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Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

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Chapter 4. Post-Install Setup

Installation first, now configure the software. Server is ready.

You’ve installed OpenBSD and rebooted into a bare-bones system. Of course, a minimal Unix-like system is actually pretty boring. While it makes for a powerful foundation, it doesn’t actually do much of anything.

To get you started, this chapter covers some of the basic steps you should take after installing OpenBSD to establish a firm platform for later work. We’ll jump right into basic tasks such as correcting the time zone, setting a default gateway, and setting an email alias for the root account.

But a bit of forewarning: You can change ...

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