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Migrate from Legacy boot to UEFI

Posted on 2019-11-14 21:14:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

Last week my NAS stopped working. The mother board has not resist to an unplanned power outage. So, I bought a new board J5005. After having placed the new board in the case, I was surprised to see that the board does not see the boot sector. Looking in the documentation of the board, we can ONLY use EUFI. Legacy boot is not supported!!!. Here bellow I will explain how to migrate my disk to UEFI.

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Modifications on OpenBSD sysupgrade

Posted on 2019-11-10 17:04:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

Since version 6.6 of OpenBSD we can upgrade a machine via a simple commmand: sysupgrade. Unfortunately this tool as some side effects annoying for me: install all sets and reboot immediately without asking it.
In this blog, I present modifications I did in order to solve those problems.

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Fapws4 is running without troubles since 100 days

Posted on 2019-10-13 21:27:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD fapws

Today it's exactly 100 days that my website is running on top of Fapws4 without any troubles.

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update version of xenodm loginscreen

Posted on 2019-07-20 08:54:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Desktop

After my blog on xenodm, I've received several interesting remarks. So, this blog is to integrate some of those remarks (not all) and to include a nice looking dynamic picture.

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Fapws4 a Fast Asynchronous Python Web Server

Posted on 2019-07-17 14:34:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD fapws

Fapws4 is a re-write of fapws3, but using libraries like libuv and picohttpparser. So, the goal is to build a very fast python web server where most of the processing aspects are written in C. The developer using it, will have to simply write the logic of his web pages in Python.

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Nice looking and light login screen for xenodm

Posted on 2019-06-26 22:23:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Desktop

In this blog, I will describe how I've build a simple, but still nice looking login screen based on xenodm.

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In the series of Fast Asynchronous Python web servers

Posted on 2019-06-15 08:22:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD fapws

As already discussed on this blog, I'm a user of Fapws3 since several years. I like his small foot print in memory, simplicity to use in Python. But it runs only with Python-2.x and cannot manage correctly POST commands with big files.

So, I've decided to jump into the C programming language and develop Fapws4. An evolution of Fapws3, that do not have those pain points.

In this blog, I will show you first results of Fapws4

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How to filter files for a backup ?

Posted on 2019-05-05 16:12:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Nas

With the posix tar command, we cannot exclude files' pattern like gnu-tar does. This article will propose some alternatives.

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Simple way to generate strong passwords

Posted on 2019-03-16 16:19:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Security

More and more persons are using a password storage system. Thanks to those systems, we can put complex passwords in our different applications. So, the next need is to create such complex password. This blog will explain how to do it. At the end of the blog, you will see how to perform this on OpenBSD in a simple and efficient way

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moving from vim to nvim

Posted on 2019-03-08 13:47:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD nvim

I'm a vim user since several years. This blog explain how I move to neovim.

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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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