Network settings for OpenBSD system hosted at OVH

I rent a physical server at OVH’s daughter company SoYouStart, and use it to run VMware vSphere/ESXi 6.0 on it, with a number of OpenBSD Virtual Machines (one of which hosts this blog). It took me a while to figure out the correct way of configuring the network settings on my OpenBSD VMs, as their […]

Roundcube Webmail on OpenBSD 5.9

I’ve just upgraded a few of my VMs to OpenBSD 5.9 from 5.8. For the most part the migration went very smoothly, and I was able to run it over a very slow satellite link with an actual downtime per VM not exceeding 10-15 minutes, by which time all services were back up and running. […]

Mounting older Samba shares on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

I have recently come across an issue where I needed to mount a Samba share from a server I have no control over, on to my trusty MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan. It turned out, however, that it’s not so easy to do anymore due to less-than-secure authentication method supported by […]

Database migration from MySQL 5.1 to MariaDB 10 on OpenBSD

Recently I have been on somewhat of a quest to bring as many of my Virtual Machines and servers to a current version of the Operating System as possible, and one of those servers is a small OpenBSD Virtual Machine used as a Database server for various web services. The challenge I faced was how […]