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

The Code Is Fine. What’s Wrong with You?

Systems administrators rarely have trouble with OpenBSD itself; the software runs, and it runs well. Most problems arise from their own understanding, or lack thereof.

When a program behaves unexpectedly, the problem is usually a gap in your expectations or understanding, and the OpenBSD community expects that you will work to improve your own knowledge so that you can make the system meet your needs. Other people make OpenBSD work correctly, and you can, too.

That said, you may still find that a problem is quite real, but you can’t be certain that it was caused by OpenBSD itself until you understand correct behavior—not just how you think the system works, but how it really does work. The problem could ...

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