Creating a Chroot in OpenBSD

Foreword This article describing the practical use of chroot on OpenBSD was originally written by Karsten Pedersen on 20 July 2014 and was located here until the IBM developerWorks connections platform was sunset at 2 January 2020. It has been kept in its entirety to help others that may have stumbled on an old Google […]

Camera SD card under OpenBSD

As file sizes increasingly become bigger in cameras such as Go Pro and Canon EOS D, the FAT file system has become unfit for purpose.  As such, instead of looking to an open source file system (probably due to no support in the Windows or Mac platforms), these camera manufacturers have just done a bump […]

Swiffy plugin for WordPress

I have just moved a WordPress instance from a standard cPanel installation, into a custom OpenBSD host.  Everything ran smoothly from a data point of view but when I went to test the installation I got a 500 error.  Turning on php error logging gave me the information I needed to start debugging the issue.

OpenBSD 5.7 Released

The start of May is the release time for yet another edition of OpenBSD and 2015 brings the release of OpenBSD 5.7.  This edition brings some excellent hardware support that will improve the users experience with the operating system, a range of installer improvements, removal of Nginx and Sendmail from the base, IPv6 has been […]

OpenBSD on Digital Ocean

For OpenBSD users, it has been pretty disappointing that Digital Ocean didn’t launch other BSDs with introduction of FreeBSD, even though the technical barrier had been removed to allow it. Today, I thought I’d try doing an OpenBSD load again (I have tried before without success due to CPU feature issues) and the results were […]

py-boto and LibreSSL

Having just recently performed an upgrade of OpenBSD 5.6 to OpenBSD 5.7, duplicity (my backup tool), stopped working for no apparent reason. At first, I thought it had something to do with the 0.6 branch becoming deprecated, but in the end I found out that this was just a warning message.

OpenBSD 5.5 Released

The start of May 2014 marks the release of OpenBSD 5.5.  Another release brings a swag of hardware improvements along with software features that will give users even more choices when they are building a server, router/firewall or desktop computer. Some highlights that interest me are:

OpenBSD 5.4 Released

The start of November 2013 marks the release of OpenBSD 5.4.  Another release brings a swag of hardware improvements along with software features that will give users even more choices when they are building a server, router/firewall or desktop computer. Some highlights that interest me are:

OpenBSD 5.3 Released

The start of May 2013 marks the release of OpenBSD 5.3.  Another release brings a swag of hardware improvements along with software features that will give users even more choices when they are building a server, router/firewall or desktop computer.

Nginx in OpenBSD 5.2-Release

Nginx(8) is the replacement web server for the old patched Apache 1.3 in OpenBSD.  As of OpenBSD 5.2, Nginx(8) is still not the primary [default] web server in the BSD release and allows for users to slowly migrate from Apache to Nginx(8) without additional  package install.