Tag: openbsd

OpenBSD Laptop mini-HOWTO

Awhile back I wanted a fully supported laptop to use as my OpenBSD development machine. I ended up with a Lenovo u150 which has worked out great and the price was right. Along the way of setting it up, I have learned a few tricks to get OpenBSD purring on it. Wanted to share for

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Configuring OpenBSD svnd for Encrypted Volumes

I have covered just about everything possible for drive encryption in OpenBSD. My last post is on using the least recommended option for encrypted volumes. It is slower, unsupported, and unfortunately the best option for seamless operations :) The best way to think about svnd is if you have used truecrypt, it is very similar in that

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Configuring OpenBSD softraid for encryption

My original idea was to post a dual how-to for both softraid and svnd, but due to the size of the posts with screenshots, I have decided against that. Since softraid is the path forward in the OpenBSD world I will start here. This post is not dial-up friendly, so be patient while it loads from

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OpenBSD Drive Encryption Benchmarks

Let me start by saying I am not a benchmarker. At all…so these results are posted for friendly banter and I make no claim to their validity. Consider this the glxgears of filesystem testing. The testing was done with two identical OpenBSD 4.8 installs running in VMware Fusion 3.1 on a Mac Mini Server. The

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OpenBSD Disk Encryption Options – softraid and svnd

It is unfortunate, but the OpenBSD disk encryption tool-sets are no where near as mature as those found in FreeBSD or Linux. You would think with such a security focused operating system that disk encryption would be a no brainer. You would be wrong. On OpenBSD -misc mailing list you often get this impression with

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