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Category: Open Bsd

Block bad visitors with PF

Posted on 2016-11-06 17:04:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd

Those days, when you fire-up a new machine, it takes few hours that bad persons are trying to connect to your machine via ssh, try default URL with default passwords, ...

This post will explain how OpenBSD can easily helps you to ban those persons out of your machine for quite a long time.

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Specific keys on USB keyboards and OpenBSD

Posted on 2016-09-28 22:41:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd

If you are using an USB keyboard, there is standard tool in OpenBSD which allows you to assing specific commands to each of those keys. No need to install extra package, it's already part of the default OpenBSD install

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Best practices for NFS on OpenBSD

Posted on 2016-08-22 19:41:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd NFS

Let me share my expertise for the best parameters of NFS client on a laptop running OpenBSD.

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How OpenBSD find a place in my Hifi installation ?

Posted on 2016-07-26 21:14:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd

I will explain how OpenBSD has become the key element in my Hifi installation. Close to Keff speakers, Arcam amplifier and Cambridge Audio DAC, I've placed a small OpenBSD machine. Why ? How ? I'll explain it.

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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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