O'Reilly logo

Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Customizing OpenBSD Installations

Many of us follow a set of steps when installing a machine. All freshly installed hosts of a specific operating system revision have a common SSH server configuration. My machines all have tcsh installed and attach to the central authentication system. You probably have your own list. These tasks can be done by hand after installation, but it’s much easier to let OpenBSD do them for you during the installation process.

Installations can be customized by adding files during installation or by running commands after the installation.

Custom File Sets

A custom file set includes files that you want copied to your new installation. I use custom file sets to install the default /etc/sudoers, a SSH server configuration, ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required