bsd magazineThe 6th issue of BSD Mag is now available. The topic for this month is BSD Security & OpenBSD 4.5.

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This is the table of contents of the latest issue:

Installing OpenBSD

OpenBSD 4.5 is the latest version of OpenBSD released in May, 2009. This article will walk you through its installation in great details. For a quick start boot the attached DVD with OpenBSD 4.5.

Postgresql, shared memory and BSD

This series of articles will compare a basic installation of Postgresql on various flavors of BSD, and compare the performance between them given similar shared memory settings.

Triple booting Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.04 and PC-BSD 7.1

In this article we will give a step-by-step guide to installing three different operating systems on the same hard drive.

BuildaSearch a FreeBSD Web Service

BuildaSearch is a web service which allows users to build a custom search engine or site search in less than five minutes. No coding skills are necessary when building a custom search. Users can customize their colors, backgrounds, logos, and search results.

Web Servers for Embedded NetBSD

Web-based user interfaces have become ubiquitous for all sorts of electronic gear these days. If you are building a network-capable device, chances are you will want to add a web server to your device’s software, as well – it’s generally cheaper than a hardware interface and far easier to change or update.

Out-of-the-box sshfs on NetBSD 5.0

Sshfs makes it possible to mount a remote directory tree onto the local machine. Only ssh access is required for this.

FreeBSD Security Event Auditing

Security is increasingly a hot topic in systems administration. Vulnerable systems get patches, firewalls get set up and password policies are enforced. But in the end, all these measures cannot eliminate the risk of a system break-in. They can only reduce it.

Securing OpenSSH server

OpenSSH is free implementation of SSH suite. Many of us use it on a daily basis and got so used to it we couldn’t imagine our lives without it.

Staying Secure using PC-BSD

“Help! Pop-ups are destroying my computer!” I cannot count how many times I have heard those words come from my brother’s mouth.

Stop Hackers With Protection Script

I suppose you have a border server that is freely accessible from the internet or you just want to have a secure machine. Whichever the case is, I will tell you my story.

OpenBSD on the Sharp Zaurus

If you look at the OpenBSD Platforms page ( ) you’ll see Zaurus down at the bottom. Is it there just so that the OpenBSD team can safely say that they support a multitude of platforms, from Alpha to Zaurus?

Questions and Answer Session of the BSD Certification Group Community

Recently, the BSD Certification Group (BSDCG) asked via their mailing lists for questions regarding the BSDCG or the BSDA exam, offering to answer them in this issue of BSD Mag.

Interview with Albert Whale

My name is Albert Whale, the President of ABS Computer Technology. I am a resident of Pittsburgh, PA, and I work with my company on Security and Consulting opportunities on an international basis.

Interview with Matt Juszczak

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Matt Juszczak creator of and ask him some questions about the project. I would like to thank Matt for taking the time out of his busy schedule to talk with me about the project. The following is a synopsis of that Q&A session.