIFI on OpenBSD? Currently I have tried: # ifconfig iwn0 nwid <network-name> wpa wpapsk `wpa-psk <network-name> <my-passphrase>` But it responds with ...
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What do network interface names mean in OpenBSD?

Question: What do network interface names mean in OpenBSD? My understanding is that on every OpenBSD system the default interface for build-in ethernet is em0. However, how would I figure out which ...
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How to start Lumina by default? [OpenBSD]

Question: How do I configure OpenBSD to start Lumina by default instead of OpenBSD's default desktop environment?
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How to change window managers?

I have been trying to change my window manager from the default cwm to something different (probably OpenBox). Reading some articles online, it appears the configuration would be in the $HOME/....
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Is it possible to use vmm/vmd for non-CLI VMs? [OpenBSD]

Question: Can vmm/vmd/vmctl be used for non-text virtual machines? I have been considering setting up OpenBSD as a dedicated operating system to run virtual machines. However, it appears that these ...
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OpenBSD - How to start x by default?

Question: How to startx by default in OpenBSD? Backstory: I recently reinstalled OpenBSD and it doesn't load the Desktop Environment environment and is text-only upon startup. Personally, I like ...
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OpenBSD - How to manage users that can be SSH into?

Question: How do I disable/enable which users can be connected to via SSH? Can all users be connected into SSH by default or do I need to enable it for the user first?
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OpenBSD - How to set static IP?

Question: How to set static IP in OpenBSD/LibertyBSD? Backstory: I recently purchased a *BSD VPS and have been having some issues with networking. How do I set the IP address?
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Is there a test Suite for netcat (nc)?

Is there a test suite available for the openbsd implementation of netcat? A POSIX compatible test suite would also suffice. Specfically for functional testing. I'm trying to play with the pledges in ...
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What 'file sets' to install on a basic OpenBSD server to be used as a Tor relay?

I want to install a minimal OpenBSD 6.5 (x86_64) server to run a Tor relay. On Debian I would select ssh-server and usually standard system utilities in tasksel for a basic server install. What is the ...
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Running OpenBSD 6.5; “rcctl start xenodm” does not start Xwindows, it returns “xenodm(ok)”

I installed gnome today on OpenBSD 6.5. Since we no longer use startx, I did rcctl enable xenodm. There were no errors. Then I did rcctl start xenodm. The only response was one line of text: xenodm(ok)...
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How does one publish default router preferences using OpenBSD 6.5's rad daemon?

How does one publish default router preferences as defined in RFC 4191 using rad in OpenBSD 6.5? I've read the friendly manual and scanned the source with no success.
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Test suites for utilities (cat, cp etc) Linux or BSD?

Are there any test suites available for the small programs usually shipped with the operating system? Specifically, programs like cp, cat, dd etc (anything in /bin/) on Linux or BSD; OpenBSD being the ...
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man <sth> | grep -A2 “SEE ALSO”

When I'm grepping a man page for the section titles written in capitals, it seems as if they are not there. It works with the same words in lowercase. For example, when I write man <xxx> | grep -...
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How do I increase root partition?

I'm out of space on OpenBSD / and need to increase it. I'm trying but getting an error when writing the new info to disk: > w disklabel: ioctl DIOCWDINFO: Open partition would move or shrink ...
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openbsd installer doesn't recognize disks?

Background: I'm absolutely new to OpenBSD and trying to install OpenBSD 6.5 into Dell G3 3779. At first, the OpenBSD's UEFI bootloader showed that it detected 3 disks, including the bootable USB ...
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Behaviour of “eval” under “set -e” in conditional expression

Consider the commands eval false || echo ok echo also ok Ordinarily, we'd expect this to execute the false utility and, since the exit status is non-zero, to then execute echo ok and echo also ok. ...
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Run command on SSH server whenever a user connects, even if just for tunneling

I'd like to, as the administrator of an OpenBSD ssh jumphost used by multiple people, run a specific command any time any user connects via SSH, even if just for tunneling. Is this possible? I've ...
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How does route-to work in the BSD pf firewall?

I've recently learned about the route-to functionality in the pf firewall, and I wonder how it works. Is it similar to the "policy-based routing" system in linux? How does route-to allow the ...
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OpenBSD Supported Hardware

I've recently installed OpenBSD on my Lenovo Ideapad 510s-14ISK. Unfortunately, it seems that my current network card (Qualcomm Atheros NFA435 QCA9377-5 / NFA 344 QCA6174 WiFi 802.11ac 1x1 + BT) is ...
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Creating intermediate object files to another directory with Makefile

Due to an error made when partitioning the system disk of my OpenBSD box, I'm running out of space on /usr now. openbsd$ df Filesystem 512-blocks Used Avail Capacity Mounted on /dev/sd0a ...
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How can I install a package on OpenBSD?

I installed OpenBSD and then proceeded to download firefox using the PKG_PATH environment. It worked and seemed to run reasonably well but then, wanting to try another browser, I deleted firefox ...
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How to add CA cert to OpenBSD (6.4)

I'm trying to add a CA certificate to OpenBSD. I have copied the conmpany.crt to /etc/ssl/private I have created the .0 file from the certificate (using openssl x509 -hash -noout -in company.crt) I ...
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DNS + DHCP in home lab [closed]

Setting up a home lab. I was originally planning on using static ips for everything and then powerdns + poweradmin for DNS. Recently though it dawned on me that it would be a lot simpler to just use ...
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PS2 keyboard in OpenBSD 6.4

On OpenBSD 6.4 , my usb keyboard is dead so i get a old ps2 keyboard. The problem now is that it is configured as qwerty keyboard and it is a azerty keyboard. I can set it in xfce with : Keyboard ...
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How to see what is using sndiod / audio devices

When running mpc play, after it previously running fine and then opening some browsers, which likely try to play sounds, I receive the following error: Failed to open "sndio output" [sndio]; Failed ...
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Verification of packages in a local mirror

Packages for several BSD and Linux operating systems / distributions are downloaded over a potentially insecure connecting or are later on replaced with a malicious version on the local disk. The ...
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Wrong charset when mounting NFS share on OpenBSD

I have a NFS server running on a Fedora 29 machine and other machines on my network (an Ubuntu box and a Debian VM) mount it properly. But when I mount it on an OpenBSD VM, the charset is wrong, for ...

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