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Console commands to change virtual ttys in Linux and OpenBSD

In Linux one presses Alt-F1, Alt-F2 etc to change virtual ttys. In OpenBSD one shall use Ctrl-Alt-F1 etc instead. My question is if there are console commands for these two operating systems that ...
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NetBSD, OpenBSD, *BSD and FreeBSD compared

I recall reading a comparison of NetBSD and FreeBSD a few years back, and in 2000 (okay many) it looked like NetBSD forked processes better, while FreeBSD threaded better, and so, for Apache 1 NetBSD ...
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Install OpenBSD from a USB flashdrive : “No OS” message on boot

I'm attempting to install OpenBSD on a fancy new home server equipment I just bought. I followed this guide to create a bootable USB flash drive from an OpenBSD VM I have on my laptop. But when I ...
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Hints on diagnosing performance issue in OpenBSD firewall

My OpenBSD 4.6 pf firewall has started having really bad performance in the past few weeks. I've isolated the firewall (as opposed to the WAN connection, switch, cable, etc.) as the problem, but need ...
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Anytime I upload something, my internet slows down extremely. What can I do?

Title says it all. For a bit more info though: Basically, I have Time Warner cable internet. My speeds maintain a stable 2Mbit/s upload and 20Mbit/s download with average ping times around 30ms. ...
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install gcc 4.7 on openbsd, but still 4.2 after installation

I install gcc 4.7 on openbsd using pkg_add. after installation, I use 'gcc -v' to check, I found it is also gcc 4.2 ! how to upgrade gcc 4.2 to gcc 4.7 on openbsd? thank you!
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Which RAID setup to use for a build-computer?

I am wanting to setup a computer(actually multiple with the same setup) to build and compile programs. Security of the data is not important, and space for the most part is not important. (as in, 40G ...
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Is there a guide for setting up an OpenBSD desktop environment?

The default installation of OpenBSD is a little spartan. Is there a guide somewhere that shows how to set up a nicer desktop environment? I don't need a lot of bells and whistles but that window ...
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Installing OpenBSD on Mac Mini (core i5)

I have a brand new mac mini (core i5). I've yet to install OSX. I'd like to install OpenBSD from a USB drive. I do not want to dual boot, just run OpenBSD. I used a different machine to transfer the ...
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How can I get qemu's Ctrl+Alt keys working in -curses mode?

So here's the situation; I currently have qemu installed on an OpenBSD 5.3 snapshot. This is a console setup so I have to either run with -curses or -nographic. The problem here is that I'm having ...
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“bad magic number” during fresh OpenBSD installation to a USB stick

Trying to install OpenBSD 5.2 onto disk sd0 (2GB USB storage connected to the computer). Burned install52.iso as image to a CD, loaded it into CD drive, and booted off it. After selecting [W]hole ...
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SSH X11 Forwarding and Graphical Application Loading

The Symptoms are as follows. If an application creates a new window, the window will take ages to load. The host machine has a leased line and I have 1.4 MB (Bytes not bits) up and downstream from ...
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ipv6 find all hosts in a prefix

Using the ping6 command you can find the link-local address of ipv6 hosts out of an interface using: ping6 -I eth0 ff02::1 This will ping everything in the subnet and so you can see what is out ...
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Is there a BSD equivalent to “!!”?

I often find myself issuing a command that I do not have the proper elevated privileges for. On Ubuntu I could use sudo !! This would issue the same command with sudo privileges. Is there an ...
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How to forward X through two SSH tunnels?

I'm trying to run an X program on my home computer from my work computer. The basic setup is this: Arch Linux work computer -> OpenBSD SSH router(at home) -> Arch Linux home computer(with SSH) I've ...
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Why are HTTP requests ignored?

I have the following network: · openbsd 5.0 web server (LAN) · windows 7 (LAN) · router provided by my ISP (LAN, WAN) · cell phone not conected to the network (WAN) UPDATE As LAN I mean a home ...
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Notebook Operating System with extreme support cycles/security updates

I'm a long-time Apple User since 1992, have always felt at home there, but I've am currently looking to switch to an alternative Operating System. I've also been working with Unix machines since ...
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Use sudoedit to add user to sudo group?

According to the OpenBSD FAQ #10: If you want to give access to superuser privileges without adding users to the wheel group, use sudo(8). According to the OpenBSD man pages on sudo(8): ...
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Trying openbsd in a chroot

I am running arch linux. I want to try openbsd without overwriting any machines, and without using a virtual machine (I don't want to use X11. The VirtualBox interface is clunky and I would rather be ...
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Static IP received from ISP, want to assign it to my OpenBSD VM

I have a virtual machine setup with OpenBSD that I am using to for playing around with and I wanted to assign one of the static IPs from the block I received from Comcast to the machine. I have a ...
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How do I match wireless card chipset to actual product names?

I'm wanting to buy a USB wireless adapter that works with OpenBSD. My problem: finding one that I know will work. There is a lot of documentation for what chipsets OpenBSD supports in this area, ...
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Partition offset at 63, 64, 2048 or 4096?

I did not wish to use the entire SSD for OpenBSD 5.5. (The SSD is new and pre-formatted with MSDOS using Gparted) During installation and at the fdisk stage, I chose Partition #: 0 to install OpenBSD ...
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OpenBSD 'device not configured' error in chroot-ed environment

I have asked this question on StackOverflow but given the comment there it seems like it fits here better. This is almost certainly a system configuration issue—you didn't set up the jail ...
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CARP doesn't go to backup mode

I have 2 OpenBSD computers set up as firewalls between my network and the Internet. On the local network, fw1 has IP 192.168.0.253, and fw2 has IP 192.168.0.254, and they share 192.168.0.1 using CARP. ...
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Keeping the wireless connected

I’m running OpenBSD on a computer which is connected via wireless to the network. It is a well supported NIC and I’ve had no problems with it from a hardware perspective. Unfortunately my wireless ...
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Understading the output of syslogd -d

Ubuntu What is the meanding of 80, F and X in the following output of syslogd -d? 0: X X X X FF X X X X X FF X X X X X X X X X X X X X X FILE: /var/log/auth.log (unused) 1: ...
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ASRock motherboard does not even load BIOS when OpenBSD drives connected

I am trying to run an OpenBSD mail server on this hardware but am running into problems. I installed OpenBSD from the standard CD installer in a SATA CD drive plugged into the machine. This went ...
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Why is the '-e' option missing from netcat-openbsd?

Why is the -e option missing from the netcat-openbsd package? There is a netcat-traditional package but it has many features from the OpenBSD package missing. I am running Linux Mint 16. Does anyone ...
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Installing OpenBSD 5.5 on Dell D430 - wireless card not working properly

I'm trying to install OpenBSD 5.5 amd64 on a Dell D430 (C2D) but the install requires a wireless connection at some point. It finds the wireless device but for some reason cannot connect to the ...
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Option to get ntpd to run interactively

I am trying to set up an NTP client on OpenBSD. There is a way to run ntpd 'interactively' so that it tries to connect to our NTP server immediatley and doesn't return until it has updated the time or ...
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Change xterm buffer size to unlimited for session

This question is similar to How to increase default xterm buffer size. I'd like to change my xterm buffer size (the buffer being how much I can scroll back) to unlimited on OpenBSD 5.7. The other ...
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Second network card appears fried. Why and how to prevent a third?

So I have an old computer functioning as an OpenBSD router for my home network. I had 3 network cards, one to wired home network, one to wireless network, and one to my modem. One day, pings magically ...
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OpenVPN connects, but I can't see the network

I'm trying to setup openvpn in bridge mode. I've done this before on a openbsd router. Now I have an internal machine that is running openbsd. the client is a windows 7 laptop. The setups is as ...
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POST hangs on certain install media

I'm trying to install OpenBSD 5.7 on a laptop. I have a USB drive that I am using for the installation media. When I plug in the USB drive with OpenBSD on it, the POST process hangs indefinitely. When ...
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Where can I find copies of past releases of BSD UNIX? [closed]

I am looking for past releases of BSD UNIX. It would be especially nice to find an archive of every release, including the forks into OpenBSD, NetBSD, and FreeBSD. Where can I find a full or partial ...
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Timeout on some connections (OpenBSD/PF with NAT)

I am getting "ERR_CONNECTION_TIMEOUT" on chrome for certain sites only (e.g. www.lemonde.fr). This does not happen when I use a proxy or if I access the site from my firewall. For the context, I use ...
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Routing in Vmware lab

I need help from someone about routing. I created VMware lab and this is what I did till now: Host machine eth0 192.168.1.203 vmnet1 10.10.10.1 vmnet8 172.16.218.1 VMs: Debian Server eth0 ...
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Tor browser bundle not starting in Open/FreeBSD

Tor Browser Bundle not starting with both OpenBSD and PC-BSD I have downloaded and extracted 64bit version of the TBB, but when I click the 'start-tor-browser' it doesn't do anything. When I try: $ ...
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Repeated error when adding packages

Is there anyone actively monitoring OpenBSD questions here? I am trying to install nano and then xfce4 and then a few other programs, but every time I try to use pkg_add, I get the message: Fatal ...
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Stuck on boot screen after a hard reboot

I have a Asus Z87-K motherboard with a intel i7, 8GB Ballistix DDR3 Ram. I was installing OpenBSD on it, and I needed to reboot, so I clicked the reboot button on the front panel. But the computer no ...
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FreeBSD em0 fallback to 100Mbit Fast Ethernet on HP/Compaq DC7700

I have a couple of HP DC7700CMT machines, each with its own integrated Intel 82566DM GbE LAN port, shown in dmesg as Intel PRO/1000 and using the em driver. I recently discovered that FreeBSD doesn't ...
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RSnapshot corrupts the USB 3.0 drive on OpenBSD

Been tweaking and tweaking this setup but it is still not working the way it should... Here's what I have done/tried so far. I have an OpenBSD box running version 5.3. An external Lacie USB3.0 drive ...
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OpenBSD: Prioritizing empty ACKs

There is a wildly used example concerning PF and prioritising empty ACK packets, so that an an asynchronous connections' downstream does not lose performance, if the upstream is clogged up. The ...
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OpenBSD pf Egress Filtering

I am attempting to build a simple pf.conf which includes NAT allowing traffic out of the network from all systems on a select series of ports. In my basic configuration I have an internal server that ...
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Local server name no longer recongnized - OpenBSD

I've been scratching my head with this for a while and don't seem to be getting any closer to a solution at the system level. Brief note: A while back I set up an OpenBSD based server to run my ...