Here are quick notes on how to setup a VNC server on OpenBSD. This allows a remote connexion to a X11 session running on an OpenBSD server or workstation.
This website provides some HTTPS service. I bought the SSL certificate from a French provider called “Gandi”. Unfortunately, it seems their issuer is not known by OpenBSD nor is their own CA trusted by Firefox. As this is in the FAQ, they provide the CA file to manually import in Firefox. Once done, Firefox trusts the whole SSL path. We’ll use this to install the SSL trust path in OpenBSD ; in the OpenSSL instance.
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With the upcoming release of OpenBSD 4.9 and my previous testings with SOGo, I decided to give it a try as a workstation environment. I used OpenBSD for quite a while ; but this was decades before. If I’m right, this was about 2002. I was using stuff like WindowMaker, Sylpheed-Claws or Mutt (depending on the day mood), Mozilla or Lynx and XMMS. At this time, I was a SysAdmin so this was perfect are far from enough compared to Windows 2000. But nowadays, I’m a father storing loads photos and rendering personal week-end movies. I’m still a bit of a g33k ; after all, who would blog on using such OS…
But let’s see if Open Source software can do the trick.
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Today, I feel like testing OpenBSD again. I want to see how it works as a workstation. So I’m gonna run a 4.9 (snapshot) on a Asus EeePC 901.
AFAIK, OpenBSD doesn’t provide official bootable USB stuff. I tried burning the various
iso files on the USB stick but it wouldn’t boot… surprise! Then I tried using
unetbootin which, of course, doesn’t support OpenBSD… Success came using a virtualisation software to install a minimal OpenBSD system on the USB stick and (re)run the install from there.
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Here’s the configuration I use to run OpenBSD 4.9-beta on my NetBSD/xen server (NetBSD 5 with Xen 3.3.1).
Since OpenBSD doesn’t provide a Xen-aware kernel, I run it using HVM.
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