Re: Remote wipe software

2021-04-27 Thread Nick Holland
On 4/27/21 5:41 AM, Oliver Leaver-Smith wrote: Hello misc@ I wonder if anyone could recommend remote wipe software for OpenBSD, should someone want to start using it in an enterprise setting where such features are a requirement? Thanks in advance, Remote wiping an openbsd system...depends

Re: The case of the phantom reboot

2021-03-29 Thread Nick Holland
On 3/28/21 12:13 PM, David Newman wrote: On 3/28/21 4:58 AM, Kristjan Komloši wrote: On 3/27/21 10:27 PM, David Newman wrote: OpenBSD 6.8 GENERIC#5 i386 One of my systems rebooted at 03:01 local time today. I've seen kernel panics and bad hardware but I've never seen OpenBSD "just reboot"

Re: Installing across two SSDs, encrypted

2021-01-29 Thread Nick Holland
On 1/29/21 9:37 PM, Joe Nelson wrote: I'd like to install obsd on a laptop that has one built-in 128GB SSD, and a 1TB SATA SSD added in a separate bay. Was thinking of putting the system files on the small drive, and /home, /var, /tmp, and /usr/local on the big one. I'd like to use full-disk

Re: Managed to mess up the system encrypted disk. I can no longer boot.

2021-01-27 Thread Nick Holland
On 1/27/21 1:45 PM, Samarul Meu wrote: mie., 27 ian. 2021, 20:24 a scris: Ironically this is the same error I have been getting, and recently posted about in the thread "Bootloader on USB stick fails with "root device not found"" ... I read your thread just now. I will try the -a option.

Re: boot_config(8) man page issue; and possibly

2021-01-25 Thread Nick Holland
On 1/24/21 4:02 PM, Andrew Easton wrote: ...> The boot_config(8) man page reads: The Ethernet card is not detected at boot because the kernel configuration does not match the physical hardware configuration, e.g. wrong IRQ in OpenBSD/i386. [...] UKC> find ne [...] 25 ne1 at isa0 port 0x300

Re: How to unlock a serial port

2021-01-19 Thread Nick Holland
On 1/19/21 4:35 PM, Adam Thompson wrote: [Replying directly as well, as I believe my MTA is still blacklisted by the OpenBSD mail server. Guess we'll find out! -Adam] On 2021-01-17 20:09, Tilo Stritzky wrote: On 14/01/21 17:38 Andrew Grillet wrote: Hi I am running OpenBSD on a T2000

Re: How to unlock a serial port

2021-01-14 Thread Nick Holland
On 1/14/21 12:38 PM, Andrew Grillet wrote: Hi I am running OpenBSD on a T2000 (Sparc64). I was trying to use the serial port from the primary domain, connected via ssh, and my network lost the connection. My tty00 is now locked: jay# stty -f /dev/tty00 stty: /dev/tty00: Device busy I do not

Re: RAID Question

2021-01-13 Thread Nick Holland
On 1/12/21 9:41 PM, Duncan Patton a Campbell wrote: Howdy all? I'm wondering if more than one RAID1 array is supported in 6.7++ I'm having problems that could be bios limitations, OS, or a bad SATA (Pwr?) cable. Currently I'm going with the latter and rebuilding the RAID (again) but was just

Re: Dissing Misks

2020-12-23 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-12-23 11:29, James Cook wrote: > On Wed, Dec 23, 2020 at 10:21:08AM -0500, Nick Holland wrote: >> On 2020-12-22 23:58, Allan Streib wrote: >> > Duncan Patton a Campbell writes: >> > >> >> fdisk seems unwilling to allow more than 2T in the part

Re: Dissing Misks

2020-12-23 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-12-22 23:58, Allan Streib wrote: > Duncan Patton a Campbell writes: > >> fdisk seems unwilling to allow more than 2T in the partition: > > Look at the b command for disklabel(8) to set the OpenBSD disk > boundaries. > > Allan > yep. fdisk can't do bigger than 2T because that's as big

Re: very slow scrolling in xterm

2020-12-19 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-12-19 14:00, Claus Assmann wrote: > On one machine the scrolling in an xterm is very slow since the upgrade > to 6.7 and also in 6.8. > Now that I want to use this machine a bit more I'm wondering what > settings can be used to avoid that problem. > dmesg and Xorg log are (hopefully)

Re: unreachable for a few days

2020-12-16 Thread Nick Holland
well, someday I'll learn to send to the right target. :-/ Nick. On 2020-12-16 08:35, Nick Holland wrote: > On 2020-12-15 15:45, Theo de Raadt wrote: >> I've been told something was just fixed. >> >> Now is a good time to retry. >> >> Reply just to me, please

Re: unreachable for a few days

2020-12-16 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-12-15 15:45, Theo de Raadt wrote: > I've been told something was just fixed. > > Now is a good time to retry. > > Reply just to me, please. > > ONLY people who observed the problems. a POSSIBLY related data point -- we had problems between UofA and UofToronto from the end of November

Re: OpenBSD as a NAS

2020-12-03 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-12-02 18:19, Ashton Fagg wrote: > Hi all, > > I'm currently in the process of provisioning a new NAS for home. It's > replacing an older Synology unit that ticks me off in so many ways. > > I am looking to hear other's experiences with using OpenBSD as a NAS - > specifically in terms of

Re: Large Filesystem

2020-11-27 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-11-27 16:03, Karel Gardas wrote: ,,, > To me this looks like too much pray for luck. With such amount of data, > I would stay with ZFS... I've heard that from a lot of people. And yet, those same people, when pressed, will tell you that a ZFS-equipped system will crash much more often

Re: Security & Compliance - A/V

2020-11-26 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-11-25 17:10, Brogan Beard wrote: > In the enterprise context, there are often extensive security compliance > rules, which include but are not limited to anti-virus software > requirements. There are, of course, exceptions to these rules but generally > policies drive the technology in use

Re: softraid0 errors after 6.8 upgrade

2020-11-22 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-11-22 06:04, Leo Unglaub wrote: > Hi, > i upgraded my desktop to the latest 6.8 release. I uses sysupgrade to do > the upgrade and everything worked fine. But now i noticed in my dmesg > the following error messages: > >> softraid0: sd6: i/o error 5 @ CRYPTO block 475440376 >>

Re: Advice on using intrusion detection

2020-11-21 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-11-20 17:15, Erik Lauritsen wrote: > Is it recommended to run some kind of intrusion detection on an > OpenBSD router/firewall? > > I suspect that any kind of system like Snort or Suricata will give a > lot of false positives? MY philosophy is it is much easier to keep 'em out than to

Re: gcc: error trying to exec 'cc1': execvp: no such file or directory

2020-11-19 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-11-19 08:36, Roderick wrote: > > broken gcc is the old gcc, the one of the package is installed as egcc. > > Do only I have a broken gcc? > > R. > > On Thu, 19 Nov 2020, Roderick wrote: > >> >> After upgrading, I still have gcc, but no package gcc. >> >> I get the above error. I get

Re: suggestion for the installer

2020-10-29 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-10-29 08:00, Harald Dunkel wrote: > Hi folks, > > do you think it would be possible for the installer to show > an eye-catching warning, if "ifconfig" reports "no carrier" > for the network port to configure? > > Just a suggestion, of course > Harri Why? What problem are you trying to

Re: Startx doesn't find screens

2020-10-25 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-10-25 10:35, d.verdi wrote: > Hi to everybody, > I'm facing this problem after the complete installation of OpenBSD 6.7: > if I try to launch startx, an error occur and tells that "no screens found". ... > The Xorg.0 log file content is the below: ... > Check that you have set

Re: Case of the missing softraid

2020-10-04 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-10-03 17:45, tera torn wrote: > Hello, > > I've been a happy user of OpenBSD softraid RAID 1 mirroring, and I'm > attemtping to migrate data off of a degraded RAID 1 mirror. > > I've booted before from the 6.7 install USB (amd64) and this degraded > chunk was detected and the volume was

Re: system slow down strangeness

2020-09-08 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-09-08 04:16, Gregory Edigarov wrote: > Hello, > > from around two weeks ago I am observing the overall system slow down. > Everything work stable, > but nearly every X application takes forever to open a window. > also I am using tiling wm, and when workspace is switched, > it takes a

Re: mfs reported full, but empty

2020-08-19 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-08-19 17:47, Vincent wrote: > Hello, > > > After several days, I have to reboot my machine because of mfs full. This is > not the first time. > I have few mfs on this machine, but I observe that this is always a full > filesystem on /tmp after +40 days of uptime. > But on other mfs,

Re: nsd Will Not Start At Boot

2020-07-07 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-07-07 15:28, wrote: ... > Unbound is still not working. > > I have a hunch, but cannot find it in the man pages, > that somehow they have to talk to each other. Is this true? depends on what you want them to do. A DNS resolver and an authoritative DNS

Re: Dual boot problem

2020-06-28 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-06-27 21:50, Greg Thomas wrote: > Hey folks, I'm trying to avoid buggin y'all, but I'm down to my last two > tasks, setting up dual boot with Windows 10 and setting up OpenVPN. I'm > currently trying to troubleshoot "Loading ERR M" while using Windows > BCD. I can boot no problem

Re: Suggestions re error: "USB read failed" accessing Infinite Noise TRNG?

2020-06-23 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-06-23 06:20, Why 42? The lists account. wrote: > > Hi All, > > Has anyone ever tried the Infinite Noise TRNG hardware random number generator > with OpenBSD? Never felt any reason to. > It's a USB stick that contains hardware to generate random numbers. See: >

Re: OpenBSD Readonly File System

2020-06-15 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-06-13 12:56, Todd C. Miller wrote: > On Sat, 13 Jun 2020 12:12:05 -0400, Nick Holland wrote: > >> On 2020-06-11 12:07, Strahil Nikolov wrote: >> > I always thought that 'sync' mount option is enough to avoid >> > corruption of the FS. Am I just &quo

Re: OpenBSD Readonly File System

2020-06-13 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-06-11 12:07, Strahil Nikolov wrote: > I always thought that 'sync' mount option is enough to avoid > corruption of the FS. Am I just "fooling" myself ? As "sync" is the default...yes, I think you are. File systems are complicated. Making them work robustly is even more complicated.

Re: Mounting encrypted drive on boot

2020-06-02 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-06-02 19:27, Chris Narkiewicz wrote: > My setup consist of OpenBSD 6.7 with full drive encryption using > softraid, configured as described in FAQ: > > /dev/sd0a - encrypted volume > /dev/sd1 - decrypted > > I have additional need to mount an encrypted /var volume on boot. > This volume

Re: EFI boot on Dell PowerEdge R610

2020-05-28 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-05-28 05:15, Johan Hattne wrote: > On 2020-05-28 00:56, Johan Hattne wrote: >> On 2020-05-28 00:43, YASUOKA Masahiko wrote: >>> Hi, >>> >>> On Wed, 27 May 2020 22:32:58 -0700 >>> Johan Hattne wrote: I've been trying to boot the 6.7 installation media from USB via EFI on a Dell

Re: sysupgrade confused by additional disk?

2020-05-25 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-05-25 10:21, Why 42? The lists account. wrote: ,,, > At some point I added a second (larger) disk to hold my user data (i.e. > home). It seems that this new disk took over the name sd0 and the OpenBSD > system disk itself became known as sd1. yep. Things like that are where the duids

Re: Kernel relinking on old boxen at every boot

2020-05-25 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-05-25 11:35, ULF wrote: ... > My question is: > > considering that an opt out option has been already turned down, could at > least old architectures be benefited of a "delay" option e.g. like tune2fs > sets a fsck every n-th boot, could KARL, just for very old machines be > tuned, say,

Re: fw_update verify firmware?

2020-05-14 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-05-14 11:08, wrote: >> If that binary code was on a ROM, would it be less malicious? > > Cannot more recent and up to date binary code be more malicious than > old one in the ROM? This has nothing to do with OpenBSD. That can be true for any kind of code update, whether

Re: OpenBSD insecurity rumors from

2020-05-07 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-05-07 10:00, wrote: > Dear OpenBSD fans, > > Can you please comment negative appraisal from the following > website: > > > > I did not want to hurt anyone, just looking for a secure OS and > OpenBSD looked very nice to me before I have

Re: dynamic dns updates for clients in my home network?

2020-04-25 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-04-25 15:00, bofh wrote: > Hi, > I searched through the archives and saw a couple of discussions about using > Dnsmasq from a long time ago. > > Is that the best way to let the stuff in my home to have valid dns entries > in my home network? > > How difficult is it to get the OpenBSD

Maintenance: (man|cvsweb), (openbsd|obsdacvs)

2020-04-13 Thread Nick Holland
hi. The following servers will likely be inaccessible at times or completely, April 14, from 7am to 8pm Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4) (yes -- 13 hour window) for site network maintenance. * * * * Nick.

Re: i386 kernel relinking

2020-04-10 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-04-10 10:10, Stefan Sperling wrote: > On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 09:35:16AM -0400, Nick Holland wrote: >> Question about kernel randomization and relinking... >> >> It seems to take a fair amount of RAM, at least for systems that >> are forced to run i386.

i386 kernel relinking

2020-04-10 Thread Nick Holland
Question about kernel randomization and relinking... It seems to take a fair amount of RAM, at least for systems that are forced to run i386. And I mean real RAM -- swap doesn't seem to cut it. I discovered that several machines I was intending on using for minimal purposes just couldn't

i386/amd64 boot (and pxeboot) compatibility

2020-04-06 Thread Nick Holland
Hi, For a long time, the /boot and pxeboot of i386 would boot amd64's kernel and amd64's would boot i386's kernel. My tftp server had both amd64 and i386 bsd.rd files named "bsdamd64.rd" and "bsdi386.rd", snapshots downloaded daily. But recently, I discovered I could not PXE boot i386's bsd.rd

Re: upgrade i386 kernel to amd64

2020-03-02 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-03-02 18:14, Justin Muir wrote: > Hello all, > > Running GENERIC i386 kernel on on a 64-bit amd machine. Just wondering > whether an upgrade amd64 is warranted. Any opinions? yes. At this point, most OpenBSD development starts on amd64 systems, then moves to other platforms. Plus, the

Re: - certain https URLs downgraded to http in redirection

2020-02-24 Thread Nick Holland
Sorry, took a look at this a while back when I didn't have time to fully work through it...and then forgot about it. ;-/ On 2020-02-12 04:34, Aham Brahmasmi wrote: > Namaste misc, > > Overview: > Certain https URLs on get downgraded to http in redirection. > > Steps: > When

Re: Server 5 SSD/best practice

2020-02-21 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-02-20 11:22, Oliver Marugg wrote: > Hi > > I’ve got a Supermicro 5028D desktop server with 5 identical SATA SSDs, > there is no HBA no RAID card in. The purpose of the server is intended > as web/smtp and some vmm vms (os plus /home & /var storage). > What are your suggestions or best

Re: automounter (amd) local file system issue

2020-01-16 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-01-15 11:05, Strahil Nikolov wrote: > On January 13, 2020 5:40:06 AM GMT+02:00, Nick Holland > wrote: >>On 2020-01-12 15:39, Antoine Jacoutot wrote: >>> Sounds like something is keeping your fs busy. Could be gio-kqueue, >>do you have glib2 installed? >&g

Re: automounter (amd) local file system issue

2020-01-12 Thread Nick Holland
t that something couldn't camp out on the empty file system, but not much reason for something to do so. Thanks for looking! Nick. > — > Antoine > >> On 13 Jan 2020, at 06:01, Nick Holland wrote: >> >> Hiya. >> >> I'd like to use amd(8) to automatica

automounter (amd) local file system issue

2020-01-12 Thread Nick Holland
Hiya. I'd like to use amd(8) to automatically mount and dismount local file systems. The file systems in question are big, lots of complicated links, lots of files, and take a while to fsck if the power goes out unexpectedly, and are used relatively rarely (maybe an hour a day). Sounds like a

Re: Odd /tmp behavior

2020-01-08 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-01-07 14:06, Karel Gardas wrote: > > > On 1/7/20 7:38 PM, Jordan Geoghegan wrote: >> > Using softdep on /tmp is a silly idea. > > Why? To naive eyes it may look like a natural solution: e.g. before temp > file is even created (on drive), it may be deleted which means there is > no

Re: Boot fail using internal SATA port, success using USB port.

2020-01-07 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-01-05 12:29, wrote: > summary: OpenBSD installs to internal HDD from external USB but fails > to load after the first reboot. If the HDD is removed from the internal > port and is connected via a "SATA to USB" cable it boots succesfully. > > I am a new and inexperienced

Re: Hardware for Access Point on OpenBSD

2020-01-01 Thread Nick Holland
On 2020-01-01 13:42, Zé Loff wrote: > > On Wed, Jan 01, 2020 at 08:54:46AM -0700, List wrote: >> Hi *, >> I am currently building a home router based upon OpenBSD. >> I therefore need some kind of WIFI Hardware. This piece of hardware >> needs to be connected over usb. >> Do you have any

Re: Hyperbola Gnu Linux changing to Bsd

2019-12-30 Thread Nick Holland
On 2019-12-30 14:31, SOUL_OF_ROOT 55 wrote: ... > What are the opinions of the OpenBSD developers about Hiperbola GNU/Linux? Just my opinion... A linux distribution (repacking other people's stuff) that I never heard of is going to abandon their old work and users in favor of actually making a

Re: cvs checkout of src,ports and xenocara gives duplicate key msg

2019-12-15 Thread Nick Holland
On 2019-12-15 09:42, wrote: > I recently did a checkout of the src,ports and xenocara > repositories and was greeted by the following message on > each checkout. After this the command proceeds smoothly. > Also doing "echo $?" gives "0" so it's not a error. > > cvs server:

Re: Third server now locked up after reboot due to no keyboard attached

2019-12-15 Thread Nick Holland
On 2019-12-14 14:28, Alfred Morgan wrote: > I have now another machine running OpenBSD not recover from a reboot. I > thought I was having hardware issues with my two other servers (both zbox) > and now this third one (Dell) with totally different hardware is having the > same problem getting

Re: Softdep and noatime

2019-12-01 Thread Nick Holland
On 2019-11-30 08:12, Raymond, David wrote: > I am switching to OpenBSD from Linux and I have questions about the > use of softdep and noatime in mounting disks. I have a variety of > systems with a mix of SSDs and rotating disks. > > Softdep seems to have some advantages in speeding file access,

Re: Installing OpenBSD -current snapshots

2019-11-29 Thread Nick Holland
uot;top-posting". That's the only way my darn google mail > does reply's. Kind of irritating, to me and the reader too. Bottom posting was invented for those who can't write in complete thoughts with context. You know, like most of the computer world. :-/ Nick. > Clay >

Re: Installing OpenBSD -current snapshots

2019-11-28 Thread Nick Holland
On 2019-11-27 21:29, Edgar Pettijohn wrote: > On Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 08:05:30PM -0600, Clay Daniels wrote: >> I have successfully installed OpenBSD 6.6 release and would like to give >> the Current Snapshots a try. I went to a mirror, and to: >> >> Index of /pub/OpenBSD/snapshots/amd64/ >> >> I

Re: Deleting softraid Devices Fujitsu Sparc

2019-11-28 Thread Nick Holland
On 2019-11-27 11:23, Kihaguru Gathura wrote: > Hi, > > An error while deleting softraid device follows > > -- > Available disks are: sd0 sd1 sd2. > Which disk is the root disk?

Re: Home NAS

2019-11-18 Thread Nick Holland
On 2019-11-17 11:39, Jean-François Simon wrote: > Hi, > > I found it, there exist glastree which is available from ports. > > Nice small "poor man's" backup as the author qualifies, > though makes incremental backup through hard links: > > # if yesterday does not exist or today is newer,

Re: OpenBSD and solid state disks

2019-11-03 Thread Nick Holland
On 2019-11-02 16:10, Raymond, David wrote: > I recently installed OpenBSD on a Lenovo X1 Carbon with a solid state > drive and it works great. yep. > My question is whether OpenBSD addresses the special characteristics > of solid state drives, especially those having to do with longevity > and

Re: Will Theo de Raadt and other OpenBSD developer answer this topic (

2019-10-30 Thread Nick Holland
On 2019-10-29 23:50, Clark Block wrote: > Will Theo de Raadt and other OpenBSD developer answer this topic ( [ to drivel deleted...] What, are you looking for someone to provide comments on your term paper? Ok, You did cite a reference, not proper bibliography format. It's been a long

Re: Misc i386 questions

2019-10-14 Thread Nick Holland
On 10/13/19 12:39 AM, Sean Kamath wrote: > Doh! > > set tty com0 > > Alix is coming along OK now. Still have questions about i386 and > SCSI. . . > > Sean > > >> On Oct 12, 2019, at 23:13, Sean Kamath >> wrote: >> >> Hi. >> >> In my odyssey to get larger disks on my Alix machines, I


2019-10-09 Thread Nick Holland
On 10/9/19 11:19 AM, wrote: > Here's what I think. ...[bla bla bla]... > Amirite ? ;) I don't know. Let's see your work. I don't care what your theoretical arguments are, I want to see results. Nick.

Re: A sad raid/fsck story

2019-10-05 Thread Nick Holland
On 10/4/19 8:37 AM, sven falempin wrote: ... > How [do I] check the state of the MIRROR raid array , to detect large > amount of failures on one of the two disk ? > > Best. > fsck has NOTHING to do with the status of your drives. It's a File System ChecKer. Your disk can be covered with

Re: A sad raid/fsck story

2019-10-04 Thread Nick Holland
On 10/3/19 10:01 AM, sven falempin wrote: > Dear readers, > > I was running a OpenBSD (6.4) device, with a raid mirror array. > One of the disk failed, so the system ask me to fsck, Probably not quite that simple. More likely, the disk failed, that took the system down hard, and it needed an

Re: How can I contribute code to openbsd

2019-09-30 Thread Nick Holland
subject fixed, hopefully. :) On 9/28/19 7:05 PM, cc wrote: > > Hello, > > > I recently started to study openbsd. I am a computer major student. How can I > contribute to openbsd? > while ! dead; do DoSomething. submission="sucks" # Accept this. It's probably true. while [[

Re: How can I remove sets installed by sysupgrade?

2019-09-18 Thread Nick Holland
On 9/17/19 12:23 PM, Marc Espie wrote: > On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 02:31:59PM -, Stuart Henderson wrote: >> (To be clear, I think installing a restricted subset of the OS for >> security reasons is pointless here, but can be really helpful when you >> have to deal with limited space in

Re: authpf unable to exit ssh without control C

2019-09-16 Thread Nick Holland
On 9/15/19 7:31 AM, shadrock uhuru wrote: > hi everyone > i can login with authpf but unable to exit or control D out of the ssh > session > the only way out is to control C which also kills any other ordinary ssh > user connected to the server > my authpf user has authpf as its login shell and

Re: handling snapshot installation in production environment

2019-09-02 Thread Nick Holland
On 9/2/19 6:48 AM, Marcus MERIGHI wrote: > Hello Joerg, > > just passing on my user experience...: > > (Joerg Streckfuss), 2019.09.02 (Mon) 10:15 (CEST): >> Furthermore I'm not sure which snapshot should I run. Almost every day >> there will be a fresh one. > > you seem

Re: obsd web server

2019-09-02 Thread Nick Holland
On 9/1/19 5:49 PM, Gustavo Rios wrote: > Hi folks, > > i would like to confgiure my obsd server as a web server. > > I would like to configure my web server to handle multiple domains > without having to set each domain one by one. > > I mean: > Every request for is mapped into

Re: Recommended web and database server specification

2019-08-15 Thread Nick Holland
essor requirements for the database. > > As for the web server daemon itself, I think Reyk Floeter would be the > best placed to answer that question - also paging Nick Holland for > more hardware expertise. > > On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 12:57 PM Tito Mari Francis Escano > wrote: >>

Re: Recommended web and database server specification

2019-08-15 Thread Nick Holland
essor requirements for the database. > > As for the web server daemon itself, I think Reyk Floeter would be the > best placed to answer that question - also paging Nick Holland for > more hardware expertise. > > On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 12:57 PM Tito Mari Francis Escano > wrote: >>

Re: Multiple video cards in X?

2019-08-05 Thread Nick Holland
stance in the other screen. Not the end of the world, there are more browsers out there, I suspect I can run iridium or something similar in one "screen" and a cousin in the other. My "screens" are slightly dissimilar -- screen 0 is two 1920x1200 monitors, screen 1 is two 1920x1

Re: problem to copy a (possibly large) file over a network device

2019-08-01 Thread Nick Holland
On 7/31/19 3:45 AM, Rudolf Sykora wrote: > Dear list, [probably irrelevant stuff snipped] > I actually wanted to do a backup of the subtree with rsync over the > network, but that didn't work, spitting sth. like > > rsync error: unexplained error (code 255) at io.c(820) [sender=3.1.3] >

Multiple video cards in X?

2019-06-27 Thread Nick Holland
Hiya. Before I spend a lot of time on what might be impossible, is it likely I could succeed at getting multiple multi-head video cards working on OpenBSD (amd64, radeon cards)? I've got this in the machine: OpenBSD 6.5-current (GENERIC.MP) #2: Sun Jun 2 00:29:17 MDT 2019

Re: HIPPA supported ciphers

2019-06-21 Thread Nick Holland
On 6/21/19 12:43 AM, Kihaguru Gathura wrote: > OpenBSD 6.5 (GENERIC.MP) #84: Wed Apr 17 05:53:43 MDT 2019 > > Hi, > > SSL compliance tests below refers. (htbridge) > > > 2:SUPPORTED CIPHERS > TLSv1.2 > TLS_ECDHE_RSA_WITH_CHACHA20_POLY1305_SHA256 Non-compliant with HIPAA guidance >

Re: Filesystem corruption on OpenBSD routers after power outage?

2019-06-04 Thread Nick Holland
On 6/4/19 1:29 PM, Mogens Jensen wrote: > I'm going to build a router for use in a remote location, and I have > chosen OpenBSD 6.5 for the task. Unfortunately, it's not possible to > protect the router with an UPS, so it will have to be resilient enough > to survive sudden power outages and still

Re: mounting an existing softraid/crypto partition for install/update

2019-06-03 Thread Nick Holland
On 6/3/19 8:17 PM, Bryan Stenson wrote: > Hi all - > > I'm running -CURRENT on a SSD with FDE encryption using softraid/crypto > with a passphrase entered via the keyboard at boot. It worked great. > Then, I upgraded to a build that had a broken bootloader (reported to be > fixed now: "Re: amd64

Re: Upgrade procedure (6.4 -> 6.5)

2019-05-07 Thread Nick Holland
On 5/7/19 8:32 AM, Dumitru Moldovan wrote: > On Sun, May 05, 2019 at 05:05:11PM +0200, Ingo Schwarze wrote: >>Hi, >> >>Consus wrote on Fri, May 03, 2019 at 02:24:10PM +0300: >> >>> Maybe it's a good idea to note this on the upgrade page? Something like >>> "the upgrade procedure may leave some

Re: Upgrade procedure (6.4 -> 6.5)

2019-05-03 Thread Nick Holland
On 5/3/19 2:32 PM, Strahil Nikolov wrote: > On May 3, 2019 10:49:55 PM GMT+03:00, Nick Holland > wrote: >> On 5/2/19 1:52 AM, Consus wrote: >>> Hi, >>> >>> I've upgraded my systems from 6.4 to 6.5 without a glitch, but I >>> see that /etc/n

Re: User who invoke doas

2019-05-02 Thread Nick Holland
On 5/2/19 8:04 AM, Ted Unangst wrote: > Nick Holland wrote: >> > In a shell script invoked by doas, is it possible to find which user >> > invoke the script? my search a the moment has come up empty. >> >> most likely place would be an environment variable, right

Re: User who invoke doas

2019-05-02 Thread Nick Holland
On 5/1/19 10:28 PM, Adam Steen wrote: > Hi > > In a shell script invoked by doas, is it possible to find which user > invoke the script? my search a the moment has come up empty. most likely place would be an environment variable, right? So ... $ whoami nick $ doas -s #

Re: Upgrade procedure (6.4 -> 6.5)

2019-05-02 Thread Nick Holland
On 5/2/19 1:52 AM, Consus wrote: > Hi, > > I've upgraded my systems from 6.4 to 6.5 without a glitch, but I see > that /etc/networks and some other files (like malloc.conf.5) are still > present, although there is no use for them in the new release. > > Is there a reason why these files are not

Re: 6.5 auto_install fails due to custom /var/tmp?

2019-04-29 Thread Nick Holland
On 4/29/19 6:09 PM, Lyndon Nerenberg wrote: > While trying to PXE install a 6.5 machine I was hit with this failure: > > Installing bsd 100% |**| 15163 KB00:00 > > Installing 100% |**| 15248 KB00:00 > >

Re: chromium OpenBSD defaults

2019-04-18 Thread Nick Holland
On 4/17/19 4:01 PM, Tom Smyth wrote: > Hello, > > I was wondering what people would think of disabling chromium offering > to save passwords for sites... it is a default in browsers in other operating > systems that gives me a rash... it is also a likely attack surface... > I would rather have

Re: How to overrule bioctl "chunk already in use"

2019-03-28 Thread Nick Holland
On 3/28/19 10:29 AM, Rachel Roch wrote: > Hi, > > I've been following the instructions here > > to setup softraid. > > Unfortunately I somehow messed up the original attempt through my own > stupidity. it happens.

Re: using an USB stick with "openbsd" type partition/slices

2019-03-21 Thread Nick Holland
On 3/21/19 6:49 AM, Mihai Popescu wrote: > Hello, > > I want to move my usb stick from msdos partition to more specific to > OpenBSD. I use this stick to keep some configuration files and > documents on it. > > sd1 at scsibus2 targ 1 lun 0: SCSI4 > 0/direct fixed serial.07815571010812120514 >

Re: Support for Nvidia chipsets, never running X

2019-03-07 Thread Nick Holland
On 3/7/19 7:19 AM, Chris Bennett wrote: > I've avoided anything with Nvidia like the plague. > But it just occurred to me to ask, ignoring X completely and never > running it, are the rest of the Nvidia parts supported or is Nvidia > anything a total no-go? > > Thanks, > Chris Bennett > >

Re: - same as cvsweb in ports?

2019-02-21 Thread Nick Holland
On 2/21/19 5:52 PM, Nam Nguyen wrote: > Adam Thompson writes: > >> What version of cvsweb does run? And where is that >> software available? It appears to not quite be the same as cvsweb in >> ports, so... ? > > It looks the same to me, other than some customized CSS. > >

Re: ssd drive disappears when booting

2019-02-18 Thread Nick Holland
On 2/17/19 2:57 AM, Jason McIntyre wrote: > On Sun, Feb 17, 2019 at 01:23:44AM +, wrote: ... >> This sounds like the problem that I (and others) have seen when the hard >> drive is set to RAID in the Bios/firmware. Try setting it to AHCI if your >> bios lets you. >> >

Re: dell universal d6000 dock

2019-02-12 Thread Nick Holland
On 2/12/19 3:19 AM, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ wrote: > try running stable. > Stunningly bad advice for a hardware problem. There's literally nothing in -stable that isn't in -current, and when it comes to hardware support, a most recent snapshot is always the best. Nick.

Re: CPU platform

2019-02-10 Thread Nick Holland
On 2/10/19 8:41 AM, Mihai Popescu wrote: > Hello all, > > I usually take my computers for OpenBSD from used/refurbished market > since they are much cheaper and I don't need edge hardware. Lately, > AMD processors platforms are not so easy to find ( I prefer a > combination of cpu + video + brand

Re: vultr

2019-01-07 Thread Nick Holland
On 1/5/19 5:22 PM, wrote: > I was thinking about spinning up a new instance on vultr to play with. > They have an option to install OBSD 6.3/4. Has anyone tried these? I > attempted the FBSD one in the past, but the default install was all > whacked out and I had to start

Re: Advice on Security Cameras

2019-01-01 Thread Nick Holland
On 1/1/19 12:46 PM, Elias M. Mariani wrote: > Hi list, > I'm thinking in installing some cameras in my private home, I have > been looking for solutions, my concern is that I wish to be able to > look the videos from outside the house and I'm a little paranoid about > the quality of the software

Re: ahci error during install of 6.4

2018-12-29 Thread Nick Holland
On 12/28/18 5:37 PM, Juan Francisco Cantero Hurtado wrote: > On Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 08:18:38AM +, Paul Swanson wrote: >> Hi, >> >> I'm currently trying to install 6.4 on a Dell Latitude E7470 laptop (Intel >> Skylake). >> >> During the whole disk (G) partitioning process, setup fails with

Re: Best way to change disk layout?

2018-12-24 Thread Nick Holland
On 12/23/18 3:16 PM, John Long wrote: > I'm running release instead of stable like I did years ago. Syspatch is > a better solution for me than building from source. I want to change my > disk layout because when I set up this box I was thinking of building > from source like the old days. I want

Re: SSH server immediately closes connection

2018-12-14 Thread Nick Holland
On 12/14/18 00:27, Максим wrote: > Hello, > I've got a PC running OpenBSD current. > After the latest upgrade I cannot ssh to it. > > When I run "ssh" > I get this: > "Connection to closed by remote host. > Connection to closed." > As an SSH client I use another

Re: Core Dev?

2018-12-04 Thread Nick Holland
On 12/04/18 01:47, Ahmad Bilal wrote: ... > Does anyone has any suggestions for me? Yes. Read your request carefully to yourself... > I want OpenBSD due to reliability and security issues. Good plan. > AWS is the leader in hosting market. but ... not security. By that reasoning, we should

Re: Boot reboot issue after upgrade to 6.4 on amd64

2018-11-27 Thread Nick Holland
On 11/27/18 05:48, Riccardo Mottola wrote: > Hi all, > > I have a strange and blocking issue after upgrade to 6.4 on my x86-64 > laptop, which was running 6.3 just fine. > > I got the bsd.rd kernel, booted it and installed, quick, easy no issue. > Now, if I reboot, the kernel will reboot just

Re: With all this CPU/hardware mess, any advice on what to use for an organization?

2018-11-20 Thread Nick Holland
On 11/20/18 11:43, Chris Bennett wrote: > I am almost certainly going to be replacing with a new server for an > organization I am a member of. > With all of this mess with Meltdown, Spectre, insecure motherboard > chips,etc. > I am pretty clueless on exactly what is going to be a secure set of >

Re: OpenBSD migration

2018-11-19 Thread Nick Holland
On 11/17/18 15:13, Martin Sukany wrote: > Hi, > > I want to migrate OpenBSD 6.4 (stable) from VM to bare metal. I see, as > usual, two options: > > 1) install everything from scratch > 2) create some flashimage (I did such thing on Solaris few years ago) > and apply the image on new hw. > >

Re: performance of intel multithreading

2018-11-07 Thread Nick Holland
On 11/07/18 11:34, Kihaguru Gathura wrote: > Hi, > > > On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Nick Holland > wrote: >> On 11/05/18 23:51, Kihaguru Gathura wrote: >>> Hi, >>> >>> From a security standpoint, >>> which platform will offer bett

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