Author Archives: joe

How to Fix Slow Samba smbd on OpenBSD

So I have been testing out a Samba file server on my OpenBSD 6.7 machine. Its read speed from the OpenBSD Samba server to a Windows 10 client was about 100MB/sec, right where I would expect it with Gigabit Ethernet. … Continue reading

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ping and traceroute Unable to Resolve Hostnames While Other Programs Work Fine

I was chatting with a fellow OpenBSD user on IRC. He was having some very strange problems with name resolution on his OpenBSD machine. Name resolution as his non-root user worked fine with host or nslookup. Most programs would work … Continue reading

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Build Alpine 2.23 on OpenBSD to Fix Hang When Sending Mail

Once again, I love the Alpine MUA. Simple and robust, it just works, and is much faster than a GUI mail client. During a recent OpenBSD install (6.7) I ran into a issue where Alpine 2.21 from Ports (alpine-2.21p4) hangs … Continue reading

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A Journey with the Alpine Mail User Agent (MUA) in OpenBSD or How To Safely Fix: [Folder vulnerable – directory /var/mail must have 1777 protection]

Let me start by saying how much I love the Alpine mail client. It’s fast and easy. I can hit the “d” key ten times and delete as many messages in the amount of time I can click on one … Continue reading

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Fix T_SPF_HELO_PERMERROR in Spamassassin

So I thought I had my spf (Sender Policy Framework) records setup correctly. They all passed the various test sites. Nevertheless I kept seeing this one error in my spamassassin produced headers: I was unable to find a lot of … Continue reading

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Hello world!

OK. You kinda gotta have a Hello World, right? So, yes, there was an old version of this blog a few years back. The DB got corrupted, and I have been too busy/lazy to extract it form backups and get … Continue reading

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Fix “File Not Found” with PHP on OpenBSD httpd

When setting up my WordPress site on OpenBSD 6.7 using this nice tutorial I ran into an error during installation of PHP. Every time I tried to load a .php page all I got was a message saying: Not very … Continue reading

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Fix: Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function mysql_connect() in …

When setting up my WordPress site on OpenBSD 6.7 using this nice tutorial I ran into an error during installation. I enabled Debug mode in WordPress by setting WP_DEBUG to true in wp-config.php This allowed me to to see the … Continue reading

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Fix Let’s Encrypt 403 Errors in OpenBSD 6.7 with acme-client

This is not another tutorial on how to use acme-client or how to setup SSL/TLS with httpd in OpenBSD. There are a number of good ones out there already. This post is about a particular issue during the I was … Continue reading

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