Back to the sea ; the virtual private network (VPN), episode IX

I use VPN to remotely connect to my home-LAN when I’m away.
I’ve tried may kinds of VPN ; from IPsec (point-to-point) to SSL through L2TP. I found that the easiest one to implement, when using various OS client, was VPN/SSL. And the easiest software to be used by any OS, or at least any I use, was OpenVPN. From Windows to OSX through NetBSD, there’s an available binary.
So let’s create the server on OpenBSD.
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Back to the sea ; the logging program (Syslog), episode VIII

Logs are for program what speech is to human.
People says what’s wrong (most of the time ;), program log it.
Here’s how I use syslog-ng to get a central syslog system.
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Back to the sea ; the Blog Tool and Publishing Platform (WordPress), episode VII

After creating and editing my Website from scratch with Vim, I used Dokuwiki for quite a long time. Then came the Facebook time. This is when I switched to some more hypee tool. I choosed WordPress.

One nice thing WordPress provides, except from full HTTP management, is automatic configuration and updates.
Here’s how I installed it on OpenBSD.
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Back to the sea ; the relational database management system (RDBMS), episode VI

At least my Web 2.0 application (aka WordPress) requires a database system.
I’m used to using MySQL and that’s what I installed on my OpenBSD server.
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Back to the sea ; the Lightweight Directory (LDAP), episode V

OpenBSD 4.8 ships with a home-made LDAP daemon called ldapd.
According to the man page, “ldapd does not fully work yet” ; but for basic authentication directory, it seems to work just fine.
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