Going Nowhere Quickly

  • Past
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  • Futurama


These notes evolved from offline requirements to initiate an underfunded school (intra|inter)net service. We couldn't afford licensing for modern services, few schools have funds for quality staff, let alone hardware or software. With this problem in mind, we embarked on evaluating various tools in the hope to provide an exciting learning environment while restraining the cost blow-outs from new hardware and unnecessary software licenses.

Cost-effective Quality.

We selected OpenBSD which did not have the rich breadth of documentation Linux or FreeBSD and with our limited Internet connectivity we struggled for information/documentation on establishing services, and providing a consistent build/maintainance process. These notes evolved as a record of how we got things going, so we could replicate the effort between schools, and organisations in the island Kingdom of Tonga.

Then life moved on and I was not actively involved with maintaining servers, or these notes.


Presently back into a System Administration role, I hope to evolve these notes further, by at least striking a context where the notes are kept (mostly?) up to date.

As the Internet has expanded, and likewise the growth of OpenBSD's use, there accompanied a diaspora of generic installation notes, extrapolating from the projects learned documentation.

I hope to expand my knowledge of OpenBSD through documentation of further tools as I evolve my understanding of them, but also to expand the documentation available for how to preview, maintain, and monitor computing services.


Once we've gone past, hopefully there will be time to let you know how we've gone?

Meanwhile, you're advised to follow the OpenBSD project at: