How to Ask Good Questions

Before asking a question, please:

  1. Read the man pages: $ man <keyword>
  2. Check the Almanack (
  3. Search the OpenBSD FAQ (
  4. Consult README files in /usr/local/share/doc/pkg-readmes/
  5. Search web pages for projects such as OpenNTPD (, OpenSMTPD (, got (, relayd (
  6. Copy and read the sample conf files in /etc/examples/
  7. Search the OpenBSD mailing list archives (
  8. Tell us exactly how to reproduce your setup or error. Include all relevant configuration files and debug output.
  9. Use a pastebin to show us all your config files, error and debug logs

Don't assume you have found a bug if this is your first time using the software.