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TeamStable sysadminTesting sysadmin?Servers' RightsAnnouncements
Congress ProcedureHistoric Documents   
Abuse Code    
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 Serve  
OpenBSD
OpenBSDIntro   
Virtual MachinesConfigure VMMVMM Install GuideVMM User GuideVMM Linux Guide
 VMM Debian GuideOptimize VMMVMM Ubuntu? Buyvm Guide
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 Ramdisk Install
PhilosophyLicenseGPL flawsBSD HopeBSD Labor
 Discriminatory   
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Networking
TCP/IPIPv4IPv6sockets?Netmasks?
TCP/IP ports?    
 Anycast Addresses   
ConfigureStatic NetworkingChange Static NetworkMy IP address 
ifconfig?route?
 dhcpd?npppdpppoentpd
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 Layerpingnetcattcpdump 
send mail with netcat   
ApplicationTelnet HTTPOpenSSL HTTPOpenSSL IMAPOpenSSL SMTP?
 Check OpenSSL certs   
Routing
bgpd configuration
DNS
DNS OverviewDNS RecordsFQDNName Registrarsvhost
 FreeDNS vhostsIRCNow vhosts
Authoritative
nsdnsd master slaveTroubleshoot Nsd?rDNS?Zone File
 NSD Zone file  
delphinusdnsd    
DNS for MailSPF RecordsDKIM RecordsDMARC Records 
ipv6 rDNSipv4 rDNS   
Caching
unboundUsing hostUsing digunbound adblock 
DNS Blacklists?rbldns   
Cryptography
Signing
gnupgnetpgpsignify  
VPNs
IPSecikedConfigure ikedVPN clients  
Tor
TortorsocksHidden ServicesIRC with Tor? 
TLS
TLS?    
acme-clientrelayd TLS Acceleration  
SSH
 sshd?ssh?SSH keysSSH backdoor
 OpenSSH 2FA with S/key?  
Two-FactorAuth
File Transfer
sftpchrooted sftp   
ftpdFTP server?   
torrentbittorrent server?   
Coins
bitcoinmonero   
Web?
OpenHTTPdOpenHTTPd HostingHTTP open proxiesPerl for OpenHTTPdphp
OpenHTTPd TLS?    
Applications
PHPdokuwikipmwikisimpleurlSquirrelMailWordpress
 OSCommercecumulus clips?fluxbb?Question2Answer?
 h5ai?manna?EasyApp
Ccgitgotweb  
IRC
IRC Guides
IRCIRC101Channel Op GuideOper GuideServices Guide?
 IRC Clients   
HostServ Rules    
 unrealircd   
Bouncers
ZNCchroot zncZNC adminZNC SupportZNC modules
 Troubleshoot ZNC   
PsyBNCpsybnc   
BNCsilines   
Ident
Identidentdoidentd installoidentd for znc 
Clients
ii?sic   
Servers
ngircd installngircd linkngircd ssl  
ngircdlink?hopmacopm Test hopm
Services
achurchanope
Relays
pylinkchroot pylinkbitlbee installmatterbridge?
Bots
Eggdropeggdroptcltls  
Channelchroot wraith  
Custombiblebot?botnowcensordircrelayd?
Languages
PerlCPAN?   
Kornunix101   
C    
Mail
OpenSMTPdopensmtpdopensmtpd relayopensmtpd-2Mail Open Proxy
Troubleshooting OpenSMTPd    
Open Mail Relay
Spamdmarcspfdkim?
Test opensmtpd    
 spamd?DKIM  
Maildovecotmlmmj  
Clientsalpine?mutt?fdm 
System Admin
DisksAdding a New DiskfdiskdisklabelGrowfs partition
pkgpkglocatedbports  
Utilitiessudo, doassyspatchcron?rcctl?
 symbolic linkstmux Configtmux shareXTerm
Backupsdumprestore?openrsyncrsync usage
fdisk    
iplookup?vimg?base64Chinese
Editing crontab?ps processSending signals with kill  
Shell
ksh for bash users   
Games
MiscFreeCiv?OpenTTD?  
Minetest
Minetest    
Adding ArenasServer LocationsTexture Style GuideUpdating the GameWorld Backup
Telephony
SIPasterisk?   
MediaImageMagickvorbissndiodsox
 icecastffmpeg?   
News
leafnodeWeb News InstallNews clientsINN 
Gopher
gophergophernicusgeomyidae?Bucky Install? 
Alt Social Media
prosodybiboumimatrixfediverse 
gomuks   
Misc?
Hosting
Hosting ProvidersOpenHTTPd Hostingvmm
Security
HardeningchrootPassword Mgmt  
PhishingDenial 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 Guide
oath-toolkit?
Desktop
XFCEInstall XFCE   
FVWMConfigure FVWM?   
Historical Articles
dkimproxyOpenSMTPd