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Awesome OpenBSD

Curated list of resources about OpenBSD 🐡


Official OpenBSD

Related projects

  • OpenSSH - the premier connectivity tool for remote login with the SSH protocol
  • LibreSSL - a version of the TLS/crypto stack forked from OpenSSL in 2014, with goals of modernizing the codebase, improving security, and applying best practice development processes
  • OpenNTPD - free and easy to use implementation of the Network Time Protocol
  • OpenSMTPD - free implementation of the server-side SMTP protocol as defined by RFC 5321, with some additional standard extensions - OpenSMTPD-extras
  • OpenBGPD - free implementation of the Border Gateway Protocol, Version 4
  • OpenIKED - free implementation of the Internet Key Exchange (IKEv2) protocol
  • mandoc - free UNIX manpage compiler toolset

OpenBSD Ports

Helpful Sites

OpenBSD stats

OpenBSD-based products

There are many products based on OpenBSD. Information about these products and the version of OpenBSD they are based on is often difficult to come by, since this fact is not widely publicised.

OpenBSD-based commercial products

  • OpenBSD packet Filter is a part of Apple Inc.'s OS X and iOS, Oracle Solaris
  • OpenSSH is a part of many commercial products
  • RTMX sells a version of OpenBSD which has a full complement of POSIX real-time features added to it.
  • genua offers sophisticated IT security solutions based on OpenBSD: The two-tier genugate system is the only firewall certified by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) at E3 / high level under the ITSEC international standard.
  • Fox-IT delivers specialist security and intelligence solutions for government bodies and other major organizations throughout the world. Our core business is developing solutions for the protection of state secrets, the investigation of digital crime, audits, managed security services, consulting and training courses. We use OpenBSD as a trusted platform on which the DataDiode is built.
  • Esdenera Networks Networking and security technology for modern cloud-based, decentralized, mobile and software-defined networks based on OpenBSD.
  • ATMNIS - первая и единственная UNIX-подобная защищённая операционная система в Украине, сертифицированная к использованию при создании комплексных систем защиты информации (КСЗИ) классов 2 и 3. See slides.
  • Calyptix Security - firewall to protect and manage SMB networks. See slides.
  • M:Tier - OpenBSD thin client (see slides), OpenBSD enterprise desktop for Fortune 500 companies (see slides and article), Long Term Support subscription.

OpenBSD-based opensource products

OpenBSD-friendly Hosting

OpenBSD VMM-based


NOTE: It's possible to run OpenBSD even hosting providers don't support it.

Other options

Free shells





BSD User groups

Mailing lists



Mastodon (bsd.network instance)

Telegram Groups

Interviews with OpenBSD developers


Selected articles

Third Party repositories

OpenBSD Provisioning

Portable OpenBSD Components

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