Daemontools

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This guide will help you set up Dan Bernstein’s daemontools, which is a program that supervises another daemon so that when it does fail, it will automatically be restarted.

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Pimp My OpenBSD bootfloppy

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This short how-to gives you some basic hints on how to customize the OpenBSD bootfloppy, and how to setup an easy accessible shellscript.

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Network Configuration FreeBSD

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Network configuration in FreeBSD can be a bit difficult because there are a few different text files to edit in order for your changes to be permanent. Hopefully this guide will clear some things up.

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Installing Applications FreeBSD

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Coming from a Linux or Windows background, many people begin to wonder where to get and how to install applications on FreeBSD. Well, with FreeBSD most applications can be installed from the Internet so you don’t have to find the tarballs. There are two different installation methods to choose from and they both do a great job dealing with dependancies.

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Update FreeBSD

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This guide will walk a user through updating his source to follow FreeBSD’s stable branch. Please make a full backup of the current system before following this guide.

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Installing Applications OpenBSD

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Maybe you are switching to OpenBSD from Linux or Windows. Or maybe you are familiar with FreeBSD and its ports and packages systems. Either way, you may be wondering how to install applications on this secure OS. Like FreeBSD, most applications can be installed from the Internet. There are two different installation methods to choose from and they both deal with dependancies.

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Update OpenBSD

General

Just like any of the BSDs, OpenBSD can be upgraded by grabbing the latest builds and compiling them from the Internet. Below are the steps to perform this.

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Watch Terminal Activity

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Have you ever had a user login to your box and then ask you for help? Or have you ever been curious as to what your users are doing on your system? The watch(8) utility will let you snoop another tty, allowing you to see what your other users are doing and even interact with them. It’s a must-have utility for every network administrator.

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Install OpenBSD On a Strato Root-Server

Disclaimer

Okay, here is a little howto to install OpenBSD Unix on a Strato root-server. If you are impatient, you won’t need more than a piece of paper, and a ssh connection. If you got time, you will also need a local installation of OpenBSD to make a bootable installation floppy. ANYHOW, I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANY GUARANTEE THAT THIS WILL WORK! YOU ARE BASICALLY ON YOUR OWN OUT THERE, BUT IF YOU ARE AN ADVANCED BSD-DEVIL, SOME TIPS MIGHT COME IN HANDY.

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Working With ACLs

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File servers that run Microsoft Windows will typically have the shared resources locked to some users/groups while other users/groups can have full rights on the same share. How can this be if standard permissions are generic for one user, one group, and everybody? This is accomplished with the use of Access Control Lists (ACLs) and the UNIX environment can also apply these variable permissions to files and directories. Not only can they support the feature, Windows clients that connect to your Samba shares will respect them as well.

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