OpenBSD Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is supplemental documentation to the man pages, which are available both in the installed system and online. It covers the latest release of OpenBSD. There are likely new features and changes in the development version of OpenBSD (-current) that are not covered in the FAQ.

Quick Links:

Security Updates Manual Pages Porter's Handbook
Upgrading to 7.5 Mailing Lists Port Testing Guide
Following -current Reporting Bugs PF User's Guide

Introduction to OpenBSD

Installation Guide

System Management

Package Management

Building the System from Source

Disk Setup


Keyboard and Display Controls

The X Window System



Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

PF User's Guide

Past contributors to the FAQ include Nick Holland, Steven Mestdagh, Joel Knight, Eric Jackson, Wim Vandeputte and Chris Cappuccio.

Questions and comments regarding this FAQ may be directed to General questions about OpenBSD should be directed to the appropriate mailing list.

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