Posts in category OpenBSD
Michael W. Lucas has two bits of mostly-BSD-centric publishing news. One is that a physical version of his DNSSEC Mastery book is now available through Amazon. The other bit is that, having just released an Absolute OpenBSD update, his Absolute FreeBSD book will not see an update… until the FreeBSD installer gets more coherent. (If you [...]
Undeadly spoke with Bill Allaire, winner of the Absolute OpenBSD 2nd Edition auction started by author Michael W. Lucas and reported on by us last month. Bill ended up with the winning bid of $1,145.00 US. Read more...
I am a new Linux user. I use scp to upload files to net-storage provided CDN company. I do not want to overwrite the existing files. How can I prevent overwriting of files when using scp command under Linux, Mac OS X or Unix like operating systems?Read answer to: \"scp: Do not Overwrite Existing File On Linux or (Read more...)
Longtime Undeadly contributor sean writes in with tips and tools for improving your spamd(8) experience: I have been using gray-listing to thwart spamming for what feels like a very long time. I started using it around the release of OpenBSD 3.5. It was an amazing change from a constant storm of spam and just enabling it got rid of 80% [...]
As seen on Author Michael W. Lucas’s blog: Absolute OpenBSD 2nd edition is 50% off in a sort of ‘flash deal’. Grab it today if you are interested, cause I think it’s only for today.
Jasper Lievisse Adriaanse writes in about his (and M:tier\'s) -stable packaging work: Introduction A short while ago an article was published on here on Undeadly, which explained how to use the ports and packages framework. While it was a good read, it focused on -current. This article will show how to keep your -stable syste [...]
Constantine Murenin writes in about his new ports database site, ports.su Taking on espie\'s dated call on doing something cool with databases/sqlports port, and with his own initial work through databases/ports-readmes port, I\'ve decided to fork ports-readmes, and create some very simple web-site to mirror the content generated. [...]
May 1st 2013, Calgary, AB, CA and elsewhere: The OpenBSD project today formally released OpenBSD 5.3, the project\'s 34th release on the steady six monthly release cycle. Notable news in the present release include the a production ready release of OpenSMTPD, a much-renovated dhclient(8), a slew of new drivers for various hardware, O [...]
I am a new vi / vim text editor user and I know how to quit without saving changes. What if I want to wipe out all of the edits I have made in a session and get back to the original file? How do I wipe all changes since opening a file?Read answer to: \"Vi / Vim: (Read more...)
If you're following BSD related news, you probably would have know about Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition. The author is Michael W. Lucas, well known for fantastic technical books (Absolute FreeBSD, Network Flow Analysis, SSH Mastery, DNSSEC Mastery & others ). A while ago, I got hold of this book, Absolute OpenBSD 2nd Edition (in short [...]
Once you\'ve installed your OpenBSD system, packages are there to make your life easier. A works for me/life is good guide for your weekend reading. Installing OpenBSD is easy, and takes you maybe 20 minutes. Most articles and guides you find out there will urge you to take a look at the files in /etc/ and explore the man pages (Read [...]
Peter N. M. Hansteen has a long writeup about using and creating ports on OpenBSD, which is apparently a reprint of an article he wrote for BSD Magazine back in 2008. I don’t remember if I read it, so it’s new to me, in any case. Port and package creation across the BSDs is juuuust close enough that reading (Read more...)
Author Michael Lucas has kindly donated a signed copy of the very first production copy of Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition to an auction benefitting the OpenBSD Foundation: OpenBSD Foundation benefit Auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200913454300 A special auction has been arranged with Michael Luc [...]
Peter Hansteen has an extensive writeup of how he has managed the bsdly.net spam blacklists. Normally I’d stick this article in the Lazy Reading links, but the article is good enough to call out separately. It’s excellent not just for the mechanical aspects of how the blacklists were maintained, but for his strict description o [...]
By now, everyone living in the BSD world would have known that Michael W. Lucas new book on OpenBSD is going to be release soon. By soon, I mean there\'s a couple of weeks more to go. If you have been following Michael\'s blog or read his technical books, you would probably have a taste of his writing style. Which (Read more...)
The very first copy of Absolute OpenBSD (2nd edition), signed by Michael W. Lucas, is being auctioned off in a charity event for OpenBSD. There’s 5 days left to bid, though the price is already somewhere north of $2 per page.
I\'m setting up server on an Amazon EC2 compute instance powered by Suse Enterprise Linux server. I am using the following command to login into the my EC2 compute from OS X/Ubuntu desktop: ssh -i suse-ec2-server-jp.pem firstname.lastname@example.orgI am getting the following error: @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ [...]
It’s a week past Easter and I’m actually tired of eating chocolate. I never thought I’d say that. On fat men and jellybeans, about how the press is reporting DDOS attacks. Related: Reporting on tech stories is very difficult; there’s very little photogenic material. I’d love to have more pictures on the Diges [...]
Constantine A. Murenin writes in about his new BSD source code search engine: Publicly private beta? Instead of devising a new scheme on handing out invitations for a new and improved OpenGrok for the BSDs, why not require IPv6 for the beta? Welcome BXR.SU — Super User\'s BSD Cross Reference, which is launched 2013-04-01 as an IPv6-o [...]
Given the need for constant feature implementation, and the difficulty normal users have altering their running kernels, the OpenBSD project, after nearly a year of testing and rejecting candidates, is proud to announce the selection of LOLCODE as the in-kernel scripting language. Example code implementing a basic firewall function [...]