OAMP – Apache using FastCGI Process Manager on OpenBSD


Once upon a time, there was a way to run PHP with Apache on OpenBSD using the php-*-ap2 package. At that time, OpenBSD shipped with home-patched Apache 1.3 and provided Apache 2.x as a package. Since then, Apache 1.x was dropped from base, replaced with httpd(8) and ports gave the opportunity to run either Apache 1.x or Apache 2.x. This is when PHP packages and Apache 2.x became quite a pain in the ass to use. Thanks to the ports, one could deal with it. But binary PHP packages are not built this way. One way to get PHP and Apache is to use FastCGI. Here’s how to run the OAMP 6.0.

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Encrypted OpenBSD 6.0 in the OVH Cloud


OVH provides very cheap IaaS. VPS 2016 SSD 1 costs about $3/month to get 1 vCPU, 2GB of RAM and 10GB of SSD storage. It is supposed to provide Linux only virtual machines. But one can achieve installation of OpenBSD with a little help from the Internet and a few cups of coffee. Here’re my notes.

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Authenticate OpenBSD users on QNAP LDAP


I wanted to share users authentication and permissions between the QNAP TS-453mini and my OpenBSD servers. An option is to enable and manage LDAP server on the QNAP and configure OpenBSD 6.0 to authenticate the users on the remote LDAP service.

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BIND server and DNS service on QNAP TS-453mini


QTS 4.x and the App Center have many applications et services available for Qnap. But there don’t seem to be a stand-alone DNS service. DNS can be enabled when configuring QNAP as a Domain Controller but -1- I don’t need a DC -2- that feature seems to go down quite often. So let’s run the good old BIND boy.

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Applying binary errata patches on OpenBSD


Maintaining OpenBSD up-to-date is quite easy using the Errata Patches. But this requires using cvs and make to download, compile and apply thoses patches. In some cases, this is also true pour ports. There is a way to deal with binary objects only: openup by M:Tier. This is how to do it.

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