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News concerning Yabitrot

Posted on 2019-02-19 20:36:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Nas yabitrot

In this blog some news concerning the last changes implemented in yabitrot version 0.4

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A non standard method to update OpenBSD

Posted on 2019-02-11 22:16:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

In this blog I'll share the method I'm using to upgrade my OpenBSD machines without using the console.

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Fapws versus GO

Posted on 2019-02-10 21:17:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD fapws

I'm still looking for a replacement to the good old fapws web server. So, in this blog, I will put fapws in front of web server written in Go

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Fosdem 2019: a full featured NAS on top of OpenBSD

Posted on 2019-02-03 14:46:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Nas

It was a good experience to present my NAS server to the fosdem. In this post I share some extra elements

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Refresh the desktop background with unsplash pictures

Posted on 2019-01-27 18:17:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Desktop

On the unsplash website we can find lot of very nice pictures. Moreover they have a permissive license (check the unsplash license).

I share a very simple script allowing you to refresh your desktop's background at each logon, or when you want

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Fast asynchronous python web server is really fast

Posted on 2018-11-01 13:18:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD fapws

Since several years, I'm using fapws3 for few of my websites. Mainly for servers where resources are limited.

Fapws3 has not received lot of commits since long time, so, this post will show my investigation to find an other tiny and fast python web server running python3

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Yet another bit rotation scanner for storage

Posted on 2018-10-19 22:24:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Nas yabitrot

In order to be sure that the backups of my NAS were coherent and consistent, I was looking for a bit rotation scanner.

Unfortunately, I did not find what I need, so I've written mine.

This blog explain the why, the how, ...

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An another backup script with versioning

Posted on 2018-10-11 19:44:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

I'm spending lot of energy to apply best practices on my servers.

But, maybe like several persons, my desktops and laptops are just a big mess of different softwares, lot of different config files, ...

And when comes the question of the backup, most of the elements must not be take into account. So, in my mind it's not necessary to take a backup. (my important documents are synchronised in an automatic way via rsync on my NAS).

Nevertheless, some files and directories requires lot of attentions and must be correctly backuped like ~/.config for example.

This blog is about an another locale backup script which allow to precisely select which files to backup.

Moreover it allow a versioning. Some OSX's users call it "time machine".

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Network manager control for OpenBSD - nmctl-0.6.1

Posted on 2018-10-08 18:36:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Desktop nmctl

This release of nmctl brings few new features and some bug fixes.

I detail the changes in this blog

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OpenBSD and protonmail

Posted on 2018-10-01 23:26:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Desktop

I'm using for my emails. But unfortunately I was not able to login from both FireFox and Chrome present on my OpenBSD machine. This blog explain how to solve this issue.

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nmctl adapted with limited privileges: nmctl-0.6.0

Posted on 2018-09-22 19:26:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Desktop nmctl

As stated by some users, it's dangerous that nmctl runs with root privileges. So, this version of nmctl runs with a standard users and delegate to doas the management of privileges.

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New nmctl : network manager for openbsd: nmctl-0.5.0

Posted on 2018-09-19 22:45:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Desktop nmctl

It's now several weeks I'm using the "auto-join" features of OpenBSD-current. I'll explain why I'm yet back to my nmctl script. This version 0.5 of nmctl it a total re-write of nmctl 0.4.x.

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Resize and remap partitions of my main disks

Posted on 2018-08-12 21:57:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

This post will explain how I've shrink one of my filesystem in order to increase the size of an other one. All of this occurs on OpenBSD.

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My calendar to schedule meetings

Posted on 2018-08-11 19:17:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Desktop Tint2

As you know, I'm using Openbox + Tint2 on OpenBSD. Tint2 is a very nice panel bar which has lot of flexibility. On this page I'm presenting my calendar application which allow you to copy/paste the selected dates.

I do no know if this will be useful, but it was fun for me to develop it. I spent only few hours to have it. And it's rare to mention, it runs on windows too.

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Tell your BSD story

Posted on 2018-08-06 22:17:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

Roman Zolotarev contacts me in order to answer some of his questions. Basically his idea is to help beginners to discover and use BSD operating systems and related projects.

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