autologin on boot

2021-01-12 Thread Roderick
What is the easiest way to do the following with openbsd: https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2004-March/042040.html ??? I do not see an :al: capability in "man gettytab". I think it is exagerated to write a substitute for getty for only circumventing the login dialog. If

Re: OpenBSD as a NAS

2020-12-05 Thread Roderick
On Sat, 5 Dec 2020, Georg Bege wrote: keep in mind that the ZFS supported versions may be quite different. The "one ZFS for many OS" isn't really working in reality, you may not be able to import your pool into different OS than the one you've created it with. Indeed there is this risk. I

Re: OpenBSD as a NAS

2020-12-04 Thread Roderick
On Fri, 4 Dec 2020, Predrag Punosevac wrote: OpenBSD is super simple and most reliable OS I have personally dealt with but the storage OS, it is not. Nevertheless some people are using in that capacity and to paraphrase Nick's point if OpenBSD is your goto OS, there is nothing wrong in

Re: OpenBSD as a NAS

2020-12-04 Thread Roderick
On Fri, 4 Dec 2020, Predrag Punosevac wrote: FreeBSD, ZFS wins hands down. That being said I neither have a need nor a hardware good enough to use ZFS at home. I am testing a 500GB ZFS mirror on an intel D945GCLF atom board with 2 GB Ram. I boot FreeBSD as diskless. It seems to work fine.

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

2020-11-20 Thread Roderick
On Fri, 20 Nov 2020, Bryan Steele wrote: It took you *6* emails before finally mentioning which platform were on, even after being asked.. Yes, excuse me, I answered to Nick Samsung nc10, but not mentioned i386. i386 removed the base gcc compiler in OpenBSD 6.6, so the binaries were

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

2020-11-20 Thread Roderick
On Thu, 19 Nov 2020, Todd C. Miller wrote: On Thu, 19 Nov 2020 22:07:33 +, Roderick wrote: g++, gcc and gcov in /bin are from Apr 13, 2019. The rest are from Oct 5, 2020. That explains your problem. The upgrade would have removed any obsolete /usr/lib/gcc-lib/amd64-unknown-openbsd

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

2020-11-19 Thread Roderick
Thanks you both, Nick, Todd! On Thu, 19 Nov 2020, Todd C. Miller wrote: There should now be a /usr/lib/gcc-lib/amd64-unknown-openbsd6.8 directory for use by the updated gcc/g++ but for some reason you don't have those updated gcc binaries. I do not even have a directory /usr/lib/gcc-lib,

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

2020-11-19 Thread Roderick
On Thu, 19 Nov 2020, Nick Holland wrote: Worst case, unload all pacakges, then go through the /usr, /bin and /bin directories looking for files older than your current install, and removing them (most of them aren't bad. But something isn't right). Then do another upgrade to whatever you

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

2020-11-19 Thread Roderick
had there, base gcc. I never used something called egcc. If I installed the package now, then because I though gcc was removed. In worst case I back up some files and reinstall. But perhaps someone knows the cause. Rod. On Thu, 19 Nov 2020, Nick Holland wrote: On 2020-11-19 08:36, Roderick

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

2020-11-19 Thread Roderick
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 it also after installing gcc, and also after deinstalling

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

2020-11-19 Thread Roderick
After upgrading, I still have gcc, but no package gcc. I get the above error. I get it also after installing gcc, and also after deinstalling it, making "pkg_delete -a" and reinstalling. Any hint, what can I do? Thanks. R.

Re: Recommended License

2020-10-10 Thread Roderick
And by the same logic, the original BSD license does not demand that the permission ("Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met") be copied. It only demands that the copyright note and the

Re: Recommended License

2020-10-10 Thread Roderick
Well, my last question is perhaps superflous, because it is impossible to make the many authors agree, but I wonder that FreeBSD copyrights "The compilation of software known as FreeBSD" in its /usr/src/COPYRIGHT: The compilation of software known as FreeBSD is distributed under the

Recommended License

2020-10-10 Thread Roderick
I just read this: https://cvsweb.openbsd.org/src/share/misc/license.template?rev=HEAD It is a nice license, because it is short, and I wonder why a permisive license cannot be shorter (well, I do not understand the many legal words). But perhaps to short? It does not mention that the

Re: time_t

2020-10-05 Thread Roderick
On Mon, 5 Oct 2020, Christian Weisgerber wrote: There's an #ifdef __LP64__ ... Yes. That is not to oversee, but I oversaw it, because I wanted to oversee it. For lazyness I use snprintf to fill the mtime field of a component of a v7 tar file I generate: snprintf([136],12,"%011lo",

Re: time_t

2020-10-05 Thread Roderick
am doing something wrong. Perhaps there is a definition that makes the difference. I write only small programs I need, no macros, and copy the necessary includes from the man pages, no nested includes ad nauseam. Rodrigo On Mon, 5 Oct 2020, Roderick wrote: Thanks anybody for the instructive

Re: time_t

2020-10-05 Thread Roderick
Thanks anybody for the instructive answers! On Mon, 5 Oct 2020, Todd C. Miller wrote: Are you sure about that? FreeBSD declares __time_t to be __int64_t on amd64. On FreeBSD/amd64 __int64_t is defined as a long. You are right. My error. I just run: #include #include int main()

time_t

2020-10-05 Thread Roderick
The result of time() has type time_t and we know what kind of number goes there: seconds since 0 hours, 0 minutes, 0 seconds, January 1, 1970, Coordinated Universal Time. In my FreeBSD running on a 64 bit processor this type is: int (__32_t). It considers this size enough for above

Re: man tar

2020-10-04 Thread Roderick
On Sun, 4 Oct 2020, Ottavio Caruso wrote: Recent versions of tar(1) on {Free,Net}BSD stipulate: [...] As far as I know it was always so, as it is also in OpenBSD. But that is a very interesting issue on history of the tar command. I see only a documentation problem. Rod.

man tar

2020-10-04 Thread Roderick
We read there: " -f archive Filename where the archive is stored. Defaults to /dev/rst0. If set to hyphen (‘-’) standard output is used. See also the TAPE environment variable. "" Well, hyphen (‘-’) may also mean stdin as expected, but it seems not to be mentioned/insinuated on

Re: ideas needed for password management

2020-09-24 Thread Roderick
(1) I would separate login to Email (smtp+imap authentication) from any other login (to machine) as many people told you here. (2) Perhaps write a cgi script? But that needs a lot of care due to security. (3) offer a web mailer that has this service? Prayer webmail has this, but

Re: Must disable /usr/libexec/security on backup disks

2020-09-14 Thread Roderick
On Sun, 13 Sep 2020, Theo de Raadt wrote: Rupert Gallagher wrote: This is stupid. Your tone is the real stupid. Well, at least it is not diabolic like the infame tritone. Rod.

Re: scp host:file* /tmp/nonexistent

2020-08-02 Thread Roderick
On Sat, 1 Aug 2020, Christian Weisgerber wrote: Public service announcement: The original BSD repository can be browsed here (converted from SCCS): https://svnweb.freebsd.org/csrg/ Wanna know what those hippies at Berkeley really did? You can look it up. Thanks for the nice repo with the

Re: scp host:file* /tmp/nonexistent

2020-08-02 Thread Roderick
On Sat, 1 Aug 2020, Theo de Raadt wrote: Christian Weisgerber wrote: On 2020-08-01, Roderick wrote: It is not documented in 4.4BSD. I suppose this is not original BSD? Public service announcement: The original BSD repository can be browsed here (converted from SCCS): https

Re: scp host:file* /tmp/nonexistent

2020-08-01 Thread Roderick
On Sat, 1 Aug 2020, Theo de Raadt wrote: People should really use rsync (which has it's own oddities), ... For example the ugly behaviour when the source file ends with / ? Also FreeBSD's cp behave like rsync and is documented in its man page: -R If source_file designates a directory, cp

Re: how to mount phone?

2020-07-15 Thread Roderick
On Tue, 14 Jul 2020, Peter Nicolai Mathias Hansteen wrote: What usually works better is to install an sftp client (I use AndFTP in sftp mode) on the phone and use that to transfer the pictures to your machine. No, no! Better the server on the phone, as I wrote before. Do you get why? :)

Re: how to mount phone?

2020-07-14 Thread Roderick
The easiest way I know is to install in the phone: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.galexander.sshd and use the WLAN hotspot to transfer files with scp / sftp / rsync. Rod. On Mon, 13 Jul 2020, Justin Muir wrote: Hi, Just wishing to mount my phone to access photos.

Re: Filling a 4TB Disk with Random Data

2020-06-05 Thread Roderick
On Mon, 1 Jun 2020, Eike Lantzsch wrote: I'd think that a degausser would also erase the servo tracks which will make the disk irrevocably unusable. If that's what you want then just drill holes through the disk - it's quicker. Or perhaps to put it on an induction cooktop?

Re: Filling a 4TB Disk with Random Data

2020-06-05 Thread Roderick
On Fri, 5 Jun 2020, Janne Johansson wrote: Then again, if you count how many hours it will take to securely erase a disk, one might doubt the option of "just run this command and it will do the same in 10 seconds". Not 10 seconds, but there will be sure a difference if the task is done by

Re: Filling a 4TB Disk with Random Data

2020-06-05 Thread Roderick
Is not there a SCSI command "sanitize" for that? Can be issued with OpenBSD? Perhaps his disc supports it. Rod.

Re: timegm()

2020-04-21 Thread Roderick
On Tue, 21 Apr 2020, Otto Moerbeek wrote: O.K., deprecated. And what is the alternative? The paragraph above it (discussing timelocal()) suggests it's mktime(). Thanks. I would preffer to reimplement timegm if it disappears than going trhough the locale: it should be one or two lines with

timegm()

2020-04-21 Thread Roderick
Acording to the man page: "timegm() is a deprecated interface that converts [...]" O.K., deprecated. And what is the alternative? Thanks for any hint Rodrigo

Re: memmem

2020-04-14 Thread Roderick
On Tue, 14 Apr 2020, Florian Obser wrote: I thought so, too. No context, no explanation just a one-liner. I mean the algorithm. It seems there is a lot of hard work to do with string routines. Also the regular expressions in OpenBSD seems to be the inefficient, perhaps historical

memmem

2020-04-14 Thread Roderick
https://cvsweb.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/~checkout~/src/lib/libc/string/memmem.c?rev=1.4=text/plain Is that not a little too primitive? Rod.

Re: strncasecmp

2020-04-10 Thread Roderick
On Fri, 10 Apr 2020, Theo de Raadt wrote: Because either string could be shorter than len. Thanks. I get it. :) My non-strings do not have a '\0' in the first len bytes and I need a case insensitive comparison. Of course I could ignore strncasecmp and use tolower() to write the trivial

strncasecmp

2020-04-10 Thread Roderick
From the man page: " These functions compare the NUL-terminated strings s1 and s2 and return an [...]. strncasecmp() and strncasecmp_l() compare at most len characters. " Why NULL-terminated when comparing at most len characters?! Rod.

mail.local / mail

2020-04-04 Thread Roderick
From me From me Do you see the two above lines as identical? mail.local quotes only the first line above with ">". "mail" does not delete it. See: https://man.openbsd.org/mail.local Many years ago I used "mail" a lot with the old SunOS (BSD derivative). I remember it used MMDF, I

Re: Question about marketability of OpenBSD Laptops

2020-01-26 Thread Roderick
On Sat, 25 Jan 2020, Michael G Workman wrote: > their bank accounts are empty, due to banking malware like Zeus, others are > > It seems like most of the victims were using windows computers when these > attacks happened, But how do they internet banking? With the web browser? Then they must

Re: Android (MTP) with OpenBSD: Tiny success story

2020-01-23 Thread Roderick
BTW. If the purpose is transfering files, you can install in Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.galexander.sshd and perhaps https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jackpal.androidterm Then using the WiFi hotspot of Android, you can do sftp, rsync, ssh and scp

Re: Leaving OpenBSD (with patch)

2020-01-08 Thread Roderick
Theo, please, give him the travel blessing, before departure. Rod. On Wed, 8 Jan 2020, cho...@jtan.com wrote: > Some people have needs that OpenBSD doesn't meet. Of course the > logical thing to do is to adapt it to meet them or to use something > which does but to some -- in line with the

Re: But there is Fossil...

2020-01-07 Thread Roderick
On Mon, 6 Jan 2020, Sean Kamath wrote: > Having said that, I use whatever repo projects provide. I’m not here to > say VCS “A” is better than VCS “B”, just saying installing various > VCS’s under OpenBSD is pretty damn simple. It seems to be like the wars perl vs python, emacs vs vi, etc.

Re: openssl / did something change?

2020-01-06 Thread Roderick
On Mon, 6 Jan 2020, Zé Loff wrote: > Someone had the same issue some weeks ago. See: > https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-misc=157548338310097=2 > and the following discussion. Solution: add -md md5 Thank you very much for the fast answer. I was a litle in panic. Rodrigo

openssl / did something change?

2020-01-06 Thread Roderick
I cannot decrypt files with openssl aes-256-cbc -d -a -salt < encrypted-file.encrypted That I encrypted with openssl aes-256-cbc -e -a -salt < file > file.encrypted I get the error: bad decrypt 616640944:error:06FFF064:digital envelope routines:CRYPTO_internal:bad

Re: Request for recommendation - encryption and signature for file backup

2020-01-04 Thread Roderick
On Sat, 4 Jan 2020, Philippe Meunier wrote: > Roderick wrote: > >I do use openssl for encrypting files in my laptop. > > So do I. I only encrypt the 0.001% of files that are really important and > then those files are encrypted on my computer too, not just on the backup >

Re: But there is Fossil...

2020-01-04 Thread Roderick
On Sun, 5 Jan 2020, go...@disroot.org wrote: > so I don't understand what's wrong with FreeBSD and OpenBSD. I do not see a problem in CVS.

Re: But there is Fossil...

2020-01-04 Thread Roderick
On Sat, 4 Jan 2020, Karel Gardas wrote: > Fossil is superfine and I'd like it for various reasons too, but unfortunately > it does not scale to the OpenBSD repo size well. > > As a test, you can try and clone fossil repo of NetBSD and I'm sure you will > find out quickly why people are working

Re: Request for recommendation - encryption and signature for file backup

2020-01-03 Thread Roderick
I would perhaps write a script that calls openssl for encripting and signing, rsync to send new files, something simple. I do use openssl for encrypting files in my laptop. Rodrigo On Thu, 2 Jan 2020, Aham Brahmasmi wrote: > Namaste misc, > > What tool(s) would you recommend to encrypt and

Re: perl popularity inside openbsd community? (Re: Suggestion: Replace Perl ...)

2020-01-01 Thread Roderick
BTW. Also tcl has coroutines since a while: https://www.tcl.tk/man/tcl8.6/TclCmd/coroutine.htm Rodrigo.

Re: Suggestion: Replace Perl with Lua in the OpenBSD Base System

2019-12-31 Thread Roderick
On Tue, 31 Dec 2019, Theo de Raadt wrote: > Roderick wrote: >> I am curious to know why tcl, my fovourite scripting lanuage, would >> not be a candidate. [...] > Wow, it's a lot like you can't read. It is more an academic question. I wanted to know more objective cri

Re: Suggestion: Replace Perl with Lua in the OpenBSD Base System

2019-12-31 Thread Roderick
On Tue, 31 Dec 2019, Marc Espie wrote: > lua would definitely NOT be appropriate for that. The only half valid > candidate would be python. I am curious to know why tcl, my fovourite scripting lanuage, would not be a candidate. I suspect, tcl is being underestimated, and the decission for one

Re: ownership of mailboxes with dovecot

2019-12-31 Thread Roderick
On Tue, 31 Dec 2019, Eike Lantzsch wrote: > system user XOR virtual user > That's what I have to setup now. Correct? As said, I had UW imap serving system user mailboxes, and now cyrus imap serving virtual users. You have to decide. With dovecot I have no other experience than compiling it. I

Re: ownership of mailboxes with dovecot

2019-12-31 Thread Roderick
On Tue, 31 Dec 2019, Eike Lantzsch wrote: > > Is dovecot or fetchmail who create the mailboxes?! > fetchmail doesn't configure anything, especially not mailboxes. > I regret having mentioned fetchmail. > It happens as part of setting up dovecot with virtual users. If they are virtual users,

Re: ownership of mailboxes with dovecot

2019-12-31 Thread Roderick
On Tue, 31 Dec 2019, Eike Lantzsch wrote: > I'm using an IMAP mailserver with dovecot which is entirely limited to my > local network. > It pulls my external mail with fetchmail. [...] > user username1@foodomain.local.fantasea mailbox is owned by vmail [...] > Obviously dovecot has other ideas

Re: Suggestion: Replace Perl with Lua in the OpenBSD Base System

2019-12-30 Thread Roderick
On Mon, 30 Dec 2019, Theo de Raadt wrote: > wrote: > > > A smaller base afforded to by Lua will reduce the > > attack surface and complexity of the OpenBSD project as a whole. > > 1) I think that is a baseless and irrelevant claim. > > 2) No. It is not about the claim, he is trying to sell

Re: What do you use to generate invoices on OpenBSD?

2019-12-28 Thread Roderick
I find the question strange. The program depends on the laws of the country and personal taste. Nothing to do with OpenBSD. I would write a script with tcl (and eventually tk) that access a db (sqlite prefered if there is no big amount data) and generate tex code. Is that really difficult?! It

Re: thank you for 6.6 and bsd.rd

2019-12-21 Thread Roderick
On Thu, 19 Dec 2019, Theo de Raadt wrote: > for 6.5 onwards, all you had to was type > > sysmerge > sysupgrade I read somewhere that something like this was coming for 6.6, but I remember that I followed the instructions for upgrading from 6.5 to 6.6, and this was to be done

Re: Home NAS

2019-11-18 Thread Roderick
What can be newer or not existent yesterday, but has the same filename? Something that one changed with an editor? Would not be better to use a version contro system? Rod. On Mon, 18 Nov 2019, Nick Holland wrote: On 2019-11-17 11:39, Jean-François Simon wrote: Hi, I found it, there exist

Re: vi in ramdisk?

2019-11-16 Thread Roderick
On Sat, 16 Nov 2019, U'll Be King of the Stars wrote: I assumed that the canonical reference for ed was K, "The Unix Programming Reference = man page. Under /usr/share/doc/usd/ in an old BSD System you may find Brian W. Kernighan ed Tutorial. Just google for it. Sam looks very interesting

Re: vi in ramdisk?

2019-11-15 Thread Roderick
On Thu, 22 Jan 1970, Chris Bennett wrote: Yes, but ed also allows one to easily work with only 1-3 lines of screen. I think with every line editor is so? The power of ed is in the regular expressions, search and substitution. The only thing that I find more comfortable in sos and miss in

Re: vi in ramdisk?

2019-11-15 Thread Roderick
On Fri, 15 Nov 2019, Ian Darwin wrote: Who needs cat when you have echo? Echo? Necessary?! Terrible waste of paper in a teletype terminal! I remember editing with sos in TOPS 10 after giving the command: tty noecho. Rod.

Re: vi in ramdisk?

2019-11-15 Thread Roderick
On Fri, 15 Nov 2019, Theo de Raadt wrote: Christian Weisgerber wrote: How large is a C implementation of TECO? he probably means cat plus the shell's redirection capability. I think, TECO is much more powerfull that ed and vi. But perhaps DEC 10s SOS? I do not know if it runs in

Re: vi in ramdisk?

2019-11-15 Thread Roderick
On Fri, 15 Nov 2019, Noth wrote: ed is included in the ramdisk, but if your use case is using vi to fix a I imagine, it is there for using it in scripts. I think, for editing config files, there are sure editors that are simpler, smaller, not so powerful, but easier to use than ed. Rod.

Re: Home NAS

2019-11-14 Thread Roderick
On Thu, 14 Nov 2019, Jan Betlach wrote: Should I byte the bullet and build the NAS on FreeBSD taking advantage of ZFS, snapshots, replications, etc? Or is this an overkill? I built my "NAS" with FreeBSD due to the self healing properties of ZFS with checksums and redundant data, and due to

Re: urtwn(4) gets wedged periodically

2019-11-14 Thread Roderick
On Wed, 13 Nov 2019, Theo de Raadt wrote: The mailing lists are full of discussions of bugs in usb. This could explain, why devices that have problems in OpenBSD have no problem in FreeBSD, although they ported the driver from OpenBSD. But no, let's keep concluding these problems is

Re: Tools for writers

2019-11-06 Thread Roderick
On Wed, 6 Nov 2019, Oliver Leaver-Smith wrote: The use case I have is for a novel which should require less formatting than a technical book, so I should be able to retrofit that after once I have investigated the many tools mentioned in the thread. Plain TeX would mean in that case a

Re: Tools for writers

2019-11-04 Thread Roderick
On Mon, 4 Nov 2019, Steve Litt wrote: [...] If you can even conceive of it being ePub or some other lineflow reading format, Texlive and all the TeX/LaTeX tools dead-end you. TeX produces dvi, a well documented and simple page description language. Then it is transformed to postscript or

Re: Skype alternatives for OpenBSD

2019-11-03 Thread Roderick
On Sun, 3 Nov 2019, Jonathan Drews wrote: I thought Skype used a protocol that allowed other clients to connect to it then I read the Wikipedia page on Skype. The technology is owned by Microsoft. A standard is SIP. Then a solution would be something like:

Re: Tools for writers

2019-11-03 Thread Roderick
Here is an old system, written in FORTRAN and C, perhaps compiles in OpenBSD: http://www.tustep.uni-tuebingen.de/tustep_eng.html But I never used it and I am hyppy with TeX. Rodrigo

Re: Tools for writers

2019-11-03 Thread Roderick
On Sun, 3 Nov 2019, Ingo Schwarze wrote: And finally, the only thing that is seriously wrong with the "print/texlive" port is how ridiculously large it is. That is "texlive". Donald Knuths TeX/mf is exactly the opposite to bloat.

Re: WLAN disconnects after a while

2019-10-08 Thread Roderick
Just tried EDIMAX EW7811Un with RTL 8188CUS chipset (urtwn driver). It is recommended for OpenBSD in many places, for example here: https://flak.tedunangst.com/post/some-mini-usb-wifi-adapters It works perfectly. It does not disconnect. I think this is the choice if the internal WLAN Device

txpower

2019-09-29 Thread Roderick
It seems, it disappeared from ifconfig because only wi supported it. Can I be sure that my WLAN is not sending stronger than the law allows? Rodrigo

Re: WLAN disconnects after a while

2019-09-29 Thread Roderick
Report on new experience. :) I bought a used no name, Model WS-WN689HN2, distributed in germany by conrad electronics. The good news: till now it does not disconnect. It is a coarseness with two big antenae, I read "wireless N high power". But that is all: no where it is written how many

Behaviour of sync and umount changed?

2019-09-27 Thread Roderick
As far I remember, they did not run in underground, but blocked the terminal. Am I wrong? Rodrigo

Re: WLAN disconnects after a while

2019-09-26 Thread Roderick
On Thu, 26 Sep 2019, Roderick wrote: Now I am waiting to see if the link gets lost. rsu0: could not send join command rsu0: could not send site survey command -- # ifconfig rsu0 ... status: no network ...

Re: WLAN disconnects after a while

2019-09-26 Thread Roderick
Another WLAN Stick I have is rsu, recognized as RTL8188S, but with it I do not even get the link. A small discovery: it is a little diferent from other sticks. It requires "ifconfig rsu0 up" before "dhclient rsu0". It seems to work very good: no packet loss. Now I am waiting to see if the

Re: WLAN disconnects after a while

2019-09-26 Thread Roderick
Another WLAN Stick I have is rsu, recognized as RTL8188S, but with it I do not even get the link. Below an up to date dmesg. Soo I will perhaps buy an urtwn for my collection of USB sticks. Rodrigo OpenBSD 6.5 (GENERIC.MP) #1356: Sat Apr 13 15:16:41 MDT 2019

Re: WLAN disconnects after a while

2019-09-25 Thread Roderick
On Wed, 25 Sep 2019, Roderick wrote: I would like to buy another USB UMTS stick and try with it. Is there a recommendation of a good working one, that is also sensible and powerfull enough to send and receive through some walls? Lapsus. I mean WLAN stick. Any recommendation? What I have

Re: WLAN disconnects after a while

2019-09-25 Thread Roderick
On Mon, 23 Sep 2019, Sebastian Benoit wrote: Today a fix was okayed for a problem that sounds like it might be yours: The AP I am using does not change channel, hence that is not the problem. I would like to buy another USB UMTS stick and try with it. Is there a recommendation of a good

WLAN disconnects after a while

2019-09-23 Thread Roderick
I still have this problem: https://marc.info/?t=15148946743=1=2 Now tested with other AP (FritzBox). I am the only one?

Re: backing up ldapd data

2019-08-24 Thread Roderick
On Fri, 23 Aug 2019, Allan Streib wrote: With OpenLDAP slapd I would run slapcat periodically to dump out the directory in LDIF format for backup. What is the best approach for backing up ldapd? Good to know that not only I have problems learning the most elementary things about

Re: Recommended web and database server specification

2019-08-15 Thread Roderick
On Thu, 15 Aug 2019, Roderick wrote: It [sqlite] is good integrated with tcl, hence I would use as server: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/NaviServer I mean, I would not use php. :)

Re: Recommended web and database server specification

2019-08-15 Thread Roderick
On Thu, 15 Aug 2019, Tito Mari Francis Escano wrote: to prepare this be deployed and run for quite a long time and ready for about 60,000 visits per day at most. Perhaps sqlite: https://www.sqlite.org/whentouse.html It is good integrated with tcl, hence I would use as server:

Re: RNG question

2019-07-30 Thread Roderick
On Tue, 30 Jul 2019, Peter J. Philipp wrote: On Tue, Jul 30, 2019 at 06:11:15AM -0600, Theo de Raadt wrote: Peter J. Philipp wrote: [...] I'm not misreading. Why is this done? That is a low-grade question. OK I retract it then. Don't worry about it. You cannot retract it.

Re: SCM

2019-07-29 Thread Roderick
On Mon, 29 Jul 2019, Mohamed Fouad wrote: fossil is interesting! what - if anything - you don't like about it Roderick? As said, I like it very much, but for bigger projects I would preffer CVS. That fossil is used for bigger projects, is for me a proof of the good quality, reliability

Re: SCM

2019-07-29 Thread Roderick
On Sun, 28 Jul 2019, Nathan Hartman wrote: *IF* the OpenBSD devs ever wants to change SCMs--I said **IF**--then I root for Subversion. Subversion offers the following advantages: If wants to change just for changing, then there are reasons to select something else? I realy do not understand

Re: Postscript printer recommendations

2019-07-16 Thread Roderick
On Tue, 16 Jul 2019, Jonathan Drews wrote: These are the notes I made for printing on my old OpenBSD computer: [...] It seems too complicated. In principle only the a field "if" to printcap should be necessary. 1) Go to http://openprinting.org/printer_list.cgi?make=HP and look for the

Re: Postscript printer recommendations

2019-07-14 Thread Roderick
On Sun, 14 Jul 2019, Adam Thompson wrote: Nearly every printer sold today (including cheap inkjets AND b printers) have these tracking dots. [...] The absolute highest resolution graphics today are mostly printed using ESC/P (if Epson), PCL3 (if HP), or whatever Canon uses (if Canon).

Re: Oddity re. order of ifconfig commands

2019-07-14 Thread Roderick
On Sun, 14 Jul 2019, cho...@jtan.com wrote: I don't know what you mean by "haven't configured re0 with an IP address". What else is 10.100.200.1/24? A subnet. But it seems to be a valid way of doing: ifconfig re0 inet 10.100.200.1 netmask 255.255.255.0 That is new to me. Perhaps lays the

Re: Oddity re. order of ifconfig commands

2019-07-14 Thread Roderick
On Sun, 14 Jul 2019, U'll Be King of the Stars wrote: Is there documentation that explains how to configure this kind of point-to-point Ethernet connection, and associated routing tables, on OpenBSD? I never had problems with it: just as normal LAN. Point to point. Hmm. I used slip+tcp/ip

Re: Oddity re. order of ifconfig commands

2019-07-14 Thread Roderick
On Sun, 14 Jul 2019, cho...@jtan.com wrote: I also string a cable between their ethernet ports for maximum speed Was it a crossover cable? drogo# pkill -f re0 Do you have somewhere a program called re0 running?! drogo# ifconfig re0 10.100.200.1/24 Why the name of a whole net for

Re: Postscript printer recommendations

2019-07-14 Thread Roderick
On Sat, 13 Jul 2019, Jonathan Drews wrote: I hope that you got it: with a postscript printer you do not need ghostscript. The printcap is easy to configure. Here is a sample printcap I came across in misc: 1) lp|xerox|Xerox_WorkCenter_3225:\ :lp=/dev/ulpt0:\

Re: Postscript printer recommendations

2019-07-13 Thread Roderick
On Sat, 13 Jul 2019, Jonathan Drews wrote: Hi Folks: I need some recommendations on what brand of printers will work with Ghostscript (Postscript). If you find a printer that understands postcript, then you will be perhaps happy. You will not need Ghostscript. Otherwise, you need to

Re: When will OpenBSD become a friendly place for bug reporters?

2019-07-12 Thread Roderick
On Fri, 12 Jul 2019, Ingo Schwarze wrote: (There seems to be a trend where big corps are quite happy to discourage people from running their own MTAs Not just running their own MTAs, also using non-commercial .edu infrastructure. Not only that. Here you see the developer of cyrus-imap

Re: When will OpenBSD become a friendly place for bug reporters?

2019-07-09 Thread Roderick
On Tue, 9 Jul 2019, cho...@jtan.com wrote: Perhaps rather than whining that OpenBSD lacks some specific feature, those who want it could write it? Or perhaps better not. All depends on what is a feature and for whom. I, as normal user, am glad that packages are not inflated with debugging

Re: Future of X.org?

2019-07-09 Thread Roderick
On Mon, 8 Jul 2019, Steve Litt wrote: It's one thing to support an alternative: Quite another to call for the death of the original. Unfortunately it is not an alternative as I wrote before. X11 is among other things a standard. If wayland imposes itself, we will have soon programs for X

Re: umsm0: this device is not using CDC notify message in intr pipe. HP Compaq dc5750

2019-07-05 Thread Roderick
On Fri, 5 Jul 2019, Kihaguru Gathura wrote: This was working up and until OpenBSD 6.4 amd64. With OpenBSD 6.5 i386 release on a Samsung nc10 nettop and with a Huawei E372 modem umsm is working. I do not know what is happening in current. For me it would be a catastrophe if it stops

Re: Future of X.org?

2019-07-01 Thread Roderick
On Mon, 1 Jul 2019, Juan Francisco Cantero Hurtado wrote: Can you show me what missing Wayland part is bigger than DRM+Mesa+LLVM?. What do you want to say with the question? As far as I understand, neither DRM nor Mesa are parts of (original) X11. Further, you read in Wikipedia:

Re: Future of X.org?

2019-07-01 Thread Roderick
On Mon, 1 Jul 2019, Juan Francisco Cantero Hurtado wrote: Xorg is the most insecure software in base. Why? Because it has bugs? Or because, in oppossite to wayland, it can listen to outside connections if configured so (by default it does not)? If you only care about the remote apps, with

Re: Future of X.org?

2019-06-30 Thread Roderick
On Sun, 30 Jun 2019, Juan Francisco Cantero Hurtado wrote: Nope, you misunderstood the text. No. It is *you* that do not understand what X11 is and want it death. A very destructive attitude. "This doesn't mean that remote rendering won't be possible with Wayland, it just means that you

Re: Future of X.org?

2019-06-30 Thread Roderick
On Sun, 30 Jun 2019, Juan Francisco Cantero Hurtado wrote: You can run (local or remote) X11 applications inside of a Wayland compositor. The following contradicts your above assertion: https://wayland.freedesktop.org/faq.html#heading_toc_j_8 Rod.

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