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Archive & analyse network logs from NetBSD on another machine

I want to use the the new NetBSD's NPF firewall on a gateway that also has the legal obligation to log the traffic for 1 year. To offload the gateway, I though to put the logging stuff (and IDS, quota ...
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How to log ssh client connection/command?

I would like to know how i could log SSH command lines a user is using on a server. For exemple, if the user Alex on my server is doing the following set of commands : $ cd /tmp $ touch myfile $ ssh ...
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netbsd: How to read cdrom labels

I'm trying to create a NetBSD image to be used on my opennebula cloud, and for its contextualization I need to look for a disk labeled "CONTEXT", in fact it is a cdrom, usually on debian I would look ...
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Password Change With Command Line On NetBSD

How can I change root password with one line command on NetBSD? On FreeBSD, it's something like this echo "password" | pw mod user root -h 0 ;
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ssh tunnel refusing connections with “channel 2: open failed”

All of a sudden (read: without changing any parameters) my netbsd virtualmachine started acting oddly. The symptoms concern ssh tunneling. From my laptop I launch: $ ssh -L 7000:localhost:7000 ...
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NetBSD syslog timestamp format

Syslog uses a timestamps like the following: Sep 19 13:36:56 Is there a way to adjust the format (to add the year for example) without touching the source code? I am some what shocked to find that ...
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Which BSD best suited to run as VMware guest?

I want to deploy a VM to serve DNS and files (via NFS) to other *nix systems in my infrastructure. Due to reasons beyond my control, I need a very light OS, so I naturally choose the *BSD family. ...
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ZFS or hardware RAID5

I got couple servers not long time ago with pre-installed hardware RAID5. I plan to use those servers as a dedicated NAS (with some VMs) on my LAN. Currently I see these options: disconnect HDDs ...
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Portable firewall rules for Linux and Free/Net/Open/DragonFlyBSD

I need apply the same rules (lists of IPs with allow and drop rules) in firewalls of Linux and *BSD. Do you know some application (CLI) for to convert a list of rules in the specific format of each ...
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What are some specific changes you make when hardening a new NetBSD install?

I know most of the general advice: "turn off unnecessary services", "no really, turn off unnecessary services", "least privilege", etc. I've also seen a few guides and/or tools, e.g., Bastille, for ...
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Best OS for a web server hosting dynamic content in Apache?

I have the freedom to pick an OS for a server, so I want to dedicate my time and effort in learning one platform. My main objective is to start with something that would be as efficient as possible ...
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Troubles installing KDE with pkgsrc

Im in school right now and I have taken two classes, Networking and Unix Development, that focus on C programming in Unix. Specifically we have been using NetBSD for our machines that we develop on ...
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OS router distribution with very low memory footprint?

I'm looking for an os router distribution with a very low memory footprint. I want to start it in a VM to join multiple VM subnets together in a lab environment. Anything that requires that the host ...
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NetBSD 5.0 SMP Perfomance for Dom0/DomU

Since the release of NetBSD 5.0, it is said that the work of Doran Andrew concerning SMP in the NetBSD kernel has improve drastically performance for multi-threaded and/or multi-core processors. ...