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Questions tagged [netbsd]

NetBSD is an open-source Unix-like operating system. It is descended from Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) and one of the three most popular BSD operating systems.

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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 user@...
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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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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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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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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 web server performance

I am interesting in the difference web server performance between Linux, FreeBSD and NetBSD since I have heard that NetBSD and FreeBSD have the good TCP/IP implementation. As the result, I setup VMs ...
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Poor IPsec over GRE performances

I have set up an IPsec over GRE connection with a remote host, both are NetBSD 6.1 based. The "client" is connected to the Internet through a 400Mbps fiber connection. The "server" is located on a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Webserver farm with NFS share (autofs failure)

I am trying to set up the farm of webservers, consisting of the internal, external and worker servers. The actual sites content is stored on internal NFS server deep in internal network. All sites ...
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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. ...