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Yet another bit rotation scanner for storage

Posted on 2018-10-19 22:24:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd 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 Open Bsd

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 Open Bsd 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 Open Bsd

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 Open Bsd 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 Open Bsd 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 Open Bsd

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 Open Bsd Tint2

As you know, I'm using Openbox + Tint2 on OpenBSD. Tint2 is a very nice panel bar which has lot of flexibilities. 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 Open Bsd

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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Hardening your openbsd machine.

Posted on 2018-07-13 12:42:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd

You have selected OpenBSD because this is one of the most secured OS (maybe the most secured :-) ), but people around you ask to go further. Your current machine is directly facing internet and some people fear that this machine could be compromised. In this blog I will explain what I did to secure one of my machine.

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A cron for laptop and non permanent machines.

Posted on 2018-07-11 14:06:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd vdcron

I'm a big fan of cron on my servers to trigger several tasks: monitoring reports, backups, security checks, ... But I was annoyed that on laptops such tasks are not possible. Mainly because the laptop does not always run, or is not always connected to the correct network.

So, as explained in one of my previous blog, existing solution does not fully fit my needs. So, vdcron was born.

This blog mark the release 0.5.3 of vdcron

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Network Manager Control for OpenBSD

Posted on 2018-05-26 15:14:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd nmctl

Some additonal words concerning my nmctl script: improvement, communication, ...

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A cron for laptops

Posted on 2018-05-21 12:17:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd

I was looking for a simple cron like tool that help me to perform tasks on one specific day on my laptop and desktops.

Unfortunately the embedded cron in OpenBSD is not foreseen for workstations or laptop that we shutdown (or hibernate) regularly.

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Network Manager ControL for OpenBSD

Posted on 2018-04-11 15:11:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd nmctl

In this blog I've shared with you my small script allowing a easier Network management tool for OpenBSD. This blog will present some enhancements on this tool

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Tint2 snippet for Battery

Posted on 2018-03-30 19:25:00 by Vincent in Open Bsd Tint2

As discussed in this blog, I'll detail battery snippet for Tint2.

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