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DogfoodIRC Networks   
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IRCNow Roadmap 2021IRCNow Roadmap 2022   
Status of the Union 2022    
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Abuse Code    
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Civics
NetizenshipNew User's WelcomeBecome a NetizenNetizen Rights 
IndependenceSelf-AdminDeclarationFreedom to ForkConstitution & Bill of Rights
LibertyReligious LibertyNo Central CensorSoftware FreedomPrivacy
OpportunityFree Homestead VPSMade on IRCUnix Work EthicThe Startup Dream
JusticeOpen For EveryoneDue ProcessChecks and BalancesRule by Law
UnionFederationUnited We ServeUniversal Access 
OpenBSD
OpenBSDIntro   
Virtual MachinesConfigure VMMVMM Install GuideVMM User GuideVMM Linux Guide
 Debian ISODebian Install  
 VMM Debian GuideOptimize VMMVMM Ubuntu?Buyvm Guide
 Devuan IsoDevuan install  
VMM Plan 9    
vmm routerVMM home router   
Bare MetalDellSupermicroBeagleBone Black 
UpgradeOpenBSD 6.7 UpgradeOpenBSD 6.8 UpgradeOpenBSD 6.9 Upgrade? 
SysupgradeOpenBSD 6.8 SysupgradeOpenBSD 6.9 Sysupgrade  
InstallOpenBSD 6.7 InstallOpenBSD 6.8 InstallOpenBSD 6.9 InstallOpenBSD 7.0 Install
 OpenBSD 7.1 InstallOpenBSD Ramdisk Install  
 ResetPasswordOpenBSD Books  
Networking
TCP/IPIPv4IPv6sockets?Netmasks?
TCP/IP ports?BuyVM IPv6   
 Anycast Addresses   
ConfigureStatic NetworkingStatic Networking v2Change Static NetworkMy IP address
 ifconfig?routeusagewifi
 dhcpdnpppdpppoentpd
 dhclient?   
Firewall
Packet FilterPF GuidePF for StablePF for Testingpfbadhost
DDoS DefenseSSDP attackTCP ack floodTCP reset floodSYN Flood?
 HTTP Flood?NTP Amplification?UDP Floodamplification attack
Troubleshooting
Network Layerpingtcpdump  
 netcatnetcat IRCnetcat HTTPsend mail with netcat
ApplicationTelnet HTTPOpenSSL HTTPOpenSSL IMAPOpenSSL SMTP?
 Check OpenSSL certsopenssl encrypt file  
Routing
bgpd configuration
DNS
DNS OverviewDNS RecordsFQDNName Registrarsvhost
 FreeDNS vhostsIRCNow vhosts  
Authoritative
nsdnsd master slaveTroubleshoot Nsd?rDNSZone File
 NSD Zone file   
delphinusdnsd    
DNS for MailSPF RecordsDKIM RecordsDMARC Records 
ipv6 rDNSipv4 rDNS   
Caching
unboundUsing hostUsing digunbound adblock 
DNS Blacklists?rbldnsBIND resolver 
Cryptography
Signing
Verify GPG signaturesnetpgpVerify signify  
Encryption
duplicity    
VPNs
IPSecikedConfigure ikedVPN clientsiked new config
Tor
TortorsocksHidden ServicesIRC with Tor 
TLS
TLS Overview?TLS Intro?Certificate Authorities  
acme-clientAutomating acme-client?relayd TLS Accelerationrelayd TLS Acceleration MultiLet's Encrypt Expired Cert
SSH
 sshd?ssh?SSH keysSSH backdoor
Disable PasswordCreating ssh keysOpenSSH 2FA with S/key?  
Two-FactorAuthSSH Drawterm   
File Transfer
sftpchrooted sftp   
ftpdFTP server?   
torrentbittorrent server?   
Version Control
CVSanoncvsCVS introcvsweb 
 Create CVS ReposCVS Guide  
pastebinInstall pasterInstall fiche  
Web?
OpenHTTPdOpenHTTPd HostingHTTP open proxiesPerl for OpenHTTPdphp
OpenHTTPd TLSOpenHTTPd websiteOpenHTTPd with C CGIOpenHTTPd chroot 
Applications
PHPdokuwikipmwikisimpleurlSquirrelMail
 Install RoundCube?Wordpress  
 OSCommercecumulus clips?fluxbb?Question2Answer?
 h5ai?manna?EasyApp 
NodeJS    
Ccgitstagit?  
Got repogotwebUsing Gotgot serverGot mirror
Database
Mariadb
IRC
IRC Guides
IRCIRC101Channel Op GuideOper GuideServices Guide
 IRC ClientsIRC made easy 
HostServ Rules    
 unrealircd   
Bouncers
Install znc (no chroot)chroot zncZNC adminZNC SupportZNC modules
Using ZNCZNC webpanel (relayd)   
 ZNC I18nTroubleshoot ZNC Debugging ZNC
ZNC DefenseZNC Flaws   
Install Soju (with and without chroot)
PsyBNCpsybnc   
BNCsold ilinesnew ilines  
IRCv3IRCv3 Defense   
Ident
Identidentdoidentd installoidentd for znc 
Clients
ii?sic   
Servers
ngircd installngircd linkngircd ssl  
hopmacopm Test hopm 
Services
achurchanope   
Relays
pylinkchroot pylinkbitlbee installmatterbridge 
Bots
EggdropInstall eggdrop 1.9.1tcltlsInstall eggdrop 1.8.4 
 Identify with NickServ   
Channelchroot wraith  
Custombiblebot?botnowircrelayd? 
Languages
PerlCPAN?   
Kornunix101unix101 challenge?  
Cc101?Why Not C  
Mail
OpenSMTPdopensmtpdopensmtpd relayopensmtpd-2Mail Open Proxy?
 Troubleshooting OpenSMTPdOpen Mail RelayTest opensmtpd 
DNS for MailSPF RecordsDKIM RecordsDMARC Records 
 spamd?   
Maildovecotmlmmjmlmmj-archivist 
Clientsalpine?muttfdm 
System Admin
DisksAdding a New DiskfdiskdisklabelGrowfs partition
pkgpkglocatedbportspkg_add check update 
Utilitiessudo, doassyspatchcron?rcctl?
 adduser   
 symbolic linkstmux Configtmux shareXTerm
Backupsdumprestore?openrsyncrsync usage
fdisk    
iplookup?vimg?base64Chinese
Editing crontabps processSending signals with killIntro to Vi 
vipwtar usage? rcctlsyslogd
Shell
ksh for bash usersRedirection with Pipesautocomplete for ksh  
Games
MiscFreeCiv?OpenTTD?  
OlympicsIRCNow Olympics   
ChessChess Books   
Math|
reading    
Minetest
Minetest    
Adding ArenasServer LocationsTexture Style GuideUpdating the GameWorld Backup
Documents
LaTeXTexLiveSinhala  
Audio/Video
SIPasterisk   
MediaImageMagickvorbissndiodconcat audio files
 ffmpeg?record audioRecord Audiorecord screen with ffmpeg
 icecast   
News
leafnodeWeb News InstallNews clientsINN 
Gopher
gophergophernicusgeomyidae?Bucky Install? 
Alt Social Media
prosodybiboumimatrixfediversegomuks
Misc?
ISCABBS    
Hosting
Hosting ProvidersOpenHTTPd Hosting   
Security
HardeningchrootPassword MgmtMITM: Man in the Middle?Phishing
Denial of Service?Spam?0days?Rootkits?pledge?
unveil?Database Permissions?Secure web apps?Trust?Default Deny?
login.confIntrusion detection system?setuid binariessystem accounting?file quotas?
File PermissionsShell AccountsPolicing GuidePolice fingerprints
oath-toolkit?doxing defense
Sheriff
intro?    
Desktop
XFCEInstall XFCE   
FVWMConfigure FVWMConfigure XDefaultsTouchpad 
VNCInstall TigerVNCTigerVNC with SSH  
Android
Install F-Droid    
VMM
OpenBSD
Linux
Plan9front
NetBSD
DragonflyBSD
Plan 9
9 introPlan9 Shells?9 InstallpartdiskPlan 9 ini
DrawtermJSDrawterm9 Links9 Showcase?rcpu
9 1019 bootcamp?9paste?9: Independent 
sysupdate3rd party packages?sshCustomize riomouse chording
netcat9gridchan9 Ideascloud9p 
audio    
Linux
reading    
Unix?History of UNIXExhibitreading
install?     
Historical Articles
dkimproxyOpenSMTPdrbldns