For a long time ago, I did not write about OpenBSD which remains one of my favorite operating system. The last version (4.7) was released in May and introduced, as usual, a lot of interesting changes. OpenBSD comes of course with it’s own firewall called pf (“packet filter“). Plenty of
Unix OS Security Audit/Assurance Program
I’m just back from the last ISACA Belgian Chapter meeting. Topic of today was about the UNIX OS security audit process. A very large topic! The speaker was Sanjay Vaid. For years now, Linux is deployed in business environment. Linux systems can take several forms: applications servers (print, files, web,
Fsck’ing OpenBSD File Systems on a Dedibox
Dedibox is a French collocation service part of the Iliad group. They rent dedicated servers at a very good price. In the standard offer, servers can be installed with standard operating systems: UNIX or Windows. “UNIX” includes all major distributions like Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, Slackware or Gentoo). I maintain my
Network Monitoring and Accounting Using OpenBSD
“Know your Network!” All network administrators have to know what append on their networks: what are the flows of information between hosts, to Internet, between VLANs. This is a requirement for security or provisioning purposes but also for business when the amount of IP traffic has to be billed to
BSDanywhere 4.3 is out!
It’s always useful to have a Live CD with us and much more if it’s a CD of my favourite UNIX flavor! BSDanywhere 4.3 is out!
Puffy is(was) Alive!
Puffy is the well-known mascot of the OpenBSD project. I found the original one on a small market on the RÃ© island during my holiday:
Follow Multiple Files with OpenBSD “tail”
On UNIX, the tail command displays the last ten lines of a file by default. But there are many other options: Especially the “follow” flag (-f) which displays all new lines appended to the watched file. This a very basic but efficient monitoring tool. The GNU version of tail introduced
OpenBSD 4.2 is out!
Theo de Raadt has just announced the availability of OpenBSD 4.2.
New NAS @ home
Ok, my summer holidays started a few hours ago and I’m still online ;-). The first project will be to reinstall my home server and enforce its primary functionality: provide storage for the whole family. My server runs OpenBSD. First step is done: I found a extra 250GB disk on
4.1 released on May 1st
The new OpenBSD release 4.1 will be released on May the 1st! Here is a list of changes.