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Category: Open Bsd

A non standard method to update OpenBSD

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

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 Open Bsd Fapws webserver

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 Open Bsd

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 Open Bsd

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 Open Bsd Fast webserver

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 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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