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:

Upgrade Guide: 5.7 to 5.8 Following -current
Porter's Handbook Port Testing Guide
Manual Pages Bug Reporting
Mailing Lists PF User's Guide

1 - Introduction to OpenBSD

2 - Getting to know OpenBSD

3 - Getting started with OpenBSD

4 - OpenBSD Installation Guide

5 - Building the System from Source

6 - Networking

7 - Keyboard and Display Controls

8 - General Questions

9 - Migrating to OpenBSD

10 - System Management

11 - The X Window System

12 - Hardware and Platform-Specific Questions

13 - Multimedia

14 - Disk Setup

15 - The OpenBSD packages and ports system

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 misc@openbsd.org. General questions about OpenBSD should be directed to the appropriate mailing list.

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