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Wannabe System Administrator who is continually being pushed into the unreal world of People Administration (go figure?)

May
13
awarded  Yearling
Mar
3
comment how to pass traffic for port 80 not through openvpn?
OpenVPN doesn't filter, the next logical addendum is to use a Proxy server in the local network. Use a proxy configuration for your client browser(s) to go through the LAN Proxy Server.
Oct
16
comment Where does openBSD store the IP address?
If the installer did not recognise a network card, it will happily install OpenBSD without reference to a network card (i.e. there is no /etc/hostname.*) Where this is the case, you can use `dmesg' after you've installed a network card (or boot the OS on a new machine with a network card.) Using the information of the 'network card' from dmesg, you can then create your own /etc/hostname.* file. For example: dmesg may tell you it identified a network card bge0. You can now configure /etc/hostname.bge0 to store configuration for that NIC.
May
17
answered mx record for a mail sender only server
Jan
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
24
answered Unable to send mail using email client via my mail server
Sep
27
comment What is the best Jabber server (software)?
+1 for ejabberd. Have 2 x servers on different continents using a single user-set. Easy to install, configure, maintain.
Sep
27
answered HTTPS only on OpenBSD 4.9?
Sep
27
answered PF OpenBSD states
Aug
16
comment Can I receive mail at another port like 465 instead of default 25 on my mail server?
Most/All mail servers default to using the standard port 25 for SMTP email. Some mail servers, who support TLS for sending email through encrypted transport) AND also support sending email through port 465 (another standadard for sending TLS encrypted email). Your experience is showing that the big mail servers (like yahoo, hotmail) will send at port 25 or port 465. If those people are enough for you, then your set up is fine. People connected to mail servers without support for sending to port 465 will not be able to send you email.
Jul
12
comment How to disable TLS in postfix?
Your log says you were disconnected while trying to send mail (i.e. at MAIL FROM:) stage. To get a clearer picture, you will need more information from the recipient mail server (hopefully a sample log entry.) They seem to be interpreting the error as caused by TLS, but may be something else in their smtpd_sender_restrictions, possibly something like DNS reverse PTR?
May
6
awarded  Yearling
Mar
27
comment OpenBSD and encrypted external HD for NAS - svnd or softraid?
Compatibility? What are the compatibility requirements? If it's only ever readable from an OpenBSD box, then softraid/svnd is viable, if it must be read from a non-OpenBSD box then you may need to look somewhere else.
Jan
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
9
comment Difference between cat 5 and 6 patch panel?
+1 Refer Chopper3's answer for the link to the Wikipedia technical details.
Dec
9
comment OpenBSD firewall - netbook hardware option - pros and cons
Is this for home or work? (if for home, go for it) You should be able to run the firewall on a single NIC, havent looked at it in years. If the firewall fails, how much of a bother is it to put up a replacement or work without a firewall on the boundary?
Dec
9
answered OpenBSD, FreeBSD: your update philosophy?
Nov
11
comment *nix CARP or VMWare Fault Tolerance?
The advantage for CARP would be using pfsync (not sure if it's in pfsense) which synchronises the state tables of the firewall, so when the backup firewall is given control, it continues to pass through traffic previously approved by the now failed original primary.
Nov
11
comment *nix CARP or VMWare Fault Tolerance?
Apologies if I wasn't clear, I was directing comment at the VM Guest behaviour during NIC failure. If VMWare Server can detect the Guest NIC Failure, and treat the guest as failed then you have the same behaviour as CARP.
Nov
11
comment How to run VmWare tools in OpenBSD4.5 with VmWare server 2.0.X
2010.11 Undeadly.org publishes updates to the kernel tool vmt and userland (vmh). The discussion highlights some successes, some shortcomings. undeadly.org/cgi?action=article&sid=20101109181027