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Hi. I'm a Unix Administrator, mathematics enthusiast, and amateur philosopher. This is where I rant about that which upsets me, laugh about that which amuses me, and jabber about that which holds my interest most: Unix.
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OpenBSD/amd64: BIGMEM is default

Posted 04-05-2011 at 09:26 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 04-05-2011 at 09:47 PM by rocket357

Thanks to the work of Bob Beck and countless other OpenBSD developers, amd64 BIGMEM is now turned on by default in the April 4th snapshot of OpenBSD-CURRENT.

Code:
OpenBSD 4.9-current (GENERIC.MP) #865: Mon Apr  4 13:03:14 MDT 2011
    deraadt@amd64.openbsd.org:/usr/src/sys/arch/amd64/compile/GENERIC.MP
real mem = 137428045824 (131061MB)
avail mem = 133755703296 (127559MB)
mainbus0 at root
bios0 at mainbus0: SMBIOS rev. 2.6 @ 0xdf79c000 (103 entries)
...
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umurmur for OpenBSD update

Posted 03-30-2011 at 03:09 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

Continued from here.

I got a bit sidetracked and didn't get back to the umurmur port until after the ports tree was locked, then I forgot about it again while waiting for the tree to unlock...sigh. Life really is full of curveballs.

I got the man pages written and now I have a buildable/installable/runnable port of umurmur for OpenBSD (and the tree is unlocked! Yay).

The candidate port has been submitted to the powers that be (David and Laurent, to...
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Encrypted OpenBSD flash drive, the easy way...

Posted 03-25-2011 at 09:16 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 03-27-2011 at 07:12 PM by rocket357

Ok, so there's a couple of howto's floating around the interwebs with great instructions on how to do this, or that, or whatever, but none seem to "pull it all together" for me, so I decided to post here what I do to build an OpenBSD encrypted jump drive.

First off, the links:

Encryption: http://16s.us/OpenBSD/softraid.txt
/etc/fstab: http://www.mail-archive.com/misc@ope.../msg94555.html
/etc/fstab with revision (by me): http://www.daemonforums.org/showpost...02&postcount=9...
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el oh el

Posted 05-03-2010 at 11:13 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 05-03-2010 at 11:18 AM by rocket357

Today during our usual weekly roundup meeting, my boss announced that we're about to put in place a new VM server "cluster". It's a relatively nice setup: 3 servers, each with 2 quad-core Xeons and 48 GB of RAM. Each is connected to an iSCSI backend with TB's of storage...

So my boss asks us to estimate the CPU/RAM/disk space usage for our most critical servers that should be migrated over to the VM's. My most critical one is my OpenBSD server that I use to monitor all...
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Logical Fallacy in "The Insecurity of OpenBSD"

Posted 01-22-2010 at 11:45 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 01-22-2010 at 01:05 PM by rocket357

First off, the blogpost:

http://allthatiswrong.wordpress.com/2010/01/20/the-insecurity-of-openbsd/


The argument here is NOT whether or not OpenBSD is secure, it's whether or not OpenBSD should implement ACL's. Granted, I'd like to see some more advanced capabilities here, too, but tossing the baby out with the bathwater seems quite silly. A new framework or mindset is needed to understand the problem.

The difference in approaches is simple. Let's say...
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