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My simple Time Machine on top of NFS

Posted on 2016-07-24 13:58:00 by Vincent in NFS

In this post I'll explain what I did in order to have the concept of Time machine on my NFS server. As you can imagine this solution relies mainly on the HardLink concept and use rsync to perform the tasks. All of this is embedded in a small shell script. It works well on my OpenBSD machine, but should also works on any Unix-like machines.

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OpenBSD as an encrypted NAS

Posted on 2016-07-19 15:53:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd NFS

I'll explain how I've configured OpenBSD in order to have an encrypted Network Area Storage

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How I've tuned OpenBSD to become my house's firewall

Posted on 2016-07-14 15:25:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd

In this post I'll explain what I did to filter the internet access in my house. You will see that the access is based on simple rules and is not the same for every users.

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Build a Read only system with OpenBSD

Posted on 2016-07-12 12:06:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd

When you have machines that must run 24x7, you must take into account the problem of powercut. To my eyes there is 2 possible solutions:

  • use an UPS
  • have a readonly operating system

In this post, I'll describe how you can easily transform your OpenBSD machine into a Read-only system.

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First thing first, let's start with my Alarm system.

Posted on 2016-07-10 13:41:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd

I'll explain how I've used OpenBSD to monitor my house. Which machine, which devices, how it's send SMS"

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How I've started with OpenBSD

Posted on 2016-07-09 12:43:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd

I'm using open source systems since 1998; mainly Linux at the beginning, but since several years I'm using more and more openBSD. I'll explain why and how in later posts on this blog. Initially, it was to manage my alarm system based on velleman's k8000 kit. Today all machines around me are running OpenBSD (even this blog), and few Linux.

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