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Setting up a VDSL router on OpenBSD & NIC with TCO support

this is my first question and I hope I do everything correct. Thanks for setting up serverfault - such a site was missing in the internet for a long time now. In the next few weeks I will get my VDSL ...
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DNSSEC and IPSec DNS Server and DNS Client Configuration

I'm about to deploy DNSSEC for some of my domains and as I was getting ready I did some reading on the subject. I came across some Microsoft Technet articles talking about Name Resolution Policy Table ...
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Outline squid server - redirect traffic with pf

What's my goal: know what employee are looking in Internet (what pages, how long etc; no caching). What I did: install squid on openBSD Problem: I see whole traffic (tcpdump), but I can't redirect ...
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OpenBSD pf - implementing the equivalent of an iptables DNAT

Short version Server A (OpenBSD 4.7) connects to server B (Windows). IP of server B changes. Server A should be able to connect to server B to both the old and new IP. We cannot configure multiple ...
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How to configure something like “Reflexive ACL” on OpenBSD?

My U-Verse modem has something called "Reflexive ACL" described as Reflexive ACL: When IPv6 is enabled, you can enable Reflexive Access Control Lists to deny inbound IPv6 traffic unless this ...
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How to make OpenVPN use VIA Padlock on OpenBSD?

I've bought a VIA based router for the only purpose to run OpenVPN on it. Unfortunately it seems that Padlock is not used. Here is the important part from dmesg: OpenBSD 4.8 (GENERIC) #136: Mon Aug ...
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VPN with NAT-T between OpenBSD and Microsoft ISA

A customer of ours is setting up an ISA-Cluster in private network address range and we have to build a VPN connection with them. There is no way avoiding NAT-T and this is where we get to a problem: ...
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tuning tips for CPU load for OpenBSD guest on qemu-kvm Server

I have a CentOS KVM Server running 1 OpenBSD, 1 CentOS and 2 FreeBSD guests. Only the openBSD guest has a higher CPU load on the KVM Server. 8-10% on Server whilst Guest is at idle. The only service ...
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OpenBSD routing: Cannot reach gateway from IF configured to static block

When trying to set up an OpenBSD router I've run into an apparent routing problem. I have a 1U machine with 6 gigabit NICs (em0-em5). My ISP provided me with the following: xx.xx.97.246/28 static ...
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Setting up IPSEC on LAN between two hosts (OpenBSD)

Trying to use IPSEC between two hosts on a LAN. No VPN involved Using OpenBSD 5.8 (in VirtualBox). I'd prefer to use OpenBSD's built-in support for IPSEC and not a third-party. Two hosts: 10.0.2.10 ...
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OpenBSD - Image on a new, bigger disk - how to use the extra space

Our present OpenBSD server needed more disk space, so we replaced the 13 GB disk (it's pretty old too) with 150GB. An image was made and then restored on the new disk. So far, so good. The new disk ...
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Openbsd init script for ssh VPN tunnel

I have a server hosting SSH tunnels and Openbsd 4.5 clients connecting to it. Things work just fine but I am in the need of automating the connection from the client to the server. So that if the ...
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Is there an equivalent of LinuxIMQs in BSD?

Is there an equivalent of LinuxIMQs in BSD ? From linuximq.net: The imq device has two common usage cases: Ingress shaping: With linux only egress shaping is possible (except for the ingress ...
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OpenBSD configuration: Client unable to mount via NFS using Berkeley Automounter (amd)

What I am trying to do is to have my openBSD client (OpenBSD 4.9) auto mount a Linux NFS file system (Scientific Linux 6.1). So far, I am not sure if it is configured correctly. To get things out of ...
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OpenBSD installation on 2 slices

What if I really need OpenBSD to be installed on 2 slices (on virtual machine and not for production purposes): / swap instead of 6: / swap /tmp /var /usr /home I suppose that I must create ...
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OpenBSD firewall - netbook hardware option - pros and cons

I'm considering putting OpenBSD on a netbook for use as a firewall. I am entertaining the idea of using a netbook because it has a built-in screen and keyboard, built-in battery backup, and a ...
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How can I install OpenBSD to a SSD without a Optical Drive?

I'm searching for an OpenBSD bootable image that I can install on SSD to run pf on. I've found these images for m0n0wall and pfSense but not for OpenBSD alone. Can somebody link me to an image with ...
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PF OpenBSD states

We have an OpenBSD server used as firewall using the famous pf. The firewall is connected to the Internet form one side and to a local network form the other. we are experiencing a connection outage ...
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Where does openBSD store the IP address?

I have an openBSD firewall, and I would really like to know in which file the IP adress of the firewall is stored. And also where can I see if it set up to be with static IP or dhcp? Edit by pauska: ...
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How to block MAC address in pf firewall

I want to block particular MAC address on PF firewall. I know PF firewall works on the Layer 3 i.e it operates on the IP addresses rather than MAC address.But is there any way to block the MAC address ...
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Having trouble increasing WordPress memory limit on nginx server

I am trying to increase the memory limit on my nginx php-fpm server for wordpress. Specifically the Wordpress plugin WooCommerce needs more available memory. I've set the following in ...
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Why does the “boot>” prompt in OpenBSD disappear at startup?

I came home today to find my network unresponsive, and I have managed to narrow the culprit down to my OpenBSD 4.3 firewall. I attempted to power cycle it, but now at boot time it hangs, and all I ...
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Continuous Data Protection on Openbsd

I was wondering if there is anything similar to Continuous Data Protection that is available for openbsd?
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Is there any advantage setting OpenBSD as Domain Controller instead a Windows 2008?

I have an OpenBSD 4.6 installation with LDAP ports configured correctly. I can create users and other objects. But, I'm a Windows user and I know how easy is create and configure a domain controller. ...
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How can I resume installation of a package from ports?

I have a virtual machine in VMWare Workstation 7.0 with OpenBSD 4.4 and I was installing some ports. Most of them were installed correctly but not two. I had to cancel them because the system didn't ...
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What's the proper way to get smtpd (OpenSMTPD) to pick up changes to smtpd.conf?

I'm new to OpenBSD and in the process of learning OpenSMTPD. I would have expected some sort of "restart" option from the smtpctl command, but it only has a stop with no start which might force a ...
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IPSec VPN set up (Windows)

I am working on a project which needs to call a web service that can only be accessed whilst being connected via a VPN. The legacy platform that we're migrating from ran on OpenBSD and used the ...
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OpenBSD Nginx/PHP/MariaDB/PHP-FPM Stack

I have a minimal OpenBSD 5.7 amd64 install in VMware where I have installed matching versions of PHP and PHP-FPM, plus nginx, and mariadb using pkg_add. I configure all the services, and get nginx to ...
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OpenLDAP on OpenBSD 4.6 — no bdb?

I'm trying to find any possible way to run my backend database for OpenLDAP on OpenBSD 4.6 as bdb. There is indication that ldbm isn't transactional and has data integrity issues. The OpenBSD ...
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OpenVPN Client Config Dir - where common name includes non-utf8 characters?

How do one go about handling individual client configurations in OpenVPN where the common name of the certificate includes non-UTF8 characters (Such as Swedish names)? I had a look at the OpenVPN ...
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https not working on OpenBSD 5.8 & 5.9 guests running in VMWare Fusion 8 Pro

The set up is as per title: freshly installed OpenBSD (I've tested both 5.8 and 5.9) are having networking issues when run inside VMWare Fusion 8 Pro (OS X host). Downloading http files of any size ...
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Different permissions for different groups on one folder in OpenBSD?

Is it possible to have filesystem permission ACL's (or similar) in OpenBSD? I'm trying to make a folder where one group has read-write access while a different group has read-only access. I don't want ...
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OpenBSD: Gateway outside subnet (works in Linux)

We need to set up an OpenBSD host to use a default gateway that's outside of it's subnet. This is all I need to do on Linux (not the actual IPs) to achieve it: ifconfig eth0 33.33.33.33/31 up route ...
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How to reduce the timeout for TIME_WAIT connections on OpenBSD?

I'm running http_load on OpenBSD 5.2, to test how good my nginx setup is, and I've noticed that cold runs are much faster than warm runs, and with every run the performance goes down very dramatically ...
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OpenBSD pf 'match in all scrub (no-df)' causes HTTPS to be unreachable on mobile network

First of all: excuse me for my poor usage of the English language. For several years I'm experiencing problems with the 'match in all scrub (no-df)' rule in pf. I can't find out what's happening ...
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Where OpenBSD stores information about pseudo interfaces

everybody. On my OpenBSD machine i have several pseudo interfaces for vlan that looks like vlan3: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 lladdr 00:04:e2:c5:02:2b ...
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OpenBSD in a virtual box as a firewall

Is there any merit in installing a virtual machine with OpenBSD and pf (or any other simple and secure OS + iptable) on a mac laptop and routing all the traffic through that machine? I read a similar ...
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PHP script unable to email on OpenBSD Apache

I have a webserver running OpenBSD 4.7 and PHP 5.2.12 out of the ports tree. There is a small contact page that is supposed to send an email to a specific address. When I fill in the form using a web ...
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Setting up NTP on 2 Linux boxes and one OpenBSD box

I have been tasked with getting an NTP client working on two Linux machines and an OpenBSD machine. The machines are arranged like this: NTPServer / \ / \ L1 L2 ...
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SFTP Timeout on download

my server keeps timing out when i attempt to download a handfull of files at once. i'm running ubuntu 10.4 LTS sshd_config contains the following tweaks: Subsystem sftp internal-sftp Match group ...
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OpenBSD Wireless Bridge, outbound traffic gets no response

So fun times this weekend trying to build a simple OpenBSD bridge for my XBox360. I want my ural network card to be bridged with my re network card to forward some traffic. Bleh. I essentially cloned ...
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Two identically configured sendmails, one of them is not delivering mail

I have two identically configured OpenBSD machines that use sendmail for mail delivery. I basically made no changes to the sendmail install other than setting up an alias root: systems@example.com on ...
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IPv6 IPsec between two native IPv6 networks

Assume I have two networks, A and B, on sites either side of the globe. Both have native IPv6 and are using (hypothetically) just IPv6. IPv4 no longer exists. They can both access the internet ...
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Openbsd 5.7: IPv6 advertisement not working

--context-- I have a Sokeris with 8 interfaces: em0 is connected to a bridge router (ISP) and em2 is connected to my DMZ network (web servers). I got from my ISP a /56 prefix and 2 DNS IPs but no ...
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openbsd pf squid transparent proxy using a bridge

I want to use OpenBSD 5.7 as a filtering bridge in front of my router, and as part of that run a transparent proxy (squid 3.5.1) to manage web access. I have set up the openbsd machine as a bridge, ...
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Authenticating OpenBSD 5.6 to Windows server 2008R2 active directory?

How do I make openBSD to authenticate to Windows server 2008R2? I currently have installed Identity Management for Unix (IDMU). Also I have installed login_ldap in openbsd. but I dont know what to ...
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Forcing a password change on OpenBSD

On OpenBSD 5.6 I need to provision a number of user accounts with default passwords. I would like users, upon their first SSH login, to be forced to change their passwords from the default. On CentOS ...
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Active CARP network loop

I have to setup, no matter what, a cluster of 3 active OpenBSD 5.5 with CARP on 3 separate ESXi 5.5 hosts. I think I'm close to the end but I have this message in /var/log/messages : carp0: replay ...
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Server name no longer available OpenBSD

I've been scratching my head with this for a while and don't seem to be getting any closer to a solution at the system level. I have asked the same question at SuperUser but so far the answers didn't ...
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Port forwarding with URL on OpenBSD 4.5

I need to setup forwarding on gateway machine with following request from client: Is it possible to setup pf.conf on OpenBSD 4.5 machine, but instead IP address to have given URL such as ...