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Re: Firewall set up / general BSD questions
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Firewall set up / general BSD questions
- From: Jason Opperisano <opie_(_at_)_817west_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 14:10:18 -0500
- Mail-followup-to: Jason Opperisano <opie_(_at_)_817west_(_dot_)_com>, misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
On Wed, Dec 01, 2004 at 11:17:51AM -0600, Dave Beckstrom wrote:
> Hi all,
> I just joined the list. I've done a bunch of reading (forums, web sites,
> manuals) this morning and last night and I've not had much luck finding
> some answers to my questions. I'm hoping you folks can help get me going.
did you read: man afterboot
> I installed OpenBSD 3.6 on a new server yesterday. I'm setting it up as a
> transparent bridged firewall with no IP address on the server. Its only job
> is packet filtering.
> When I log in as root I see a message saying I have mail. I'm not a 'nix
> person. I'd appreciate if someone can tell me how I view the mail messages
> and delete them? Apparently it's not email but rather messages about the
> Is there any reason why I should not disable sendmail on this box?
> disable it, I update the rc.cfonf file and set sendmail_flags=NO, correct?
don't do that.
> This box has identd running on it. Given its purpose in life, is there any
> reason I can't disable identd?
> I do have an IRC server sitting behind the
> firewall but as I understand it identd on the firewall (bridged) has nothing
> to do with anything correct?
> My server has one gig of ram on it. I have these notes from when I
> installed my 3.3 openbsd server a year or so ago.
> # config -e -o bsd.new /bsd
> OpenBSD 3.3 (GENERIC) #44: Sat Mar 29 13:22:05 MST 2003
> Enter 'help' for information
> ukc> nmbclust
> nmbclusters = 2048
> ukc> nmbclust 8192
> nmbclusters = 8192
> ukc> quit
> Saving modified kernel.
> Is there still a need, or would you recommend, that I increase the nmbclust
> on this 3.6 server too?
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