A simple console wireless network manager for OpenBSD

Maybe some will enjoy this simple console based wireless network manager i use on my OpenBSD Box to connect to the different wireless networks i come across during the week. 4NU558BUVMKY

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Locking Your Shell

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Often times we SSH into our BSD boxes and then have to leave our stations for a little bit. If we don’t do anything special with our open terminal, that poses a serious security threat to our boxes. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just lock the open terminal without having to close the connection? Well, we can with a built-in utility called lock(8). There is also the vlock port that I will discuss as well.

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Colors in ls

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Ever wanted an easy way to distinguish directories and executables from everything else while you’re ssh’ed in to your FreeBSD box? You may have seen colors using ls on some Linux distros such as SlackWare but now you can have it on your FreeBSD machine.

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View Logged On Users

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A useful administrative tool is to see what users are logged onto the server. Another tool not only shows who is logged on, but it also shows what programs they are running.

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BASH Prompt Customization

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In this short tutorial I shall explain the basics of BASH prompt customization. I won’t cover the more advanced aspects, and probably won’t cover colours, but just enough to make your prompt display the information that you want to know.

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The Basics of vi

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Right then, vi. “Oh no! vi! That’s command based, can’t use that!” Oh come on, it’s not that difficult! Really… First, I shall explain a little about vi. vi (now mostly vim) is one of the oldest text editors for *nix. It can be found on many systems, both UNIX and Linux, and is usually the default editor. vim (VI iMproved) is beginning to take over from the older vi, but essentially, they function the same way.

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Installing Pico

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Installing Pico can sometimes be misunderstood. Many system administrators just install Nano, and symlink Pico to Nano. I prefer to do it this way, as Nano has the same interface as Pico, just a few subtle differences. I shall explain both ways…

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